Discovering the Magic of Loc Extensions
It all began on a vibrant day in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, as I walked along Fulton Street. There, I encountered a woman donning the most mesmerizing loc updo I had ever seen. When she revealed that her locs were extensions, I was stunned. I couldn’t help but stare at her crown, captivated by the seamless blend and expert craftsmanship of her loc extensions.
Not only was she stunning, but she also generously shared the contact information of the loctitian-stylist who had created her stunning style. That encounter solidified my decision to try loc extensions myself.
The Extension Experience
Like other types of extensions, such as box braids or crochet braids, loc extensions offer endless fun and creative possibilities. However, what sets loc extensions apart is their remarkably authentic appearance and elevated style.
What fascinated me the most was the way the loc updo and flowing locs evoked a newfound sense of femininity. Initially, I attributed it to the length, but upon deeper reflection, I realized it was more than that.
In the past, I had worn longer braids and various types of weaves. However, neither the braids, straight hair, nor curly weaves instilled the same level of confidence and empowerment that I felt with my loc extensions. As I contemplated the reasons behind this, I recognized that it all came down to texture. The closeness of the extension’s texture to my own hair made a fundamental difference.
I vividly remembered the uneasiness I experienced while wearing weaves. I was constantly self-conscious about my hairline, wondering if the noticeable difference in texture was evident to others.
The Gaby Douglas incident during the 2012 Olympics resonated deeply with me. It highlighted the discomfort that both I and many other Black women could relate to when wearing a weave. I empathized with the talented gymnast who had dedicated her life to her craft, only to face judgment based on her choice of hairstyle.
This experience solidified my understanding of the comfort, confidence, and femininity that I felt while rocking my loc extensions. The texture closely resembled my natural hair, and even as new growth emerged, I didn’t have to fear it disrupting my look or exposing my faux locs.
Human Hair Extensions for Locs
For those seeking high-quality, realistic-looking faux locs that closely match their natural texture, I wholeheartedly recommend exploring the range of Human Hair Extensions for Locs available. Crafted with genuine human hair, these extensions provide the perfect solution for achieving the loc look you desire.
Caring for Your Human Hair Loc Extensions: The Dos and Don’ts
While loc extensions offer convenience and a carefree style, it’s essential to provide proper care to ensure their longevity and maintain the health of your hair. Here are some vital dos and don’ts:
Do avoid product buildup: Say no to conditioners, leave-in conditioners, and heavy greases. These products leave a layer on your strands, which is counterproductive when you have extensions. The residue can accumulate and harden at the root of the extensions, leading to an undesirable look and unnecessary stress on your natural hair.
Do try Organic Shampoo Bombs: When washing your loc extensions, consider using Organic Shampoo Bombs. Dissolve half a Shampoo Bomb in a spray bottle if you don’t have a tub, spray it onto your loc extensions, and rinse thoroughly. This approach helps minimize buildup and keeps your extensions clean.
Do use the Loc Glove: To maintain a shiny appearance and keep your loc extensions free of lint, I highly recommend using the Loc Glove. This tool helps to enhance the overall look and longevity of your loc extensions.
To keep them looking shiny and free of lint, I’d recommend the Loc Glove.
Also read the 9 uses of the Loc Glove.
Remember, caring for your loc extensions is crucial to preserving their beauty and ensuring that they last as long as possible. By following these dos and don’ts, you’ll be on your way to maintaining a stunning loc style.