Often I’m asked via personal messages, texts, in-person, via comments, etc about my hair and my style. Sooooo I thought I would try to answer some FAQ’s from you guys First I want to say I do read all your comments, messages, etc and I try to respond to as many of you guys as possible because no question is too small. I’m big on “IF YOU DON’T KNOW…ASK”. Another thing I’m big on is manners! Thank you seems like such a small word but to me it packs a big punch. I appreciate all the LIKES, comments, etc. and I wanted you to know they don’t go unnoticed so…. THANK YOOOOOOOU so much!!!
How long have you had your locs?
9 yrs. locked. Prior to that I wore braids, twists, and an Afro. My last perm was June 1995. One of the best decisions I ever made..besides marrying my husband!
How did you start them and what do you use on them?
They were started with the 2 strand twist method. I try to use the least amount of product possible on them. I use Sea breeze scalp astringent as a prewash and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps to wash it. As for a leave-in conditioner after washing, I will heat up various oils mixed together such as olive, rosemary, coconut, carrot and jojoba (in the microwave) IF I re-twist I’ll use Organic Root Stimulator Lock & Twist gel. otherwise it’s just the oils and most times air drying…lol..and no I’ve never had a problem with mildew. Occasionally I’ll get under the dryer but only for 20 min max.
MOST TIMES when I DON’T re-twist I’ll curl my hair or wear a braid out style. When I DO re-twist I’ll wear it straight. Since my locs matured I don’t feel the need to groom them as often as I did when they were babies. For daily moisture I mix various oils in a spray bottle and give them a spritz to the roots everyday
Are you photographing yourself?!
Yes, 99.9% of the time I’m shooting myself.
Where do you get your clothes?
Wherever mainstream isn’t…lol.. no but really I do try to avoid the malls. I like more common places and not so common places like target, kohl’s, goodwill, side street vendors, flea market, vintage shops, and my closet b/c I like mixing the old and the new. Mostly I don’t like spending a lot of $$ on clothes..it’s not necessary. Items are in and out of fashion so quickly what’s the point. Just wear what you like and own that style
Was it hard to go natural?
Yes and no. The process/steps wasn’t the problem. I was happy to be nappy and that’s NO LYE! lol.. but I was newly married and when I met and dated my husband I had a perm and now here I am changing what he thought was beautiful…it concerned me. He had a problem with it in the beginning and would often say “I hope you’re gonna do something with your hair” and with anger I would reply, “NO!! .. I surely am NOT!” Eventually I compromised and would occasionally go for a press and curl. After seeing how important this venture was to me he came around and now he absolutely loooooooooves it!! If I take scissors to it he’ll nervously ask “what are you doing?” lol..boy that’s a switch
So anyway, Thank you guys for supporting me! I know I drive you crazy about lovin’ my hair, my camera, my clothes..lol.. but hey ..they say blog about what you know right!? LOLY’all like my kimono sleeve blouse? I loooove it!
Peace! | XoLB