Recently, I celebrated 2 years of embracing this loc journey.  I’ve had a wonderful journey with my hair and I wouldn’t change it for the world! I’ve seen my hair grow and become stronger and healthier. In the past year, I’ve colored, had a few styles and adapted a pretty steady routine. Some of the key things I do:

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.

There are several questions to ask yourself when you are starting your loc journey.  As I was researching locs, I noticed several crowns that were freeformed or semi-freeformed, which I actually admired.  It made me wonder if I would ever make the decision to freeform or semi-freeform my locs.