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Of all the hairstyles out there, lots are among the most popular because they look good on anyone with any type of hair and they don’t need to be maintained in any specific way. But just because something can work with your lifestyle doesn’t mean it will necessarily work well with your face shape or complexion. With these things in mind, here are some distressed locs that will look good on women of all shapes and sizes.
What are distressed locs?
Before we dive into our guide, let’s go over what distressed locs are. The term distressed refers to when a part of your hair is braided or twisted tightly enough that it creates a pattern—that is, it distresses the rest of your hair.
The process to wear distressed locs
The natural hair journey is full of twists and turns, but as loc-wearers, we accept that. Sometimes that journey takes you down a path where your locks aren’t turning out how you planned. We’ve all been there: You fall in love with locs after watching Queen Latifah or Camille on Empire rocking them flawlessly—you want those hairstyles too!
Installing loc extensions requires a lot of attention, so it’s best to start by going to a professional. Your stylist will help you choose from one of several styles that are most flattering on your face shape and natural hair texture. Once installed, you’ll need to treat your new locks with TLC: You can maintain them at home with weekly deep conditioning treatments and bi-weekly sealing sessions. But always check with your stylist before trying any DIY techniques.
You’ve transitioned, you’ve shrunk those locs and you want to keep them looking amazing. As any loc-wearer will tell you, it takes some work (especially in summer when shampoo makes that hair shrink like crazy). Don’t worry, though. We spoke with four women who have been wearing distressed locs for years and asked them how they get it right every time. Follow their tips below and take your loc maintenance up a notch
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Who should get Distressed locs ?
Before we get into which hairstyles are best, it’s important to first figure out who should even consider loc extensions. When selecting a hairstyle, there are several things you should consider—such as your job and whether you have a hectic schedule. For example, if you work in an office environment, don’t think that a pixie cut will be ideal because you want something long enough to cover up bad hair days. Hair can grow quickly but not always at the rate we want it too.
Who shouldn’t get Distressed locs?
If you’re just looking for something edgy, then distressed locs probably aren’t right for you. If your hair is fine or thinning, it might not be as flattering as it would be on someone with coarse or thick locks. And anyone whose job requires them to keep their hair neat (airline pilots, actors) should also reconsider—it may not be within their realm of professional discretion to wear locs.
Which style is best for you?
There are several distressed loc styles to choose from and each has its pros and cons. Here are some of our favorites: Braids: The braided look is generally easier to maintain than twists or locks. Just be sure not to brush them too hard or you’ll create more frizz in your hair. Twists: The twisted look requires a special tool called a donut that can be found at most beauty supply stores; it makes creating these hairstyles much simpler.