As my 4 Year Loc Anniversary approaches, I’ve been reminiscing on my loc journey so far, and want to share some of the things that I regret doing along the way.
I purchased this product at a natural hair store when seeking a water-based leave-in conditioner for my locs. It retails for about $20 CAD.
This product contains water, apple cider vinegar, and a host of Ayurvedic herbs. I was excited to hear that this product can be used as a leave-in conditioner or pre-shampoo / scalp treatment. In theory, it has the ability to treat the scalp, help remove build up, and moisturize hair.
Unfortunately, I could not get over the smell! The smell of vinegar is unpleasant (at least in my opinion) and very hard to mask, making it ill-fitted as a leave-in conditioner or after workout spritz.
I resigned to using this product as treatment (apple cider vinegar helps treat dandruff as well as remove build up from the hair). I haven’t gotten around to that yet because I’d rather use pure apple cider vinegar, which is much less expensive.
In my opinion, this is not a horrible product per se, but maybe not as multi-purpose as totted to be. I would definitely not repurchase.
Fitness mogul Kamila McDonald is married to legendary reggae artist Jah Cure, and they currently share one child together.
She was raised in a traditional Rastafarian household in her homeland of Jamaica. She was brought up on natural foods and a natural way of living.
However, she gained 60 pounds after graduating from high school and marks it as one of her lowest points. Her own weight loss transformation is a testimony to how life changing improving your diet and exercise habits can be. Her radiance and energy shows through.
In a 2015 interview with “Jamaica Observer”, Kamila is quoted as saying…
“Locks have become beautiful now. Some of those same teachers who used to give me a fight at school are now sitting next to me at the loctician doing their hair. It’s interesting for me to see that because while my parents would have just seen the fight [against Rastafarians], I have seen the fight and now the acceptance.”
Her mission is to empower women to accept and LOVE themselves the way they are.
One of my very first YouTube videos, I created this slideshow shortly before deciding to lock my hair. It’s called “Black Women with Dreadlocks” primarily because a Google search for the term “dreadlocks” as opposed to “locs” typically displays mostly images of Caucasians.
Check it out… beautiful women — and a few men — with be-you-tiful locs!
This short documentary transcends race. It discusses why people choose to have and keep their locs, loc stereotypes… how locs are more than an aesthetic.
Here, I discuss some of the cons of having locs.
I used to be apprehensive about my 10-year-old daughter rockin’ locs like I do. I did not want her to experience the stares and stereotypes that I sometimes get.
Eventually, I decided that because my locs are a representation of who I am (someone who believes in racial pride and natural living), it was only fitting for someone who was being raised with the same values to exemplify that… if she chose to, of course.
She has now had her starter locs for roughly 4 months.
Let’s take a moment, though, to observe the cuteness of this random father and son.
I demonstrate how to wrap your locs quickly for winter without having to hit up the fabric store.
Clueless when it comes to headwraps? Whoissugar shows 3 easy headwrap styles.
YouTube’s, chescalocs shows a method of retwisting hair that’s relatively quick… and clip free.
I can’t see this working on very small locs or a super thick head of hair. It’s a cool method though. Be careful not to overtwist at the root.