How I Curl My Locs

There are countless methods to achieve the curly look with locs.

A few examples include:

  • Barrel twists
  • Bantu knots
  • Perm rods
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Rag method

My preferred method?

The good old fashioned braid!

After washing and conditioning my hair I towel dry until my ends are no longer dripping down my back and shoulders.

Then, I finger part my hair into six sections and oil my scalp and hair with coconut oil, jojoba oil, or vitamin E oil.

Because locs take more time to dry, I depend on the sun as my natural dryer until my hair is barely damp. The goal is to have wet locs that are not releasing water during the retwisting/braiding process.

Once my 30 minutes in the sun is over, I re-twist 3-5 locs and immediately braid them as tight as possible.

Before I braid my hair:


After I’ve finished braiding my hair, it’s time to explore and have fun outdoors.


Depending on my schedule I will leave the braids in for 2-24 hours after my hair is fully dry before pulling them out.


I LOVE this method because not only is it cost efficient, my results are consistent and I can easily re-braid my locs before bed if my curls need reviving by leaving 1cm of the roots braided.


$12 Shampoo and conditioner (lasts me 3 months)

$4-8 The oil of my choice(lasts 2 months depending on the size)

$1.06 50 pack of rubber bands(lasts me 5-6 months)

$0 – SUN (I only wash my hair when the sun is shining which isn’t a problem in South Florida)


15-20 minutes- Wash and condition hair

5 minutes- Towel Dry

2 minutes- Apply oil

30 minutes- Sun dry

60 minutes- Retwist locs and braid hair


Go back outside to play and forget about the time!!









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