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From Loc’d to Loose- Natural Hair Tales

By January 27th, 202112 Comments

Julia writes:

I’ve BCd a few times in my life – the first time was in college. But until April of 2010 I’d had locs for 7 years. I loved them, but it was time for a change. I didn’t find out until a month later, but when I was having these strong feeling of needing to move out of this phase, I was pregnant 🙂

From Loc'd to Loose- Natural Hair TalesI thought I would end up getting braids come winter since I’d have a toddler AND a newborn. But it’s all worked out great. Check out the two strand twists I’ve been rocking for the past 4 days.

The other two times I’ve BCd I’ve kept my hair at TWA length and loved it. This time I’m planning on growing it out. Hopefully, by the time my daughter is old enough to care, she’ll be able to see me with a head full of natural hair and hundreds of pictures of every stage in between.

Nikki your site is my favorite natural hair site. I love the interviews and perspective but you also have great followers. The comments are typically thoughtful and positive. Keep up the awesome work!

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  • Anonymous says:

    Like Anonymous (3:32 PM) and Cheryl, I also combed out my locs. I had them for 7 years, and wanted a change, wanted a head full of curls!

    That was nearly a year and a half ago, and although I recently started coloring my hair again (I started coloring my locs after about 5 yrs) and had a Brazilian Keratin treatment, I still consider myself natural and love the versatility. The keratin treatment is washing out and I've started to wear my hair curly again, but when I want to wear it straight, I'll opt for roller sets and blow drying the roots.

    Not sure if I want another keratin treatment, though….

  • Levone says:

    I love the short cut and especially the two strand twist style!

  • Jessica Williams says:

    I cannot wait until my transition phase is over and I can rock a proper two strand twist like yours! I love them! I have tried them before, but they always come undone due to still having relaxed ends.

  • Anonymous says:

    I really like your short hair. I think it is becoming.

    I am not a fan of twists or locs so I guess that's why I like the short cut the best.

    Beautiful little ones.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks everyone!
    I thought about combing my locs out but I really wanted to start from scratch. I love going through the stages – even the frustrating ones 😉

  • cheryl says:

    I combed mine out as well. It took 3 weeks, but was worth it. @ anonymous 3:44 there is indeed an alternative.

  • Anonymous says:

    I had locs from 2007-2010, when I wanted a change, I combed them out. It was a long and tiring process, but it was worth it! There is an alternative to the BC! (if you have the patience)

  • Anonymous says:

    I LOVE your twists so much so that I'm about to try it!

  • TiAnna Mae says:

    I am loving your twists! How beautiful!!!

  • Anume says:

    I remember you from college! You went to USF. We never talked much but I believe you were a Senior when I was a Freshman. I graduated in 2003. Anyways, I agree! is a great site for natural hair info!

  • Tiffany says:

    So excited to see this post. I too have had locs for 7 years. The BC will happen tomorrow, excited and nervous all at the same time. Can't wait!

  • BreukelensFinest says:

    love it! so many people see having locs as permanent. but at the end of the day hair is just hair! when your ready to move on, just chop it off!

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