I’ve always loved the look of locs.
Real or faux, the bohemian princess in me thought they were the coolest.
But for some reason, whenever I would be craving for a new look with braids or twists, locs never came to mind.
Today, however, I’m here to proclaim that I have found the light and it comes in the form of GODDESS LOCS.
Thanks to Meagan Good, goddess locs have gained loads of popularity over the past year.
And for good 😉 reason – Meagan looks super fierce.
Add Tyra Banks and Eva Marcille on the goddess locs train and it’s no surprise everyone is trying to jump on.
I’ve only had my locs in for about 2 weeks now – but I am OBSESSED.
And maybe after reading this post you will be too.
So let’s get into it – continue on to learn all about goddess locs and why they’re (IMO) the best natural protective hair style.
What are Goddess Locs, Exactly?
Let’s first talk about what goddess locs are exactly.
Similar to box braids or senegalese twists, goddess locs are faux hair extensions that were created by loc specialist and trichologist Dr. Kari Williams.
She developed this technique to mimic the locs of actress Lisa Bonet (another bohemian queen) who was known for her open-ended locs.
What makes them different from traditional faux locs is the use of human hair vs. synthetic hair.
Using human hair makes goddess locs lighter and look more like authentic natural locs.
In contrast to traditional faux locs which are heavier and have a shinier, silkier look from using synthetic hair – similar to what you typically see in box braids or senegalese twists.
Installing Goddess Locs
Similar to most protective styles that use hair extensions for natural hair, goddess locs are installed individually.
First a base is created where wavy human hair is braided into your natural hair – almost as if you were getting box braids.
Then kinky human hair is wrapped around each individual braid creating the loc effect with curly ends.
And voila! You’ve got goddess locs.
As you can probably guess – this takes time.
It took almost 7 hours to install my locs. And even though my hair is super thick – so it typically takes longer than expected for me to get my hair done anyways – depending on the length and thickness of style you want it can take anywhere from 6-12 hours to install your locs.
So bring a good book, queue up a few movies, or binge watch RuPaul’s Drag Race on Netflix like me 😁
My Goddess Loc Experience so far
As mentioned I’ve only had my locs in for about 2 weeks now, but they’ve quickly become my favorite protective style.
The biggest difference I’ve noticed versus getting box braids or senegalese twists – my head didn’t itch like crazy after having them installed.
Usually, whenever I’ve had braids or twists installed, the next day my head is on fire and no amount of misting with water or oiling my scalp can calm it down.
It’s most likely a reaction to the type of hair used, but either way I end up shampooing and conditioning the shit out of my head within the first week. Which you’re technically not supposed to do, especially if you want the style to last.
But with goddess locs – it’s been a breeze!
There’s little to no itchiness.
I don’t feel like my hair is being yanked out of my scalp like I sometimes do with braids or twists.
And they are so soft and light that I sometimes forget I have extra hair on top, even when wearing a top knot.
All of this make goddess locs a HUGE win in my book.
I’ll keep you guys posted as the weeks go on, but I’m already pretty convinced this is going to become my go-to hair style.
If you’re in London and are interested in getting goddess locs, totally check out my girl LuLu at Boho Locs.
She is the bizness.
Now I’d love to hear from you!
Would you try goddess locs? If you have, how’d you like them?
Looking forward to reading your thoughts in the comments!
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