|My Bush is Back!!!!!!|
Okay, so I know I said I wouldn’t do it, but I did it again! I locked my hair for the second time in my life. The first was for 2 years and this time, only one. My hair has this thing that it does, and I am sure others with the same hair type as me will testify. It coils around itself something terrible, so I allowed it to do what it wanted to do.
People always asked what they were... if they were twists or locs. I called them my lumpy locs! I left the front loose so that if I ever needed to blend a wig for a part I could. But even the front would try to loc if I left the twists in for too long.
Fastforward a bit.
I started seeing folks taking their locs down on Youtube and I got the bug! Plus, Nikki turned me on to some incredible products that my hair seems to LOVE with a capital L. Even when I was locked, I could apply some Qhemet Root Butter Cream to my son’s locs and mine and get instant, soft, dreamy locs. I didn’t feel the Twist Butter because of the wax in it. I learned that last time when someone put wax in my first set of locs... I remember trying to wash that gunk out and it was so awful. Plus, the wax left my locs white until they dried. So nix to that... sorry, I do digress.
I found this product called SLIP from Curly Hair Solutions quite by accident one day and ordered it. When it arrived, I sprayed some on one loc, started to comb and was shocked at how easily it started to release. I decided to do 5 locs a day and I was loving feeling each new section. I did it this way so that there was no real pressure. I admit that for each one I removed there was this feeling of, 'Lord I got to deal with the big bush again'. There was a wonderful freedom with locs that I'd come to know. Similar to the freedom I experienced the first time I had my head shaved down to the nub. That is the beauty of our hair, it does so many things.