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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Why I decided to lock...

I get this question a lot "Why did you decide to lock your hair?" I have always admired locks. I got the courage to do it, despite any negative connotations that are associated with locks. It's about me and what I want for myself. I love the natural state of my hair. Growing my hair for length has never been an issue.




I was born with a head of hair.









But when it comes to versatility.... well that is where the problem sets in. Some may be thinking well doesn't locks restrict you from versatility? Not my sisterlocks!!! I finally feel free from my long, bushy/curly ponytail. Hooray! Now I can where my hair down without any worries. I don't have to worry about washing my hair 2 to 3 times a week anymore, and especially combing it. It was war trying to get a comb through my hair and the comb would win the battle each time.

My Dominican Sistah's used to blow dry my hair so beautifully, and I loved it, but I hated the fact that the bone straightness did not last, my hair would curl right back up. My hair is still curling up with the sisterlocks, and I love the way it looks. My babies also doesn't look like most of the other newbie locks that I see on the blogs. With sisterlocks, everyone hair is different, and I am curious to see how mine will look in 3 months, 6 months, or even a year from now.

I feel a sense of freedom with my sisterlocks. I have overcome what the media, music video's and society portrays as what my hair should look like. I walk down the street with my head held high with confidence knowing that my locks are fierce and can't nobody tell me nuffin! LOL!

I also lead a very busy life and my hair isn't an issue anymore. I guess worrying about my hair is apart of being a woman... matter of fact being a phenomenal woman.

7 comments:

Taz said...

gurl, I ain't tryin to tell you NUFIN! but your locks are beautiful!! and I enjoyed reading your post.

taz

Free P. said...

clap,clap,clap,clap... You said it girl! I feel the exact same way. I have always admired locks too. Sisterlocked on Monday, Dec.17th!

Salt-n-Pepper Diva said...

Awwww...that was so heartfelt and touching. I know exactly how you and feel and are thinking.

When I had my unfortunate braid incident...and cut my hair off, at first it was like being naked to the world. After I adjusted my "View of Myself" the world didn't matter and couldn't nobody tell me nuffin!

Preach On Girl!

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Yo betta SAY THAT GIRLLLLL!!!!!

Amba said...

Hear hear!! Well said. It's great to hear women who is completely confident about her choice for Sisterlocks. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoy yours so much. God bless. Amba

Meikmeika said...

What a cute baby pic!! Great Post!!

Maryee said...

Love this post! Your blog is coming along nicely! Keep sharing!