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Rain, Sweat or Showers For 2: No Worries

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I’m remembering the last rain fall. It seemed as if the water droplets would never stop falling from the sky. Sometime later on this particular morning, my mom arrived. I asked if she had an umbrella! She told me it was in the car. My mother l sports a short natural.  It’s clear she wasn’t concerned about a little extra moisture wetting her hair do. 

I feel the same way, especially when it comes to rocking locs. I walk in the rain, play in it sometimes and workout when I want too without fear of messing up my do.  If you too are sporting some form of a natural, take advantage of the freedom and get the recommended amount of daily exercise needed to keep your body happy and your mind free of stress.  

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a steady routine. That’s about to change! I’m on week two of my fitness journey (join me).  Hair is not an issue. Making time to get moving is the battle. 

How about you? Are you making fitness a lifestyle? Share your routines, ups and downs and success with me in the comment box.  

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To see some of today’s workout click here: http://instagram.com/p/0T4gfqKjqh/ 

*Quote: Tyra Banks


Lather, Shampoo and Repeat

I am an avid viewer of YouTube videos. I like learning about other folk  methods of hair care and their individual loc Journeys .  Every now and then, I come across a video where someone is explaining how much their scalp itches after being  told not to wet their hair or risk disturbing the perfectly formed loc coils.

Not cleansing the scalp and hair for abnormal periods of time is nasty and not healthy.  My first set of locs were cultivated. I waxed my hair with the hopes of perfect locs – I didn’t know any better. Youtube wasn’t popping like that during my first set. Eventually, I stopped using greasy products and shampooed more often – I kept twisting with each wash. Extreme manipulation is another bad practice.

Since I started free forming, I shampoo when ever the mood hits me. My scalp tells me when it’s time – no rules.  Some claim to cleanse their hair and scalp with water only. Personally, I don’t see how that works when the goal is to remove dirt and oils (natural and artificial).

If you aren’t into using shampoos, opt for products that aren’t as harsh on your hair and the environment. Lately, I’ve been using the 365 Brand from Whole Foods. It doesn’t lather as much or as quickly – more product is required during the cleansing process.  I’m also fond of my shampoo bar by J.R. LIGGETT’S.

At the end of the day, do what works best for your hair. No matter your choice it most important that you keep your hair and scalp clean.

Questions about my hair, leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter or Instagram.

FreeForm locs: Mother Natures touch

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From earlier post it was clear that I was in the middle of a serious hair struggle. I twisted my hair, allowed someone to use a latch on my hair , combined all my locs and uncombined them … too much drama!!!

After cutting my hair off in November 2012 and utilizing the towel rub method for about two – weeks I finally found myself on the right path.

Today, honey watch out! I love my hair! I shampoo, dry and go. No more twisting, no gel, no wax. I let go and let God have control.

Note: my locs are all different sizes, grow flat and sometimes try to marry at the root – I separate to avoid congos. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to express yourself.

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My Decision To FreeForm: Growing Locs

The first time I grew locs I admit I had very limited knowledge. Thinking back on the experience I didn’t know anyone that had locks.  My journey for lack of better words was a truly a natural occurrence.

Tired of living the LYE I instructed my long-time hairstylist to cut my hair off.  The chopping process stressed her out to say the least. She thought I was making the wrong decision, one that only time could correct.

That same night my date cancelled after learning that my ear length, bone straight haircut had become a thing of a past. He made a smart azz remark, one which had all his subsequent calls going straight to voice mail.  We never spoke again.

Present day.

Over a year into my loc journey I have decided to use the  FreeForm method in maintaining my hair.  My regimen will consist of shampooing when needed, natural oils and keeping my locs separated.  Twisting my hair will no longer take place.  Being someone who works out often I’m sure this new routine will better suit my lifestyle.

I really appreciate the beauty of my puffy, kinky, cotton “feel” like roots.  I guess that’s why I can’t stop touching my hair.  This is day two of my commitment to FreeForm locs.  I will include pictures along the way.

A future entry will highlight the combining of some 200 locs (mine). The photo below shows my hair  joined and thread stitched.

My locs untwisted
One of my loc inspiration photos