Day 5: Part 2: Step in the Right

So I decided not to do this next thing myself. More so because I don’t feel like investing the time after having spent the last the 3 wks combing out my locs. Not at the suggestion of my daughter and sister. Plus, there are a few things I leave to the professionals–at least another had other than mine. Chemicals and scissors are amongst the few.

Tomorrow I’m going to see my pre- natural hair beautician to clip my ends. I figured I stand just as good of a chance at it being done correctly with a non-natural beautician as I do a natural beautician. Besides I trusted this same beautician to color my locs three years ago and I’m just as confident that she can clip my ends. Doesn’t really matter to me whether she clips them wet or dry; it just has to be done before I can comfortably go any further with this new journey I’m embarking on.

Here are the results.



In the second pic I look to be disappointed but I wasn’t. Although I know the beautician probably clipped more than she should have, I prefer a professional to do things involving scissors and chemicals.

It’s hair. It’ll grow back. And the more I take care of it–doing less to it–the more it’ll grow.

More to come. Check back often for updates.

LaCharmine (L.A.) Jefferson
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First Hair Washing After Unlocking

Funny it didn’t feel any more exhilarating than washing my hair with locs felt. In the moments before, I’d had great expectations of an orgasmically awesome experience. NOT!

Nevertheless my hair still feels free and fabulous. I hadn’t imagined being this excited about “dealing” with my loose natural hair. The last few weeks of the daunting process of combing them out has been well worth the expended

It’ll be no wash-n-go this evening. Not so sadly, those days are gone. Tonight I’ll be treating my hair to a detangling shampoo, deep conditioning, and a moisturizing leave-in conditioner. Cream of Nature is my choice brand for this occasion.

Oh yeah. How could I forget blow drying? First time in 4 yrs that I’ll be using blow dryer on my hair.



Obviously my hair is fragile right now coming out of locs after 4 yrs so I figure it’s best to take a gradual approach to handling. Not sure how long it’ll need to strengthen but for the next couple of days I’m just going to enjoy being finished with un-locking process! Spend my days and nights doing something productive–like writing.

Have you or anyone you know traded in locks for loose natural hair? How are you getting along? What are you doing with your hair?

LaCharmine (L.A.) Jefferson
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