It's May 3, 2011. 1:12 AM. It's been about a month and a half since I've gotten my locs re-twisted. I'm starting to feel really scraggly. *scratch scratch scratch* I've been really busy lately, okay. Don't judge me.
With the current condition of my hair, I have a micro-fro underneath my locs. It sort of looks like I'm free-forming at the moment. Somehow, I'm completely okay with this. Had this been a year ago, I would've been freaking out trying to find anyone with free hands to come and give me a twist. As my locs have continued to grow over the months, I've been okay with going longer and longer without re-twisting them. At this point in my journey, having a little bit of length helps a lot. I feel like people will pay more attention to the actual locs rather than the afro they are popping out of, haha. Now that I think about it, it's only when I pull my hair back that people really notice the micro-fro. After I washed my hair the other day people actually asked me if I had just gotten my hair re-twisted, and told me it looked really nice. Amazing what a simple wash can do. I had gotten somewhere around 10-15 compliments from people that day. I thought it was kind of strange, but I am NOT going to complain.
|peep the micro-fro|
Re-twisting my locs almost every 3 weeks took a serious toll on them though. Sure, I looked neat and clean, but my locs were seriously starting to look thin. At the time I didn't know I was suppose to have damp hair when I had it re-twisted either. I had all kinds of breakage going on. It was a bad time. Luckily for me they weren't completely locked yet, so I wasn't too bad. I only had to combine a few.
Seeing as I have no intention of free-forming my locs (not that there is anything wrong with that), until I can get them re-twisted I've been doing a couple of things to maintain them. I've been spraying my hair daily with the mixture I made (if you'd like to know what that mixture is, Click Here). After spraying, I will do my best to separate the locs. With so much new growth, this is when they start crawling together. I can't be having all that now. I have also been washing my hair a little more frequently that I usually do. I'm not worried about untwisting any locs at this point, so I figure washing them slightly more frequently right now won't hurt.
I'm actually sort of a fan of this look. It kind of makes my hair look a lot fuller. I know a few people that prefer their locs this way. I won't say I like it better or worse than when I get my hair freshly twisted. It's just a different look. I think I could go with it every now and then. The only thing that bothers me about it is the fact that my hair doesn't really get to lay down like it would if I had gotten it twisted. Instead the locs rest on the hair in between the sections (or in other words it lays on the hair in between the locs). I HAVE to pull them back (with a loose head band) or they will flop in front of my face.
|Hair laying down|
Hopefully I can get my hair re-twisted in the next week or so. Until then I'm gonna rock the micro-fro/loc combination like I did it on purpose. Sshhhh, don't tell nobody.