Recently, a friend suggested that I combine some of my locs to make them stronger. I really didn't consider it until I was introduced to singer-songwriter Valerie June. Valerie's locs are beautiful and their strength cannot be denied. When I found out she combined some of her locs, I was all in! I started with two locs and over a three week period I had combined many of the locs in the front half of my head. It was such an amazing difference!
While my locs won't be as full as Valerie's, I finally found a good place for me. Combining my locs changed the overall look of my hair AND it may have been what I needed to find real relief from chronic dry hair! I can't believe I waited so long to give it a try.
Its going to take a bit of work to ensure the new locs form properly. I've taken a cue from Chelsea Jackson of Chelsea Loves Yoga and look at the maintenance as a form of meditation.
Maintenance became much easier after I watched this video from loc star, Chescalocs. In this video, she shows how to smooth out frizzy locs and I love the trick for taming loose hair! My "new locs" will be completely formed before we know it!