Introduce yourself!
Linea Johnson, I’m a first generation American. I’m of South American and British Descent. I currently reside in North Carolina but I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
I’ve been natural all of my life. My mother dreaded my hair at the age of three. This is my third set of dreads.

How would you describe your texture?
My hair texture is considered 4a. I have very thick hair and my dreads allow my hair to be more manageable.

What method was used to start your locs?
I started my hair in two strand twists and left them in so my hair could lock. I’m unsure of how many I have.


How do you style your locs?
I use Cantu Shea Butter products to style my hair. I normally re-twist about once a month and I wash every few weeks. When I have the time, I curl it or I braid it to make my hair wavy and to add body. Curling can be very time consuming, so I normally just re-twist, wash, and braid. When I’m in a time crunch I usually just put a hair tie in my dreads and tie them back.

What does wash day look like for you?
Depending on how I’m feeling, I either use Pantene Shampoo for Women of Color or Creme of Nature Shampoo for a wash. I also use Pantene Conditioner for Women of Color. It works wonders on my hair.

Tell us about your hair color?
My hair is naturally black with brown highlights. I got it professionally highlighted at a hair salon.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
I’ve been blessed to have a pretty easygoing hair experience overall, however sometimes it can be hard to moisturize the scalp when you have dreads.

What are 2 do’s for your locs?
Always make sure your hair is moisturized. This is a definite MUST. Also, allow your hair to just breathe. Meaning try not to braid it too frequently, as it will weaken your locs.

What are 2 don’ts for your locs?
Don’t re-twist your hair too often!!! It will also weaken your hair. And if you’re going to dye it, make sure to only do it annually. You don’t want to have a surplus of chemicals in your hair. This will surely weaken it as well.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Tumblr: locsofpoetry.tumblr.com / IG: Itsme_dreadhead


Just another lover of natural hair and expression.
- Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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Very pretty young lady! More locs please, BGLH!


Lovely locs! I started my loc journey in March via two strand twists. I’m looking forward to my locs maturing and growing.

Youngin girl

Absolutely heart pulling and beautiful. Everybody else seems to have all the words. I’m speechless. Your locs are the bomb. This is a definite surplus.


I absolutely adore dreads, too bad my hair is too fine for them. I just wish I had thicker hair.




she’s one of my inspirations…w00t


love her fashion n beauty


love her fashion

Ms Vee

Hooray for team locs 🙂 An she’s gorgeous too

Amma Mama



What a beautiful head of locs-very inspirational for me to going with my teenage locs. I just have to remember to be patient.


Beautiful locs! Are you Guyanese?!

Neena M

Yay,Finally another locked Natural hair icon! beautiful hair.


Makes me want locs so badly now 😮


great hair! i’m surprised she doesn’t make it curly every day


wow, such thick, incredibly beautiful hair. love it!

Rebecca Kassahun

Her hair is fantastic. I wonder how long it took her to get to that length? It’s gorgeous and she herself is gorgeous. God bless xx


Her hair is stunning…. These are the type of dreads that temporarily have me wanting some.


Hair inspiration,beautifully,maintained locks..really healthy and sexy long lol


She has beautiful locs!