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    Forgive what may be a really, really stupid question.

    I'm faintly superstitious and my niece told me it was bad luck to count. Anyone else ever hear of this?

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    Some people say it is, but I dont get it. If you want to know, I suggest you count them.

    BTW your hair is lovely, especially the way teek parted it.

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    Never heard this one before. Matter-of-fact, I counted and recounted mine the other day because Robyn asked how many I had. Hadn't thought much about it before she asked. I agree w/AfrikanQueen.

    Loc Journey started April 10, 2004

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    I seem to remember there being a thread on here in which people were asked to name the number of locs they had on their heads. There were a lot of responses. I think Beryl's niece held the record at 700 or thereabouts.

    Interestingly, just as I never got into measuring my hair length, I'm really not interested in knowing exactly how many locs I have. It's not about being superstitious; I just don't really care to know. But if I were to guess I'd say I have somewhere between 120 and 150.

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    being that I'm NOT a superstitious person, I don't believe that it's bad luck to count your locs. In fact, I've counted mine on a couple occassions in the past, and nothing bad has happened to them. What IS supposed to happen if you count them, according to the superstition? :-?

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    I'm about to start my locs (for the umpteenth time ) and I contemplating on whether or not I should count them. I know I will, cause I'm not really superstitious...

    Does anyone know the origin of this belief?

    BlakStaar

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    My hairdresser told me I had about 400 but I haven't counted them myself.

    When someone tells me something is bad luck to do, I usually do it.

    I walk under ladders,
    I break mirrors,
    I open umbrellas in the house,
    and now I'm going to count my locs. :-)

    Typoz

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    I've never heard that it's bad luck to count locs.

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    I've heard this before. My mother used to say something like this to me when I was little, she'd be doing my hair and I'd ask her how many braids or whatever she'd have and left and she'd tell me it was bad luck to count your hair/braids or whatever.

    I haven't counted my locs, but not because my mom says it's bad luck just not interested in it or too lazy to. I don't believe it either way.

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    Forget it. I searched the 'Net and couldn't find anything to substantiate this claim. I counted. Somewhere around 110 (give or take a few)... Besides, my luck couldn't get much worse.

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    To quote my Mamma "How can you be superstitious and believe in God?"

    I say count them! I just don't have the patience or desire.

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    To quote my Mamma "How can you be superstitious...

    I agree, but I'm too lazy to count my locs! LOL!

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    How can something that is a natural part of your being and body be bad luck, impossible! In that case they say black is bad luck so do we hate the skin we in? Yet some do but fear not it is a blessing to be able to count what is one of the most beautiful symbols of the Black Nation....our hair!!!!

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    bad luck or no, i counted mine last night. 333 (more than i expected).

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    No. Most of those that says that, have perms and don't have long hair-- so it ain't working-- so i counted mine--270

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