20 Inspiring Loc Growth Journeys

Are you considering locs but do not know what to expect in terms of growth? Are you are newly loc’ed and wondering where you will be in one, two, or ten years? Whatever your situation, here are twenty loc growth progressions to give you inspiration on your own journey.

curlynugrowth - 2.5 yrs

curlynugrowth – 2.5 yrs | https://www.instagram.com/curlynugrowth

herbairis - almost 3 years

herbairis – almost 3 years | https://www.instagram.com/herbairis


luyand_a – 5 years | https://www.instagram.com/luyand_a




Shaina – 7rs | http://athickgirlscloset.tumblr.com


blaqkandi – 4.5 yrs | https://www.instagram.com/blaqkandi

zee_darknlovely_ - 41 weeks

zee_darknlovely_ – less than a year | https://www.instagram.com/zee_darknlovely_


Mizkenya – about 2 yrs | http://diylocs.keepitkinky.net/dreadlokcs-feature-kenya-from-michigan-usa/




ilocsitdown – 14 yrs | https://www.instagram.com/ilocsitdown

chasiiy - 1 year 5 months

chasiiy – 1 year 5 months | https://www.instagram.com/chasiiy

DXLYN locs

dxlyn – 4 years | https://www.instagram.com/dxlyn

nsrtsarcasmhere - about 2 yrs | https://www.instagram.com/nsrtsarcasmhere/

nsrtsarcasmhere – about 2 yrs | https://www.instagram.com/nsrtsarcasmhere/



joymarilie – 10 years (with cuts in between) | https://www.instagram.com/joymarilie

lhamilt on Youtube


shenellvictoryah - 3 yrs

shenellvictoryah – 3 yrs | https://www.instagram.com/shenellvictoryah

thematay - 2 years

thematay – 2 years | https://www.instagram.com/thematay





Where are you in your loc journey?



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7 thoughts on “20 Inspiring Loc Growth Journeys

  1. Yay! I love this post. What I love about locs is that everyone’s hair looks totally unique and gorgeous. I have had sisterlocks for 6 months and I love them! No more combing, struggling, and fighting with my hair. All of the expensive products in my cabinet went down to two: shampoo and jbco. I literally haven’t bought a hair product at all this year. Locs are the best style for women with 4b/c hair.

  2. locs are the ultimate protective style. It just proves our hair grows just as fast as any other race we just have to learn how to retain length. Its so simple but yet complicated LOL

  3. What an inspirational post! Thank you. ? I’ll be loc’d 2 years in August and I have loved every minute including the struggles. I love watching other’s loc journeys as it shows me how beautiful and unique our hair really is. So many different beautiful locs around in the UK too. ??

  4. Ooh, thank you for this post! I’d love to see more posts featuring locs & I’m sure I’m not the only one. I’ve had mine for almost 2 years. They started out about the length of the woman 4th from the bottom (when hers were brand new). They’re now about the length of pic 2 of the last woman featured. I feel like they’re still super short and I want them to grow more because i’ve never had long hair. But this is for people who have just started their locs: The truth is, eventually you get so busy living life that you forget to care (most of the time) and then one day you look up and they’re a lot longer. I’m just trying to focus on my locs looking better and healthy. I have some thin ones in the back that I’ll be repairing at the root next week or so. I always had a problem with the back, breaking off/thinning, even when I had a fro.

  5. Gorgeous locs and every journey is beautiful. These pics are so inspiring and motivating. Out of all the hairstyles in the world, locs are the most beautiful to me and for me. After taking down my locs (3rd set in 15 years), I’m going back to locs summer 2017.

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