I have been wrestling with the idea of taking down my locs. I decided not to re tighten. Then I thought about the maintenance of loose hair, so I re tightened them again. Tonight, I became aggravated with them. I decided to cut my ends, wet and condition my locs. The ends began to unravel. I took down one loc and I felt liberated!
Friday, after work, I sat at my vanity and began taking down a few locs. The hair in some locs were long and some were very short. As I looked in the mirror, I saw how many locs I had to take down. I took the scissors and began to cut my locs where the new growth end. In 30 minutes, my dreadlock journey was over!
It felt so good to run my fingers through my hair without any obstructions! I washed my hair with Carol's Daughter's TUI moisturizing sulfate free shampoo following with the TUI conditioner. It felt so good to massage my scalp as it tingled.
I placed some S curl stylin gel on my hair. I watched as it curled up. I placed a big grin on my face. My husband was in shock when he woke up. Then he said," honey why did you not let me cut it for you?" I said " I was afraid you would talk me out of it." He Stated, "Honey now I can see your beautiful face!" I told him, "After all, it only hair! It will grow."
I honestly don`t know what I will do with my hair. I will not be locking again. I miss the versatility of styling. I do plan to wear my hair natural and short for a while.
I will always remember my dreadlock journey. It has taught me humility, self-control, gentleness, patience and love!
A new journey begins!
Thanks everyone for your support!