The History of Locs: How It Became a Symbol of Cultural Pride
Locs are a adored and cherished hairstyle, one that many feel an emotional connection to due to various reasons. Curly hair is explored and its various forms from loose curls and protective hairstyles to loose flowing ones. One of the most empowering aspects of Afro-textured hair is its versatility and adaptability. The Loc, an approach where hair strands are braided before being permanently joined They are strongly connected to Black identity. They are affluent and have multifaceted backgrounds which are rooted in Africa as well as Asia.
Many people from all over the world have been wearing locs throughout history since the time of ancient. This fashion became fashionable in Western fashion only during the 70s, and was introduced through Bob Marley. He wore locs to spread Rastafarianism which is a religion of Jamaica. Today, it’s not considered acceptable in society for people to refer to this type of hair as “dreadlocks” due to its controversial meaning.
To tell a positive story the legacy of colonialism and Eurocentric beauty standards have had a negative impact on the natural hair. In some cases, locs remain strongly connected to religion and rituals. It is an avenue for people to display their ethnic pride or to simply have a fashionable hairstyle and requires care.
Shaquone Blake, a model based in Toronto (@onceaking__) He has had a long-standing admiration of locs. When he watched his father perform this, Shaquone started his own career at the age of fourteen. Five years later, he experimented with different hair colors like blond, blue, red and green; ultimately settling to grey. It’s a option that brings back the wisdom that comes with locs. But, the decision was not without regular maintenance and washing to maintain the desired effect. So far, Shaquone has found his experience with locs to be an inspiring encounter.
Through the course of my adult life I tried to blend into the crowd; however, I now strive to stand out in the other people. Since the beginning of the year my preferred style has been a locs mullet that has bangs at the front, long hair in the back, and shaved sides. To achieve this desired grey shade, I initially tried it myself, but however, the process was extremely destructive on my hair. This is why I decided to visit a hairdresser to apply fake locs. I tie my locs myself with extensions. They were made in Poland by the crochet technique. As a result of my dedication to this style I feel confident by my unique and magical hairstyle.
My brothers and I have dreadlocks and my aunt’s hair is almost up at her ankles. The ones I have were made in Trinidad and Tobago, where my family is originally from, it has been several years since they were first introduced. There is an overt stigma that surrounds locs because of the lack of understanding and their way of being thought of. Many people ask me if I would wash my hair. This is extremely off-putting. People incorrectly label them braids or “dreadlocks” This can be indicative of a wider misconception.
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In conclusion, having a distinctive style has enabled me to stand out the crowd and embrace my individual style. A mullet that has been the look of locs has been my go-to look over the last three years. It’s a distinctive gray shade that I got from faux locs, which was applied by a hairdresser. Despite the initial damaging effects trying to create the job myself, I am feeling confident about my appearance and am empowered by it. Hairstyles and styles that are unique reflect your personal style I’m happy that I can showcase mine in a way that is unique for me.