Curling your locs can be a fun way to switch up your look and add some versatility to your style. However, determining the number of rollers you need for curling can be a bit tricky, especially when dealing with mid-back length locs. In this blog post, we'll discuss how the number of rollers required is more dependent on the thickness and number of locs rather than the length. We'll also provide some recommendations to help you achieve the perfect curls for your beautiful locs, including specific considerations for Sisterlocks.
Understanding the Factors: When it comes to curling your mid-back length locs, it's important to consider two main factors: the thickness of your locs and the total number of locs. These factors will play a significant role in determining the number of rollers you'll need. Additionally, the tightness of the curl you desire will affect how many locs can fit on a single roller.
Calculating the Number of Rollers: To calculate the approximate number of rollers required, you can follow a simple guideline. On average, you can roll about 3 to 5 locs on one roller, depending on their thickness. However, when it comes to smaller locs like Sisterlocks, you can roll up to 7 locs on one roller due to their size.
Example Calculation for Traditional Locs: Let's assume you have 200 traditional locs: 200 locs ÷ 3 locs per roller = 67 rollers needed.
Example Calculation for Sisterlocks: For Sisterlocks, you can roll up to 7 locs on one roller. Let's assume you have 400 Sisterlocks: 400 locs ÷ 7 locs per roller = 57 rollers needed.
Considerations for Curl Tightness and Drying Time: It's important to note that if you desire a tighter curl, you should add fewer locs on each roller. This allows for more space and flexibility for the curl to form. Conversely, if you prefer a looser curl, you can add more locs on each roller. Keep in mind that the more locs you add to one roller, the longer it will take for your hair to dry completely.
Purchasing Afro Curlers: Once you have determined the number of rollers you need, it's time to find the right product. Afro curlers, also known as sleep-on sponge rollers, are a popular choice for curling locs. These rollers provide a comfortable and convenient way to achieve beautiful curls without damaging your hair.
At What Naturals Love, we offer a range of high-quality Loc curlers specifically designed for locs. Our product, available in packs of six, can be ordered through our website (https://whatnaturalslove.com/collections/loc-care/products/foam-rollers-for-4c-hair-braidlocs-dreadlocks-relaxed-hair-and-weaves ). Based on the example calculations above, you would need around 12 packs for traditional locs (67 rollers ÷ 6 rollers per pack = 11.17 packs, rounded up) and 10 packs for Sisterlocks (57 rollers ÷ 6 rollers per pack = 9.5 packs, rounded up).
Final Thoughts: Curling your mid-back locs can be a fun and exciting experience. By considering the thickness, number, and size of your locs, you can determine the approximate number of rollers needed. Remember to adjust the number of locs per roller based on the tightness of the curl you desire. Additionally, keep in mind that the more locs you add to one roller, the longer it will take for your hair to dry. Don't forget to explore different styling techniques and products to achieve the perfect curls that suit your unique style.