Process for Un-Locking My Hair

It would seem I’d started researching how to unlock my hair not far into my loc journey. Guess unlocking my hair was imminent.

I started approximately the second week of May and finished about the fourth week. There were some good days but more of them were bad — only because it often felt like I’d never finish! But I did and pretty much on target. Below are some photos of that journey.

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Too Lovely Not to Post

This was true too lovely not to post. Check out all these loc beauties. Like Naturaleeza said, locs are beautiful at all stages.

Loc Pics

Have a great day Locstars!!

Lovely & Loc’d,

L.A.

Who’s Tired of Your Locs?

It’s not me. At least not this time. It’s my boyfriend, or do I dare say fiancĂ©. This morning, out of nowhere, he says, “I think it’s time for you to come out of your locs.”

Mind you, at the time I was in the mirror retightening my locs. Interestingly, although I’ve considered it off and on over the last few years, I immediately became defensive of my lovely locs.

“Why would you say that?” But I didn’t give him a chance to respond because I didn’t need to hear his reason. While he may have been the main cheerleader in my corner when I was transitioning into locs, giving me courage and confidence to do it, I long since stopped needing that kind of support from him or anyone else.

I know sometimes he misses my loose hair. Like I’ve said on this blog before, I do too. However, the difference between he and I is that he misses my straightened hair, something I don’t miss at all.

So I told him I have no plans of straightening my hair again. If and when I come out of my locs I’ll be engaging in a different transition: embracing my loose natural hair. Im already preparing for that day. As such, if he’s not ready for THAT, he bests be quiet and keep loving’ my locs like or do!

Weigh in, please? How would you have handled that statement from your man/woman?