Locs are beautiful. On a man or woman, long or short, big or small…love them.
But don’t ask me if I plan on starting locs myself. At this moment in time, I am not about that life. I try to give myself tentative start dates like “When I turn 30″ or “After I have my first child” or “If I can grow my hair to waistlength first” but who am I fooling?!
One. I have a very spontaneous personality. I also have limited patience at times. Locs require that I COMMIT to something AND it’s something where I have to WAIT to get results. Yeah. Not my strengths. Also, I’m scared that I’ll want change too soon and have to chop my hair off (even though I know there’s a way to take locs out without big chopping…but still!)!!!
Two. I have fine hair. Whenever I get twists, I am always strategic about their placement because I don’t want any scalp showing. It’s a lot of work! My fear is that my locs won’t be as thick and full as I’d like. Then I would be devastated.
Three. I am not brave enough for the “ugly” phase. I’m just not!!!!!!!!! I know that sounds vain. But I’ll be in a hole until things start looking up–I swear I will! I’m not too concerned with style versatility because I’ve seen enough to know that the possibilities are endless. But in the beginning stages when options can be limited? I’d hide.
Four. There are no guarantees. We can speculate and imagine what your locs will turn out like but we won’t know until your hair actually starts locing. Nope. I’m a perfectionist sometimes and I will cry if things don’t go right. Again–complete devastation.
Yes, there are also pros to having locs but I need to get over my personal hold-ups before I make the big step. Until then I’ll throw in some Marley twists or double-strand twists to hold me down whenever I get the urge to loc it up!
Would you loc your hair? Have you loc’d your hair before? Do you have locs now?
What made you start your locs?
What is stopping you from loc’ing your hair if you want to?
Let me know below!
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