My Loc Journey

My sister is my true loc inspiration. She began her loc’ing journey in 2004.

My sister, Alana

Up to that point, I had been chemically straightening my hair with a “relaxer” & wearing weaves & wigs.

Weaves, Wigs, & Braids, oh my!

In June 2005 I went “Naptural” (natural) & got the B.C. “Big Cut” to the T.W.A. (teeny weeny afro) & began doing natural styles. My favorite style at the time (Two Strand Twist/Twist Out) mimicked locs. One day, I thought, why not take the plunge & make this style I like permanent?! 

I officially began my dreadlocks with the comb coil method. I was styled by Nicole Mack on December 11, 2005 at Au Naturale salon in Philadelphia, PA.


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