5 Questions Girls with Locs Are Tired of Answering + Giveaway

5 Questions Girls with Locs are Tired of Answering + Giveaway - The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.com
Locs, not “dreadlocks” because I was reminded there’s nothing dreadful about my hair.

On November 21, 2012, I gave in to my “dreadlock” curiosity. Disclaimer: I remember the date because it was the day before Thanksgiving.

My excitement didn’t replace the feeling of looking like I had baby worms on my head, so naturally, I wore a beanie in public. That didn’t last long. To my hair stylist’s surprise, my hair was beginning to lock and growing faster than expected. Back then, the only questions I got were “How long have you been locking your hair?” and “who started your dreads?

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I’m no natural hair expert. I really only took this #TeamNatural journey for 3 reasons: 1. I was obsessed with having an afro so big that people wouldn’t be able to sit directly behind me in movie theaters. 2. My hair kept falling out. Some people said it was stress, others said it was over processed. I cut out the one I had the most control over—relaxers. 3. I associated natural with not having to do anything with my hair. Bless my naïve heart for thinking a little water and good comb through was all it would take. As my hair grew, so did the strange questions.

5 Questions Girls with Locs are Tired of Answering:

  1. When are you going to get it done? When are you going to mind your business? I’m only speaking for myself when I say I didn’t choose this hairstyle to be stylish. I chose it because I’m lazy. Monthly hair appointments can be expensive and more harmful than helpful. Over-twisting can result in breakage.

  2. How do you wash it? With my 2 hands, and occasionally with Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda.

  3. How did you get it that color(blue/green)? This question is understandable, because of how dark my hair is. First she (@another_boss_creation) bleached it. Then she mixed a shade of blue and green together and voilà!

  4. Is this yarn? Faux locs are the hype right now, so people assume my locs are fake, and the bright color doesn’t heven them look any more real.

  5. After letting them know it’s all mine, the follow-up question is usually the infamous, Can I touch it? Can you not?

Clearly, there are more effective ways to answer these questions. Maybe the hair and wellness gurus at the Natural Health & Hair Summit can help you!


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Visit www.nhmsummit.com for more details! Are you a loc goddess or thinking about becoming one? What questions do you get about your hair?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches