Locs of Faith: Part 1
Not all loc wearers are Rastafarian. Though popularized in modern day by popular Rastafarian public figures, the style is not exclusive to that community, and there are, in fact, loc wearers of all faiths. To that point, in the next couple weeks Locs & Branches is going post a series of biographies, stories, and media showing you our faith, beginning with this shoutout to the Nu Dreads N...
Hang as a hang-up?
A study of inmates convicted of assaulting female strangers said that attackers purposely target women with longer hair (particularly ponytails) so that they would have something to easily grab on to. No one should have to alter their personal style, in order to reduce their chances for assault or to feel safe in society, but it’s a sad reality. The question is “What’s...
REASONS WHY WE LOC: "It was all a dream!"
Its was all a dream! goes the Biggie song. But Italian-born Jack took it heart when a dream that he went bald shocked him into spontaneously cultivating his hair for locs. The dream came during a period where Jack, who was going through a self-described “natural phase” in which the male body product sales associate, was making his own shampoo. To prepare his European follicles for...