What is the importance of ‘Locs’ in RasTafari? Do you need Locs to be a Rasta?

What is the importance of ‘Locs’ in RasTafari? Do you need Locs to be a Rasta?
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What is the importance of ‘Locs’ in RasTafari? And Do you need Locs to be a Rasta? Often times I myself hear or read this question and felt to address it as best as possible in Jah will.

Therefore, I’ll be writing to you explaining the importance of ‘Locs’ to us of the faith of RasTafari. Similarly, I’ll also be explaining if you need to ‘Locs’ to be a Rasta.

Many are aware that ‘Locs’ is worn by us of the faith as our crown, symbolic to those of Kings and Queens. Many see it fitting that ‘Locs’ represent a crown worn by royalty.

However, ‘Locs’ are not just worn as a symbol of a crown but it is a Covenant made between Jah and man.

Covenant made with Elohim

A Covenant made with Elohim from the days of Moses recorded in our history in the Bible. Spoken unto the children of Israel, when either man or woman separate themselves.

To vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the Lord: All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head:

until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the Lord. He shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

The Real Importance of ‘Locs’

As the Book of Numbers reveals, ‘Locs’ is more than a symbol of a crown. ‘Locs’ are a symbol to show a vow that we have made with the Most High.

To separate ourselves from those of this world and be set apart by faith. This is the true meaning and importance of why we of the faith of RasTafari wear ‘Locs’.

In honouring Elohim, we wear this crown upon our head. To be like Christ, who too had taken the Nazarite vow, we separate ourselves unto HIM.

Do you need ‘Locs’ to be a Rasta?

However, this brings us to our next question so frequently asked, do you need ‘Locs’ to be a Rasta? To answer this in short, no, no you don’t need ‘Locs’ to be Rasta.

However, if you are able to grow your ‘Locs’ then let it be, if not feel no way for it is ok. To be a Rasta is way much more than just growing of ones ‘Locs’.

For the growing of the ‘Locs’ is symbolic, symbolic of an internal consciousness. To be a Rasta, one must first circumcize the heart.

The circumcizion of the heart is more important than growing of ones ‘Locs’. For anyone can grow their hair and have it in a fashion mimicking Rastas.

But only a sincere person can circumcize their heart and turn it unto the Lord. Therefore, though it may be better to symbolize your faith by allowing your ‘Locs’ to be grown.

It is better to circumcize your heart and turn it unto the ways of righteousness. Let your heart, your love, your faith and hope in the Most High Creator lead you into all truths.


In conclusion, to truly live up to the faith of RasTafari, circumcize your heart and seek the ways of the Most High Creator. Seek the teachings of His Imperial Majesty, read your Bible for yourself, one chapter per day.

Seek the Most High with all your hearts and serve HIM with truth and righteousness. Reading the “Bible” a chapter per day is a journey.

A journey from the physical consciousness and state of mind to the spiritual consciousness.

That is why it is one chapter per day from Genesis. Taking the time to unlearn that of this world and learn that of the ways of the “Father”.

“Rastafari” also says “We in ethiopia have one of the oldest versions of the bible, but however old the version may be, in whatever language it might be written, the Word remains one and the same.

It transcends all boundaries of empires and all conceptions of race. It is eternal”. Selah.



Biko lion

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