The Accidental Natural

Loc’ing it up!

Posted on: February 14, 2013

First of all, happy Valentines Day to those of you who celebrate it. As I always say: “if it’s a real holiday, give me the day off.” Since I’ve had the entire year off, I guess I should hush my mouth and eat a chocolate. Anyhoo, here’s the post :)

Over the past year, I haven’t had the energy/time/interest to do much with my hair. Any extra time that I had, I was passed out somewhere fast asleep. When Boo Boo was three months old – and before my hair turned into a big loc – I decided to go to a hair salon and do something with it. Now, this wasn’t the salon that I normally would go to when I got my hair professionally done. This salon was significantly closer to home. With a really small baby, getting home quickly was a benefit. 

Sometimes, going where you know and getting your hair done by people you trust is more important. 

I decided to get it blown out straight.

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I thought it looked awesome. And there was no heat damage! So, I was beside myself with happiness. I went back in September to get a natural style done. The fam and I were heading to Las Vegas for my mother-in-law’s birthday and I wanted a style that would stand up to the heat and the dryness of the desert.

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Hair looked awesome again.

Just before Christmas, my mom decided to treat me to another salon visit. I had had two good experiences, so I assumed that I was going to have another one. Instead of the stylist I booked, the owner of the salon decided to do my hair. The first time I straightened my hair at this salon, I made it very, very clear that I wear my hair kinky. I have no interest in heat styling or anything like that. Again, I reiterated that with the owner. He assured me that he was going to hook me up with some serious heat protectant.

This is how my hair ended up:

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Nice, right? Until I washed it. Sigh. I had damage y’all. I was disappointed. The owner said that I should come in every three months (right) to straighten my hair so they could deal with any damage.

No lie, my hair was a bit raggedy, but I know why: I wasn’t paying it any mind and I was experiencing good ol’ post-partum shedding. Even though that was the case, my hair was kinky and that’s what I wanted.

The heat damage isn’t horrific – not by a long shot, but my hair in general just doesn’t feel right. 

This is one of the major reasons I’ve decided to loc it up. I mean, I’ve wanted to loc my hair for years and years, but I wanted to see what my hair could do loosely natural. So, now it’s time for something new.

I made my appointment for March 7.

So, we’ll see. I’m excited!

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5 Responses to "Loc’ing it up!"

Good for you! Your daughter is adorable, BTW. take care.

Hey :D

I just found your blog while looking for real reviews on essential wholesale products. I may have missed it, but did you ever get to write a full review on the hair products you purchased from them?

I know a few women on naturallycurly like the olive creme that you got, but it’d be awesome to get a good review on all the products. I want to order from them but am hesitant as the shipping is so costly. ^^

Also Happy Valentines day :) I hope you enjoyed yourself!
Your hair is beautiful<3

I am lawless. I promised a review, but never got around to it. I’ll try to get one up soon. I did like the products a lot, but ordering internationally sucked.

Thanks for the compliment :) and for reading!

You’re welcome!

I can’t wait for the review, I actually just gave in and ordered some samples (well a lot of samples lol) from them, some of their conditioners and cremes, and two shampoo samples of theirs I can’t wait to try them ^^

I had no idea international shipping could be so insane, lol. They must have thought you were ordering some kind of weapons T.T

I can’t wait to read your reviews :D

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