Natural Hair

I Combed Out My Locs

Two months in to this journey and I quit!! I quit listening to others and listened to my gut!

There is a saying that goes “if you did it right the first time you wouldn’t have to start over.” So true in every area of life; for me it’s this loc journey. I knew from the start I wanted diamond parts and smaller two strand twist to start my locs. What did I end up with? A head of random sized two strand twist. Don’t get me wrong – I loved it but I also convinced myself that this was what I wanted. I knew deep within I wanted smaller locs and a diamond parting pattern.

Initial install Sunday July 14, 2019…

One month in and I went to my first loc appointment with my stylist Quanique of Quanique Studios. I learned so much and left my appointment happy and loving my locs. I also left in deep thought of whether to restart or not? Quanique was great in reminding me it’s my choice. She also said my locs were doing great and my scalp was extremely healthy.

Pushing past my gut feelings and heart’s desire I decided to press on. My main concern was starting over I didn’t want to loose my length. There I was back on IG, pinterest, youtube and everything else researching. Researching loc journey left and right. One more month in and back to my stylist I went.

This was the final straw. If I didn’t make a decision after this second re-twist I might as well throw in the towel. Good thing I grabbed it just before it was too late. After much research and self debates I combed my locs out. I realized I wasn’t 100% sold because I didn’t follow my gut.

So here I am back with my tapered natural hair cut and loving it. My most recent wash and go came out super dope and my curls were popping. I do plan on restarting my loc journey sometime in the future. Next time I’ll be going with my gut. Diamond parts and smaller fuller locs. Thanks for the support and love along the way on to the next.

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3 comments

  1. Yesss! Always follow your gut.

    Y’know, I keep changing hairstyles and hair colors so often. But whenever it doesn’t turn out the way I want it, I always redo because I’ll have a never ending, nagging feeling that I should do something about it. Until then, I’m just uneasy and oftentimes insecure about my hair.

    So congratulations on your locks!

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