Life has really taken over my blogging aspirations. Anyhoo August 14 2011 I installed loc extensions to my hair after a weak 6 months trying to transition to natural. I had decided if I wanted to remain chemical free and sane I needed to ease myself in with a style that wasn't too demanding and wouldn't take too much out of me. Ha!
My loc journey hasn't been like others but it has been something. First, the poorly installed extensions that had me going crazy the first year and half of this experience. Too small pieces with too heavy extensions pulling on my ends and giving me alopecia related nightmares. Then the numerous untrained "professional" locticians; all deaf to my opinion, doing their own thing in my head, forcing me to once again become self stylist (I was happily my own hair care specialist with relaxed hair - mostly successfully). Then the BC of the extensions leaving me with the challenge of styling short locs; something I never intended to try. Oh LORD then the questions of why did you do it, you had such lovely hair, UGH. My experience has been something.
I had to learn to love my locs - it wasnt love at first sight. Learn to love the matting, learn to be okay with foreign matter in my hair, learn to love the texture. Certainly learn to love them enough to not care what others were thinking and to feel like it was okay to be like this, rocking locs, while still being me.
Today I am just happy because my locs now make it into a ponytail and look kinda njce! This is a pic of it. Hasn't been retwisted in 4 weeks (& counting) but still loving it.
Will follow up with a regimen post :)