Updated: Nov 14
Micro locs represent a transformative hairstyle, merging the appeal of traditional locs with the delicate intricacies of much smaller strands. Unlike their larger counterparts or the trademarked Sisterlocs, micro locs offer a unique aesthetic that's gaining popularity through the empowering accessibility of the internet.
*The Installation Process*
The beauty of micro locs starts with their installation – a creative and highly individualized process. While there is no single standardized method, many professionals advocate for using a braid, twist, or a combination of both for the foundational rows. At our salon, N, we champion meticulous grid patterns to provide flexibility for future styling and to maintain the locs' integrity over time.
*Choosing Your Size*
Micro locs come in various sizes, from small to large, each with its own set of considerations regarding maintenance, aesthetic, and lifestyle compatibility. The size that's "just right" balances your personal style with practical aspects like your schedule and commitment to upkeep.
Your investment isn't just financial; it's also about time and dedication. Depending on the salon, installation can span 4-12 hours, with subsequent maintenance every 6-8 weeks. It's a journey that requires patience, particularly in the early stages where slippage—loosening at the base—is common.
*Upkeep and Maintenance*
Initially, leave shampooing to the professionals to preserve the meticulous parts. Over time, your locs will mature, allowing more freedom for at-home care. In between salon visits, minimalism is key: a clear moisturizing spray, a touch of oil, and avoidance of heavy products will keep your micro locs thriving.
*Why Micro Locs?*
Beyond their elegant appearance, micro locs afford a newfound freedom. They can withstand the rigors of an active lifestyle, whether it's yoga, swimming, or travel, without the constant need for attention. They offer the versatility of straight styles with the added texture and dimension only locs can provide.
By choosing micro locs, you're embarking on a low-maintenance, versatile hair journey that celebrates the natural texture and strength of your hair. Stay tuned for the second blog post, where we'll delve into the numerous benefits of this distinctive and stylish choice.