Updated: Oct 11, 2020
This year marks my fifth year natural and I’ve thought about loc’ing for the last three years. My hair is extremely curly and will shrink several inches, so the detangle/wash/deep conditioning/LOC method, would take about two hours to complete. After that was all done, I’d go to bed with my hair damp and have to leave it in my two strand twists for an entire day for it to completely dry. (Yeah, I realize that I could’ve dried it quicker by sitting under my hooded dryer, but that’s another hour.🤦🏽♀️)
After my hair would dry, I could style it and because I really didn’t like to wash ‘n go, my go to style was always two-strand twists (which I’d have to pin down with bobby-pins or clips, to prevent shrinkage)... getting the picture yet?🤷🏽♀️
Fast forward to my third year as a loose natural and I finally found a Licensed Natural Hair Stylist who I adored (who also happens to be my cousin, hey Bonita👋🏽)! For the most part (besides a blow out to trim my ends), I was doing my own hair. Bonita did a mini two-strand twist style for me and that clinched the deal, the low maintenance of the twist convinced me to loc. The two strand twist she did were gorgeous and because some were flat twist, it prevented shrinkage, maintained moisturize, and I could still rock several styles with them. I had an ah-ha moment.
I did a lot of research on locs after that appointment and I finally decided to take the plunge (and let me just say, at this point in my loc journey (frizz and all), I wish I would’ve started sooner)!
The picture on this post is from day one, my starter locs were started with the two-strand twist method on May 22, 2020! Tomorrow, I’ll post a picture of what it looks like now (one day shy of 14 weeks), along with a post on my favorite loc products.
Check out my journey through nine weeks loc’d on my YouTube channel (it‘s only pictures and less than three minutes long).
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04JqMnJlsBJ8cAxbz_I8MA Let’s chat more tomorrow, until then...