Wrap-A-Loc Curls on Thick Locs

Wrap-A-Loc Texture Shot - CURLYNUGROWTH.com

Often times, when you want to achieve really tight spiral curls, on locs you reach for Pipe Cleaners— yes, the cheap pipe cleaners you use for arts & crafts. The process of transforming pipe cleaners into rollers, (only to be used one time) and then the painstaking process of removing them from my locs was enough for me not to attempt this that style often— despite the beautiful spiral curls it creates. While at the Ubiquitous Hair Show I discovered the Wrap-A-Loc Curling tool and my life has been forever changed.

Wrap-A-Loc Texture Shot - CURLYNUGROWTH.com

What is the Wrap-A-Loc Tool?

The Wrap-A-Loc tool is flexible styling tool that creates a dual-hairstyle and is intended for locs and textured hair to achieve tight spiral curls. The resulting curls and size of the roller are very similar to pipe cleaner curls, but the benefit is that the Wrap-A-Loc tool is designed for hair— it is reusable, it doesn’t snag the hairs, and it is very pliable which is good for all hair types. Basically, everything you love about Pipe Cleaners transformed into a tool specifically for hair and delivering great results— so I’m totally in love with it! You can see the curls in action in my latest video “WRAP A LOC CURLS | STYLE REVIEW“.

Hairstyle review of the Wrap-A-Loc Styling tool - CURLYNUGROWTH.com

Pros & Cons of the Wrap-A-Loc Tool


  • Amazing curls
  • Long lasting
  • Easy to remove
  • Easy to sleep on


  • Only come in packs of 20
  • Length dependent
[bctt tweet=”Time to throw away the Pipe Cleaners— and invest in Wrap-a-Loc! “]

I only used water to set my locs on the Wrap-A-Loc tool and then I applied a few drops of Almond Oil on my hands when I took them out to prevent too much frizz. I love the curls that the Wrap-A-Loc rollers create and I will definitely be adding this to my styling arsenal! My only issue is that I don’t have more, lol!

If you’re interested in purchasing your own set of Wrap-A-Loc curls, visit the WrapALoc.com website and tell them CurlyNuGrowth sent you! xo

Have you tried the Wrap-A-Loc Curls before or do you prefer Pipe Cleaners?

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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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I used pipe cleaners for the first time about two weeks and I agree with you taking them down is a problem. I like the curls but it something that I don’t think I will do again. I never heard of wrap a loc and I don’t know if any beauty supply store sells them here in Baltimore. Where did you get yours from? Maybe I check Sally Beauty supply store they may have them.

I don’t believe they’re available in stores because they’re a small black owned business. You can purchase them directly from the site → http://wrapaloc.com?ap_id=curlynugrowth

I’ve done pipe cleaner curls a number of times… I love the tight curls and how they last for weeks, creating different looks as they fall. As was recommended to me, I use pipe cleaners the color of my hair to avoid the lint look, if that’s what you’re referring to as the issue with taking them down. I’ve never heard of the wrap a loc tool… are they like flexi-rods? I’ll have to Google-shmoogle it!

Yeah the pipe cleaners have too many issues, lint, the metal center, “creating” the roller, and it pulling the hair out; I just don’t have time for it. The wrap-a-loc tool is just like a Flexi rod except it is skinner and there is no cushion surrounding it. I believe the wrap-a-loc roller would give the tightest curl.

[…] been over a month since my last retwist, 6 weeks to be exact, and I attempted another style— Wrap-A-Loc Curls. Styling my locs without retwisting is actually helping me to be more comfortable with my bushy […]

Do you have any suggestions on high porosity loc care for starter locs, let’s say 5 months into their loc journey?

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