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Goodbye To Combs

To be perfectly honest I love big hair. It is clearly evident in all my images. Most of the women I draw in my featured images have big voluptuous beautiful hair, however, the reality of taking care of said hair is a different case. I absolutely hate combing my hair. I hate it. It always results in headaches, no matter how much oil or leave-in conditioner I saturate my hair with. It just hurts and gives me a massive headache whenever I comb it. Hence from now on, I am ditching the comb. I honestly don’t know why I didn’t do this much earlier. 

I am officially locking my hair. I attempted doing so last year but ended up cutting it all off and starting again. I like full hair and the ability to switch up my hairstyle whenever I want to. But I had to be honest with myself. Not only do I absolutely hate combing my hair, in addition to finding washdays long and exhausting but I don’t actually switch up my hairstyle as often as I would like. The honest truth is that I am absolutely boring especially when it comes to my hair. I go with the most convenient option and more importantly one that doesn’t hurt as much. So my reason for not locking my hair much earlier didn’t make any sense. 

One day YouTube randomly recommended a video about how Keisha Charmaine maintains her locks. I had never watched any videos about locs before and I was hating the process of combing my hair so I decided to take the bait and clicked on the video. I was amazed by it all. The wash routine looked so easy and more painless than mine. I went on to consume a lot of her videos and it gave me the push I needed to finally decide to lock my hair. She looked amazing in it and her hair was ridiculously long. She also styled it in so many different ways. I realised that my idea of it being restrictive on the kinds of hairstyles you could do with it was completely wrong. 

I’m also a braid person. I love making long braids and with locs, I can do just that whenever I want. But most importantly the thing that sold it for me is the fact that I would never have to put a comb through my hair ever again. So yeah, I’m beginning my luck journey and hope it all goes well. I’m looking forward to seeing the growth and learning more about this process. I’m still in that “ugly duckling” phase and I look forward to getting some length in my hair. What makes me mainly happy and completely determined to see this journey through is the fact that I never have to endure headaches from combing my hair.

I admire people with the patience and the higher pain threshold of taking care of beautiful huge full voluptuous hair. I wish it didn’t bother me so much but the reality is that it does. Funny enough I still look at videos of braid-outs and twist-outs and still love the way it looks. But it never tempts me to go back on the lock journey because I know all too well the challenges I have to endure to get that sort of result. The memory of the discomfort of combing my hair is all too fresh to even tempt me in any way to undo my locks. I hear it can take up to six months or even a year for hair to finally lock in place. So I know it’s going to be a long journey ahead, but it’s one that I’m very excited about.

BIG NEWS here on the blog! I have to cut back and only post once a month from now on. So I will now be posting every FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month. This is because I want to use the time I spend working on my blog posts every week to help finish the current novel I am working on and also to plot properly for the next two I intend to finish before the end of the year (ambitious I know!).

P.s. lol can you tell how I feel about combing my hair?

Please feel free to comment down below if you are also on a lock journey or if you actually don’t mind slash even love come in your hair unlike me.

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