Your Loc Journey - Bloom Where You Are Planted
I like this saying "Bloom Where You Are Planted". I want to talk about your loc journey and enjoying your locs. Bloom where you are planted. Have you just started your baby twists? Are you in your second year locked? Wherever you are in your journey, bloom! Enjoy the process and have fun in whatever loc stage you are in.
I often have people come up to me and say that they are so anxious to have their hair as long as mine. I tell them that I have been locked for quite a while (over 12 years now) and I started my locs with about an inch of hair. I share how I was hooked on relaxers and didn't have the patience to grow out my natural hair. I just kept relaxing the new growth (yeah I had it bad). I finally got fed up and just did the big chop with only an inch or so of new growth.
People laugh and ask if I really started with such short hair. Well, ofcourse I did! My advice is to just be patient with your hair and let it "do what it do". It will eventually grow long, it just takes time. Once you stop watching it so closely you will look up one day and your hair will be down your back.
I just want to encourage you to love the process. Bloom where you are. Experiment with hairstyles for shorter locs, experiment with wraps and other hair accessories like beads. Take pictures of your journey and as you look back over the earlier photos you'll really see how much your hair has grown! Have fun with your hair in all of it's growth stages.
Whatever length you're in, bloom baby bloom!