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Locs

Yesterday I went in for my hair consultation for my locs. It's a little overwhelming trying to decide the size of locs, but this is what I decided.

Tuesday is the big day and I can't wait!

It's interesting though the responses I get from people when I say that I'm getting locs. I've gotten everything from that's interesting to don't you just let your hair get really dirty and don't comb it?

I'm well aware of how most of the world stereotypes black women by their hair. I think I've shared in past blogs how people approach me or don't approach me depending on the style of my hair.

I decided a few years ago that natural was going to be it for me. No more chemical relaxers and no flatiron on my hair daily - I'm just going to do me and people can make all the prejudgements that they want. If you're going to make a decision about me based on my hair I don't want you in my life anyway.      

I decided to grow my hair out due to a bad haircut over a year ago. If you really don't know how to cut ethnic hair do us all a favor and don't pretend you do. I had a horrible cut - let me define horrible. I had a bald spot on the back of my head. If the stylist doesn't spin you around to look at the back of your head, you probably don't want to see it. So, I boycotted hair salons for over a year and now I have this hair that I've been trying to figure out what to do with it.                                                                                                        

I have always loved the look of locs and have wanted them for many years, so I'm sure it's going to be my look for many many years.

Happy Saturday!


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