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...

5 Things I Haven’t Missed Since Locing My Hair

5 Things I Haven’t Missed Since Locing My Hair

01. Long wash days When deciding whether or not to go through with my decision to loc my hair, thinking about how much shorter my wash days would become was definitely one of the factors that pushed me towards committing to the idea. My wash days weren’t marathons but they were longer than what I’d like. Old wash day: pre-poo, shampoo, condition + detangle with conditioner in my hair while in the shower, then leave-ins and usually a twist out. New wash day: shampoo, quick conditioner (if at loctitian), then retwist. Done. Doesn’t that sound wonderful! 02. detangling! I could’ve...

Hibiscus and Rosewater Moisturizing Spray for Locs

Hibiscus and Rosewater Moisturizing Spray for Locs

Since locing my hair, I’ve been keeping my little starter locs moisturized by spraying my hair with rosewater (and rosewater + glycerin when the humidity in my area is high. Using rosewater has been great – it nourishes my hair with no build up – but I’ve wanted to mix up a moisturizing spray with more “oooh.” Here’s what I mixed up last night. With my love of all things Ayurvedic, I decided to spice up my DIY moisturizing spray by adding hibiscus. Benenfits of hibiscus Rich in vitamin C and amino acids Adds natural shine to hair Balances scalp’s...