Dear Locs: Check Out 8 Of Our Favorite Books About Locs

Blogs aren’t the only resource for proper loc care. We have discovered some books that you should definitely check out. Not only are these books full of info on proper loc care, they are inspirational, uplifting, and exudes empowerment page by page.

Check out 8 of our favorite books below! Click covers to purchase


Nice Dreads: Hair Care Basics And Inspiration For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Locking Their Hair by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner

Have you always admired women with flowing hair? Do you long for a wash-and-go style? From preparing for the haircut to everyday maintenance, Lonnice Brittenum Bonner tells you exactly what to expect, while photographs illustrate each stage of growth and showcase mature dreads in all their glory.



More Than A Hair Journey: The Black Woman’s Guide to Self-Love & Loc Maintenance
by Keisha Charmaine Felix

Keisha takes you along her natural hair journey, which became her self-love journey, through teachable memoirs. Offering her perspective on a black woman’s experience with family, friendships, relationships and most importantly self-love, Keisha bares it all. The role hair plays in a black woman’s life is major; it impacts her confidence, sense of beauty and self-esteem. Read how transitioning from chemically straightened hair to natural locs (commonly referred to as dreadlocks or dreads) can open a black woman’s eyes to her true self. Get some of Keisha’s tips on nurturing your self-love and learn all about cultivating and maintaining locs.



The Locks Hair Care Manual: A Step By Step Guide For Maintaining Dreadlocks, Sister Locks, And Free Form Locks
by Breanna s Rutter

The Locks Hair Care Manual is a pocket guide that will help you to successfully maintain Dread Locks (Traditional Locks), Sister Locks and Free Form Locks with step by step details! Even though there are differences in maintenance required to keep up the look of your specific choice of locks, their hair care needs are very similar. What differs slightly is your approach based on your unique texture and health state of your locks, which will be discussed further in more detail. Growing locks take patience and dedication, with the application of the “Lock Hair Care Regimen” shown in (Chapter 11) coupled with a fundamental understanding of what healthy hair is, will allow you to gain the necessary knowledge you need, to successfully put you on the path to growing long healthy locks.


The World Of Dreadlocks by Mary Reed-Johnson


At last, a comprehensive guide to help all ages, races and textures understand the dreadlocking process. A clear, concise and informative tool; great for novices, stylists or locticians.


Locs for Life: The Root to Well Being for African-American Women by
Kalimah Johnson, LMSW, ACSW

Have you ever thought about locking your African textured/type hair? Are you afraid what others will say or think about you? Do you need a guide to help you through the process? Do you already have Locs/Locks/Dreads and need style/care ideas or encouragement from other sisters who have?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions then “Locs For Life: The Root to Well Being for African American Women” is the book for you!

It is an easy read with a plethora of stories outlining the journey of hair locking. Topics such as colorism, racism, beauty standards and other social issues are candidly discussed by the writer. What is most unique about this book is that the writer prepares you for the emotional/spiritual aspects of hair locking.

Kalimah Johnson is Masters Level Social Worker and uses those tools to discuss this topic from a sensitive and comprehensive standpoint. Her expertise and courageous efforts will provide you with all the tools, power and knowledge you will need to inspire you to wear your hair out in the world “as is”.



How to Grow Amazing Dreadlocks the Natural Way by Adette Wellington


If you’ve ever wondered how some people obtain beautiful dreadlocks without twisting or using hair products, then this book is for you. If your hair is at least a little curly, you can absolutely use this book to create the most amazing dreadlocks on the planet. In this groundbreaking book you will see Adette’s 12-year journey depicted in over 30 pictures. You will never have to go to the salon or worry about your hair again. The steps are easy and can be done at any age. You will love your hair and garner many compliments.


The Real Good Hair: Natural Hair, Sisterlocks & Dreadlocks by Linda Williams


Thinking about going all natural?

What about Sisterlocks? Are you looking for products that work for your hair? Want to know about the real good hair?

Have you searched YouTube, Google or black hair magazines looking for information on black hair, black hairstyles, dreadlocks, dreads, sisterlocks, dreadlock extensions, black hair care, locs, black hairstyles, African-American hair, hair relaxer, curly hairstyles or just black hair care?

Whether you are a man or woman looking for information about natural hair, dreadlock extensions, dreadlock styles, hair growth products or a parent looking to teach your child about natural hair this eBook is for you.

You will learn about natural hair care, how to start your journey to natural hair and how to care for your natural hair.

You will learn about sisterlocks and dreadlocks, the differences and what to expect when you begin to go natural or with locks.

The Real Good Hair, Natural Hair, Sisterlocks & Dreadlocks has the answers that you are seeking. Dark and lovely can be beautiful. No more hair relaxer!

This book is designed for those who are interested in “the journey” to sisterlocks or dreadlocks.

If beauty, grooming, hair and style is a part of who you are this is a beginning.



The Knotty Truth: I Want Locks! What Should I Do Now? The Starter Guide To Finding The Best Locks for You! by M. Michele George


Have you ever thought about getting locks but you didn’t quite know how they would turn out for you or what to do? Or how to do it? Then you need this short starter book on growing your own locks! You’re not quite ready for the commitment for a full-blown manual? Then this is guide was designed just for you! The starter guide can easily be used as a tool for a stylists or beautician to create your beautiful locks as well. The choice is yours! This short book comes with a complimentary consultation form for the evaluator and quick, easy tips to guide anyone through the decision making process. Let The Knotty Truth: I Want Locks! Guide you to your next journey! You won’t be disappointed