A friend of mine called me yesterday to talk about locing her hair.
I offered her all the advice in my mental rolodex - what size parts to use, how to get the desired level of uniformity (or lack thereof), what method to use (freeforming vs double strand twisting), how to keep it "professional" enough for work, etc. We talked about mutual friends' locs, and how they compared to what her locs might look like. We discussed how the locs start off thicker than they will ultimately be (those started with double strands, that is), how palmrolling makes them appear thinner than the end product and they "blossom" later on.
Somewhere in this conversation I realized something and told her: you never really know what your locs will look like until after you loc your hair. Part of the locing process is letting go; learning how to "go with the flow."
Kaya Casper, Publisher
Naturally You! Magazine
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