Bottom Heavy Locs

There was a time when only Rastas had what was called DreadLocks. Then many jumped on the band wagon and started having salon managed, groomed Locs. As the years go by, one thing that I have noticed with more regularity is, as Locs grow far beyond shoulder length, they become quite heavy. This is not a bad thing if you have a healthy head of thick hair at the roots to support your long Locs, like our lovely model here.

This article is specifically about those who don’t have that support at the roots. I am sure you’ve seen this before or you may be experiencing this yourself, Locs that are hanging on by a thread of hair. This condition causes the hair follicles to be pulled right out of the head (a.ka. Traction Alopecia) , bulb and all; with nary another strand of hair to ever emerge again from that lost follicle.

The hair at the roots may be thinning from male or female pattern baldness that is probably hereditary. Or this thinning could happen because of medication, alopecia, or any number of reasons. The bad thing is that the balding becomes much worse with the weight of the long Locs. Here at Khamit Kinks healthy hair is a priority. As such, often times we’ve attempted to talk to clients with this situation about cutting back some of the length. But there is an attachment to the length.ย  In the end that attachment is detrimental to the over all health of what hair is left at the roots. What to do?

I’m not going to lie to you and tell it will be alright, because it won’t. The condition is just going to get worse. For all those out there with this issue, please consider cutting back some of your length. It won’t change who you are. You say you have your image to keep up, but honestly speaking, there are other options and all that hair hanging on wisps of hair is not as attractive as you may believe it is. If you don’t believe me, take a poll from your friends and family and see if they are brave enough to tell you the truth about how this really looks. Forget looks, think about the health of your scalp and hair follicles. Come in or call us about other options.

More hair!

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62 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Leslie Person on May 23, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Dear Anu,
    I am recovering from Alopecia after being treated by a dermatologist for 1 year. Recently cut off my locks of seven years, due to complete baldness on the top of my head. My baldness had regained the hair back. I would like to start my locks again. I have fine hair naturally. Would sisterlocks be okay for me after all my hair has been through?

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  2. Hi Leslie,

    Sister Locks could be a possible solution. I’ve seen clients and strangers with Sister Locks who have very thin hair much like what you’ve described and this seems to be the best thing for their texture, since Sister Locks are light weight. However, to give you the best advise, it would be best for you to come in so we can see exactly what condition your hair is in.

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  3. I’ve had locks for nearly seven years. They’re healthy and beautiful but are getting heavy. I love my locks and don’t want to cut them completely off. Can I get a locks haircut? Do you offer this service at Khamit Kinks? It seems the jury is out on deciding if locks can be cut back in length without having them unravel too much. I have very thick and kinky hair–locks work great for me all around. I need a new look for my locks? Do you suggest a locks haircut?

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  4. Posted by DARLENE on June 7, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    HI

    I HAVE 7 YEAR OLD LOCKS. I CUT 3 INCHES OFF. I CUT THE LOCKS AROUND MY TEMPLE DUE TO TRACTION ALOPECIA. DOES ESSENTIAL OILS REALLY AID IN HAIR GROWTH? THE HAIR AROUND MY TEMPLES ARE GRADUALLY GROWING BACK.

    THANKS
    DARLENE

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  5. Dear Darlene,

    The right essential oils can be used to help stimulate hair growth if the follicle is still in tact and functioning.

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  6. Dear Chera,

    Having a Loc hair cut is an absolute great solution to cutting back on the weight. That’s what I did recently and I love it. I also receive a lot of compliments on my short Loc cut.

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  7. Posted by KinduvaBrat on July 10, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    I have worn headwraps and scarves for years, initialy to be “cute” and “ethnic” but now to conceal breakage. It doesnt seem that my 8 year old locs are breaking off at the scalp/follicle level, but instead the actual locks theselves are damaged and I have lost several over the years. I have new growth, un-locked natural hair that amidst these longer locks. I keep thinking I will go to the salon but Im so embarrassed I keep putting it off. Should I just cut it all off and come in to the salon with just the new growth? Or should I swallow my pride and come into the salon looking like a chicken by the head? I have good length to the hair and if I have an up-do the problem isnt noticeable, but when I ar my hear down it is obvious I am missing more than a few strands….

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  8. Dear Kinduva Brat,
    Please swallow your pride. We are not here to judge you or your hair, but to help you make the right decisions regarding your hair. When you come in you can ask for privacy and we can take you to our shampoo area for some privacy. Only cut your hair off if that’s what you really want to do. But I recommend letting us assess it first.

    We look forward to serving you.

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  9. Posted by NICOLE on July 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Hello,

    I have an appt. in 3 days to start my locs. However, I am scared to death of Traction Alopecia. The woman who is locking me is VERY thorough and popular in locking hair, has been in the business for years. Can you please forward my any information and/or advise to avoid Traction Alopecia?

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  10. To avoid Traction Alopecia, refrain from pulling your Locs too tight in pony tails or pin up styles. Basically avoid styles that cause tension at the scalp.

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  11. Posted by Savvy Mom on July 30, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Hi Anu:

    To all of you considering coming to Khamit Kinks, let me say it is the best shop in the world for locs. I come in from Boston a few times a year and Khaidi does wonderful repair, grooming and just general “luv” on my locs and scalp. I had the unraveling and just over-groomed mess of locs by my former loctician. I have always felt respected as a client and just a “good vibe” when I “treat” myself to a day at Khamit Kinks and NYC. To anyone considering coming to Khamit Kinks..JUST DO IT! They do a fabulous job and your locs will not only look fierce, but they will be well taken care of and you can believe that…See you soon !!

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  12. Thank you Savvy Mom, for the accolades.

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  13. Posted by Debra on August 17, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Hello,

    I have suffered from baldness on the top of my hair from relaxers. After treating it my hair has grown. It is still short, half inch on the sides and a little less on the top. I wanted known is it possible to go with a twist style? I want to keep my hair natual for now on.

    Thanks
    Debra

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  14. Dear Debra, I would not recommend getting a twist style on the top of your hair because the hair there needs to have a chance to really come into its fullness. I would recommend either a full head weave or a looping method at the top of the head. Extensions that are added in Individually, rather it’s twisted or braided, is best done on strong healthy hair. Otherwise, it will stress the hair and can pull it out directly from the roots.

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  15. Posted by Tanya on September 18, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Hello Anu,

    I have been wearing twists for a while, so I am now considering locs. My hair is 4a, fine, curly, and thinning on the top. What would be the best way to start locs so that they will not become too thick and heavy. I would like my locs to be about the thickness of a pencil.

    Thanks for your help!

    Sincerely,
    Tanya

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  16. Posted by Robin on October 8, 2008 at 10:45 am

    My locs started out small or “thin” because initially wanted them that way. They are all pretty uniform in size however, should I be worried about them being too thin and eventually breaking off? Also, I live in DC and am looking for great natural hair care salons that really care about the health of the hair, any suggestions?

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  17. Hi Robin,

    That can some times be a problem with thin locks, you end up having to join them in order to prevent breakage. That’s why the Sister Lock technique is a considered a better option for having thin Locs.

    The only salon I know of in DC is named Cornrows and Company.

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  18. Posted by Felicia on February 4, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I have been growing my locs for 5 years and they are now 1/2 inch away from by butt. I would like to know what is the best way to trim them down a few inches with out having the end look like blunt cuts. Is there a way to cut them so then ends look more natural?

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  19. Posted by bash on March 10, 2009 at 9:27 am

    i have been growing my locs for only 4 years and starting to notice a few changes. my hair texture is curly and soft yet my hair is thick. my locs were started with the back combing method and were about the width of a pinky finger. just recently, as my hair gets longer my hair at the roots is taking on its natural “coolie” texture and some of my locs are becoming increasingly thin the longer my hair grows. i really would hate to have to cut my loc if this is only going to becoming increasingly worse the longer my hair grows. any products/suggestions?

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    • Dear Bash,

      You didn’t say just how long your hair is but if it is heavy that might be the reason you’re thinning at the roots. I would suggest you cut some of the length to ease the weight of the locs.

      This is just my humble opinion, but I think the word “straight” might he less offensive, than the word “coolie”.

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  20. Posted by Bash on March 20, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for the feedback. I was not trying to be offensive (especially being a west indian descendant myself). That is how me and my hair are always mis labeled and I was merely trying to convey the image. Apologies to anyone offended.
    My locs are about 2 inches past my shoulder and don’t appear to be heavy (they weight does not bother me)
    Thanks

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  21. Posted by Orliande on November 15, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Hello,

    I live in Switzerland and it’s impossoble to find good hair product for black hair much less, locks.
    Anyone know any good products i can find in the UK, i have family there. I need to replenish, invigorate, nourish, and shine up my locks.

    Thanks alot. Jah bless

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    • Dear Orliande,

      Unfortunately, I don’t know of anything available in the UK. And of course we at Khamit Kinks are able to ship our products to you if you so desire. If that’s not an option, in your case of being so far from anything that’s good and already packaged for your hair, I believe you’re in a good position to make your own products. It’s doesn’t have to be complicated. If you can find some natural oils such as sweet almond oil, castor oil or even olive oil, you can use that on your hair. You could also add some herbal oils to it like lavender or rosemary. Also, you might consider checking your local health food store. There might be some wonderful natural products there.

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    • Posted by afrochicuk on January 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm

      Dear Orliande,
      You may like to order from this site recently advertised in the UK Pride magazine. I haven’t tried them yet myself. They are based in Brixton in London, but you can order online…

      http://www.nubiannatural.com/

      Alternatively, you may want to have your relatives visit a Morris Roots salon to buy their products or come over for a visit yourself… they specialise in maintaining and styling locks ๐Ÿ™‚

      http://www.morris-roots.com/main.htm

      Kind Regards,
      afrochicuk

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  22. Posted by Dee on December 12, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Dear Anu,
    I have Sisterlocks which are 5 years old in April next year. I self maintain them and not happy as they are thining out and and falling out. My hair type is soft fine hair which is not dense and some of the locks are thin as va needle and others are fat at the end, tapering off o being very thin, others are the same size throughout and my hair texturev seems to have changed to being even more softer than it was, so i am wondering if this is the cause of the breakage and loss as most of them are breaking at the roots. I always have the ‘spacey’ look not just after a retight. My hair length is past my shoulder, but I dont have enough locks to give me the fullness to style them. I am now considering cutting them off and treating my hair with a view ti starting them again in a year or two. I do not have the support of a consultant to seek any advice. Do know of any product that could aid with undoing the locks or would cutting be my only option? Also would you recommend I use a conditioner to help with the removal? I would appreciate a reply by email if possible.

    Best wishes

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  23. Dear Anu,

    I just recently started gwoing my hair and I was wonderng how can i promote hair grow to get my locks faster?

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    • Dear Lajuan,
      Locking your hair is a process that shouldn’t be rushed. Each stage has it’s own personality and beauty. Healthy hair is always best and you can do that by just taking care of your hair. Besides having a regular shampoo and conditioning, also get deep conditioning and hot oil treatments. Use products that infused with botanicals and essential oils like Khamit Kinks Medicinal Hair Oil. And enjoy the process.

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  24. Posted by blackpearlcreat on December 28, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Anu,

    I am 6 months post-chemo. In my rush to have hair again, I had loc extensions added. I have about 2.5″ of growth. My hair is still straight and may not kink up. I’ve had 4 locs fall out in a month and I’m getting frustrated. I was transitioning last year before my cancer so I know I want to have my hair loc’d.

    Since my hair is “straight” should I wait until I have 5″ of new growth? Are the extensions appropriate for “straight” hair? And where can I find pictures of nice short locs if I decide to loc without extensions?

    Thank you for all of your help.

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    • Dear Black Pearl,

      Congratulations on making it through your bout with cancer. You are blessed! But have you noticed, some things just can’t be rushed. In the case of locking your hair this is one thing that I’d like to encourage you to have some patience with, otherwise you may end up wasting a lot of time and money. If I were you, I’d wait until my natural texture returned and find attractive ways to wear the texture you have now. You can stress your hair and damage your hair follicles by adding extensions that are too heavy for your hair at this time.

      Loc extensions can gbe added to straight hair but that hair needs to be thick and hefty to support the weight. In terms of finding images of short Locs they are all over the web.

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      • Posted by blackpearlcreat on February 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm

        Anu, I just wanted to say thank you for your help. I took the loc extensions out the week I read your reply and I am glad I did. My hair is definitely still very fragile. And as you suggested, I am learning to have patience! Thank you again!

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  25. Posted by blackpearlcreat on January 4, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Anu –

    I took the locs out last week. I was scrutinizing my hair and you were right: it’s not heavy enough to support loc extensions.

    Thank you very much!

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  26. Posted by Tiffany Williams on February 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Hi. My Name is Tiffany. I also have locs that are thin at the root and bottom heavy. I also suffer with dermatitis of the scalp and dry hair which caused a number of my locs to fall out and I’m very disappointed and hurt by this. I plan to cut my locs off and get them done over once my hair grows longer and healthier. But if I do that this will be my third time locking my hair and I’m afraid I will suffer the same problem. I also notice my locs break off in the same area. Should I consider getting my locs thicker? I don’t plan to grow them to shoulder length. I want to go short this time because I think that would be a better option for me. What do you think?

    Thank you so much for your help

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    • Hi Tiffany,
      I’m sorry to hear you are suffering so. I hope you’re receiving some type of treatment that will get to the root (no pun intended) of the problem. This problems you’re having with your scalp could easily be addressed with the right blend of essential oils. I do private essential blends if you are interested. In the meantime, I would recommend waiting until your hair filled in at the scalp before you lock your hair again. Having thin Locs at the roots, is a real recipe for hair loss. You might also consider Sister Locks when your hair is stronger and healthier. Sister Locks are lighter and in your case will probably be less prone to breaking off and falling out. And short Locs is always best if you have hair problems with lack of strength at the roots.

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      • Posted by Tiffany Williams on February 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm

        No offense takened at all. Thank you so much for this advice and yes I am very interested in your essential oils blend. I’ve been looking for some good oils for my hair for some time. Please send me the info on that. much appreicated. I will getto the dermatologists asap. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. Hello Anu,

    I am writing because I have a couple of issues that need attention. I have been sporting Brotherlocks now for about 10 years. They have changed and thinned over time, with less hair at the root. My natural hair is now 75% gray, which I have been dying over the years. In addition, I have been developing a thin patch at the crown of my head that may be hereditary. Question no. 1: Are gray locks more fragile than those treated with color, and 2: if I cut off all the dyed locks, can my salt and pepper hair be treated in some way to uniformly be gray? I have bright white gray hair; my 84 year old Dad has it, and it looks wonderful on him. I’d like to follow in his footsteps, but am not 100% gray yet, and don’t want the 80/20 salt and pepper look. Please advise. Kind regards.

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    • Dear Kristian,
      The answer to your question is no, gray Locs are not more fragile. As a matter of fact gray hair is some of the most resilient hair we’ll ever have, until it’s dyed. To a certain extent, your hair has to be broken down, made porous in order for the color to take; and this weakens the hair.

      There is not a way to make all of your dark hair gray, you just have to accept the flow of your natural coloring. It’s different for everyone. If you are 75% there, it should be beautiful. I personally find gray hair so attractive, and perhaps that’s because these days you seldom see it because so many color their gray hair. I would say just go for it and appreciate the flow of your coloring that is uniquely yours.

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  28. Anu, thank you for your kind wisdom. Over time, I’ll shed the portion of my locks that have been dyed, and savor the natural coloring that my life and experience have given me. Self acceptance, although difficult, can be one of the most rewarding gifts of a life well lived. Little did I know when I started the locking process 10 years ago that I would still be challenged to go further and discover the deeper meaning of what it is to truly love myself – as I AM!

    All the best,

    Kristian

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  29. Posted by Kahlia Evans on February 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    hello, I’ve always had very coarse hair and I would wear quick weaves and ponytails, in 2006 I noticed a little thinning and didn’t do anything. In 2007 I noticed that the spot had gotten larger, so I went in to a dermatologist , he said I had a case of traction alopecia, it was inflamed so I received spray to take the inflammation away, he also gave me injections. This was in about 3 to 4 spots. the hair started growing back but it is very fine. In 2008 August, i stopped relaxing my hair but didn’t do anything to it, it started breaking off in the front. Now, I’ve started locs, that are small and they cover up the spots and I’ve had them since July 09, was this a good idea, I don’t want any chemicals in my hair, but if you look good enough you can see the bald spots. I couldn’t afford back then to keep going back to the dermatologist. Maybe if I start going back I can get more injections to help with the hair growth. any suggestions? Please help

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    • Dear Kahlia,
      I don’t think there was anything wrong in getting Locs as long as they are not too heavy or being pulled back severely, then they shouldn’t pose a problem. I would recommend going to see the dermatologist again. In the meantime, you should use natural, essential based oil products like Anu Essentials Medicinal Hair Oil and or Jane Carter’s Scalp Serum to nourish your scalp.

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      • Posted by Kahlia Evans on September 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

        Hello Anu,

        Well, it’s 2010, I still have my locs, they have grown and I still go to the dermatologist. The bald spots that i have are still there but because my hair is so thick you can barely see them. I started the journey in July of 09 and I’m really happy with it. Now I need to find out about some short styles that i can wear that wouldn’t put too much tension on my locs. And Products, they have so many at the beauty supplies and i know that what’s on the market may not always be good for your hair, so can you give me some suggestions..PLZ. I thank you for taking time out a few months back to help me. Much lub.
        Kahlia

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        • Dear Kahlia,
          Do you know the reason for your bald spots? Is it mental stress, physical stress on your hair or alopecia? You asked about products but I’m not sure specifically if what you want the products for. Can you give me more details regarding what you want to use the products for.

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          • Posted by Kahlia Evans on September 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

            Anu,

            I am suffering from some type of scarring Alopecia, that’s what the dermatologist said, so she also told me that although she doesn’t see hair growing back, she can stop it from spreading. We haven’t tried injections just yet. But she has suggested this also. I wanted to find out about products as far as shampoos, conditioners and hair products that I can use to help keep my hair moisturized.

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            • Dear Kahlia,
              I am sorry to hear about your hair condition but happy to know that you are working with a Dermatologist who is helping you to address your scalp concerns. In the meantime, there are a number of great products on the market today that offer moisturizing agents that are botanically based and I recommend sticking to what’s most natural. My favorite lines right now are Jane Carter Solutions, Curls and Hair Rules. If you are in the NY area, consider making an appointment for one of our deep conditioning steam treatments.

              All the best to you.

  30. Posted by terri on February 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I am currently relaxing my hair and would love to go natural. The only issue is that my natural hair is extremely curly and very hard to manage. I would love to find a salon in the Los Angeles area that specializes in natural hair. Any suggestions?

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  31. Posted by Charvis on March 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Hi Anu,
    I have very thick strong hair and I’ve been locked for 8 years. I’ve dyed them for the past 5 years. They are touching my butt. However, I have noticed that they have begun to thin and break about 1/2 to 1 inch up from the ends. I cut off my relaxer and started with about 1 inch of hair back in 2001 and now its as if I am losing my original foundation locs. Is this a normal accurance? I understand that many experience thinning at the roots but how many find themselves losing their tips/ends. Help!

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    • Dear Charvis,

      If the color is being reapplied on the tips of your Locs this will quickly dry them out and they will pop off at the ends. This happened to me years ago when I use to dye my hair. In addition to the fact that that is the oldest part of your hair and it’s bound to be dry just because. If I were you I would be proactive and cut the ends off. And for the future you might consider not having color retouched on the parts of your hair that’s already been colored. That’s a great recipe for damage.

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  32. Hi, I have been growing my locs for 10 years this October. Every summer because of the heat I say that I’m going to cut them a bit but I always chicken out. I recently had a Reiki reading as was told that I need to cut at least 6inches off because there was soem negative energy in my crown. Now that I have had a couple of weeks to come to terms with that. I have ready to let go of those 6 inches… Is there a particular way that locs shoule be cut when U’re simply removing a inches and not cutting them off completely. I read somewhere that you should cut them at an angle. Is this correct?

    Namaste,

    Aria

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  33. Sorry, I just saw the reply that you gave someone else who asked the same question. My fault for having selective reading. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  34. Posted by Hakim on May 14, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Hello,

    I just started my dreadlocks about 2 months ago. Everything is going well but I have thin hair on the sides of my head. My side dreadlocks are there but they are smaller and thinner than the rest. This may be due to male pattern baldness but Im only 19! How to care for my thin side locks so they can continue to grow?

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    • Dear Hakim,
      Since your Locs are fairly new, not really locked, I would strongly suggest that you have those thin Locs joined with other Locs to make them thicker and therefore stronger. Otherwise, you could end up having problems down the road with them.

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  35. Posted by Michelle on September 18, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Dear Anu:

    I have two strand twists, which are extremely full, and approximately 14 to 16 inches long; I desire to transition to locs, the same length as my twists. I have been wearing the twists 4 months, and my hair has begun to loc. But, I am interested in getting locs with extension, with the cotton spiral hair. How do I transition, or can I transition from twists to loc extensions without starting over? And, do you know of a salon you can refer me to? Also, please recommend a moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner, and an essential oil, because my hair becomes dry; I drink approximitely 80 to 110 ounces a day; I usually need to wash my hair every four days.

    Okay, thanks!
    Michelle

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    • Dear Michelle,
      Your hair seems pretty long already. It difficult for me to recommend a method of extending your hair without seeing a picture of it. Perhaps you can email me a picture. In the meantime, Yes, Cotton Spiral can and probably should be used for your Loc extensions.

      I would recommend the products that we are currently carrying at Khamit Kinks which are Hair Rules, Jane Carter, or Curl. In terms of hair oils, Anu Essential Hair Oils are the best. Of course I’m biased but I have been personally formulating and making these oils for over twenty years and I have had loyal clients for all those years who continue to tell me they’ve tried other oils only to return to ours.

      In terms of a referral, I don’t know of any salons in the area, but there are many natural hair directories around these days. Check Google or even EssenceMagazine.com for referrals in your area.

      just remembered this site – Natural Hair Care Directory
      And also check out The Coil Review. They also have a directory.

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  36. Posted by Chantel Sparrow on February 9, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Hello Anu–

    Your salon comes highly recommended to me by a lot of people with and without locs. My hair is about 5 inches long and in very healthy natural state; I have been using Jane Carter products for about 2 years now and try to stay fit as well as eat properly/ drinks copious amounts of water. I would like to start my locs ASAP in NYC by someone who knows what they are doing and would like to use the the healthiest and fasted locking method. I am in a haste because in about a month I will be moving to CA. I know my hair will not be fully locked by then but would like a proper foundation. I have heard that “backcombing” was a great way to begin locks for my length and texture of hair and your website says two strand twists. I really am just looking for the best method and expert suggestion. Thanks!

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    • Hi Chantel,
      One thing you didn’t mention is what texture and length is your hair? We usually do the back-combing technique on really straight hair, mostly of clients who are either Asian or Caucasian. I need to know the texture and length of your hair to counsel you further.

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      • Posted by Chantel Sparrow on February 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

        Thanks for your quick reply. My hair is appox 5 inches long maybe longer or shorter– I never straighten it so I am not 100% but well over 3 inches. I do not have very fine or straight hair at all!I have a defined curl pattern without product (a better one with product) but have tons of shrinkage no matter what even though I have a looser curl pattern . I would say its pretty easy to comb out when wet; if I part my hair into 4 sections it takes about 5-6 minutes to comb out all of the sections. I hope this helps.

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        • Chantel, it does seem that the two-strand twist would be the best option for you considering your length. The texture is perfect and will keep the twists from unraveling, and will help with the hair not shrinking as much.

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  37. Posted by Camelia on April 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    do you suggest cutting the front top and side to the unlocked portion. Because the top is thin and proably heavy, I thought if I cut the locs from the front top and sides just to the ear. I ve been wearing locs for about 7 years, have cut them down about 3 times and now its down past my shoulders again.
    any suggestions…

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