Updated: Feb 24
It‘s the loc extensions for me!
It’s been 9 months since beginning my loc journey. Today I decided to do a comparison and I’m still in love with my decision! Hair has always been a thing for me. Growing up as an only girl, I always wanted to look fly with the latest styles. However, my sandy brown soft coily kinks didn’t lend themselves well to the trends of the 90s… Extensions became my friend early on. To achieve thickness and style, I enjoyed wearing braids, quick weaves and later sew-ins and wigs. I still enjoy them to this day!
So it was a no brainer when I finally made the decision to loc my hair. I wanted to skip the "scratch" phase of growing my hair out so I did my research and booked an appointment with a technician in my area. I talked about this for three years before actually pulling the trigger! The first video is from the day I got them and WHEW! I wish I had done it sooner! I absolutely love the freedom and versatility my locs have provided me. I can dress them up, dress them down, get them wet, wrap them up or my favorite; wake up and GO! My hair is also healthy and thriving due to the low manipulation of this style. Hair can be such a fun accessory to any look and it’s a sacred treasure to black women. They make me feel so proud of my ancestry and the uniqueness of our textured tresses.
I would encourage any sista thinking about it to just do it! The process has come such a long way with temporary loc extensions and even the options for combing out your permanent ones without losing your whole head of hair. Locs have liberated all of my hair worries and inconveniences. It’s the best! I’ll have to do another update at a year but for now I encourage you to enjoy your hair journey whatever it is sis! For me, I’m here to stay!
As always, do your research! More info on loc extensions can be found in this article.
Shout out to my loctician Misha Strickland of Misha’s Beauty Bar of Huntsville, AL.😘
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Sending you all lovely loc’d vibes this Black History Month! 🖤✊🏾