We talked about a few common misconceptions when it comes to locs a few years ago, from the perspective of a someone with locs, and I thought it would be interesting to learn about myths that Professional Locticians hear in their day-to-day environment. During the Natural Hair Industry Convention, I sat down with three Hair Care Professionals that service locs to find out what are the common misconceptions they hear when it comes to locs.
Myths About Locs: From a Professional Perspective
Salih Watts of Loc Lov Salon
Salih believes the biggest misconception with locs is that people assume “because your hair is locked that you no longer need a regimen”. In his experience, hair always requires a regimen, whether it is locked or loose to ensure that it is healthy.
Camille shares that a common misconception that she often hears is that “you can only do one or two styles with locs”. Contrary to popular belief, you can styles locs is many different ways, both wet and dry, once you learn how to work with them.
Maria educates us on common misconceptions she’s experienced in her career is that people think “locs are dirty, locs are only for Rastas, we don’t wash them, and that beeswax is the only product used to start them.” In her class, during the Natural Hair Industry Convention, her lessons included knowledge about lightweight product choices and techniques to shampoo locs properly.
Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.