After cutting my Sisterlocks and deciding to embark on my Traditional locs journey, I knew that I wanted thick locs. Having started my Traditional Locs with 50 locs and now at 46 locs after cutting an undercut, I still don’t think I’ll be achieving my desired look. This really settled in with my most recent loc extension install, which seems to more than likely resemble what my locs will look like in about another year or so of maturity.
Then I stumbled upon the #thicklocs hashtag on Instagram and fell in love with some of the most beautiful thick locs I’d ever seen! After looking into the journey of several of the beauties in this collection of #thicklocs, many of them combined their locs later in their journey, so I’m thinking why not do it now while they’re still young?! As of now, my initial plan is not to combine ALL of them but the scraggly ones will definitely be joining a friend in the near future, lol.
The next step in this decision is figuring out what method I’ll use to combine them. There are SOOO many options. Interlocking. Two-strand twists. Threading. Wrapping. Base combination. The list goes on and on, so I’ll be sure to share what I actually decide.
April 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm
I too want thick locs. I had 52 3 years ago and took them down and got 75? installed…now I wish I’d kept my 52. But no worries, I love my hair, and a little inspiration goes a long way!!
Thank you for sharing.
May 22, 2014 at 4:44 pm
Been a while since you posted this, you may have gone ahead with a decision. However if you haven’t I would advise you use any other method over interlocking. That’s one of the worst things i have done to my locs, though i wasn’t trying to join them, They thinned out at the point they were interlocked and over time some of them have fallen out some others threatening to.You may want to try to two strand twist, seems like the healthiest way to go.
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July 5, 2015 at 1:54 pm
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