The Mature Stage each loc is now tightly intertwined. As new growth appears, it is more consistent in growing into a cylindrical shape. This mature stage is the final step because the locs do not need frequent re-twisting, as the hair is now growing directly into the loc and the hair closest to the scalp is not loced, this is where you have new growth. During this phase It can take about three to four years from the starter stage to reach the mature stage. Mature locs are strong and easy to maintain.
Children 12 & under Starter Locs and Loc Maintenance The first stage, or the starter stage, is also called the coil stage. In this stage, the hair does not look any different from a simple twist. The strands are tightly coiled springs that have not yet intertwined. Depending on the texture of your hair, this stage can take between four and six months. The thicker your hair is, the less amount of time it will take for your hair to move on to the next stage.
The starter (aka. "baby") stage of the loc process can last anywhere from three to six months, depending on your hair type and how fast it grows. There are few ways you can choose from to start off your locs off —such as braids, two-strand twists, comb coils and palm rolls— You could also always opt for a freeform look, where you don't "cultivate" or control section size and simply allow your hair to be.
Locs,Protective Styles & Natural Hair
The Teenage stage of locs (aka Budding Phase) can be exciting; it means your locs are finally getting to the point where they won't unravel during shampooing, sleeping, sweating and other strenuous activity. During this phase a small bud (puffy like a pea in a pod) occur either toward the middle of the loc or at the end; they are a pea-sized tangle of hair that indicates your separate strands of hair are locking into place.
Protective styles can afford your hair the luxury of relaxation and wellness that a maintained look can achieve for the three to eight weeks it is styled in a low to no manipulation alternative. A protective style is designed to retain growth while growing your hair longer and keeping hair soft during the process.
Children 12 & under Protective styles can afford your hair the luxury of relaxation and wellness that a maintained look can achieve for the three to eight weeks it is styled in a low to no manipulation alternative. A protective style is designed to retain growth while growing your hair longer and keeping hair soft during the process.
12 & Under Proetective Styles: Natural Hair, Braids & Twist