Diva's Life: I Started My Loc Journey #DivasLocJourney

Happy Monday Divas and Gents!

So I have some news to share, I've started my loc journey! I've been natural since 2011 and while I didn't change my hair often, when I did it was always drastic. Between the several big chops and dye jobs, I've considered loc'ing my hair. I did a test run in 2011 and installed yarn locs, now commonly know as "faux locs." I loved the look on me! And if you ask me, using yarn makes them look more realistic than Marley hair (see pic below). It wasn't until recently that I really began to consider to transition yet again to locs. I took the plunge and am happy with my decision.  Check out more photos taken right after my initial install.

Diva's Loc Journey Day 1: July 28, 3018

My stylist and I chose coils and "C" parts to start the process off with to achieve my desired shape and to allow them to lay more naturally when my locs mature.  It took about an hour and a half total to complete.

My test round from a few years ago to see how I liked the look of myself with locs.

My Inspiration. L to R: Singers Ledisi, Chloe and Halle.

I know there is still a lot of misconceptions about locs from both within and outside the black community. Hopefully, I can use Div Chronicles to shed some light and work to dispel the stereotypes. I still work in corporate America and many men and women with locs do too. They can be neat and professional, despite the fact that they look different from hair textures and types most may be used to. Hair texture, color, length and style has nothing to do with intellect and work ethic.

I'll keep you all updated on my journey. I'll check back in about 3 weeks after my next appointment and show you guys any changes and growth, if any.

P.S. Be sure to follow #divaslocjourney on Instagram and watch my Instastories for any day-to-day updates I make!


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