Thursday, February 23, 2017

Loc Tag Questions & Answers

Loc Tag Questions

1. Do you remember the specific moment you decided you were going to lock your hair?
I don't remember the exact day, but I do remember wanting them in high school. Since I was afraid of the “life sentence”, I would often get faux dreads.

2. What method, if any, did you use to start your locks?
I started with the comb coil method.

3. How old are your locks?
My baby locs are 6 weeks! Lol

4. How many locks do you have currently? Is that the same number you started with?
I currently have 100 locs.

5. What shampoo or other products do you use on your locks?
Not exactly sure what shampoo my loctician uses. To retwist my hair she uses My Gel by Joie Naturals.

6. What are your favorite beads or other decorations?
At the moment I don’t have any.

7. If your locks had their own personal motto, what would it be?
“Now I do what I want” -  Lil Uzi Vert

8. Is there anything else unique about your appearance other than locks? (tattoos, piercings, etc)
I have my nose pierced.

9. How many people do you know personally with locks?
I have 4 people in my immediate circle with locs - mom, sister, best friend, and niece.

10. Have any employers turned you down for having locks? Any wanted you BECAUSE of your locks?
No, but this is just the beginning of my journey.


RaRah, Shanna, Rachel, and Christy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

1st Rapid Retwist

My First Retwist :)

Much to my surprise this experience wasn't quite what I expected.  

1. It was quick. I was in the chair getting retwisted for maybe 35-40 mins and under the dryer letting my hair set for about 15 mins. 

2. It didn't hurt. Over these last 22 years I've experienced my fair share of hairstyles that hammered my head for hours, even days. So I was pleasantly surprised to find out retwist don't cause any pain. 

3. She still used a comb. Duh, it makes sense that should would use a comb to keep my parts neat. However, I never envisioned her using a comb during my retwisting process. I think because my locs are still so young this was the best method.  

4. The product created flakes. Before locs I could only use certain products. Most products don't absorb into my hair, they just sit on top and flake up. I never voiced my concern about products to my loctician because the first time I went to her I didn't have any issues. Luckily for me, they went away after the first few hours. 

My hair isn't fully loc'd yet. But since my retwist more and more people recognizing them as locs, instead of a cute hairstyle. 

Feb. 8, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

4 Weeks Loc'd

February 8th, 2017

Yay, I've been loc'd for four weeks! The thing is, I can't explain properly the emotions I feel at the moment.

Yes, of course I'm happy. Happy that I've finally done something that I've always wanted to do. Happy that I can notice changes from week one to week four. Happy that more people like my hair than I expected. Happy that during that one month time period I didn't "mess" anything up. I, Precious Timmons, am prone to messing things up within the first hour. 99% of the time I mess my nails up immediately after I get them done. I recently started getting my eyelashes done and the first night I almost removed all of them by rubbing my eyes uncontrollably. So for me to go 4 weeks and all 100 locs are still intact, is something to be excited about.

Yet, I'm not that excited. Strange, I know, but when I walked out of the salon I didn't feel as hopeful as I did when I walked in. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because things aren't moving as quickly as I'd expected them to. I keep reminding myself that it's only been 4 weeks, but I guess I thought they'd loc as quickly as I started them.

Typical millennial, no patience at all. INSTANT GRATIFICATION. I'm sure along this journey I'll learn to have some patience one way or another.