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I am on a journey -like you, I'm sure. A personal journey, a spiritual journey. A journey about passions, growth, and living. I don't have a good memory, but I value my experiences. It's very strange when you realize that you are being shaped constantly, but ultimately only remember some of the reasons why you are the person you're becoming. I find that when things resonate within me, writing about them helps me to better develop my opinions about them, and to remember them. Sometimes, it's the simple act of looking back and reminding myself where I've been that is all I need to move forward with confidence. That's why I write. Thank you for joining me.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The morning after.

This  is my hair after the clips,  which I ended up taking out before my hair was dry. They were clipped for, like, 8 hours, and were still pretty wet when I took them down. Having them all on top of each other probably doesn't help the drying process.

And this morning. Still not loving them, but at least you can see the locs!   ....kind of.   :-\

flat... hey, I just woke up!

They still look very ringlety. I was gonna do the semi freeform thing, but I think I will have to wait a bit before I'll feel like I can stop retwisting. These locs just need to mature a bit before I will feel ready to move tat direction, I think. And I am doubting that the loose ends will lock up. They just look like curly wisps of hair. Right now, that patch on the nape of my head is very itchy. It was so irritated this week and last, and the skin was just coming off. Sooo gross. Will it ever stop? I mean, it's been almost a year since I put any chemicals on my head. I just... am frustrated. And growing impatient. I need to take some photos of the ones that actually look like locs to encourage me. And maybe if I show them to the front of my head, it will push the rest of my hair along too, lol.

Come OOOON! lock up already! Grrrr.


  1. Even though they are not doing what you want them to do, they look pretty good to me! The next time you retwist I would consider hitting it with a blow dryer before going to bed. It speeds up that drying process and you don't have to have a wet head when you go to bed!! Also, are you palm rolling or just finger twisting? When you palm roll make sure you roll all the way down to the ends.

    One of the reasons I decided to loc was to test my patience and trust me it will test your patience!! I am still waiting until I get to that point when I love my hair the way it is with no doubts or questions!

    Hang in there!! You can do it!!

  2. I twisted in the morning, and took them out hours before bed so my hair would not be wet while I slept. And I am finger twisting... is that bad? I can't even imagine how I would begin to palm roll the back of my head....

  3. It's not as hard as it seems. Palm rolling does help make sure the whole loc is being cared for. It takes practice but you might see a difference after a few times of retwisting. Try looking at some vids on You Tube.

  4. Your locs are beautiful! I love the size.