I started my second set of locs yesterday.. YAYYYY GO MEEEEE! I was loc’n for a year and took them down by combing them out in February. Everyone questions why I took them down so i’ll explain. Before I loc’d I wore my head shaved and grew just enough hair for a stylist to start coils. After my locs started to mature my locs were rather small because I had started them at such a short length. So the advice I received from a stylist was to combine them to prevent them from having breakage and damage later so I had all of them combined. The combination of all my locs messed up my parts and my locs werent meshing together very well. I was overall unhappy with the look of them and even besides the combination of my locs I also felt that I could of took better care of them as they were loc’n. Some of my locs had lint in them and I didn’t like that at all.
Anywho.. I did the loose hair thing for a couple months and I missed my locs so much! Not that there is anything wrong with loose natural hair but it just wasn’t for me. I had it straightened and even though I looked nice I didn’t feel like that style fit who I am as a person anymore so everyday I wore a puff. Mainly due to it being low maintenance and my hair is out of my face. But the most important reason why I decided to loc is because of my connection to my locs. This might be some crazy loc talk but my locs were like my kids. I nurtured and cared for them and watched them grow. I played with them and gave them good energy and in return they gave me good energy and taught me things. Things like patience because you HAVE to have patience if you plan on having locs for a long period of time. They also taught me that I define my own beauty and anyone elses opinion of my beauty didn’t matter. Unfortunately when I decided to get locs not everyone understood my reasoning. Some people loved the idea and some people hated it. I felt like that bad energy sometimes resulted in me covering my locs through the loc’n process. But over time I started to like when my locs did their own thing and embrace the changes they made during the process.
So yesterday I called my favorite natural hair shop in Philadelphia called Au Naturale (www.phillynaturalhair.com) and set an appointment with Junaee! I went there a few times before last year and I love love love the atmosphere there. I’m all about good energy so I knew I wanted to start my locs there. The process took about 3 1/2 hours due to my hair being thick but it was worth it. She did them at a perfect size and my parts are nice and neat. I decided to use the coil method versus the two strand twist method because I want my locs to look like locs immediately. The two strand twist method takes a lot of palm rolling to get the loc look. As far as maintenance, i’ll be putting oil on them for the next 4 weeks to keep them moisturized until my next retwist in 4 weeks.
I’m so excited about this journey and I will definitely be sharing everything with you all. I plan on doing a Youtube video when I hit a week or two. I also will be sharing things I know and things i’m learning about locs. Has anyone else had multiple sets of locs? Why did you take them down and get them back in? Whats your connection to your locs? Is it just for the loc you like or a spiritual connection? Share Share Share!
Loc’n& Loving it!