Time is flying and my locs are growing! I’m a little over 2.5 years with my locs and I have many many updates. It definitely seems that once my locs hit the 2 year mark and officially were all in the “shooting phase” they’ve started growing like weeds!
My Length + Hair Growth
One area on my head that I’m particularly excited about the growth of is my edges! Yes, my edges are back! No, I didn’t lose my edges to wigs or weaves, I became a mother. Not to say my kid caused my hair to fall out, he’s not a teenager yet (lol!); it was postpartum hair loss. But now, a year later, I finally see considerable growth! I do attribute my edges growing back to Alikay Naturals Hair Growth Oil — it’s like magic in a bottle!!!
With all this nu growth, you’d probably be expecting me to retwist my roots, but nope; I’m letting them be free. I think its been almost 5 weeks since I last retwisted my locs and I’m loving it. Although, admittedly, with all the new hairs sprouting around my edges I do get the desire to tame them but I just remember my end goal– thick juicy locs!
I’ve also decided that I’m going to treat myself to a salon service for my locs soon. I am really looking forward to having someone else shampoo my locs and massage my scalp, that’s such a great feeling, isn’t it?!
Current Products I’m Using on My Locs
For the majority of this year, and I believe the end of 2014 as well, I was using the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo on my locs, which I liked but it was time for me to switch it up. I have received several requests for a review on the Dr.Bronner’s Castile soap so I picked it up and have used it, correctly might I add, for the past few weeks. I also use the Oyin handmade Greg Juice to moisturize my locs and seal with the Alikay Naturals Hair Growth Oil on an almost daily basis.
How I Have Fun With My Locs
One of the things that I really love about my locs is how care-free, low maintenance, and versatile they are. When I want to change up my look, I add some loc jewelry or temporary color to my locs. Lately, I’ve been wearing gold loc cuffs on a few locs and I love them! Also, from time to time I get that urge to color my locs, and when that happens I reach for my 1Pop Clip-In Locs! The fun colors are a great solution to my love-hate relationship with color!