Starter Locs Guide: How to Start and Grow Your Locs

Are you thinking about starting locs but don’t know where to start? This starter locs guide will teach you everything you need to know about beginning your natural hair journey. We’ll go over the basics of how to start locs, including the products and tools you’ll need, as well as some tips for keeping them healthy and looking their best. So whether you’re a complete beginner or just looking for a refresher course, read on for all the information you need to get started with starter locs!


How to Start Locs:

The first step in starting locs is deciding on the style you want.


For medium to long hair:

There are a few different methods for starting locs, but the most popular is probably two-strand twist. This involves dividing your hair into small sections and twisting them around each other until they form small coils. You can then secure them with either rubber bands or thread, making sure to leave some space at the top of your head so they can grow freely.This method is best for those with medium to long hair, as it will take a while for your locks to fully form.

For shorter hair:

If you have shorter hair, you may want to try using a crochet hook or braid-in extensions to add length before beginning the twists.

Supplies you’ll need:

Once you’ve decided on a style, it’s time to start gathering the supplies you’ll need. Here’s what you’ll need for two-strand twists:

  • Hair gel or styling cream (optional)
  • Rat-tail comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Rubber bands or thread

Products for Starter Locs:

  • Shampoo and conditioner specifically for curly hair
  • A leave-in conditioner
  • Shea butter or another type of natural moisturizer


  • A loc starter kit, which can be found at most beauty supply stores
  • A crochet hook or braid-in extensions to add length (if needed)

How to do locks:

  1. Once you have all of your supplies, it’s time to get started! Section off your hair and begin twisting the strands together. Make sure to apply a liberal amount of styling cream or gel if you want your locks to stay in place. You can also use bobby pins to secure them as you go.
  2. When you reach the top of your head, stop twisting and secure the ends with either rubber bands or thread. Don’t worry if they’re not perfect – just do the best you can and they’ll look better over time.
  3. Now it’s time to let your starter locs grow! Be sure to keep them moisturized and healthy by using a good shampoo and conditioner specifically for curly hair, as well as a leave-in conditioner. You may also want to apply shea butter or another natural moisturizer once a week to keep them looking their best. Also read the professional dreadlock specialist’s tips.That’s all there is to it! With these simple steps, you’ll be on your way to starting beautiful, healthy locs. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

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