I have been protective styling a lot more than usual this year. My laziness with my hair has been at an all-time high, and I would like to grow my cut out as well. I have done two rounds of the bae locs, the short in June and more recently the 20″ length. I am here to give my opinion on both versions. Many of you loved this style so I’m here with the tea!
Back when I had the shorter length installed, the accent yarn was multi-colored. It was a great pop of color and gave the look a bohemian flair that I loved. When I decided to go longer in August, I noticed they added metallic accent yarn to the locs. The accent either colorway is a plus to me. It saves you the trouble of having to accessorize with jewelry or adding accent string yourself.
The shorter locs are better for the Summer. I regret getting the 20″ in August when we had sweltering heat and humidity. The 6 packs of hair were a lot to manage during the heatwaves of 2018. I should have waited and installed this during the fall, but I needed inches to swing for Beyoncé! Even though the hair is feather light, the 20″ is alot more hair to maintain overall, but it did not weigh my hair down or add unnecessary pressure.
What the longer hair gives you that the shorter ones can’t, is the ability to do updos. I enjoyed doing huge topknots with the 20″ length and side braids etc. There are more ways to get creative with hairstyles and have fun with the hair at this length!
The 20″ locs got tangled way more than the shorter locs. I had to go through daily and separate and cut the tangles off many locs, especially the ones in back. It started to annoy me after a while because I was scared my own hair was getting snatched up and tangled in there as well. The yarn also came apart on the longer locs, that didn’t happen to me at all with the 12″ version. Also, beware of earrings gettting stuck in the hair as well. I have two piercings in each ear, and my second earring was constantly getting snagged on the hair.
Both versions get fuzzy over time, especially after washing. Yes, I washed my scalp with both lengths. Apply a scalp cleansing shampoo to your parts before entering the shower. Gently massage it into your scalp to remove buildup/dandruff. Once in the shower, I would just let the water run down my scalp to rinse the shampoo off. This will only work if you have the locs installed individually, I am not sure how washing with the cornrows will work.
I think the frizz is a plus because it gives the locs a more natural effect. The number of people that stopped me and thought these locs were growing out of my head surprised me.
All in all, I loved this style. It has to go down as one of my fave protective styles I’ve ever gotten. I left each in for about 4-5 weeks and experienced no hair damage. If I were to get this style again, I would opt for the shorter length with the metallic accents. Have any of you tried the bae locs? Let me know your thoughts below.
I have already booked my appointment for my next protective style and I can’t wait. Feel free to check out the way I prep my natural hair for these styles here. I purchased the locs from this site, and the longer length is currently on sale!