Loc’ing it up!
Posted February 14, 2013on:
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.
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.
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:
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!