Thursday, September 23, 2010

So I've decided to. . .

Cut my locs!!  Not right away but by the end of the year.  Don't panic.  It's just hair and it will grow back.  And don't worry, I'm NOT going to perm it.  So here's the plan: I'm waiting til I have a break from work (Thanksgiving break or Christmas break) to cut my hair to no shorter than 7 inches, an inch for every year I've been natural (I know that's corny, but hey). I'm not going to retwist my hair and I'll probably wear curls until then.  I plan to comb out the loced ends after it's been cut.  Then I plan to rock my free natural for a little while. Why, you ask?  Because of this:
I have several patches of loose hair all over my head.  I haven't lost any locs that I'm aware of.  So I think it's a sign that I need to 'let my hair loose.'  I've never had this much loose hair between the locs before so I figure it's time to cut it.  I wanted to wait til my hair was longer but I feel like I'm watching paint dry; nothing's happening.  Maybe it's a pre-midlife crisis; maybe it's a bipolar moment, who knows?  But I do know that I'm ready for a drastic change.  So it's coming off.  And the only reason I'm waiting to cut it is because I need time to comb out the loced ends.  If I could get it done over a weekend, I would do it this weekend.
So then what?  Well, I plan to wear my hair loose for a few months and start new locs no later than next August.  It may be sooner depending on maintenance requirements of this new loose hair. I plan to start my new locs thicker and with 2 strand twists. I'm excited!!  I plan to take tons of pictures and try many different styles.  I will definitely keep you posted.

Til next time, thanks for reading.  Be blessed


  1. Ooh that's exciting Mrs. Honey! I can't wait for you to start your new natural hair journey and I esp. can't wait for when you start your 2nd set! Good luck! :)

  2. I've never commented before but just had to after reading your last comment. I tool have sooooo many loose hairs it's ridiculous. My loctician, (who I've had since 1998), told me "Maybe it's your hormones." As far as i know, my hormones are balanced, however, i'm thinking of cutting mine too 1) cut the color out of it; and, 2) all of those stray hairs. I want my hair tight again and I want my grey to come in naturally. I'm TIRED of being a slave to the grey. So I might be right with you on "before the end of the year thing." ONly thing is, I hate doing my hair so i might have to get mine all cut off. I'll see.

  3. @ Kay: I'm glad you decided to stop by and comment. I've never heard of the hormone thing. That's new to me. And I say go for it. Let me know what you decide to do.

    @Nessa: I'm excited too!! Most people around me are not. They don't understand it. But I'm thinking about just tackling the comb out process and not cut it. I really want to maintain as much length as I can. But I'm going to do something soon. I'll definitely keep you posted.

  4. Ooh, sounds interesting.Looking forward to finding out how you do it, what you do etc! That is a LOT of loose hair!

  5. We have something in common, I need to update my blog soon.