Yay, the first feature of the year & its a Loc Feature!
I stumbled upon Ahmad's Locs via his Tumblr blog and I had to reach out to him to share his story!
|Locs at 13 Months|
I want to say about 2 yrs...
What or who inspired you to go natural?
Honestly when I was away at school it was hard to get a haircut. So one day, I let someone cut it and they messed it up. Then that became my breaking point which led me to decide it’s best to grow it out.
What advice would you give to someone considering going natural?
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do anything you set your mind too. Always have confidence in your decision because there will be a lot of people doubting you.
What products are you currently using in your hair?
Taliah Waajid's Natural Healing Oyl, Lock It Up Gel, and Protective Mist Bodifier. I love her products! I decided to use her products because the black gel I used ran out and I knew it wasn’t completely good for my hair. So I thought it would be best to use products with natural materials that will not only help the growth but promote the best results for my hair.
What products have you tried and highly recommend?
Almost all of Taliah Waajid’s product’s. I love what they do for my hair. Also, Tea Tree oil that seems to leave my hair smelling good and feeling great.
What products (if any) have you tried and do not recommend?
I honestly wouldn’t recommend Jamaican Mango and Lime Lock Gel. I used it and it seems that it only smells good and didn’t do much holding for my locs.
What is one thing that you know now, that you wish you knew in the beginning of your journey?
I wish I knew that not everyone should be doing my hair. In the early stages, I used to let almost anyone that had a little knowledge of locs do my hair. Looking back, that was probably my biggest downfall. Due to me letting so many people do my hair, a lot of my parts are uneven.
What reference(s) do you frequent for information about products, advice, and/or tutorials about natural hair?
Locs N Dreads is good group on Facebook [HERE] for any questions about Dreadlocks. Also googling question you may have may work alot.
Anything else you'd like to share?
During the tough months stay strong! It’s gonna get tough but the determination you display during those months will be what helps you in the long run. Having Dreadlocks helps to build patience, so if you can be patient throughout this whole process just imagine how easy it will be with anything else in life.
|Baby Locs at 3 Months|
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