In 1998, recording artist Lalah Hathaway made the decision to loc her hair. Hathaway had been considering locing for years. However, the opposition she faced from her record label presented a huge roadblock, she revealed:
“I decided first in 1992 to loc my hair and my label talked me out of it.”
Some of the criticisms directed at Hathaway’s interest in locing her hair ranged from “being too ethnic” and “having an urban look” to “not fitting with the flow of what everyone else is doing.”
Hathaway eventually made the decision to loc her hair 6 years later.
Watch Hathaway’s interview below.