Rockin’ Locs with Crinkles


The last hairstyle I had on these thick, juicy locs of mine was around Christmas time when I tried wearing my locs curly in my 2 Year Locs Update video. I used soft sponge rollers the first go ‘round and then small flexi-rods for the second attempt; the results of the curly sets on my locs were ok, but not as I had envisioned they would be. That was almost 3 months ago: my locs had just reached the 2 year mark, were about 2 inches shorter, still had frizzy ends, and were doubled-headed in some places after being combined at the root. Even though I love my locs, I didn’t particularly like them curly and haven’t been that excited about them just “straight” either; but with the length (or lack thereof) that I had I didn’t know what other style to try aside from my typical updo or wearing a headband.

Fast forward to last week when I attempted my first braid-out and fell in love with the crinkles in my locs!

Up close results of the curls on thick locs from a braid out

On a whim, after shampooing my locs, I decided to braid them together just to see what It would look like. I plaited my locs into about 14 braids and used a little trick to style them while they dried, which involved using bobby pins to secure the ends instead of rubber bands (leave a comment below if you want a tutorial on that trick!)

Thick Locs Braid Secured with a Bobby Pin for Styling

This quick style resulted in crinkles that have lasted all week and have received many compliments, especially from family members that don’t even like my locs. What I love most about rockin’ my locs with crinkles is that my hair looks styled (and fancy lol), when in reality I just woke up and shook my locs out of my Satin Du-bag!

Results of a Braid Out on Thick Locs to create crinkle curls on locs.

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Jocelyn Reneé

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.

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