One of our readers 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. To them, it looks more “natural”… as if they were allowing the hair to lock up as nature intended.
But others prefer a bit more organization, structure, and neatness to their parting.
So, let’s talk about that for a bit.
Why do some prefer their loc sections structured and others, not so much? Is one better than the other?
The Pros and Cons of “Perfect” vs Random Parting
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: Neater in appearance and allow you to make clear cut,”perfect” parts when styling your hair (example: corn rows, flat twists, side parts, etc.)
- Cons: May cause a “scalpy” look in thin hair that has less density
Random, not-so-meticulous, “imperfect” partings:
- Pros: Produces an illusion of fullness, and shows less scalp in thin/fine hair
- Cons: When doing styles such as flat twists, corn rows, side parts, etc., not as “neat” in appearance
But bear in mind that even if you chose “imperfect” partings, brick-layering, or just pulling sections of hair randomly; while the parting may not be “perfectly” lined up, the styles will still look just as beautiful!
So once again, it’s YOUR choice as to how you want your partings and whatever you choose is neither right nor wrong!
You just have to ask yourself, based on the pros and cons above, what’s most important to your personal aesthetic.Blessings & Warmest Regards,