I have had my two strands in for about two weeks now. Now, with my hair type being on the finer side, a lot of people have advised me not to wash my hair for at least a month. Umm,…yeah, not happening. I HAVE to wash my hair or I would not be able to manage comfortably. My scalp would itch terribly. Everyone else said not to because they would come down.
But….being the rebel I am, i washed it. And guess what? They didnt come down. I didnt condition them, but i did wash my hair with dandruff shampoo. My hair was fine.
Now, that being said, when I used to rock a fro, I would wash my hair every other day or every two days. I dont wash my hair that often anymore, more like once a week or a little longer.
I also did my first retwist. I found the hardest part to be the back/middle. The top front was fine. I also dont think i let them dry long enough especially since mine are thicker in size.. But i am figuring it all out and will do better next time.Thats all for now! :)
Shelby here! Today I want to talk about what has been helping me so far in the beginning stages of my locs. The biggest thing for newbies just patience. I am so excited about my locs, but I know they will take time…a LOT of time.
So in my mind, I just think of it like this,…I already have locs. :)
All i need to do is keep maintaining them. Another thing is to take to heart the advice that other loc wearers give, but also know what works for your hair type based off your own experience with your natural hair so far. But don’t be afraid to experiment either.
As long as I love my locs at EVERY stage they are in, they will come out just as beautifully as they are meant to. :)
Still super excited about my future locs! The only thing that is really bothering me is are some of my ends. I have different textures of hair around my head and in the crown it is kinkier, which is great because my ends are curly. But a lot of my hair is more wavy than curly and the ends tend to be straighter. I am kind of considering taking them down, getting a haircut, and doing them over but I feel like I should be more patient.
Dear fellow blog followers. This is Shelby, here. Today marks a very important day for me. Today is the day that I decided to start my own loc journey. No more second guessing, being afraid of how people will see me, what my parents think, stereotypes…none of that. Time to do what I want to do.
So, I started my locs with two-strands and now the waiting begins! I know I may get frustrated at times and maybe miss my old hair, but I know this is what I want to do. Sooo…here we go! :)