Reader Dreadlocks Styles: Wedding Updos With Locs
by Clarice M.
A nice elegant style I had done for a wedding ( big ups to my king Nazz, yes he did my hair)
About 8 years ago I said goodbye to the relaxers and did the big chop. Two years later, I decided to let my hair lock on its own starting with 2-strand twist. It was an interesting, life-changing experience.
It was kinda tough at first in the short stages. They would go different ways and sometimes wouldn't stay down the way I wanted them to. Seemed as though they had a mind of their own. Took me a while to learn that along with the growing process you have to be patient, not worry about what others think and have fun with it.
Thru my journey, I also learned that the stuff that I was buying was more harmful than helpful to hair, so I started making my own natural hair care products for my locs.
My hair couldn't be any happier. Learning to mix different oils was easy (and less expensive). I especially found coconut oil helpful for the bald spots I had from hair breakage. At times when I felt I needed it I would do a hot oil treatment using jojoba oil.
Sleeping with a satin scarf at night also helps it from drying out. For the most part I just let my hair live.