That's not to say I'll never have locs again, but I think this set has run its course.
I got all kinds of advice, but one piece that remained was "You'll get stronger as your locs get longer. The really do represent your strength." I feel much stronger than my locs these days. The other thing that remains is something I read, but I can't remember where: "You grow in and out of locs sometimes". After 12 years, I feel that, too.
|The color change in my hair is a good visual of the growth. SWAN's locs create hair lust daily.|
(Photo by Toni Denisa Photography)
So the question is, will cutting the current set allow the most room for growth? Even if I don't cut them now, I will have a new set of locs in a few years anyway because of the break I've given my hair.
I went straight to locs after my first Big Chop. I've worn my hair free with no chemicals for just a few days in my life. (Amazing!) I can't say that I'm not interested in that experience for a while, but I know the maintenance will drive me back to locs for sure.
|Young Ashley giving me hair goals.|
|Ashley with her sister Grace. When children create hair envy.|
Because at the end of at it all, I want a healthy set of locs. But I am up for some adventure, in the mean time.
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