“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”—
So i’ve been getting really frustrated with my hair lately. I started my loc journey back in November (4 months ago) and it just didn’t seem to be going the way i wanted. While there are sections of my hair that seems to be mating up and locking fine other sections such as the front where my hair…
I also started my locs in November and it hasn’t been easy but I have a few tips.
Your loctician definitely should have told you to moisturize your hair as frequently as it is needed. I’ve found that water is my hair’s best friend and I pretty much let it get soaking wet under the shower head every few days. Between that, I make sure that it’s oiled properly so that the moisture stays sealed in.
I’m having a similar issue with the front of my hair not locking, so I did interlock a few at the front. This has been really useful! Just make sure that your loctician knows what she/he is doing or else they’ll turn out really skinny.
Definitely check out Youtube videos on locs and find some loc forums (like the Nappturality forum) and there will be loads of advice for loc newbies. I hope you stick with it!
The natural hair movement is for Black people, whose natural hair (Afros, dreadlocks, twists, braids, etc.) is not widely accepted by society. You know whose “natural” hair is accepted? The Eurocentric (white) standard: straight!
I don’t give a fuck if you happen to have curly hair. If you are…
Umm no. “Natural hair” is just that…natural hair. African-American women rejecting perms in droves today is definitely a movement, but the use of the term “natural hair” is not unique to Black women.
Yes, the white Eurocentric standard for hair is straight hair…which is why it’s important for anyone and everyone to reject this as the ideal look for women. If a white woman with curly hair decides to stop straightening her hair, then that curly hair is her “natural hair.”
It’s one thing to say that white women should stop appropriating specific hairstyles, or culturally specific terms like “locs,” but a phrase referring to one’s hair in its natural state? Naw…