Happy Locaversary to MEEE!!!!!
Day 1 October 19th, 2005
One Year Later
So if you scroll down you can see that yesterday was my blogbirthday or blogaversary (whatever you wanna call it), today is my locaversary and tomorrow is my real BIRTHDAY!!! WOOOO HOOO party harty LOL
Over the years I've done so much stuff to my head..it's been dyed, fryed and laid to that side LOL. It's been shoulder length, chin length, mushroom cut and finger tip length. I even use to go to the salon once every two weeks spending between 40-80 getting my hair did. So after I got tired of spending all that money I decided that something had to be done. I'd seen locs before or dreads as many people call them and decided to take a step out and loc my hair. First I researched...and when I say researched I looked at every website google or aol and even msn had to offer. I looked at pics of people with locs..short ones, long ones, colored ones, grayed ones...people who had locs for like 30 years LOL. I looked and whites, blacks and asians who had locs...how they went about locing their hair..the dos and don'ts of locing. I joined a couple of yahoo groups...talk to my moms about it...I've always been one to take her opinion very seriously. After I think I learned what I needed to know I had to decide how I wanted to loc my hair. Did I want to freeform....comb coils..or just not comb my hair and hope for the best LOL...well I like my hair to be neat so I decided to go with the comb coil part minus the comb LOL...my roomie took time out of her schedule (and she still does) to part and twist my hair...I began by getting them done every 2 weeks just because I didnt' like the messy look and believe you me...you have to be ready for the messy look. I bought so many hats during the first months you would have thought I didn't have any hair LOL. I still wear a hat occassionally just not as much as I did before. I was so blessed to have someone who lives with me take care of my locs for me cause I tried to twist them suckas on my own it took me over 2 hours and I still had to get help my dang on arm was hurting LOL
There were times when I wanted to just untwist my hair and run and get a perm and yes there are times when I've questioned what the heck I'm doing (like when I colored my hair a week ago and I had all this buildup LOL, that scared the mess out of me thought my locs were gonna break off) but I've recieved so many compliments and I have fallen in love with my babies that cutting them off now would seriously damage me LOL. I love how I can wake up in the morning and just do a lil hand wave in my hair and walk out the door. Yea I throw oil in them, or spray them but for the most part I can wake and go...and I love that. I love finding new ways to wear them (I'm on loc websites all the time LOL..and you have any suggesstions let a sista know) I love how I notice the buds on the ends of my hair I love how they are individual...some are thinner some are getting thicker. I love finding new things to put in them like loc jewlery cause it makes them look oohhh so jazzy lol I love how I've colored them and although I colored them myself (so many people dont' recommend this) I did a great job and it goes great with my skin tone. Taking the time to become more aware about my natural hair has also made me take a look at how I take care of my body...I'm not a vegan nor am I giving up meat any time soon LOL..but I try to a lil bit more healthier cause I want my hair to be healthier. On top of that I've always liked guys with locs so now this gives me something to talk about with them LOL..and yes I have seen some ugly guys with locs so I don't run to every man i see with locs...come on LOL
As you can see they are still growing and changing and I look forward to each day that I wake and notice that they have gotten a tad bit longer. They do appear longer when they are wet and as soon as they dry LOL they shrivel up but hey it is what it is and that's just a stage in their growth..they will get to the point where even when they shrivel they will be long :) What I have learned during this year of hair discovery is that everything you read in books about locs might not be for you...you have to know your hair and head and how it reacts to things. It's nice that folks try to help me out by offering suggestions but just because you only got yours done once every 2 months doesn't mean that it's what I'm gonna do...and save the if you twist them too much they will fall out for someone else LOL...
I'll be happy when I can pull them all into a pony tail but for right now I'm satisfied with two baby pony tails in the front :) I'm so happy with my decision and any one that is contemplating goi
ng all natural HOLLLAAAA AT ME!