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The World’s Longest Locs

From Black Voice-They measure 19 feet, 6 inches long. When dry, they weigh four pounds. When wet, at least 10 pounds. Asha Mandela has the longest dreadlocks in the world, making her an official Guinness World Record holder.
For Asha, it’s more than just a hairstyle. It is a way of life and an expression of self.
“When I started growing my locks, I suddenly became very overprotective of them, as I felt they beheld all my energy, wisdom, knowledge and understanding and my over all strength. So I twisted, groomed and maintained them for myself… to the present,” she explained in a recent e-mail interview.
Caring for hair of that length requires a lot of time, and a LOT of products. Check out how many bottles of shampoo she uses to wash her hair! Click here to read more
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Loc it up Thursday- How to take better care of dreadlocks


Once you’ve got your new hair style, taking good care of dreadlocks often becomes a top priority. Whether you decide to take care of your style on your own or with the help of a professional stylist, dreadlock hair care is as hard or as simple as you want it to be.

Many people have these mythical thoughts that having dreadlocks means less hair maintenance. It doesn’t though; having dreadlocks just means having a different hair maintenance routine.

You have two choices for this routine: you can either spend money on your hair or spend time with your hair.

Spending Money: Git Your Hair Did

A stylist that specializes in the professional care of dreadlocks is called a loctician. There are a growing number of specialized salons around the world for people interested in sporting either natural or synthetic locks.
These hair specialists have knowledge of hair locking methods and maintenance techniques that aren’t always taught in traditional cosmetology schools where hair stylists learn their trade.

Among other services, a loctician can help you maintain ‘manicured locks’ – locks that are usually styled, coloured and otherwise groomed – to give you a clean, “mainstream-friendly” appearance.


Spending Time: D.I.Y. – Do It Yourself

Should you chose to have your hair professionally maintained and styled, you’ll still have to maintain your own hair between visits; there’s no way around it if you want a healthy head of hair full of soft, shiny, flexible locks.
And even if you’ve never considered using a stylist for your dreads, you know that your locks need to be maintained on a regular basis. We’re able to give you tips and techniques to make that maintenance a lot easier.

Whether we are talking about Black hair care, Asian hair care or Caucasian hair care, the way that you will maintain your hair with dreadlocks will have changed a bit from what you are used to.

Taking care of dreadlocks on your own saves you money, but it often takes as much as twice the amount of time than if you had professional care. Don’t think of it as hard or as a waste of time though. If you hadn’t before, you’ll begin to enjoy taking care of dreadlocks by yourself and will love how easy it is.

Spending a while with your hair gives you a better feel for what works and what doesn’t. You’ll acquire a taste for a wide range of hair care products like Au’Naturale by Mz. Sixx, Carol’s Daughter, Mango and Lime Products, Knotty Boy Products, Ms. Jessies’s, fine essential oils and must-have dreadlock hair tools.

All this so you can give yourself salon-like treatment (without the salon-like price)! Find out what your hair maintenance program should and should not include by by consulting a loctician.

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For Loc Wears.. Share your Loc Journey

****Send story to: rizerfall@yahoo.com subject (hair). Please help me to get the word out for the need of participants and I thank you in advance. PLEASE LET HER KNOW THAT YOU SAW THIS POSTED ON AU’NATURALE BLOG ****

I am a twisted dread wearer and lovin it. I am also an author penning a book titled “Don’t Dread, Dreads” and I need a few people to share their experience with dreads.

When did you start your dreads and why?

What were the initial reaction/responses of friends, family, and co-workers?

Did you notice a boost in confidence or any other personality changes?

What do you like or dislike about your hair?

What are the reactions now to your hair?

I will notify all participants of the release date of the book so you can see your story in print. Send story to: rizerfall@yahoo.com subject (hair). Please help me to get the word out for the need of participants and I thank you in advance.

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My Love Affair With Carol’s Daughter Loc Butter





I’m continuing my love affair with Carols Daughter Loc Butter. It smell deliciously luscious,and its light, yet moisturizing. Check out my latest hair style with the help of my sister-friend LaDonna McLean. She created this up-do for me to show off my lovely head of loc’s..

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My love affair with Carols Daughter Loc Butter




I’m continuing my love affair with Carols Daughter Loc Butter. It smell deliciously luscious,and its light, yet moisturizing. Check out my latest hair style with the help of my sister-friend LaDonna McLean. She created this up-do for me to show off my lovely head of loc’s..

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Living Life Naturally

Welcome to my blog, Au Naturale by Miss Sixx. I’m embracing a natural lifestyle and thought it would be interesting to others to blog about my journey. The purpose of this blog is to explore, embrace, discuss, share information, share stories, and affirm the spiritual journey of living a natural lifestyle. Here you will find information on all natural hair styles, natural makeup, natural foods, natural clothing, natural cleaning products, and natural medial treatment.
I recently celebrated the75th birthday of my mother. While reminiscencing with my siblings about our up bringing we realized mother limited us to artificial products. I remember growing up and mom rolling my hair on Saturday evening with brown paper bags ( curls lasted all week) because she didn’t use hair rollers. I remember washing widows with a 50/50 mixture of white vinger and water ( talk about streak free windows!) and taking a spoonful of castor oil in the winter to keep us free from colds. I’m sure I am not able to take the castor oil ( the taste is AWFUL) but, alot of the ole’ school remedies are re entering my life.
I’m no longer a slave to the perm, I’m completely natural and 1 year and 3 months locked, I’m researching and testing recipes for natural hair and skin care products, and watching the type of foods I eat and cook ( can you say ORGANIC!). I hope you guys find my blog interesting and feel free to comment.
Welcome to living life ” Naturally”