Since sharing on IG that I’ve started the process to loc my hair, this has been the most asked question. My motivation to loc my hair isn’t really all that deep. I’ve reached a point in my life where I crave and prefer simplicity. As much as I loved my loose natural hair, it felt like a chore and dreaded wash days. I stopped enjoying my hair and got tired of constantly feeling like I had to “DO” my hair.
I wanted to be able to get up, and go. I grew annoyed with scheduling outings or making plans around how long it would take to do my hair. I completely was over that Sunday-evening-stress after realizing I hadn’t done a thing to my hair when I have to be up for work at 5 AM the next morning. I was over actively having to baby my hair, trim the split ends, to see growth. My shrinkage was a fierce thing. I was tiiiiirrred of having to stretch or straighten my hair just to see my length. That last bit used to make me miss my relaxed hair because although I have zero desires to touch a relaxer again, I missed the length. It made me feel feminine and like I had accomplished something that was just a dream to me. If you’ve been rocking with JGA for a while, you know how much I loved hitting the waist length milestone!
Don’t get me wrong, I adored my loose natural hair. I cried the first time I saw my hair completely sans relaxer after ending my long-term transition. I absolutely adorned my huge puffs and twists outs, but I’ve considered locking my hair for years and am finally taking the plunge. I’ve accomplished healthy, long waist length hair. I’ve achieved healthy, long (nearly waist length again) natural hair. Now I’m ready to set my sights on healthy, long locs!
I started my loc journey on February 6th and I although I may sometime say that I wished I’d made my decision sooner, I’m a huge believer that things happen when they are supposed to. Maybe if I’d started sooner, I would’ve regretted my choice. Maybe I wouldn’t have reached my desired starting length, maybe I wouldn’t have had the right mindset to fully commit. Maybe February 6th was just the perfect date 🙂
I’m closing in the 3 month mark and I’m looking forward to documenting this new journey sharing the highs and lows with you all!