For us loc rockers who are in a rut about our locs...maybe it would help if we got some positive vibes and words of advice from veteran loc'ers.
That's a long title, uh? HA!!! It's true though. As with anything in life, sometimes it helps to talk to those who have been there. So I reached out to some of my fellow blog sisters and
1. How old are your locs?
I started my locs in August 2005, so nearly 5yrs.
2. Have you ever thought about cutting them? If so, why?
I'm seriously considering cutting them now. They are soooo long. I think very long hair pulls a woman's overall features down. I'm over 35 now, so I don't think I need to help gravity do what it it's already trying to do to me! LOL! Short n' sassy is a good look for a woman my age. I'll probably just have them cut to chin length. I'd like to be a loose natural by the time my 40th birthday rolls around in 3yrs.
3. Have you ever combined your locs? Why or why not?
I've combined a few around the edges, just because they were thin and I didn't want them to break.
4. Fill in the blank: It frustrates me when my locs ________.
I can honestly say that not much frustrates me about my locs. This hair decision (going natural overall, locking in particular) was the best I ever made. Even when my hair isn't "behaving", it's nothing in comparison to the agonies I dealt with when I was using chemicals to straighten my hair.
5. Fill in the blank: I love when my locs ___________.
I love when my locs are all crinkly after a braid out set. That gives my hair a lush and voluptuous quality that I find quite attractive. It adds a little extra "umph" to my texture and overall look.
6: Any words of wisdom for struggling loc'ers?
I'd tell all LocRockers, newbies and vets to just be patient and loving with your hair. Contrary to popular [and uninformed] belief, having locs is not a cop-out hairdo for those of us too lazy to do do our hair. Having this style and looking good with it takes a lot of work. Give your hair what it needs to be healthy and look good and it will give the same back to you.
Fill free to ask CaShawn any questions if you have them. Thanks C!!