Lock Loops: So Easy, A Nappy Headed Black Girl Could Do It


I have never claimed to be a hairstylist. As you may remember from my previous post, if it doesn’t involve a ponytail or a headband, I can’t be bothered.

So when I came across a Lock Loops video on YouTube, I took note. No twisting, braiding or pinning. Just roll, pull through and go. Could I handle that? Indeed!

The Lock Loops cost $9.95 per package of 30; I bought two. They’re essentially a slimmer version of traditional sponge rollers but without the hard edges.

lock loops

I was sure to just lightly spritz each section of hair before rolling. The package warns against over wetting due to longer drying time, so they’re not recommended on freshly washed and dripping hair.

Here are the vitals:

  • 42 Lock Loops used
  • 56 minutes total
  • No holding products or gel…just extra virgin olive oil and water

A few before pics…

(This is my O.G. look…y’all ain’t ready…)

before lock loops

before lokc loops

before lock loops

I rolled a different number of dreads per Lock Loop depending on their size. As y’all know, I’m a freeformer so my dreads are not uniform. I’d say I used three per roller on average, but sometimes two or even four.

before lock loops

These rollers were comfortable to sleep in and stayed “locked” all night. I left them in until about 1:30 the following afternoon and this was the outcome:

lock loops left side

lock loops right side

lock loops back

lock loops front

I was very pleased with my handiwork ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m actually not a big fan of curls on me but these were so simple and comfortable that I think I may use them again.

For simplicity, price and comfort, I give Lock Loops

nappy fro nappy from nappy fro nappy from 1/2 out of 5 nappy fros.

(Click here to check me out in action)

NHBG readers, if you have any comments or a Lock Loops experience of your own, please share!


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18 Responses so far.

  1. Gina says:

    Love them! The extent of my styling Is a braid out! I will have to try this!! Can you buy them at a local beauty supply store?? Love your blog!

  2. zainab1 says:

    First let me say you are funny…lol @OG look yall aint ready. Second, I love the title of this post…cute!

    lastly…girl your hair is ….FLY!!!! I really love your hair in this style. It came out very nice. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

    zainab1
    AuNaturale007.blogspot.com

  3. Very nice! For some reason when I had locs, locc loops didn’t work that well for me.

  4. Your hair looks so cute…and I wasn’t ready for the OG look, lol.

  5. And question: Do you think those could work on loose hair if you had twists?

  6. Teddygirl52 says:

    Your hair is growing, it’s long :o) hair came out lovely. I really like the curls on you.

  7. meg says:

    what an interesting question!
    I was originally inclined to say that it’d be like worrying about getting a cut from a stylist with long hair– but that’s not entirely true. Caring for natural hair isn’t like cut or color, which all cosmetologists are taught; at this point it’s still an extra skill, or a “specialty.”
    I’d probably want to see pictures of work she’d done on natural hair, just as I would if i were getting braids.

  8. Dusty says:

    WOW!! Ur hair looks awesome! Question . . how long do the curls last? Ive rolling my twist on perm rods . . only last a fews hrs if Im fortunate. Less than that if it’s warm/humid.
    Thx

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  11. Elleasha says:

    I love your hair,Im just starting my locks.I’m 5 months in!I just ordered locks loops,I hope my curls are just as nice as yours

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