Monday, January 5, 2009

Men and locs, Part I

....what can I say? I love them. With a passion.

Very rarely am I attracted to men with fades or short cuts. I may give them a glance but my mouth pretty much drops when I see a man with gorgeously maintained locs. I can't explain it.

Lately I've been having a ton of conversations about "women with locs" to men with locs. Two of my great male friends rock gorgeous locs on their crowns. I'll go into detail about those convos. But first a quick photo shoot.

My boys always allow me the honor to intertwine my fingers in their locs. I closely examine each one.

See...locs are more than just "hair". They tell a story. Check out Mr. Crass'.

Mr. Crass has some thiiiiick hair. He's been growing his locs for 6 years and I've known him only 2 of those 6.

They are perfect. I mean...I don't know how else to describe them.

*moment of silence* If I point to any area on his locs, he can tell me what was going on at that length. "The death of his Aunt" "The birth of his daughter". It's amazing....unfortunately he's ready to cut 'em off. For him they represent too much pain. Too many downfalls. He's ready for a change in his life....and the locs have to go.

I hope that I have mostly positive events/joys in my life as I grow my locs. I can't imagine cutting them off after 6 years. I remember scowling him after hearing this but now I get it.

I'm sure people who grow their hair pretty long can relate.

That song "I am not my hair" by India Arie ain't true for all of us.

Peace and loc've.

*kisses Mr. Crass*


Amina said...

wow!! he has gorgeous locs!!!!
yes, i understand the energy that locs hold and at some point, some are ready to cut them off!!
i hope his next hair journey brings him much joy

Miss.Stefanie said...

I cant wait to see yours :)

The Pretty Brown Girl said...

Girl, girl! This is my weakness! I have a friend w/long locs and I just mess w/his all the time. Funny thing is, I don't let anybody mess w/mine. I'm paranoid about folks' energies.

Atiyah said...

The guy I have been dating for over a year has locs. I love them, he wants to cut them off but I keep talking him out of it. Its something about men and locs that hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! His locks are perfection!!

I have a friend who started her locks when he father passed away. Her lock journey was like a journey with her father. She has stated she will never cut them and they are passed her butt now.

Shawnta said...

Cuzzo don't beat me up but I forgot to put crowned chronicles in reader :( GAWD! So if you see a hell of a lot of post from me I'm just catching up LOL!!
I find most people get a 7 year itch with their locs. I don't have many people to look up to here because most of them chop them all off by year 7 or 8.
I've always been a lil attached to my hair, so I don't see myself cutting it anytime soon, but sometimes I do wonder if it is time for us to part when I go through different stuff.

random said...

I love men with locs. Especially if their clean, and nice. With some twists or braids in the front. OMG it's like falling in love, lol.