One Bradelocz customer wanted to know:
“How important is it that the parts are lined up evenly, brick-layered or just wildly braided?”
There really is no right or wrong answer to that… it all depends on your personal preference.
When I started my first initial set of Bradelocz, I made the sections in the front as neat as possible.
But once I got to the back, I got lazy and just randomly grabbed sections of hair with no actual sectioning – I guess what was referred to as “wildly braided”. 🙂
And some people prefer the “wildly braided” look because, to them, it looks more natural – as if they were allowing their hair to lock up the way it wanted to.
But others prefer a bit more organization, structure, and neatness to their parting.
So, let’s talk about that for a bit.
The Pros and Cons of “Perfect” vs Random Parting
Why do some prefer their loc sections structured and others, not so much? Is one better than the other?
I’ve spoken with a lot of loc wearers over the years, and their experiences, coupled with my own observations, have given me a little insight into why they prefer their locs sectioned one way or the other.
Neat, meticulous, “perfect” box partings
Pros: This type of sectioning is often desired due to the neater appearance and the fact that it allows you to make clear-cut,”perfect” parts when styling your hair in corn rows, flat twists, side parts, etc.
Some also choose “grid-style” parting because it looks “more professional” and cleaner for their place of work or business.
Cons: Tight, clean sections may cause a “scalpy” look in thin hair with less volume and density.
Random, not-so-meticulous, “imperfect” partings
Pros: Less deliberate sections tend to create an illusion of fullness, showing less scalp in thinner, finer textured hair.
Also, again, random sections allow for the appearance of more “organically-grown” locs
Cons: Flat twists, corn rows, side & middle parts, etc., won’t have perfect, straight lines for those who desire that look.
Bear in mind, even if you chose “imperfect” sections whether via brick-layering or just pulling sections of hair randomly; while the parting may not be “perfectly” lined up, the styles will still be just as beautiful!
Once again, it’s YOUR choice as to how you want your locs sectioned off and whatever you choose is neither right nor wrong.Blessings & Warmest Regards,