week I was contacted to check out center fielder Andrew McCutchen’s Loc Maintenance video. After watching it I knew that this MLB player had
to be featured on the blog as this weeks loc’d man! Andrew’s hair is
gorgeous and it’s always nice to see how athletes
and celebrities maintain their natural hair while on the road. In the
video you will get an inside look at how Andrew’s
loc’tian cares for his beautiful loc’d mane! Below Andrew answers some
questions about his hair on and off the baseball field. I hope you all
enjoy! Please leave comments, I would love to know your thoughts on the
video–especially if you rock locs.
For those people who may not be familiar with you, please tell us who you are and what you do.
–I am the center fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, one of the most historical franchises in Major League Baseball.
How long have you been growing your locs?
–I’ve been growing them for almost five years.
What do you use on your hair product wise, to maintain it?
–I really don’t use much. I use oil simply to keep my scalp moisturized, but that is really it.
When traveling on the road how do you maintain your hair between games?
–Just that simplistic approach – I use oil on it for the purpose of
keeping my scalp moisturized. We play so many games (162), maintaining
the actual hair throughout the season can be tough.
–I don’t have anyone that helps me maintain it on a regular basis. I
just find someone in whatever city I am in and when I have some free
time to do it. Any recommendations?
How often do you have to wash and re-twist your loc’s?
–I wash my hair every other week and I try get them re-twisted every
month. Obviously the re-twisting just depends on the team’s schedule.
How do you keep your hair maintained when on the Baseball field?
–I wear a satin cap under my baseball hat to keep it maintained during a game, so it doesn’t take on too much damage.
What do you think about women with natural hair?
–Women with natural hair is the way to go! They don’t have damaged hair and it’ just unique.
Do you think women who choose to loc their hair exude a certain type of confidence?
–Women who choose to lock their hair shows me that they have great
patience. There is a uniqueness to it still that does exude some
confidence, but it takes a lot of time to grow locs, so it definitely
shows me patience.
— The pro for me is that I don’t have to wake up and do my hair. I can
just get up and go, which is important with my career. The cons are that
they get hot when it is hot outside, and getting them done is very
What made you decide to loc your hair?
–I just wanted something different for my hair really. I thought this would be a unique way to go for me.
Do you have any advice for my readers who are considering loc’ing their hair?
–If you want to have them, you have to be 100 percent committed. It takes time and patience. It’s a full process.
Where can we find you on the web?
–My twitter handle is @TheCutch22.
name is Alexandra Smith, I am 22 year old single mother of one, full
time Media Journalism student and business owner.I share my curly
girl experience and other kinky haired goodness on my site “The Good Hair Blog.”
My overall goal of blogging for the natural hair community is to
bring us together,men included by spreading knowledge, inspiration and
love about our diverse heads of hair.
Love the addition of the male features!!
Glad to see male naturals getting love too!
He and his dreads look great!
God he looks good! He did a hair video?! Very cool for a famous athlete.
Short and sweet interview, loved his easy-going attitude about locs and his appreciation of natural women, the satin cap made me laugh 🙂
Oh and…Let's go Mets!
The other day I saw this dude on the streets with medium length locs. All I can say is Tasty lol
First word: YUM. Second word: MY. Third word: YUMMY! I love the style at the end. Very nice.
Its great to see some men on here, thanks for the support. I'll be sure to compliment a man with locs the next time I see one. But obvously not some randomn shifty one smelling rather suspicously of an illegal herb.
OMG Andrew is gorgeous! Is he of Barbadian ancestry?
and it is goes to show you how SIMPLE the whole natural hair journey can AND should be.
I am a huge baseball fan and when I saw his locked hair late last year on the Pirates, I was like WHO IS THAT? Lol. Surprisingly enough a lot of baseball players are locked or sport a curly fro. Nice interview 🙂
I LOVE #22 and his locks!!! The funny thing is that people who know not a single Pittsburgh Pirates player's name, knows Andrew McCutchen. It's mainly cause his locks are part of his profile and make him stand out!! I don't have the patience to ever lock my hair, but cuddos to those that do. SN: Let's GO BUCS!!!
Locking hair does take time and patience. I have two boys who hair I take care of and my husband. I kind of got the hang of it now. However my youngest son hair took forever to lock. I would do his hair and send hime to school and when he came home, it was like I never did his hair. I wonder, do the type of hair you have determine how long and easy it takes for your hair to lock.