Meet Kirsten- From Loc’s to Loose

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Picking out my dreads was not my first option. I wanted to keep my dreads because it was easy to maintain. One day, I saw my curl pattern (without it being short as it was before). It was a long piece of hair that had this cute – tight – coil. So, I was locked for a year, however, one dread was still trying to loc in the front. So, I decided to start picking at it to see what more hair looked like with this curl pattern – then I started picking the next one and so forth. I couldn’t stop. I fell in love with my hair. I could never remember my hair as a child – when it was long and curly, so I never got the chance to experience my hair and have fun with it while loose.  Picking them out took 2 days for me. For some people, it takes weeks – depending on the length of your hair. It only took me two days because mine were shoulder length – I was so determined, I stayed up all night and kept going with a bobby pin. I didn’t mind the option of the BC, because as you saw from my pics, I am used to short hair – I love short hair, but I saw from various videos on Youtube, people doing it. I wanted to try it if I ever decided to let my locs go – however, I didn’t think it would be that early! LOL. I love my hair loose, but I do miss the locs because I love LOW MAINTENANCE! So, after picking them out, I trimmed my ends, gave my hair a good treatment, etc. I forgot how to do loose hair at one point! My sister had to help me! I’m back in the groove now and very happy!

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My favorite style had to have been the TWA. I believe that was the cutest style that I ever had! I loved it! It was easy to do and always turned out right!

The main products that I use are Eco styling gel and the Keratin Mist by CHI. I have very curly hair and in order to define my curls a lot better, I use the Eco gel. I make sure I spray the Keratin Mist on my hair anytime I style. I don’t usually buy a lot of products and I like to keep what I put in my hair to a minimum.

Lexi- Thank you so much Kirsten for sharing your story. I actually thought about getting my hair loc’d but was afraid of the permanency of it. My boyfriend’s frat bro’s gf had locs one day…and the next time I saw her , her hair was loose. I had no idea that it could be done. I am sure it was alot of work though but it is good to know that it isn’t so permanent on everyone.

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  • Sharla

    I’m glad to hear I’m not the only person who has picked out locs (people always think I’m nuts!). Mine were bra-strap length so it really did take 2 full weeks. Your hair is gorgeous BTW.

  • http://www.brenditasbodyworks.com Brendita

    You look BEAUTIFUL in ALL of your hair styles! I had no idea one could un-do locs! I have natural hair (since 1993) and I doubt I will ever loc it, but I sell natural hair and skin products, so I have a lot of customers who will be VERY interested to learn this wonderful information. Thanks for sharing!