When it comes to hair, these days Dimples is a happy girl. Want to know why? She hasn’t had her hair combed or braided in nearly seven weeks – yes, you read that correctly, seven weeks.
I know this sounds completely negligent, but it is actually an answer to our prayers. After much thought and discussion, we loc’ed Dimples hair. There are three beautiful women in my community who have locs and I’ve admired them from afar. Last Christmas Eve, as our church service ended, lovely Grace walked by with her locs all pretty and I thought, “It is time to take the leap.”
It took a few weeks for us to connect, but one Friday afternoon she and her sister, Alexis (another lovely lady with locs), began working on Dimples’ hair. They finished the next day and Dimples came home announcing to the family, “I never have to comb my hair again!”
Since that day we’ve had one session to tidy up the fuzzies and a monthly re-loc session to loc in the new growth. I haven’t learned how to re-loc yet, but I need to learn to do it myself. Honestly, I thoroughly enjoyed dropping Dimples off with Grace and Alexis and picking her up with her hair all cute and tidy.
As the locs are beginning to grow, we’re having fun using mini clips to style them and I even gathered a few up in a small ponytail. We hope they will be long enough to gather into a real ponytail this summer, but we’ll see.
Dimples is a little girl with a heavy load on her plate and high maintenance hair was one thing I could lift off for her –and for me. We are both happy that there are no more dramatic hair combing and braiding sessions. Really, life is hard enough. And beside, she just looks super cute with locs!
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