After many weeks and lots of hours, I FINLLY was able to restore the blog and posts all the way back to 2009. JGA has a new look and so does my hair!
By now you’ve undoubtedly seen my updates on my Instagram account, and know that I’ve started locing my hair! I started this new chapter on February 6, 2020 and had 147 two strand twists installed by Lauren at Meraki Natural Hair.
To infuse my hair with as much moisture as possible, I deep conditioned the night before with TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask. There was no point in styling my hair so I applied Miellé Organics Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner, detangled my hair, and put in about 10 chunky twists. I worked from home the next day so I didn’t care about whether my hair would look cute, haha.
The following day after work, I showed up at Meraki Natural Hair bright eyed and bushy tailed. I’ve wanted locs for years (I’ll do a whole “why” post this week) and was finally taking the lunge. The owner, Lauren, started off by shampooing my hair, then after applying conditioner, she throughly and gently detangled my hair. Oh, I forgot to mention that before we even began, she asked me what method I wanted to use for my starter locs, the parting style I wanted, and the size I wanted my locs to be — two strand twists, c-shape parts (also known as crescent parts or half moon parts), and roughly the size of a no. 2 pencil.
I wish I’d had the foresight to take pictures or record a few clips while she installed my twists, but y’all, I was just too nervous to do any of that. It took her 4 hours to get through my big head and I think I forgot to breathe half the time. I couldn’t see my hair as she worked her magic so I just had to trust her. She maintains the locs of my two close friends so I knew she would do a good job. What I didn’t know is that I would be in love with my hair at first sight!
I wanted to hug her and throw rose petals at her feet because after just 3 questions, she gave me exactly what I was hoping for. I love, LOVE, my little starter locs. With my length, I figured two strands would be the easiest and neatest way to maintain length while going the process, and c-shaped parts for a more natural fall to my locs.
My little starter locs are coming along nicely and I can’t wait to journal this new journey on the blog and share it with all of you. More posts coming soon!