#104: Loc Journey - The First Five Months
Remember way back when I was considering dreadlocking my hair? Well, I bit the bullet and joined the Loc community. Five months in and I love it. There are times where I get annoyed with the lack of length to my hair. When I was a Loose Natural I often wore my hair stretched either by blow outs or pressing it straight. Now that I'm loced, my hair is always in its shrunken state. I'm not too pressed about the issue because before you know it, my locs will be down my back.
May 2015 - Initial Loc Installment
The first month was the roughest. My hair didn't even graze my shoulders! I wore a lot of beanies and scarves in May. Even when when the hair began to drop (second picture), I still wasn't feeling my comb coils.
During this time I noticed budding of some of my ends and the hair in the back. I trimmed a few starter locs in the front because the heat damage from my last pressing was too severe to ever kink back up. I tried my first updo, a play on Milk Maid braids, to welcome in summer vacation. (And yes, I can definitely use make-up to enhance my natural features!)
** I don't have any pictures from July 2015 **
More budding was occurring which caused my hair to drop a bit more. I really appreciate the fact my loctiation allows my baby hair to do its own thing. I often wore my hair in a small side ponytail during this month.
The humidity in Florida was getting to me so at my last appointment I opted for an updo. I wore it for about two weeks before taking it down to properly oil my scalp. I also have some official baby locs which is giving my hair more fullness. These first five months have been a test of patience. It's like doing the Big Chop all over again. Stayed tuned for more updates!