Reasons Why We Loc: Sprouts of the Idle Mind
Norman’s 3 month old locs came into being when he realized he was on path to starting locs as he idly sat twisting the strands of his loose afro one winter day. When he realized what he had started, he just kept going. And why not? “I should be proud of my hair.” Norman knowingly echoes the rhetoric that has motivated many individuals of African decent to embrace natural...
I don’t feel like a lot of girls take risks like they should.– Colorful and gutsy, clothing designer Nikki (shaved on both sides, 2 years of locs on top) on style, women, and locs
Reasons Why We Loc: Loc and Let Live!
Hair should compliment ones personality. Styling it should be practical. Maintenance should be easy. And it should let you live your life. So when Renee, a vibrant Staten Islander, mother of 3 and enthusiast of black cultural dance Chicago-style stepping (theme song-ed by R. Kelly’s “Step in the Name of Love” and recently featured in the January 2012 issue of EBONY Magazine),...
Locs of Faith, Part 2: The Baptists
Parishner, Chevelle, poses in front of the stained glass window in the hallway of her church, Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY where many Christian parishioners wear locs. In the halls of the church one can also find this picture of a male worhshipper with locs engaged in praise and worship activities in the church’s sanctuary.