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I'm sure you've noticed from my profile picture that I no longer have locs, but I wanted to share a portion of my journey from starting my locs, maintaining them for 5 1/2 years and removing them. (March 2004-September 2009).
First, let me say that I have been natural since 2000 (12 years). My last relaxer was January, 2000. I transitioned for 9 months and did the big chop "BC" in October, 2000.
Now for my actual loc journey. I started my locs from braids, which were referred to as "braid locs" then, but I simply called them locs. :-)
|In the Beginning :-)|
I started out maintaining my locs with the latching method using a tool called "nappy loc" tool. After about 6 months though I transitioned to using the twist/palm roll technique.
This pictures below show my locs in 2006
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|Family: Sister, Mom and myself|
|Loc Updo with my sister|
|Loc Updo for Church Anniversary|
|@ the Wax Museum "Oval Office"|
|Rosa Parks (Wax Museum)|
|My daughter and I|
After five and half years I decided to go back to loose natural hair. I missed playing in my hair and doing various hairstyles. The picture below is of my locs 1-month before I cut them down to about 3-4 inches and then picked apart. That process was UGHHH and if I had to do it again I'd just cut completely off and start with what ever loose hair I had at the roots. :-)
|In the end. 5.5 Years Growth|
This is a quick snap-shot of my loc journey. I plan to do a more detailed post and video in the future. Follow me so you can stay in touch and be notified when I do post.
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