Have you ever wanted to try something new with your locs, like an undercut, but opted out of it because you didn’t want to go through the locking phases again? Well, I bet you didn’t know that after you cut your locs off you could reattach them— even years later! Yes, it is possible and virtually undetectable. Hair Transformation Specialist, Sonya Michelle, sheds some light on a few common questions surrounding Loc Reattachment.
Loc Reattachment: Frequently Asked Questions
What is Loc Reattachment?
Loc reattachment is the attachment of a person’s naturally grown locs, which can be reattached in different ways.
Can locs of any texture be reattached?
Yes, but texture and size is taken into account when choosing the right technique for reattaching locs.
How much hair is needed to reattach locs successfully?
Two to Four inches of hair is ideal to prevent tension and or slippage. It also depends on the method that will be used to reattach the locs. There’s no one size fit all; every person has an individual need.
What if you want to make the locs bigger than before you cut them?
That can be done, you have to create a foundation that supports the bigger size, combine some locs using various methods or increase the loc size using human kinky hair.
Can you make the locs smaller than you had them before?
Yes, it’s time-consuming and tedious work because you have to reshape flat locs. Not all locs can be made smaller; it’s a case-by-case basis.
How long does the process generally take to install?
Six hours or more, it depends on several factors: creating the foundation, the amount of locs to reattach, technique and speed.
After loc reattachment, can someone maintain their locs themselves or do you need professional services initially?
No, hair can maintain itself and look presentable, but I highly suggest utilizing a professional stylist if possible.
What types of locs can be established with loc reattachment?
Every type of locs can be reattached, but the most popular type is traditional locs.
The versatility of locs is so amazing! To be able to reattach any type of locs, at any time, makes spontaneous decisions, like an undercut, seem not so risky after all. So, next time you see a bold cut or style, GO FOR IT— just be sure to save your locs for reattachment!
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About the Professional
Sonya Michelle is the owner of Sonya Michelle Hair Spa and founder of the Saving Our Strands (S.O.S.) ™ Hair Movement. She has over 15 years of practice in the field of Cosmetology and is known for braiding, twisting, locking and weaving hair with excellence.
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