Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I combed out a loc!

Yes, I did and I don't feel guilty about it either.

In fact, it was a bit liberating. Don't get it twisted, I'm not thinking of combing out ALL of my locs. In fact, the title is misleading because I only combed out a good 2 inches of a loc. And the only reason I did this was because I was combining 2 locs and needed to 2-strand twist alllll the way down. I've got enough split locs and am trying to avoid forming any more.


So I picked and I combed and before I knew it, I had combed out this much hair...


Awww! I felt all nostalgic rubbing the fro hair between my fingers. I kinda missed it. I say "kinda" because those who remember me during my huge fro days know that I never really liked doing my hair. It just took too much time.

Look at hair I lost just from combing out that little bit.


Yikes. And look at all of that lint. I was amazed, to be honest. Seeing that made me appreciate my locs even more. The fact that they don't shed and can trap lint in them is kinda cool. I mean, the lint itself isn't "cool" but...y'all know what I'm sayin' right?

I had my fun and 2-strand twisted two locs together.



I'm not diggin' this combining/marrying process. My hair seems to be fuzzier than ever. I shouldn't complain about it but ugh... The good news is, washing the hair makes the married locs form together even better. So even though I washed not too long ago, maybe I'll wash again. Hmm....

5 comments:

NESSessary said...

You have to be patient with the combining/marrying process, it isn't going to marry together over night even if you washed your locs every day (though it does help). I understand your frustrations though, but hang in there!

Mrs. Honey Dip said...

I comb the ends of my locs out all the time. Mostly to get lint out. It's become addictive lately. Most of the ends don't look like they've been combed out. I got carried away with one loc so it looks kinda funny.

But I hate that two strand look in the middle of mature locs too. I usually don't combine all the way down and just have 2 headed dragons.

B said...

Ness---> I am, chile. *le sigh*

Mrs. Honey Dip---> It is addicting! I didn't mean to comb out that much of a loc but I couldn't stop. Soooo not diggin' 2-stand lookin' locs.

calimama said...

I've been following your blog now for a while. I love all your posts. and have learned a lot from you.... I'm in my 6th month now (sigh). It's been getting kinda hard lately. The texture on my right side is very different from my left. The right being more soft and straight..but I'm determined to stick it out.

B said...

Hey sis, thanks for the love. I know it's tough. And it's reallllly tough around the 6 month mark. But hang in there. The LocRocker fam is there with you!