For some people, growing locs will seem to be a breeze -- their hair maintains its growth pattern with little manipulation and before they know it, their locs are at their shoulders. For others, it can seem a long, hard road to growing locs. Thin locs may break off and buds may constantly come untwisted. It can be a frustrating process, but try to remember that growing locs does take time.
Any of the following starter loc styles will eventually result in a headful of locs to be envied. Choose according to your stylist's advice and your hair texture.
As its name suggests, this style is created by rolling sections of hair between the palms of your (or your stylist's) hands. It's great as a stand-alone style as well, but by leaving your palm rolls in, your hair will loc over time.
Decide how large you want your sections to be before beginning to palm roll. Make sure they're as uniform as possible. A light hairdress or gel is best for fashioning palm rolls -- beeswax should be avoided as it's too tacky, difficult to wash out of the hair and will attract dirt and dust.
Two-Strand Twists and Twists:
Just like palm rolls, two-strand twists are their own style, but can be left in to grow into locs as well. You may find it necessary to hold your twists in place with rubber bands at the root and/or the ends until the locs begin to form so that they don't unravel.