When I stretch my hair to its full length it is about four inches although my afro is only half that long because it curls so tight. I don't see why I should have to cut my hair to loc it. I can twist it and it will stay twisted. I can braid it and the ends will curl up. In other words the curl pattern is very strong. My hair is also very soft. A white girl touched my hair and asked me how I got it so soft. I said "I use Downy." So my question is will the strong curl in my hair allow me to loc it without cutting it or using beeswax andd what not? Also, I like variety. Is it possible to get temporary locs that I can take out when I want to wear an afro? By temporary I don't mean extentions but locs that can be loosened so I can wear my fro from time to time.