Articles, Culture

Could Rihanna’s Faux Locs Mean More?

Rihanna’s faux locs have been cropping up in celebrity news this past week and a half. However, you won’t see the the above photo in her recent Instagram feed. Does it look familiar? It’s actually from 2012 when she wore faux locs for the American Idol Finale. She is taking a slightly different look with her faux locs this time though…

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Articles, Loc Care & Styles

Dealing with Hand in Hair Syndrome

Who else has hand in hair syndrome? Part of the reason I decided to loc my hair was because I was tired of constantly messing with it. Unfortunately, having locs has not stopped this issue. I constantly smooth down my hair and re-twist any loose strands from my previous wash. For me, I believe it’s partly a nervous/boredom habit. If…

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Articles, Culture

15 Favorite Carnival Looks; Locs, Faux Locs, & More

Brief History For those that may not know, the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival festivities have their roots beginning from the 18th century. Carnival, or carnevale, is an Italian word which translates to “to put away meat” (carne: meat & vale: farewell). This was in reference to the Catholic observance of abstaining from meat on Fridays during lent. French plantation owners had their own…

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Articles, Culture

Seahawks Running Back, Marshawn Lynch, Knows How to Handle His Money

The unfortunate reality for a few football players is the story of making millions to soon becoming bankrupt. Bankruptcy filing rates among retired NFL players stands at around 16%. Marshawn Lynch isn’t taking this lightly and has reportedly not spent any of his playing money (which amounts to $50 million). It is incredibly important to not go bankrupt in a career…

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Articles, Food, Health

Upcoming Food Section

As Lauryn Hill said, “How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within?” I’m going to apply this here to eating as a means to nourish your body, soul and hair. In order to grow healthy locs, we must examine what we’re eating. Products may cover up the symptoms sometimes, but eating a balanced diet is what is needed. With…

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Articles, Loc'd Business

Loc’d Business: Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

As defined by google:   a·mal·gam əˈmalɡəm/ noun a mixture or blend. “a curious amalgam of the traditional and the modern” — Ariell R. Johnson is getting me nostalgic about my home city of Philadelphia. She is breaking headlines as being the first black female comic book/coffee house owner on the East Coast. Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. is located in…

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Articles, Uncategorized

Welcome to the Locs Life Blog

Hello & welcome to my locs blog! I’m Charlotte and the creator of Locs Life. I’m looking to start a web-collection of all things locs. There is so much information out there and I would love Locs Life to be a centralized place for anyone looking for information to start their locs journey or a place to showcase the beauty of…

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