I am 27 weeks loc’d, just one week shy of being 7 months and I’m loving the #locjourney! I’ve loved and embraced every phase of the journey: the frizz, shrinkage, budding, etc., but most importantly, I’ve loved the time I save not having to “do my hair.”
The first month was amazing! All I had to do at night was put on my “S.L.A.P.” (satin lined cap) by Grace Eleyae and take it off in the morning, shake my head, and viola, my hair was done! Having locs has saved me hours that I’d usually spend on styling my loose natural hair.
Here’s the link to the SLAP: https://www.graceeleyae.com/collections/satin-lined-caps-1
Switching gears...tip of the day
When loc’ing, make sure to research or have a good understanding of the “loc to part ratio.” The loc to part ratio will give you an idea of how big or small your locs may be. Knowing your hair texture will also help in determining this. The finer the hair strand, the smaller the parts because your locs may be small due to thinner hair strands. If you have thick hair strands, you may want larger parts. The thicker your hair strands, the bigger your locs may be (typically).
My hair strands are thin (and coily), so I went with mid-size parts (see pic) and I’m happy with the size of my locs. I have 101 locs total.
I also suggest that whichever size parts you choose, that you make the parts around the perimeter of your face a tad bit larger. Doing this helps the loc to carry the weight of the loc as it matures and prevents damage to your edges (especially when styling your locs). It may prevents the extra tension on your edges if the locs around the perimeter of the face are larger.
Thanks for stopping by! Next week I’ll post more pics of my locs at 7 months, so stay tuned!
Until then, have a safe & Happy Thanksgiving!