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The Well Rounded Beauty  // Fashion, Fitness and Beauty products, Oh My! Check here for the latest in hair care recommendations, fashion and fitness tips.

How often should I shampoo my locs?

How often should I shampoo my locs?

The answer to this questions depends so much on where you are in the locing process. Generally speaking, you should not go more than 4 weeks without shampooing your locs. Does that mean you will be excommunicated from the “cool kids with locs” club if you go longer than four weeks? I promise, you won’t […]

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There is more than one method to succesfully start locs

There is more than one method to succesfully start locs

So you’ve been natural for several years and have tried enough two strand, pin up, flat twist, braids out, wash n gos to last you a lifetime. You’ve been eyeing the ladies locs in the checkout line at your local grocery store. The barista in Starbucks has her locs styled differently every week and you […]

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I don’t know how she does it

I don’t know how she does it

This morning I was talking to a client about life after having her second child. She is still on maternity leave and has the option to return to work whenever shes ready. Her work however, is not something shes passionate about and the newest addition to her family has her seriously considering staying home indefinitely. […]

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I dont want locs anymore

I dont want locs anymore

I recently lost two clients. Both of them decided they wanted to comb out their locs. I was sad to lose these two lovely ladies as I thoroughly enjoyed styling their hair. As a stylist I have the pleasure of talking to so many different types of woman every day. I get the up close […]

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The importance of a consultation

The importance of a consultation

We receive many phone calls from new clients wanting to start their loc journey. They have tons of questions from how their new locs will look to whether or not they can get them wet. Before we start a client’s locs we like to perform a thorough consultation. This allows the client to ask as […]

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The pressure to do more…

The pressure to do more…

As a hair, makeup and fashion obsessed woman living in an era of social media where every thought, idea and outfit we wear is publicized, I often find myself coveting someone elses “social “ life. I have had plans to start a youtube page since the first time I watched a video of a non […]

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To Beeswax or Not to Beeswax

To Beeswax or Not to Beeswax

One of the most popular questions I receive about loc maintenance is what product(s) should be used to start and/or maintain dreadlocks. The answer is as varied as there are products on the market. At The Loc Shop, we believe in using as natural a product as possible. We also prefer that the product be […]

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How I Loc’d my hair. Twice!

How I Loc’d my hair. Twice!

In 2001, when I made the decision to stop relaxing my hair, getting locs was not my first style stop. It would be two years post relaxer before I loc’d my hair the first time and another five years before I loc’d my hair AGAIN. My last relaxer was in September 2001. I had graduated […]

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I LOVE YOUR HAIR!

I LOVE YOUR HAIR!

Last night I had drinks with some friends to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday. While there, I had the pleasure of meeting a young lady that was six months POST Big Chop. She was sporting short and sassy comb coils and was wearing them very well. As we discussed all things natural hair, from corporate […]

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Why are you natural?

Why are you natural?

In December of 2001, I cut all of the perm out of my hair. I havent looked back since. What started out as a recommendation from a friend, has turned into a lifestyle, a career and most importantly, a passion. I meet so many women that share with me their “hairstory”. The reasons why people […]

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