Tell us a little about yourself? 
My name is Atiba Benjamin aka
Skinny Trini. I’m a 26 year old IT Specialist currently residing in NW
Washington D.C. I’m originally from Trinidad & Tobago and I moved to the US
in 1998, I’ve been in the Metropolitan area ever since.

How long have you been growing your locs? 
I’ve been growing my locs for about 7 and half years.

What do you use on your hair, product wise, to
maintain it?
 
I use non-scented clear
aloe gel to re-twist my locs. When washing hair, I use Tea Tree Shampoo and
conditioner.

How
often do you have to wash and re-twist your loc s and who styles them?
 
I
get my locs re-twisted once every 2 – 3 months but that is always subject to
change, depending on social experiences.

What do you think about women with natural hair? Do you care if your woman is relaxed, natural or loc’d? 
Me personally, I love a woman no matter how she chooses to wear
her hair. To me, hair is merely an aspect of a person therefore I feel
its just self expression
of ones individuality.

Do you think women who choose to loc their hair are
sexy?
 
Personally, I am more attracted to a woman’s intellect not really her hair. I find it to be shallow just to be attracted
to one because of their hair preference.


What are the pros and cons about having your hair loc’d? 
 I would say the biggest pro about having
locs is that you can make your own natural hair products. Also, your hair is easily
managed and can be a lot cheaper to maintain. Cons, I don’t really have any.

What
made you decide to loc your hair? Have you always had hair or did you start
your locs from scratch? 
 
I had long hair for about 5 yrs before I
decided to
loc. My motivation behind locking was my culture, in Trinidad wearing
locs is a lifestyle and not a “trend”. People commit to a lifelong
agreement with their
locs just as I do.


What makes a woman’s hair beautiful to you? 
The fact that a woman takes pride in up-keeping her
hair is attractive enough. 

Do you have any advice for our readers who are
considering loc’ing their hair?
I’d say that having locs is definitely a
commitment and process. Locs should be worn for a reason and not a season. 

Where
can we find you on the web?
https://www.facebook.com/Skinny.Trini.Man