Saturday, June 03, 2006

Almost Cut My Locs, Oh Yeah I Did!

Back in January (I think it was January) I got my daughter to spend enough time with me to give me a trim. I have been trimming my locs ever since my consultant told me they were settled. But I never really cut them. It was just a few snips here and there of selected locks that were drastically longer than the others or really scraggily at the ends. I hadn't done this for awhile and some time in the late fall or winter I went to give myself a trim and my locks were too long for me to deal with. But in January what I really wanted was not just a few snips here and there but a shortening of the over all length. Now I know some of you might just ask why didn't she just go to a salon or have her consultant do it. My consultant only does sisterlocks, nothing else. No wash, no color, no style, no cuts, just installation of locks, repairs and retightening. She is excellent at what she does. After paying my consultant every month I just couldn't seem to come up with the money to go to a salon to have my hair washed and cut so I grabbed my daughter, gave her the scissors and said cut some off. Her question was how much. A couple of inches was my response. When we finished 4-6 inches was the result. My head felt lighter. It was good.

Do I miss my length? Yes and no. Yes, because having hair almost to my waist butt was a milestone for me. No, because my ponytail was getting heavy and that is my favorite way to wear my hair in the middle of the summer when it’s really hot and humid. I know to some it just doesn’t make sense to cut their locs but to me cutting hair, be it locked or loose, makes perfect sense. If it’s too long for your liking cut it. If you want it to grow longer don’t cut it. It’s all vanity anyway.

11 comments:

brunsli said...

Good for you!

There's been a lot of discussion in lovinlocs about people not cutting their hair. It's just hair, imho, and should be flattering and convenient. I can see the point of the non-cutters, who want to project the length of time they've been committed to natural hair.

Anyway, I'm a big fan of your hair and think your cut looks super.

Jeri said...

I love your locs and have seen them before on posts from Lock It Up. The changes to your blog look good and your locs are looking even better! I'm just at 4.5 years and I had a lot of breakage early on. It will be another year or so before I cut off a few inches to even mine out, but yours are LOVELY!

Lyriq said...

Hi Quiet Spirit,
Thanks for visiting my blog! Your locks are beautiful cut or uncut. We(my locks)want to be just like you when we grow up (smile). Loc on!

Maryee said...

Hey Lady!! I may need another head shot from you for an updated collage! Email me!

Ree-C said...

Your locs look great. I say whatever makes you happy. I think the cut looks nice.

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Bellidansa said...

Wow....

What beautiful hair !!!!

Chosen Vessel said...

Your hair is absolutely beautiful!!! Full and healthy, thats the way I like it :)

Abena

BlaqKofi said...

Beautiful locks and hair! I agree with you about cutting our hair...it will always grow back. When I have that much length and if it bothers me, I can see trimming some. Thanks for sharing your story and your amazing locks.

cheleskilove said...

beautiful head of locks! I have taken your advice, I just need to be more careful and spritz often!how man?

muslimahlocs said...

the cut is beautiful. after 11 years i recently cut @ 8 inches off and it feels great!