Thursday, April 15, 2010

Loc Socks?!?

My hair is getting pretty long. To the point where regular large scarves do not cover my ends. Because of this, the bottom of my loc's are always exposed when I go to bed. This has caused a lot of thinning on the bottom.
As far as I know, the only other option is Loc Socks. And these things, from what I have seen are not exactly sexy bed time wear. I got a man and I want to keep him! Kidding y'all... lol. I am sure my husband would not mind if I wear the loc socks knowing that its good for my hair. But I would like to find something that doesn't look like I am wearing a big baggy sock on my head.

I did find one site that was put together nicely:  Dreadsockonline.com


I also believe that Lynjonta.com has loc socks, but their only store is temporally closed. But I saw this interesting loc shower cap (picture below), so I will be going back when they reopen their online store.


Cheaplocksocks.com seems to have a large selection, so I may check them out as well. A lot of their socks are priced at $7.00, but they don't cover the ends. 

There's also, SocLocSoc.com

If any one has tried Loc Soc's from any brand, write in and let us know what you think of them, and if possible where you got yours. And if any one has found a way to keep their long loc's protected in another way, let us know your ideas and tips.

13 comments:

  1. Hey Karen,

    I have 2 from locsocloc. I have one complaint - after a couple of months of wear and wash, the elastic band gets loose and I have to hand sew a few stitches to make it tighter.

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    1. Same happened to me, so I'm looking for something that holds up. I had my sister retighten it and that worked for a month or so. Now looking at Locsock

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  2. I love what you've done to the place!

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  3. Hey Karen,
    I wrote a review on the loc soc a while ago(http://lovelifelocks.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-thoughts-on-loc-soc-by-shades-of.html) I do like it but I've lost it so am looking for another. Thanks for the links above - I'll check them out.

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  4. *comes out of new lurkdom*

    I have the dreadsock and i agree with you, its not very sexy and i also have a husband to keep happy, lol. It is clearly made for a man, imo, lol. It does a good job keeping my locks "neat" but if i sleep too hard, it slips off. I really want to try the Loc Soc, i remember going to that site in the past, but for some reason didnt buy, but now it seems like it would be just the ticket. I like the way she bunned her locks up in the white Loc Soc and the tied it tight, im thinking i would like to do the same thing if I choose to purchase one (or two lol). I wish her video page worked so we can see how each style was done, though.

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  5. I haven't tried any of these products, just passing thru & wanted to say I agree with miss_e I like the changes you've made to your blog it looks really fresh & inviting.

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  6. I have a 3 lockscrunchie hair bags. They are similar to the loc soc but a bit longer. I purchased 2 on sale for $19.99. the third one i paid for full price. they cost a bit more but i believe it's worth it. I've had mine for 2 years. I washed it in the washing machine and dried it in the dryer and it still looks and fits like it did when i first purchased it. I'm not one to keep spending $12 over and over to replace a loc soc. I mean this stuff should last... I'm pleased with my lockscrunchie. I cannot ever see wasting money on a loc soc ever again. --Shannon

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  7. This post is so timely for me, I'm in need of something new to cover my locks at night. I had the perfect thing and have been using it since, but alas its run its course. These look interesting, but imo, not better than what I was using--a satin lock pouch or sleeve I think its called. Basically its like a scarf but sewn in the shape of a triangle and the front end of the it can be tied, so you can push your locks into to sleeve part and then tie it down in the front. I have looked far and wide for it since or a replacement to no avail (I bought in CVS of all places). But these are good alternatives if I don't find something closer to it...sigh.

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  8. Hi has anyone thought about going to the local fabric store and picking out beautiful fabric from the thousands of choices available and sewing their own loc hair coverings (or getting someone u know to sew for u if u can not)for something nicer to wear to bed? I am in the process of doing just that so I'll let you all know how it turns out. Thanks for your time A Smiling Butterfly!

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  9. I have created my own Dreadsock. I ordered one from the dreadsock site and it never came!!!! Be careful with that company, (rip off) I've heard the same horror story from other people...

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    1. I read a BBB complaint against them and it seems like 2011 they were undergoing management change and that affected everything. However, there hasn't been any complaints in the last year.

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  10. it slips off my damn head!!!! EVERY NIGHT!!!!!!!!

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