Embracing Your Cultural Identity Through Locs Hairstyles
The loc is a adored hairstyle that a lot of people feel a an affinity to. Curly hair is explored in every form, including loose curls, protective hairstyles to loose flowing ones. The flexibility and adaptability of hair with afros is an extremely positive feature. The Loc, the process wherein hair strands are braided , then joined in a continuous fashion is strongly linked to Black identities. They come from deep and complicated backgrounds, which have their roots in Africa as well as Asia.
Many people from all over the world have been wearing locs from the beginning of time. The style gained popularity within Western society only in the 1970s when it was popularized through Bob Marley. He wore the hairstyle to encourage Rastafarianism which is a religion of Jamaica. Because of the negative stigmas associated with this style “dreadlocks” are no more acceptable in the social sphere.
In order to tell a positive tale The colonial past as well as Eurocentric aesthetics can have a detrimental effect on the natural hair. Some people believe that locs remain strongly connected to religious and spiritual practices. But, they are an opportunity for individuals to show their pride in their culture or just a fashion choice that requires maintenance.
Shaquone Blake, a model from Toronto (@onceaking__) and is an enduring love for locos. Following the example of his father, the sport, Shaquone started his own career at the age of fourteen. Shaquone experimented with various colors over the course of five years before finally choosing gray. This brings back all the knowledge that locs provide. The decision came with difficulties. regular washing and care was required to get the desired outcome. Shaquone discovered the journey to find locs to be an experience that was inspiring.
Through my entire adult time, I was trying to look as my fellows. But, I now try to be different and make myself stand out. My style of choice for the past three years is the locs mullet. It means bangs on the front, and long locks in the back. Sides shaved. I attempted to get the gray-ish shade I wanted however, it was a bit harmful. In order to avoid that, I visited a hairdresser, and got fake locs put into. I make my own locs, and then add extensions that were made in Poland by the crochet technique. Due to this dedication I am confident that my work is unique, distinctive, and special.
My brothers all have Dreadlocks on all of them. My aunt also has one that is almost to her ankles. The dreadlocks I have were first introduced to me in Trinidad and Tobago (where my family is from) however it’s been a long time since they were first introduced. Due to a lack of knowledge about the concept of locs and how they’re perceived, there’s an image of them as a negative thing. It’s quite offensive to ask if you clean your hair. Many people mistakenly refer to them as braids, or “dreadlocks” that could be a sign of a bigger misconception.
In the summary
I am convinced that my distinctive style helped me make myself stand out and become unique. The mullet with the locs has been my go-to look over the past three years. It’s a distinct gray hue that I got by faking locs that were sprayed by hairdressers. While it wasn’t easy initially, it’s given me confidence and confident. The hairstyles and haircuts you wear reflect your personality and I’m proud of being able to showcase my own unique hairstyle.