3 Months Into My Loc Journey

3 Months Into My Loc Journey

Can you believe it’s been 3 months, THREE, since I had my started locs put in on Feb. 6th?! THREE! I may be the only one flabbergasted by this but y’all have to understand that I’ve thought about locing my hair for years, and then 3 months just up and flies by! I totally missed capturing my 2-month mark and kinda-sorta captured my1 month “starterlocaversary” on Instagram. I was painfully aware of the days and weeks right after I had my starter locs installed, and then the days blurred together and 3 months snuck up and swept by. To be...

Retwist No. 3

Retwist No. 3

I was trying to hold out until I’d hit week 5 at least to retwist my hair, but my hair had other ideas. My hair has been growing like a weed and started matting at the roots. I was completely over having to finger-combing my roots to keep my hair from matting so I decided to wash and retwist at week 3. 01. Pre-Cleanse & Shampoo I started off my wash day by spraying my hair with Dr. Locs Pre-Cleanse for a deeper clean to get rid of any buildup. I’ve been pretty good at not overloading my hair with...

Why I Decided To Loc My Hair

Why I Decided To Loc My Hair

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...

First Self-Retwist

First Self-Retwist

“Mama I made it!” That’s how I felt after removing all the pins from my hair and seeing that I didn’t jack my little baby locs up. Disaster. Averted! Here’s a recap of the momentous occasion. I started off by shampooing with Dr. Locs Yasin Shampoo. Even after lathering my hair 3 times, this shampoo delivered clean hair without stripping or drying out my hair. After shampooing, I soaked up the excess water with a towel while giving myself a quick facial and started summoning the courage to attempt a full (i.e. my whole head) retwist. The week before I...