Friday, December 3, 2010

Fro-Back When: The motivation to loc



Ahhh yesss, I'm smiling in this picture but I really wasn't happy with my hair at this point. I straightened it and couldn't get the natural hair to come back. During this time, I was rocking nappy hair and straight hair. It was awful. But it also gave me the motivation to BC a second time and start locs.

Funny how life happens, uh? This was also when I spent A LOT of time playing around in make-up. Now, even as a beauty blogger, it takes some a whole heap of a lot for me to do more than liner and mascara every day. Womp.

What ultimately made you decide to loc your hair?

5 comments:

Sophia said...

This feels like another lifetime

Nana said...

OMG! You and I have almost the same experience. I had achieved a really great afro (you couldn't tell me that my hair didn't rival Angela Davis'), but I wanted to wear a hat for New Year's Eve so I had it pressed. MISTAKE! I wore my hat, partied it up on NYE, and washed my hair the next day. The hair didn't go back. I washed it 4 more times that day and nothing happened! I was so heart-broken and mad. I actually went to the shop and demanded that they fix it. They just laughed and told me that it took time. A month later, my hair was still partially straight and stringy. I bc'd and started my locs and the rest is history. Well, not really- to this day when I pass by that salon I give it a squinty side-eye.

beautiful me said...

I decided to loc my hair after a long time of me just not being happy with it. My fro was huge but washing, detangling, and styling became a pain and time consuming!! I used to love playing in my hair, but once it got to a longer length I hated it!! So I started my loc journey with two strand twists 3 months ago. This blog is a great inspiration! Thanks!!

http://no1rule.blogspot.com

Kierra said...

Hey! I must say that I LOVE your hair! My loc story is actually very interesting. I started it first in September 2009 with loc extensions that kept for about 9 months and then took down to wear my own hair. I had a nice length, but I noticed that they were a lot bigger in the back. I took those down and then decided that I'd try a fro and a little color before I locked again. Long story short: the beautician cut too much of my hair and the color caused my hair to break off...Now I'm back to square one! I started my locs on Thanksgiving and I vow not to ever mutilate them again! lol

Cocoa La Buena said...

I didn't feel like my 'fro was really me. Which lead me to research other natural styles and lead me to start loc'ing... it was like a hand in glove feeling. I get compliments on my hair all the time even when I am in dire need of a retwisting, so that is really nice.