The Pandemic, helped me learn to love my hair just the way it is and how it grows out of my scalp. Now what the heck am I suppose to do with my hair??? The world is shut down. Did you panic like me when COVID shut everything down and we could no longer see our beauticians. At first I was ok but after a few washed on my own, I was like ummm... bun, flat iron, this is too much. It was sad that managing my natural hair was too much work for me.
April 2020 TIRED!!! After washing my own hair!
I did buy a few headband wigs at first. Then I realized I really needed to embrace my own hair. I've wore a Jeri Curl, Press (hot comb), Braids, Wigs, Weave, Perms, Flat Iron, Blow outs...the list goes on...the black woman's hair journey is serious sis. It often starts with our mothers just wanting to find easier ways to manage our hair, when were young we'll in the 80's is was hot combs, perms and jeri curls. Why I finally decided to loc my hair?
My 19 year old daughter honestly started with getting locs and she encouraged me to as well.
Getting sister locs is the best decision I ever made. It took 3 days and a lot of coin, but the freedom has been heaven sent. I was very comfortable with allowing someone else manage my hair, wash it, braid it, weave it.
Trying to impress people at work and or being worried about what other people would think about my natural hair was honestly sad. This is me and this is now my hair grows out of my scalp and I love it. One thing I am thankful for during the Pandemic world shut down, is it gave me the time to love my hair and take time to get to know me.
Sisterlocs are the most versatile locking method available. They give you many styling options depending on your preference. For instance, if you want them to look bigger, you can use the two strand twisting method. Also, if you have curly ones, you can flat iron them to make them straight.
Now I have locs and 2 out of my 3 daughter do as well. Best decision ever! No products, comb's, detangling FREEDOM!!! I can hear my ancestors giving me a round of applause. Now I have to change my profile picture :).