five months on this day, may 12, i asked my mom to officially twist my hair up in practical twists to become locs and i never looked back; actually, i did look back. plenty of times i looked back.
there have been many times when i wanted to cut my hair off. i figured it would be easier to just rock a low fade than try to grow my hair out as well as loc it up. there have many of times that i thought i looked hideous. i compared where i was at to where other people were at around the same time in their journey that i was.
some days i still don’t feel like i’m the best-looking thing out there, but you know i’m working on that.
a little background
anywho, if you’ve known me for any amount of time then you know i love to change my hairstyles and i love to switch it up sometimes i’ll have a style for about a week and the next week i’m a completely different person.
i’ve done: wigs, weaves, braids, crochet, faux locs, yarn, cut it all off, just shaved the sides, wore my hair natural and curly, straightened it, had a bob, and dyed it a few colors (nothing too extravagant). i’ve done a lot with my hair.
cutting my hair off
for some time i was thinking about cutting my hair off, i looked at so many pictures of girls with short cuts then the day after graduation i cut my hair off. i figured i’ve done so much to my hair other than cut it off why not do that?
finally decided on locs?
so this time around, i was trying to grow my hair out and i could feel myself getting annoyed with the in-between, awkward stage and then I started looking into locing my hair. my parents were talking about locing their hair and my brother’s hair had been locing for almost a year and his was starting to look good, so i said let’s do it.
now, please know, i did try to loc my hair before (in oct/nov of 2016) but it wasn’t working for me. i had comb coils and my head was looking like I had little worms in it. i wasn’t a fan of it and i combed my hair out.
however, this time around i did some more research and watched a lot more youtube videos (because who doesn’t watch youtube videos before doing anything to their hair?) and i decided on having the foundation of twists and leaving them in.
originally, i wanted to retwist my hair but my mom suggested the idea of interlocking my twists with a crochet hook. i tried both ways and i do prefer the interlocking way.
my hair routine nowadays is very minimal. i probably do the least amount of work you can do when it comes to your hair. i wash it with shampoo (now i use mane & tail shampoo), let it air dry, and get it interlocked every few months. when i first get my hair interlocked i wrap my hair, but i’ve been getting bad at wrapping my hair up at night. in the morning, i usually just put some water on it to give it some life and/or change the style but that’s about it when it comes to my hair.
even though i thought about cutting my hair off plenty of times i don’t think i’m gonna do it anytime soon. my goal is to get my hair down to my butt, so we’re gonna see what happens… i’m only five months in.