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3 Tips How to Shampoo My Starter Locs

The starter locs (aka. “baby”) stage of the loc process can last up to six months, depending on your hair type and how fast it grows. My scalp needed cleansing when it was overly itchy. When I was a loose natural, I would shampoo my hair at least once a week. It’s not as comfortable […]

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The Awkward Phase of Locs You Love to Hate

Are you familiar with the different phases of locs?  Well, I’m here to tell you that the awkward stage is the one that teaches you patience.  As one who has grown out short natural hairstyles a few times over the years, the awkward phase of growing out your hair, whether loose or locked, is a […]

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Loc Journey: Steps to Preparing Hair to Becoming Locked

If anyone told you that your hair would loc overnight, probably they were unsure of the process.  It will take some time for your hair strands to wrap around itself and form an actual loc.  I’ve been fortunate enough to have very coarse hair, and in the time since June 22, 2020, the day I […]

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NYC Bans Hair Discrimination Against Black People

I’ve sat with this post in draft for over a year. I had to come to grips with the ignorance behind the idea that law officials had to put in law in the 20th century, where companies could not treat people with hair that grows out of their head AND identify as Black, African-American, Caribbean, […]