CONTROL: Loc’ed for a lifetime, an outspoken...
Unlike her mother, whom she describes as having an overzealous love affair with locs (“She’s just so weird” to be exact), Jorie cannot wait to free herself of her mother’s style of choice. Thus far in her young opinionated life she has had two sets of locs, the first set begun at just 18 months old. Though she admits to possessing a defiant attitude, Jorie is sincere that her battle is not...
That’s the beauty of locs. They will forgive.– Angie (loc’ed 8 years)
REASONS WHY WE LOC: Even against the crowd and...
Christin, 21, loc’ed 5 years At the age of 17, Christin went on a serious mission find and distinguish himself in a “real” way — A way that was not typical or faddish, paid homage to his Black cultural heritage, was something that he could do himself, and was unique among his peers. After researching many historic social practices of Black people in the Diaspora...
REASONS WHY WE LOC: From yours truly, the Curator
3 and half years loc’ed my hair slightly passes my shoulder blades. I started with all my hair one early January day in grad school. And when I say “I started,” I mean me, myself, and the will to get it done. When I say “one early January day” I mean I really don’t remember the day. LOL. Here’s the story: I had always held the intention that, when I was ready, I would...
REASONS WHY WE LOC “Fried dyed and laid to the side,” she used to wear it… Until hair began to fall out. Then for the health of her hair, Daisy, decided to stop relaxing her hair and “let it just do its thing.” “ At first I got some [double strand] twists and started to trim the perm off a little at a time. Then I took the twists out and wore an afro… And that was a big deal.” As her...
I keep saying I’m going to cut them but I don’t. There is no reason to. I don’t...– Masonic Bro. Marques Brown, 43, loc’ed 19 years
“I find it interesting and motivating that people don’t judge you based on locs [in a professional environment], but will judge you based on braids.” Antonio, 27, loc’ed since 2003
REASONS WHY WE LOC: And then he said “I will never...
The three reasons why James, 34, (loc’ed 2 year) loc’ed his hair: 1. His hair grows too fast. - It saves money on barber fees from $20 a every two weeks to $0. 2. He wanted to participate more fully in Black culture and tradition. … And, you must appreciate the honesty here 3. He tried to impress a female. “When I first [saw] her there was that energy”...