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I wrote about the pros and cons of locs this post. You should check it out. As I mentioned, you still have to take care of your locs as you would with your natural or afro hair. However, because of the nature of locs, you have to do this differently from your natural/afro/relaxed hair. All the good locticians I have spoken to say the best care for your locs is to leave them alone. I totally agree but me I cannot leave my hair alone for too long. If you are like me, then this post is for you. My regimen: I currently wash, condition, moisturise and style my locs. Washing: I wash my hair every 2 weeks. I am not super religious about it. Some people wash every month. Do what works for you. I wash this often cos I love to feel water on my hair. I use black…

I finally locked my hair and its the best decision I have made for my hair in a long time. My hair is growing and thriving and I am happy. WHY!! I was tired of combing, tugging, pulling, styling and trying to be creative with my natural hair. Every style I tried was a fail and at some point, I just got tired of everything.  I was tired of wigs and braids. I was tired of failed styles and just touching my hair. Cutting my hair was not an option because I already look younger than my age and going bald makes one look wayyyyy younger. The baldie look isn’t also for me. Relaxing my hair was also unappealing because of how fine and thin my hair is. I am not against relaxed hair. I just don’t like the sleek look on me. HOW!! One day I googled where to loc…

In this my new phase of trying to take care of my hair, I’m looking back to see what I did right with my hair, what to continue to do and what to stop doing!!! Taking care of your Hair in a new location can be a chore. You don’t know if your hair will corporate with the weather or not, the accessibility of the products you like, hair stylists, Activities you will do, cos even some kind of WATER. Can be bad for your hair. Well, I am not about to miss out of a great opportunity cos of my Hair!!! Whenever I’m going to travel locally or internationally, the things I do are: Research the place. What’s the weather there like? % of black people that live there, where will I be staying, activities I might get to do. Etc. Pack hair staples in mini bottles…

The first time I dyed my hair, it pretty much all fell out and my hair the color of my hair didn’t change… It was a horrible and sad experience… I picked a red dye color and got it done at a Natural hair salon. It honestly just felt like I had a pricey deep conditioning session.. To now add salt to the injury I noticed that my hair started falling off. It was horrible.. My hair was badly damaged after and there was no shakara on top show for it. In the salons’ defense, I’m sure what caused the damage was my inability to take care of my hair but really.. I was super disappointed and I haven’t been to the salon since then. This experience really put me off coloring my hair but I have always liked colored hair… Black hair looks nice but it looks really bleh…

When I was about 6/7 years old, I came home from the hairdressers place crying… I mean wailing like I just lost a puppy. Why? My hairdo was too tight… I almost couldn’t think. It was the famous thread, or Kiko hairstyle which we all hated but were forced to do when we were younger. My dad asked what was wrong with me and I told him it was the hair. The thread was too tight around the hair. Being a good dad, he told me to get a scissors so he could help me take out the thread. I happily found a razor blade instead. My good father then proceeded to take out the hairstyle by cutting the thread off… what was unknown to me was that he cut off all the hair thread with my hair. I was just happy to be relieved. I went to bed. I…

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