Thursday, March 27, 2008

One of those 'knappy days'!

My hair is so knappy and frizzy that it doesn't make any sense. I've been claiming that I am going to wash and retighten my hair for the last two weeks, but I have been so lazy. Locs are great to have because of the simplicity of getting up and going in the morning, but on the same token it can be a curse because you can get to a point where you don't even want to wash your hair. Or at least I do. Now my locs dont stink or anything like that so I don't feel any pressure or need to rush and do my hair, but I am getting tired of looking like I have a 1-2 inch fro with locs sticking up out of them! LOL My non locked friends say "what? I dont see nothing, you look good girl" but as I look at my self in the portable mirror I realize that I cant even see my scalp. Good grief. The fuzzies and stray hairs are taking over like crazy!! I need to just break down and do it!! Maybe tomorrow!

What started this journey...

My journey started on June 16, 2005 on what will always be known as the worst hair day of my knatural borne life and the day I made the best decision of my life. My 3 year old afro was not acting right and wasn't showing any signs of acting right soon. I brushed, plaited, twisted, oiled, washed, wrapped up and puffed, but all to no avail, when my BSF said the words I'll never forget. "Why don't we just lock up? I mean, you've been talking about it, and if you do it then I'll do it with you." Priceless words. Well, once we decided that we immediately went online, did our research and figured out how we were going to start them and with what product. I started my 4-5in. locks with two strand twist, using ORS lock and twist gel. You can view my journey at and see photos from before I started locking up until a few months ago. My regime has stayed pretty consistant over the years and that requires me to do a retwist every 3 to 4 weeks. I'll do a touch up on the front locks if I want to go an extra week without doing a full retwist. I'm currently palmrolling but I am research the nappy locs too to see how latching feels for me. I'd like to latch the back and continue to palm roll the front because I love the coiled retwist look that you don't get from the latch method. I'm coming upon my 3 year lockaversary and I want to do something special to my locks. A straw or roller set using pipe cleaners will probably be the next style that I attempt. I have everything I need I just have to actually sit down and do it.