Bobs, Braids, Lace-Fronts & Sew-Ins: 10 Stylists And Vloggers Show You How To Wear Wigs Over Locs

October 19, 2017  |  
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As an individual with locs, I know how versatile they can be, but I also know at times, it can feel like you’ve done everything you can think of and execute with them. And when you feel like you really want a change-up, the desire grows to go ahead and chop your locks off. Claire Sulmers, the lovely editor of, recently shared her big chop experience, swapping out her signature locs for a blond bobbed wig.

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If you follow, you’d know that I planned to chop my signature locs in favor of more versatile styles. After I went red for NYFW, I found my hair color compromised (instead of fully red, it was more red and gray). I cut my locs to my shoulders, but it still wasn’t working for me, so I decided to cut it all off and start anew! I tapped @NealFerinah of @NealFarinahInc, who styles @Beyonce ’s hair for music videos, performances, and street style, created @NickiMinaj ’s 60 inch style, and devised @SaintRecord 's barrette infused album cover, to do the honors. Because cutting my locs was a bold and daring move, @DaretoHaveHair_ provided my new style. Click the link in my bio to see the final results and read more thoughts on Video shot and edited by @rolandstoned 💣 #clairesulmers #thebomblife #beyonce #nickiminaj #instafashion #style #instastyle #fashionbombdaily #celebritystyle #fashion

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And while most people loved it, I noticed some telling her that she could have kept her locs and still worn wigs. But how?

As it turns out, women with locs have been doing this for some time and doing it well:

Everyday women have been braiding their locs up, circling them around their heads or finding other neat tricks to tuck their hair away so that it can be hidden under a wig. But what I found after doing some research via YouTube, is that you don’t have to just rely on big curly wigs to hide the lumps and bumps of your locs. Plenty of women are switching it up and doing sleek long wigs, blunt bobs, asymmetrical cuts and braids over their hair. It’s an option if you want a temporary reprieve from your locs, but still want to keep and cultivate them. And considering that we’re almost at that time of year when our hair could use a break from being exposed to the elements, why not show you the ways in which women with locs of all different lengths rock wigs from time to time? Here are 10 videos to help you try something new or just allow you to be playful with a fun wig.


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