What does it mean to Loc/Lock hair?

“To loc, or locking hair” is the act of creating a dreadlock or allowing one to form naturally. This term is also used to describe the encouragement of knot formation within a currently established dreadlock.

This term is most often used within the African American Dreadlock Community. There are several methods used to lock up hair. You can read about various methods HERE.

“How long did it take you to loc your hair?”

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