Locs

In the 9 years of being natural and 5 years of having my hair loc’d I’m experiencing this unexplainable itch that only occurs on the top part of my crown.  I cherish my locks very much and I’m quite upset about this because I think it has to do with my hairstylist. I’ve been going to her for about 2 years now and in the beginning she was fine but these past few months have been horrible I’m wondering if she isn’t sterilizing her equipment between  clients.

I really hope it’s not a fungus infection because I’m allergic to sulphate products and might not be able to use the medication needed to cure it.  Think I will try to get an appointment with the dermatologist and see what happens.

I think I’m going back to caring for them myself because I actually did a better job and my locks were a lot shinier. Only problem with self-care is it’s so time consuming and styling can a be a challenge sometimes because of how thick it is. I wonder if there are any natural products out there that can be used to clear up the infection if there is one.

I know you’re wondering why I’m even speaking about my locks but it represents a big part of my personality and self-esteem. I’ve wanted locks since I was six years old but then my parents were in control then in high school my boyfriend at the time said I would look ugly if I put them in by then I had shoulder length chemically straightened hair and he loved it. I let my insecurity get the best of me and didn’t take the plunge. I moved to Florida in my early twenties and that’s when I had the courage to go natural because I saw so many other women with the curly fro’s and kinky twist I fell in love with the styles. All my friends thought I was crazy to get rid of my long hair but I didn’t care in 2001 I took the plunge to natural hair and never looked back.

Being natural has given me such a great boost of self-esteem. It was such a relief not to be a slave to that creamy hair crack and having to practically break my neck to run for shelter when it rains to avoid getting my hair wet. Since moving back home I have since converted my sister to having locks and some friends found me as an inspiration and decided to go natural maybe eventually enter the lock world.

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Published in: on October 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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