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How long 'til locs?

SurlycurlySurlycurly Posts: 156Registered Users
I've been lurking the new board and I'm really considering having my hair locked. The one question that I have (as I've seen/heard some conflicting statements) is how long after you initially lock your hair does it take for them to look like locs? I've read online that it can take a few months and I can't help wondering what you do in the interim? Thanks in advance for answers.

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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    Mine took about 5 months to really look like locs. It started to lock the first 3 months, but I'd say they looked more mature after about 5. I was a freeformer, if that matters.

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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    when i had traditional locs it looked like locs within a few months. now that i have sisterlocks, they looked like sisterlocks from the beginning since mine were installed on completely natural hair.
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  • SurlycurlySurlycurly Posts: 156Registered Users
    With traditional locs, what do they look like until they completely loc up? Do they just look like twists?

    Sorry if these questions seem dumb and thanks for the replies!
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    Surlycurly wrote: »
    With traditional locs, what do they look like until they completely loc up? Do they just look like twists?

    Sorry if these questions seem dumb and thanks for the replies!

    sort of. for me they did because i started mine with two strand twists and then it just morphed into a loc'd look. i didn't really feel weird with them at any stage because my hair thrived more in locs. i would pin them for slightly different looks but mostly i let them be and before i knew it, it was loc'd then down my back.
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • SurlycurlySurlycurly Posts: 156Registered Users
    I keep stalking YouTube watching loc videos. I am so in love with this look! Thanks for all the responses. Luvmylocs, I checked out your pics and yours look AMAZING!
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    Surlycurly wrote: »
    I keep stalking YouTube watching loc videos. I am so in love with this look! Thanks for all the responses. Luvmylocs, I checked out your pics and yours look AMAZING!

    aww thanks! :) any questions just asked. i'm super happy with my hair and as my screen name says....i luv my locs ;)
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural

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