November 06, 2012

Video: Locs - Long or Short?



11 comments:

Gigglz said...

Go for it! Your hair seems to grow fairly fast - even if it starts out uneven you are creative and will find some great styles to make it work.

Crysco_Sews said...

You seem a little apprehensive about cutting your hair. I suppose it all depends just how important it is for you to reach your hair length goal. I would go for it as your hair grows fast.

Do you think the heaviness is just because of the thickness and density or do you think that smaller thinner locks would be lighter?

dewdrop said...

@Gigglz: You're so encouraging and I really appreciate your feedback.

@Crysco_Sews: Thanks for your support. I started my journey nearly 6 years ago with smaller thinner locs that have tripled in size because of my thickness and density. (When they were at shoulder length, they felt much heavier than they do right now.) As I a result I have had to combine them and cut off my double dragons just to decrease the weight. My head felt lighter, but now the weight has returned.

It's not a big deal if I don't reach my hair goal, but I just want to do what is best for my health right now.

Anonymous said...

Have you considered going to a hairdresser and getting long layers in your hair? That way you could keep the length in the back and take some weight off your crown.

LadyT-innerlock said...

There was a time when videolotician had layers cut in her hair by pulling all the hair to the top of the head into a ponytail and cutting the ponytail. It creates a graduated layering; the crown of the head having the shortest layers and the base of the head having the longest layers.

Another option, pulling the hair straight out to the sides, horizontal to the ground, and cutting an even vertical line all the way around. This should create a more subtle layering. This will leave the hair longest at the crown.

I cannot guarantee visibility of the line of demarcation will be resolved between old and new locks by using these cutting ideas.

Change of topic:
Have you considered just taking 1 to 1 1/2 hours a week tightening a portion of the locs each week, as opposed to trying to tighten it all at one time? This tightening technique works really well for my mother-in-law, daughter and I. I have never heard anyone talk about this type of tightening schedule online, but really works for us.

dewdrop said...

@Anon: Thank you for your suggestion.

@LT: You have shared some wonderful ideas. My locs only take me 2 hours to tighten, and i'd rather have them done in one sitting. However, I appreciate your suggestion and i'm glad that your method works well for you and your family. someone might benefit from reading your post, so thanks for posting. Keep up the good work! :-D

Kittylocks said...

Hi Dewdrop you might want to try cutting your hair gradually every months instead of one big chop to get you used to the idea as you seem to have reservations however as I have watched your journey your hair does grow quickly so you could still go for the big chop. I am sure tha whatever you choose to do it will be a positive move for you... cant wait to see x

Cheleski aka KnottyAuthor Kicken The Truth said...

i look fwd to seeing the transformation. i'm enjoying my loose hair and have many blog posts i'm about to release to share. just trying to find some time!

dewdrop said...

@Kittylocks: Thanks for sharing your advice and for your encouragement.

@Cheleski: I'm bet you are enjoying your loose hair! I look forward to your updates too!

Allecia said...

Your hair has gotten so long! I have been cutting my locks little by little to get rid of some of my fatter ends and occasionally doing an all over cut to even out my ends. I always like my hair better right after a cut and think why didn't I do this a while ago. I say go for it!

dewdrop said...

@Allecia: I know! The length I didn't mind having, but the weight of it was too much. Thanks for sharing your experience and giving encouragement!