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Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown

For about three years now my family and I have started our loc journey. Needless to say the

journey has been an unexpected adventure! We first started with using over the counter product but, as we continue to use over the counter our locs were getting rather gunky. So after much research, I decided it would be better to make our own product.Now we roll our hair with aloe and flax seed gel. To keep our hair full of moister we use rice water infused with several different types of essential oils and of course we use base oils to keep our scalp moisturized. I get asked often how do we maintain our locs and really once you get in the swing of things it's quite simple. I can not

stress how much moisture plays an important role in the loc process. Moisture is key! We also changed our method of re-twisting as well. When we first started we use the palm roll method, we palm rolled up until about four months ago. Our new method is the latch hook method and I have to say it takes a bit of work and attention to detail but, it's very worth it. With latch hooking your re-twist last a bit longer than what it would if you used palm rolling. We started with single locs but, then we decided to two strand them because we didn't want our locs to have that thinning look.Honestly I feel as though this has been the best decision because before her locs Ameenah

my seven year old) was very terrible at getting her hair combed. She would cry to the holy heavens as if someone was killing her. When I approached the girls about putting locs in their head I already had my presentation ready. I showed them pictures of other little brown girls with locs as well as women and of course I used the fact I wouldn't have to do their hair every week. It took them no time to decide in fact they were a bit more excited than I expected! I strive to continue to remind my girls to use the word loc or locs when it comes to their hair because there is nothing dreadful about the crown you wear. I always tell them that their hair is their glory because

it teaches one to be patient, self love, self confidence and to live unapologetically. We have also t

alked about how there are going to be times where people will look at you and judge you because of the way you choose to wear your hair but, heavy is the head that wears the crown. In life people will judge you before even talking to you but that's just a burden that we have to bare. People who judge others are never happy with themselves or their lives.I make sure that my girls continue to live confidently, carelessly, unapologetically and in their truth. Honestly I'm happy that as a family we decided to take this journey together because it has helped us to have a devotion of purity and because our locs are our crown they act as a constant reminder that we own force, wisdom, and we are expected to generate goodness onto ourselves and others. They also give us strength of our spirit and of conviction.

After all is said and done, more is said than done....

Thank you to all who have read this and please go LIKE.. SUBSCRIBE.. and FOLLOW! I guarantee you a good read if you do so. As always I wish you all love 🖤, peace✌🏽, and much much much happiness😀



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