Thursday, June 11

Locs Journey: 27 Months / 2 Years and 3 months Update (Semi Freeform Locs)

April 2020 (27 Months Loc'd) 

Blessings Everyone! With all that's going on in the world, I hope you all are staying safe, healthy and as stress free as possible.

I just wanted to do a quick update on my locs. I started them January 2018 so it's been almost 2 and a half years since I started them. I haven't been in much of a picture/selfie mood, so the last pic I took of my locs was back in April(2 years and 3 months loc'd). 
If I were to classify them, which I will for blogging purposes, they are semi freeform. 

I love my locs. They are so low maintenance, cost virtually no money to maintain and I wouldn't change anything about these beauties. Because I do not retwist, it takes longer to see the length, but I am okay with that. Patience is key and since I hope to have these for a very long time, the length will come. 


My regimen hasn't changed much. But since I live between the States and the Caribbean, I care for my locs differently depending on where I am. 

In the Caribbean, I don't use any shampoo or oils. I:
  • wash my hair at the beach(salt water), at the river/waterfall(spring water), with rain water and occasionally in the shower. 
  • occasionally rinse my hair with Aloe or Hibiscus Leaves.
In the States, I: 
  • wash my locs with Dr. Bronners or Black Soap. I tried a Whole Foods shampoo that didn't work well, at all, so I stick to those two. I wash probably 1-2 times a month(the most)
  • spritz my locs with distilled water or rose water a few times a week  
No Matter Where I am, I: 
  • don't do any retwisting, just separating 
  • BUT if a loc is getting thin at the base, I do incorporate loose hair into that loc by either braiding it in or wrapping the loose hair around the base. 
  • keep my hair wrapped up about 90% of the time. 

On to the pics: 

July 2019 (1 year and 6 months loc'd) 

18 months locs
Braid out at 1 year and 6 months

19 months locs
August 2019 (1 year and 7 months loc'd)

22 months locs
November 2019 (1 year and 10 months loc'd) 




23 months locs
almost 2 years loc'd - 1 year and 11 months



27 months locs
April 2020(2 years and 3 months loc'd)


9 comments:

  1. Hi! Your hair is beautiful! I am newly loc'd and plan to semi-freeform. I would like to know how many locs do you have?

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much! So sorry for the late response, but I have about 80 locs.

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  2. OMG! I found you in my bookmarks. I used to follow you when you/we were relaxed. I've cut my natural hair off and wear it close cropped and I loc'd my daughter's hair in February and it is freeing!

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    1. Hi!!! I’m so glad to hear from you especially since you were here at the beginning! I bet your hair looks beautiful! That’s great for your daughter, I’m sure she loves it and will enjoy her locs throughout the years.

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  3. Oh and you look beautiful! Skin all clear with the locs is a good look!

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  4. hi i would like to know how you started your locs and how to get them to the exact way they are now because they are very nice.

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    1. Hi Kyle,

      Thank you!! I started with two strand twists. I have never retwisted them, just separate them occasionally and sometimes braid them(3 locs at a time) for the wavy look.

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    2. Hi Kyle,

      Thank you!! I started with two strand twists. I have never retwisted them, just separate them occasionally and sometimes braid them(3 locs at a time) for the wavy look.

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