Finally, I’ve reached another exciting milestone in my locs journey. Yes, my 4 years locs anniversary is here, and I am celebrating it by pampering my hair, including getting a scalp massage, retwist, and a different hairstyle.
As the year draws to an end, I look back on my journey and have seen tremendous growth, and knowledge. It is amazing how far I’ve come from this …
To this, 4 years later.
I can tell you that it was not always easy. There were times when I was questioning myself about whether I should quit the journey, but when I looked at the pros and the cons of having dreads, the pros outweighed the cons, so I decided to continue on my journey.
Many of you may be facing the same situation as we speak. Maybe you are considering locs for this upcoming new year, but you need a little guidance, or encouragement.
Going Through the Different Stages of Locs
At first, your hair may not look like what you want it to look like. There is the starter stages or baby locs stage, budding, locking, etc.
Your locs will transform into their own individual look. It’s like a work of art, and that’s what makes it so unique and special. You just have to learn to embrace the uniqueness of your dreads.
Ignoring Mean Comments During Early Locs Stages
You will encounter a lot of negative comments or stereotypical comments from people about having locs, but don’t let that stop you from doing what you want. At the end of the day, it’s your hair and your life.
Looking Presentable for Work With Dreads
Some workplaces my not allow you to have dreadlocks. Others may be more lenient, as long as you keep your hair neat and presentable. Having locs shouldn’t stop you from having a good job. There are so may ways to style your dreads professionally.
Locs and A Healthier Body
Another great thing about my locs journey, is that I find myself eating more natural food and using natural skincare products. I can see a huge improvement in the health of my skin, compared to when I used to use traditional skincare products.
Eating Healthy And Locs 2018
You see, having locs for me is not just about my hair. It opens up a lot of other doors to eating healthy and living healthier. Your overall health comes into play here. I find myself making fresh juices, and drinking less of the store-bought juices.
I know we sometimes get carried away with just buying hair products and ignoring the fact that we need to eat healthy and exercise too, in order to have beautiful locs. Yes, what you put in your body does affect the health of your hair.
Keeping fit and healthy doesn’t have to be a chore. You can set aside a few minutes to do your exercise, whether it’s at the gym, or using a home gym. Make a difference this new year by taking both the health of your hair and body, in your own hands.