• Search
  • Register
  • Log in
  • Hair Care Information » Locs
  • A Rant, A Plea, A Call...an Update

     

    trula has locks and keeps the front unlocked. she sometimes braids it, cornrows it, or just leaves it loose. you could get really imaginative.

    and i believe she lives in cleveland

    check out her blog:
    http://www.mspmedia.net/trula/dreadlocks.html

    #
    Member
     

    hey Lbell. you've received some great advice here and i know you've decided to at least wait for now, but i just wanted to say that regardless of what path you take just know that there's certainly nothing wrong with it. i remember when i started seriously contemplating locs. i was thinking along the lines of being "locked fr life", but whenever i thought about how long a time that truly is (God willing), i realized just how ridiculous that is for me. i'm already five years into the process and am not sure how much longer i'll stay here. even though i really like my locs and am not struggling with the same issues you are i do wonder WHEN i decide to get rid of them exactly how that will occur. the thought of waist-length locs just does not appeal to me, so i'll have to make some decisions within the next couple of years, LOL.

    #
    Member
     
     

    Another thought that I've had. I know that you are a hardcore DIYer but would visiting a loctitian from time to time be an option? That way it would give you a break (if doing your hair is part of your issue) and could introduce some versatility for you in regards to a cute loc style or heck just a style that you aren't spending time doing yourself. I know that I'll be doing that myself from time to time because I'm just tired of doing hair and I've found someone that I can trust (of course this is key).

    #
    Member
     

    since i've been where you are, i know how you feel. before i actually cut my locs, i wanted to cut them 3 other times. my spirit was calling for it just like it was when i was called to loc. i just had to do it. picking them apart wasn't an option for me. i said if i cut them, i wanted to start fresh. and that's my plan. i'm growing out my hair for my fro. now if i would have picked the locs apart, i would be farther along. however that wasn't my goal. i wanted to have the feeling of watching my hair grow into that fro.

    whatever you decide to do later is totally on you. only you know exactly how you're feeling. good luck

    #
    Member
     

    ...

    ITA

    #
    Member
     

    sis, u already know how i feel about all this. at the end of the day, it IS only hair. tho i don't participate too often in this site, i see u giving SOUND and RELEVANT advice on any number of threads and subjects, and therefore u know u will get nothing but support and positivity from any and everyone here.

    i think women in the respect of being able to cut it all off and then start them again are able to look at in a different perspective than men. most men, especially MY age have to worry about whether or not it would grow back if cut off. thinning hair runs in my family, and i know it's my growing locks for so many years that have enabled me to have my hair waaaaay longer than my brother, who's younger than me!

    i think there are people for whom locks are not just a hairstyle, but more a part of who they are. many don't consider cutting their locks anymore than they would consider cutting off an arm or a leg.......it's an extension of themselves as a whole. before i had locks, i'd cut my hair regularly every 2 weeks or so, until i decided i would grow locks. once that decision was made, cutting/trimming them was not an option. they are what they are, they are the length they are, their length will be determined by "them" and not by "my actions".

    the bottom line is that u have to decide what this current family of locks means to u, and if parting with them will enable u to experience something new in life and u're happy with that, then u should cut them if u want to. U ONLY LIVE ONCE. u know u can grow them again at anytime. but if THESE locks have significance to u, then think long and hard about whether u truly wish to part with them. because when they're gone, THOSE locks are gone. doesn't mean they can't be replaced, but the ones u CURRENTLY have will be lost, and it's up to U to decide how much (or little) they mean to ya!

    GOOD LUCK!

    #
    Member
     

    Quote from my book Going Natural:

    For many people, cultivating dreadlocks is a holistic experience. Although this does not go for everybody who wears locs, it is without question that locs do have an impact on the person who grows them. Learning to love your hair doing its own thing in its natural state, is a journey that teaches you about yourself, self-love and self-acceptance.

    Still it is possible that somewhere along the journey one longs for a different hairstyle. There is no harm in wanting another hairstyle after cherishing locs for years. However, growing locs is lot of work so it hurts to shave off luscious locs that have been cherished and cared for for so long. There is an alternative.

    So no I don't think you are not a hypocrite.

    #
    Member
     

    I had locs for some years then like you discovered it was not my look or honestly I got tired of the look. I love Big azz fros, cornrows and twists. I misssed my fro too much!
    Now it is back and bigger than ever and dont really miss my locs. My locs were growing fast too. I cut them off when they were at my bra strap so I can say I had that experience.

    #
    Member
     

    I know personally two women who had locs aged in...

    ^^ what she said.... Keep us posted! I think that I will undo my locs one day, just not now. I get the urge to do it every time I look in certian people's albums.

    #
    Member
     

    Echoing others: it's just hair. You'll have a sharp TWA if you cut it or it will look great if you keep loc'd but we also know it will look fantastic if you pick out the loose hair and wear it long. Heck, I bet it would look fine if you did that s-word that we're not supposed to think looks good (but I do). It's just hair.

    You're level headed so whatever decision you make will be right.

    #
    Member
     

    a hypocrit to whom?

    if you want to flip-flop from a twa, to shoulder-length twists and twist-outs, to locs, to a BAA, and back to locs again during the course of your life, you should do it.

    i never understood the "loc'd for life" idea. sounds like a lot of pressure to have to commit to fulfilling the declaration of a "forever and ever" hairstyle, and then experience guilt for changing your mind because one day you want to sheer it to sport a half-inch short afro.

    i think it's wonderful that many women are experiencing their natural hair. but i think it's sad when your hair becomes so serious to you that you can't enjoy it with whimsy.

    #
    Member
     

    No you are not a hypocrite, its your hair to do with as you wish so enjoy it! Whether you regret it or not its your regrets to make or you decision to be thankful for

    #
    Member
     

    Okay, I've had time to think and collect my thoughts. I'll try not to make this too long.

    First and most important: THANK YOU ALL for your advice and insight. People who b**** about forum elsewhere don't know the forum I know. If you give love (which I usually do unless something really p***es me off, and even then I try not to get personal), you get love. Of course, having a true understanding of the forum mission helps too.

    Bottom line: I've been putting myself under a LOT of stress this semester. There's getting to graduation, and there's figuring out what Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to do after graduation. The dissatisfaction with my locs is only the newest consequence of this stress. I have also been craving alcohol -- that's the best way to describe it -- since the start of this semester. Fortunately I've been able to manage it (staying out of bars, not having alcohol in the apartment) but the only thing thatàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s prevented me from getting completely smashed (something I havenàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢t done in years -- getting smashed, that is) is knowing that alcohol could adversely affect my medication (blood thinner) and I might end up in the hospital. So since I canàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢t take my stress out on my liver, Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m taking it out on my hair. I also havenàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢t been working out or eating right. Doing those two things will help me manage my stress better. (You know how you KNOW you need to do something, but you still don't do it? Gotta put in that extra effort...and it's HARD.)

    Apart from that, I realized that this isn't the first time I've hit a "rough patch" with my hair, and it probably won't be the last time, either. Thatàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s why Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m SO happy I was able to do a halfway-decent àƒ¢â‚¬à…bunàƒ¢â‚¬à‚ today using the cut-off top of a black knee-hi. For the first time in a while I was able to take a deep breath and say, àƒ¢â‚¬à…Okay, maybe I can hang on to these locs a while longer.àƒ¢â‚¬à‚

    Re the difference between long hanging locs and long hanging twists: Honestly, when it comes to the hanging factor, thereàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s no difference. At least with twists Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢d have the option of going back to loose hair. But I RARELY like àƒ¢â‚¬à…longàƒ¢â‚¬à‚ loose hair in general unless itàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s curly or nappy or some combination of the two. For me, straight hanging hair, even straight-LOOKING hanging hair (like long locs), is boring beyond belief. (I make exception to you folks with long locs...yours all look great. )

    Since I was a (relaxed) teenager I have been a fan of updos both simple and intricate, and Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m really sorry theyàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gone out of fashion in todayàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s society. Itàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s ridiculously difficult to find hair accessories for updos because for most long-haired women, updo = ponytail. Thatàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s why Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m so happy with my bun today.

    Another motivation for picking out my locs was that I started looking at some of the Cnapp albums and got to reminiscing about my loose hair. But as I said in my original post, I donàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢t have the kind of time I had before. Actually, I do, but Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢d rather spend that time doing something other than styling my hair.

    And I want to make it clear to those who might be reading this and saying, àƒ¢â‚¬à…See, it DOES take a ton of time to style nappy hairàƒ¢â‚¬à‚: That time was NEVER poorly spent. For the most part I enjoyed having an entire weekend afternoon to style my hair. And in my case it was more or less free since I was doing it in my home with my products. Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢ve always liked styling my hair for the most part, and looking at some of these albums got me thinking about what I could do with loose hair now. But realistically there are other ways in which I want / need to express my creativity, and RIGHT NOW hair needs to be lower on that list.

    Re the idea of having someone else do my hair: If I were back in Chicago, I might consider paying someone to help me with my issues. Unfortunately I have a feeling I'm the closest thing to a loctician within a 50-mile radius of my apartment. Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢ve thought about whether having an established relationship with a loctician (in Chicago) might make / have made a difference. It may have, but at the same time being able to loc on my own, mistakes and all, has been invaluable. So right now the only outside help I need is that which I've been getting here on forum. You all are my locticians.

    The hypocrite factor: Yeah, I realize I was being wayyy too hard on myself with that.

    So this is what I've done:
    - I haven't latched my new growth and I'm not planning to for a while. The only thing I'm concerned about are the two locs that are starting to thin at the root a little. I guess marrying them to stronger locs is still an option even though I'm not latching. Also, I'm curious to see whether my new growth will actually loc if all I'm doing is separating after washing. I hear it happens, though.
    - I've started picking out some of my ends. Theyàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢re the original two-strand twists and I've long known I was going to get rid of these eventually. Whereas the rest of the loc length, while firm, is very flexible, the last 1-2", in most cases, is HARD as a rock. What Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been doing is basically picking out the ends, removing the loose hair and lint (a surprising amount, actually), and retwisting them or, in some cases, cutting them off entirely. So not only am I getting the much-missed cushiness at my roots, Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m getting it at my ends, too.
    - I broke away from the Dr. Bronneràƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s and bought some Clairol Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner. I donàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢t know if I can use both the shampoo (I diluted it 2-to-1) and the conditioner at every wash, but it's left my hair surprisingly soft and I've REALLY been loving the scent.

    So bottom line: I'm keeping this family of locs for now. They and I thank you.

    #
    Member
     

    so glad you're had some time to sift through what's been going on and what you can do to make it better for you. and i know about the desire for alcohol around graduation time. i'm not a drinker, but around thesis time and grading... i needed a drank(!) i'm cool now, we'll see what comps and dissertation bring i think the cushiness at the roots and at the ends will make a big difference. and a GOOD moisturizing shampoo makes everything better

    Let's hear it for LBell:

    hip hip hooray!

    hip hip hooray!

    hip hip _____

    #
    Member
     

    I hardly ever get to the loc forum since i'm still a loose nappy but I just wanted to tell ya good luck on whatever you decide. Do whatever you like best .

    #
    Member
     

    YAY! What a lovely and thoughtful update! Good for you, LBell. Hair sure can cause a great deal of stress, anxiety and second-guessing. Very glad you've cooked up a resolution -- at least for now.

    Yam

    #
    Member
     

    i'm glad to hear your update as well. i'll keep you in my thoughts as your semester winds down. good luck

    #
    Member
     

    First and most important: THANK YOU ALL for your advice...

    I think you'll find that the shampoo makes a difference. In my opinion Herbal Essences is the best of the drugstore product lines so good choice. I know some people really like the idea of using castille soap but it really isn't an effective cleanser for locks and even less so if you use oil. You might want to dilute the conditioner as well. Stay away from the oils - its a non-conventional approach but it works. Your locks will feel good and I think you'll be a lot happier.

    I feel you on the graduation stress even though its been a while for me. Its easier said than done but try not to worry too much and I'm sure things will work out for you.

    #
    Member
     

    Okay, I've had time to think and collect my thoughts. I'll try not to make this too long.

    First and most important: THANK YOU ALL for your advice and insight. People who b**** about forum elsewhere don't know the forum I know. If you give love (which I usually do unless something really p***es me off, and even then I try not to get personal), you get love. Of course, having a true understanding of the forum mission helps too.

    ((HUGS))

    Bottom line: I've been putting myself under a LOT of stress this semester. There's getting to graduation, and there's figuring out what Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to do after graduation. The dissatisfaction with my locs is only the newest consequence of this stress. I have also been craving alcohol -- that's the best way to describe it -- since the start of this semester. Fortunately I've been able to manage it (staying out of bars, not having alcohol in the apartment) but the only thing thatàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s prevented me from getting completely smashed (something I havenàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢t done in years -- getting smashed, that is) is knowing that alcohol could adversely affect my medication (blood thinner) and I might end up in the hospital. So since I canàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢t take my stress out on my liver, Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m taking it out on my hair. I also havenàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢t been working out or eating right. Doing those two things will help me manage my stress better. (You know how you KNOW you need to do something, but you still don't do it? Gotta put in that extra effort...and it's HARD.)

    <<I don't know WHAT it is about alcohol lately but I almost started a post in the other topics about a good wine to drink. I'm not a drinker and have no clue but was feeling like a glass of wine after work each day might just be alright lol. I'm still getting that wine lol but I will drink it sparingly. I don't know...is this a writer's thing???>>

    Apart from that, I realized that this isn't the first time I've hit a "rough patch" with my hair, and it probably won't be the last time, either. Thatàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s why Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m SO happy I was able to do a halfway-decent àƒ¢â‚¬à…bunàƒ¢â‚¬à‚ today using the cut-off top of a black knee-hi. For the first time in a while I was able to take a deep breath and say, àƒ¢â‚¬à…Okay, maybe I can hang on to these locs a while longer.àƒ¢â‚¬à‚

    Re the difference between long hanging locs and long hanging twists: Honestly, when it comes to the hanging factor, thereàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s no difference. At least with twists Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢d have the option of going back to loose hair. But I RARELY like àƒ¢â‚¬à…longàƒ¢â‚¬à‚ loose hair in general unless itàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s curly or nappy or some combination of the two. For me, straight hanging hair, even straight-LOOKING hanging hair (like long locs), is boring beyond belief. (I make exception to you folks with long locs...yours all look great. )

    Since I was a (relaxed) teenager I have been a fan of updos both simple and intricate, and Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m really sorry theyàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gone out of fashion in todayàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s society. Itàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s ridiculously difficult to find hair accessories for updos because for most long-haired women, updo = ponytail. Thatàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s why Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m so happy with my bun today.

    <<Same here and the basket weave and variations of the pony are going to cut it for me. Rolling your locs and pinning them up into a bun is an option as well. The thing that I love and appreciate about locs is how easy it is to switch up your look without commiting a lot of time. Have you thought about tams or headwraps to pull your locs back with?>>

    Another motivation for picking out my locs was that I started looking at some of the Cnapp albums and got to reminiscing about my loose hair. But as I said in my original post, I donàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢t have the kind of time I had before. Actually, I do, but Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢d rather spend that time doing something other than styling my hair.

    <<I did the same thing as my hair grew longer but I still just wore my fro. I NEVER commited that time. I think that it boils down a lifestyle change or shift right now and I love how locs or a twa allow or make room for that.>>

    And I want to make it clear to those who might be reading this and saying, àƒ¢â‚¬à…See, it DOES take a ton of time to style nappy hairàƒ¢â‚¬à‚: That time was NEVER poorly spent. For the most part I enjoyed having an entire weekend afternoon to style my hair. And in my case it was more or less free since I was doing it in my home with my products. Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢ve always liked styling my hair for the most part, and looking at some of these albums got me thinking about what I could do with loose hair now. But realistically there are other ways in which I want / need to express my creativity, and RIGHT NOW hair needs to be lower on that list.

    <<This is why I mentioned to consider your goals and lifestyle. It can be hard because nappy hair is just all kinds a goodness and makes you want it all. Luscious locs and a halo of fluffiness to boot. But ultimately the state that you choose to wear it in has to be conducive to one's lifestlye overall so when you have a lot going on and other things to focus on then it's not just about desire (hairwise) and while the need for change is understandable, I think that one can reinvent themselves with their locs if they so desire - this is just imo - but there are so many different looks to explore with them. I'm very focused on honing my writing skills right now so that I can write that best-seller and leave corporate forever and ever lol so I feel you on needing your time and to be in a creative place right now.>>

    Re the idea of having someone else do my hair: If I were back in Chicago, I might consider paying someone to help me with my issues. Unfortunately I have a feeling I'm the closest thing to a loctician within a 50-mile radius of my apartment. Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢ve thought about whether having an established relationship with a loctician (in Chicago) might make / have made a difference. It may have, but at the same time being able to loc on my own, mistakes and all, has been invaluable. So right now the only outside help I need is that which I've been getting here on forum. You all are my locticians.

    The hypocrite factor: Yeah, I realize I was being wayyy too hard on myself with that.

    So this is what I've done:
    - I haven't latched my new growth and I'm not planning to for a while. The only thing I'm concerned about are the two locs that are starting to thin at the root a little. I guess marrying them to stronger locs is still an option even though I'm not latching. Also, I'm curious to see whether my new growth will actually loc if all I'm doing is separating after washing. I hear it happens, though.

    <<I can attest to this. I only latched my first set of locs twice and then I freeformed for most of that year. Not only will they loc but they will loc faster because you are not manipulating your roots at all. They will be slightly thicker as well just fyi. You will always have that inch or so that is unlocked hair. What I discovered about myself is that like you I loved the feel of my loose hair so having loose hair at my roots at all times was like the best of both worlds. With this set, I knew that retwisting would work better for me because the next time that I washed in 7 days there would be unraveling and I'd be right back to my loose and puffy roots and I NEED to feel that fluffy goodness at all times. You could always switch to retwisting/palmrolling if you still want to maintain your locs and you'd have your puffy roots back with your next wash or you can freeform to your heart's delight. Truthfully I will be at 6 weeks this Saturday and have yet to retwist so now there's a lot of loose hair and puffy roots underneath coils that are actually starting to stick up due to the fro underneath lol. Once again, best of both worlds. I will likely retwist next week or something but then I'll wash a week later and be right back to my loose/puffy roots . See? >>

    - I've started picking out some of my ends. Theyàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢re the original two-strand twists and I've long known I was going to get rid of these eventually. Whereas the rest of the loc length, while firm, is very flexible, the last 1-2", in most cases, is HARD as a rock. What Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been doing is basically picking out the ends, removing the loose hair and lint (a surprising amount, actually), and retwisting them or, in some cases, cutting them off entirely. So not only am I getting the much-missed cushiness at my roots, Iàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢m getting it at my ends, too.

    <<There are ways to have them both - locs and cushiness all wrapped up into one. >>

    - I broke away from the Dr. Bronneràƒ¢â‚¬â„¢s and bought some Clairol Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner. I donàƒ¢â‚¬â„¢t know if I can use both the shampoo (I diluted it 2-to-1) and the conditioner at every wash, but it's left my hair surprisingly soft and I've REALLY been loving the scent.

    <<Soulgriot has turned me on to Abba Nourishing Moisturizing shampoo. It's clear and the scent is divine. Makes me wanna shampoo my locs all of the time for real. So yes good smelling shampoos and such will get you too. You mentioned that your locs are hard as rock. Have you tried an herbal rinse that softens them? Chamomile, flax, rose or rose petals as an herbal rinse used regularly will keep your locs soft and pliable. Also Soulgriot mentioned Abba Leave-in which is nice and light and can be added to your spritz to begin to soften the body of your locs again. A moisturizing shampoo versus any other type (even if it doesn't dry your locs out) will aid in this greatly as well.>>

    So bottom line: I'm keeping this family of locs for now. They and I thank you.

    <<Good luck sis and hang in there!>>

    #
    Member
     

    Sis,
    I am proud of you for giving some thought to your decision and coming up with what works for you. You are on this journey for you and you have nothing to prove. Remember that. I also wanted to just throw something out there. After reading your last post I'm thinking that you might be dealing with control issues. When I speak to women that drink or that self mutilate or bing, etc a lot of times there are so many other things going on in their lives that they are not in control of that they tend to look at these other behaviors as at least SOMETHING they can do to take control of their lives. I'm in no way saying that you wanting to cut your hair is equal to someone cutting themselves. Cutting your locs is in no way self destructive, but the urge may be a message to you that you need to make some changes in your life.

    #
    Member
     

    Please excuse my ignorance. I am new to all of this . What does TWA and CFC stand for? By the way I agree with the sister who said as long as you love your natural , it does not matter whether it's long, short, locked or loose. Don't be a people pleaser, be free in your decision. Nicc

    #
    Member
     

    Close to my work, there is a lady with long LONG locs (waist lenght).
    One day i was looking at her and notice that her roots were loose, she had about 8 inches of growth.
    I asked and she said that she was transitionning from loc to loose.
    She did not want to start with a twa...she uses conditionner on her roots everyday to make sure they do not loc, she often wear a scarf

    Maybe you could so that??

    #
    Member
     

    I'm gonna tell ya like my grandma use to tell us..."if you can't make up ur mind...don't do anything...just sit and wait...when the right answer comes there will be no more indecision...you will just know what to do and will do it" Grandma was alway right!

    #
    Member
     

    i agree with those who said (basically) to really think about it and then act.

    it's funny that this post comes at this time. i am at 14 months locked and i took down my first set at 14 months. i JUST thought about that yesterday, and for me, i regret it today since i just came back to locks... BUT I HAD to do it to learn the lessons that I learned.

    If you do just want a change (i took mine down after a big life change). Think of the options--layered cut, bangs, udo the ends

    listen to your heart!

    #
    Member
     

    As of about an hour ago I joined the ranks of the formerly locked.

    About three weeks ago I decided to pick out one loc "just to see". Bad idea. Once I started, I couldn't stop. Except I did...with a badly pricked thumb...two weeks later. At the end of those two weeks I had unpicked 12 locs at an average of 40 minutes per loc. Interestingly, after losing about a cotton ball's worth of shed hair per loc, my loose hair was about the same length as my loc (just below my collarbone. However, I had 150 locs remaining...and no desire to wear headwraps for another month. _headshake:

    So last Friday night I pulled my barstool into the bathroom, put my iPod on and tuned it to my "upbeat music" playlist (first song: "Atomic Dog"), got my scissors and a ruler, and got to work. One hour later I had a head full of 3-inch locs.

    Can you believe I actually had the nerve to look GOOD in them? I mean, seriously...they were kinda punk, kinda bold, and for a little bit I thought I might keep them that way. But then I remembered I had loose hair in the back and I didn't really want to shave it down AND I could still see white stuff on the tips of my locs (ick) AND I still didn't want to latch my new growth.

    So the next day (last Saturday) I began picking out the 3-inch locs. Thankfully it only took an average of 10 minutes per loc. I finished, as I said, about an hour ago.

    So now I'm sitting here with a 'fro in which there's probably still a lot of shed hair to be combed out. Tomorrow I'm going to soak it in a 2-to-1 ACV/water mix and then detangle.

    Thanks again to everyone who supported me from beginning to end (*sniff*). I feel weird that I'm leaving you in a way but I hope I can still provide help where needed.

    #
    Member
     

    About three weeks ago I decided to pick out one...

    I wondered what you decided. In fact, I just went to through the old loc posts to see if I missed anything & I saw yours. WOW, I'm surprised you did it, but if you're happy with it ROCK that TWA! I loved your loc'ed hair, I'm sure I'll love your loose hairs!

    Congrats!!

    #
    Member
     

    *screams, pull my hair, and run from this thread*

    #
    Member
     

    About three weeks ago I decided to pick out one...

    Oh, can we see?

    #
    Member
     

    Personally, I don't have the patience to take down locs. I knew it was an option almost four years ago when I chopped off my 3 yr. old locs, but I just needed a change! Cutting off my locs was a "whew!" moment for me.

    I got used to fooling around with hair again and decided that I just wasn't for it...and hear I am almost 3 yrs. locked AGAIN. In an earlier thread I started, I mentioned that I was considering shaving my head. Those thoughts have since subsided. Especially in light of current events in my life, I doubt I'll have time for anybody's brush, comb or deep conditioning treatment come November.

    But for the most part, because of everything I've ever done to my hair and everything it's gone through I know that if I go though with the big shave I'll be fine. Give it a few years and my hair will be right back where it is now...it's happened before

    Good luck.

    #
    Member
     

    Aww man! Before I got to see a pic of the curls!lol I'm happy 4 u. Sometimes I get really bored ad I'm almost certain my locs will be out of my head in the future. But 4 now, I'm content. Congrats though on your new found fro..........

    #
    Member
     
    123
    RSS feed for this topic  

    Reply »

    You must log in to post.

  • Tags
  •   No tags yet.
     
    Hair Care Information. Sitemap