Feb 9, 2015

Ashiya's Hair Diary: Loc Goals

When I decided to cut my locs off to restart them, I did so with a desire to "get to know" my hair texture.  I didn't need to cut anything to figure that out.  By slowing down the maintenance process, I've allowed enough new growth to become quite familiar.

Loc Goals: Lauryn's locs were always lovely.

I realized the real conversation around starting my locs should have been about texture and not about the size I wanted them to be.  I wanted to create locs that I could easily style, so their size was my biggest concern.  When I think of the maintenance they required over the years, I can see how my hair should have started out clearly now to achieve the same goal.

Loc Goals: I loved her styling options.

With that in mind, I've been thinking more about what is the best way to restart my locs when its time and how that plays into my haircut and style choice now.  I definitely want a full mane this time and that means allowing my hair more freedom from the beginning.  Now that I know how to handle the loc maintenance of my hair texture, I can easily see how they will grow in, how my hair will need to be to restart them and how often to loc them.

That leads me to my biggest dilemma: how much do I cut now?  The style that I love the most is relatively short and while it would give my hair the opportunity to grow in evenly, I would need to stock up on patience.  I want to restart my locs now, so the waiting period would be real.  This is also why the style must be one that I absolutely love.

Hair Goals:  I love this cut.
And this is it.  I love the shape and now that I know a bit more about where I'm going, perhaps the waiting period won't be so bad.

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