Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I trimmed my locs!



The visit to my loctician was amazing of course. I'll be back to see her in a few weeks as I plan to do a complete salon feature. You know, interview her, take pictures and maybe do a video. I just found out that she has a Facebook page. I want to wake it up a bit so I'll be bugging Mrs. LaTonya soon about ways I can help her do that. You know...since I do undercover social media marketing and all. *pops collar* 

But anyway, I got my locs trimmed and I couldn't be happier. They really feel like a new set of locs and I couldn't thank my loctician enough for recommending the trim. Here's what happened...

I know when you think of trim you think of cutting some length, right? Wellllls, I got my locs pruned. I've heard of this term from several loc rockers. Of course you have your radicals that think that pruning the locs is a no no. You know me. Do whatever works for YOU. Pruning my locs has given my locs such a cleaner and frizz-free look. I've been dealing with frizzy locs for so long that I considered the loose hair to be the norm. My loctician assured me that the frizzy hair will not loc. And she's right. I mean, after 2 years shouldn't it have already loc'd anyway?

Look at the difference pruning made...


I was floored when she asked me take a peek. My locs just felt...better. And looked better. Don't get me wrong, I actually had no problem with the frizz but I love how much better they look. Mrs. LaTonya took her time and pruned each loc. She also trimmed a few.

RIP fuzzies.


Don't think I'm sad about loosing the fuzz because I'm not. It was time. My locs look much neater and I am so so happy about it.


And I did some photo editing to this one but I think it looks so cool.


I'm a happy kiddo right now. I found a video on YouTube that goes into detail about what pruning is. My loctician took a different approach. She used professional scissors for one. She recommended that I do this when I felt the need to do so. For some it is twice a year and others maybe only once a year.

I'll be back with a post on my hair detox. Let's just say I feel like I have a new set of locs. My loctician revived them. I love her.


16 comments:

Andye said...

Your locs look great!! Did you tie your hair up @ night prior to this session?

Makeup4play said...

They look great!

CaribSun said...

Your locks look really, really nice and healthy!

Nickelicious said...

WOW! Your babies look awesome. I always figured once you wash, the fuzzies will come back- so once you wash, please let us know if this is the case

rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) said...

That's great you finally went to see LaTonya. You got me thinking since it's 3 years for my locks maybe I should get a pruning...but I wonder how long it would be before they frizz backup since I do have creepy crawley hair :)

Amina said...

I looove them :)

i_amEatingRight said...

Ditto to what everyone has said. Your locs look great! I'm just shy of a month of loc'ing but I sense pruning will be part of my regular maintenance once my locs mature :)

τreciä said...

pretty!!! umm is pruning necessary? then again its not like you went "beaver chopping down and tree" on it.

Ms. Tee said...

Lookin' good, girlie! The pruning does make a difference, huh?

I love how you emphasize that each individual should do what works best for her. I think often times newbies to the natural hair scene feel pressured to use certain products or hair maintenance methods when they see others use them successfully. But it all boils down to what works well enough to keep your hair healthy and happy!

SunnyDee23 said...

Brittany your hair looks GREAT!!!! *swoons* I got my hair pruned in Dec and yes it does look and feel better. I'm still in shock over your length. Beautiful!

B said...

Andye---> Girlfriend, I tye my hair up every night. I don't play. The lint monsters are serious and always on the prowl.

Nickelicious---> Oh noooo! I certainly hope that isn't the case. I'll be sure to update and let y'all know.

rmcandlelight---> I always questioned by loc rockers needed trims but man, I see such a huge difference. I can never thank you enough for getting to me to go LaTonya.

τreciä---> Pruning is a personal thing. It's definitely not a necessity. I'll be a regularly pruning (at least 1-2 times a year) though. I love how fresh my locs look.


Ms. Tee---> Girl, no. Natural hair is about freedom and that means adopting techniques and products that work for YOU. That's why I always tell folx...do your own research and draw your own conclusions. No one way is law.

SunnyDee23---> Yay for #teampruning! And girl yes, the length is no joke. I hope I can handle it!

Thanks for the compliments and love, darlings!

IM'Perfect said...

Hey B. I'm curious to know how many of your followers after reading this post were in the mirror tonight pruning. Do you realize just how influential you are?

Count me: 1

I could only do so much by myself. Can't see the back and I'm not taking any chances. Hubby said he'll do it for me this weekend (pray for me yall).

B said...

Alright now!!! Let me know how it works out for you. And of course I'll want pics. :)

NaturalBeauty said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I've been battling the frizzies and didn't realize that frizzy hair will never lock. I thought I was doing something wrong. You saved me, B. I'll be pruning this weekend!!!

MzTeequal said...

dayum girl!! your hair looks amazing! and it's grown so long! :-)

Shana said...

love it! the fuzzies arent bothering me at the moment, in fact after I come from the loctician I try to mess them up as much as possible to get some of the frizz back but who knows what the future holds? your locs are amazing!