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By now, I’m sure the majority of the world has now seen or heard of the statement that was made by Stacey Dash yesterday, and my good friends of social media and #BlackTwitter took no time or hesitation in issuing her several reads and set #Clapback2016 into full force (as I knew they would).
I’ve been watching some loc videos and getting lots of wisdom and encouragement and came across this question: What do your locs do for you? I decided to give my answer a try lol.
When I first started my locs, I did not have a very significant story behind them, or specific goal I wanted to achieve with them. I knew that I had reached my point with my natural hair, and was looking for something new. I had wanted locs for years, but never had the courage to take the step. When I decided to grow my locs, I felt like I was becoming someone new. I have become a more confident person. My locs personally represent my strength and self-confidence. Without these things I wouldn’t have made the choice to get locs; I would have continued to base my decision off of stereotypes and societal views on my choice to wear my hair.
I wrote a post a while back entitled Hair Envy and IG Pages to Follow . In that post, I mentioned 3 Instagram pages I follow for loc inspiration. One page in particular, locology (@locology on Instagram) is possibly the most diverse. On this particular page, you can find locs from different stages, but also different ethnicities. I’ve noticed that seeing other races with locs causes a bit of an uproar with some people.
I feel like men and women with locs are somewhat of an individual culture. Everyday I notice more and more people joining the movement and it makes me happy to see that for whatever reason, someone has decided to make this choice. In recent years, I have also seen men and women who are not African American, decide to loc their hair.