where are you from?
i’m from miami, florida. 3-0-5, yo we got that fire . . .
when did you start your loc journey?
i started my journey on July 10, 2008. this december marks 17 months! yay!
why did you choose to loc your hair?
a little birdie ( *>*) whispered in my ear about 7 years ago, that i should start the process. i didn’t feel ready, and i was hella insecure about having just loose natural hair, so i knew that i couldn’t handle such a bold statement like loc’s.
years later, i was trying to figure what i wanted to do next with my hair. By that stage in my life i had embraced the fact that my hair was just hair. i feel that a lot of women are bound and enslaved to their hair. they can’t cut it, it must be straight, they can have no drastic change because they are so afraid of what they will look like and what others will think, they can’t get it wet thus they can’t exercise. too many restrictions.
so initially, i was thinking about cutting off all of my hair into a low fade. i wanted something low maintenance and hawt. lol. that never happened but we never know what the future holds. you may wake up tomorrow with a blog called The No Hair Diairies. lol.
so instead of cutting my hair i decided to loc my hair. i was definitely nervous but once i got off the loctician’s chair, i was so happy with the outcome of my hair.
how has you journey been thus far?
so far, i have loved every moment of it. i must admit some random days, i do miss my natural loose hair, but i have learned that my loc’ed hair is soo versatile and it can do practically anything loose hair can do (and maybe even better – lol).
any advice to new loc’ees and those considering loc’ing their hair?
to all my new loc’ees (although, i consider myself pretty new as well) I will say to be strong, stay focused, learn about your hair, try out new things, learn how to maintain your own hair (save you some money), and be confident in who you are. Lastly, be patient! Loc’s don’t loc the next day — they take time and more time. I know some people whose hair didn’t loc until after the 2 year. My hair is trying me too. Some of my hair is fully loc’ed but they front of my hair, which is curlier and straighter is take it’s poor little time. So just know that everyone’s process is different so don’t think what works for someone will work for you. That’s why it is important to learn everything about your hair. so get to studying!
to all my peeps who are thinking about joining the club. just do it. don’t get caught up in the process — look at the journey. if it’s something that you like, try it out, if it doesn’t work for you move on to something else. I will say that one thing you will need is PATIENCE, if you don’t have it now or ain’t willing to learn it, i’m sorry to say that you won’t succeed in the game.
favorite loc style/loc mainteance/any special tips you would like to share
i have soo many, but one of my favorites is my french braid pin up.