Monthly Archives: May 2009

I miss my locs…

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I do. I look at people on the train or in the streets with locs and I think about mine and I miss them. I think that’s also because since taking them down my loose natural hair has been hidden beneath twists for 19 weeks. After taking my locs down, my ends were pretty damaged so I went to get my hair cut… and she cut ALOT. And since I didn’t anticipate my hair being that short when I took my locs down, rather than deal with it, I decided to get it twisted and allow it to grow out for a few months.

I’ve never had to deal with my natural hair before, I’d gone from relaxed hair to braids to BC into locs in 2000. Well actually it was more like a LC (little chop) since my hair was already short when it was relaxed. Anyway, this is all new for me. It’s like a joy and fear at the same time. Joy because I really want to play with my hair and make my hair my own, signature, like I did with my locs, but at the same time I’m afraid of the learning curve that happens when you’re learning your hair. Just like with my locs, I went through what people who loc call the “ugly phase” and it was difficult for me to get through that stage. I fear that ugly stage with my natural hair. But I know that once I get into my hair, play in it and find out what it likes and what it doesn’t, I’ll be able to make it my own.  Right now my goal is a Joie Lee type fro, short in the back and on the sides and high and full on top. But in the meantime I’ll post some pics for you guys… Pics of my relaxed hair, some pics of my loc stages (not sure if I have too many of these, I hated taking pics because I was very very overweight), and pics of my BC Part Deux and my styles thus far…

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