Definition: A hairstyle where the hair that one would normally comb or shed locks on itself, creating ropelike strands. Hair is not combed during the locking process, which is what causes the strands to coil around themselves into fused units. Because of the somewhat negative connotation associated with "dread," many wearers of this style simply refer to them as locs or locks. See Locs.
Also Known As: dreads, locs, locks