About four years ago, I embarked on the journey of acquiring locs. I paid over $300 for a “loctician,” wasting my money away because I hated her work. I cut my hair and went back to waves. Recently, I had my wife sit down for about eight hours to retwist my hair. She worked hard to make everything look good.
When I was a kid, I remember watching my mom twist locks into my dad’s hair. He was a huge Bob Marley fan, and overly serious about his African roots. By overly serious, I mean, he liked to buy statues and listen to music, but he would never visit the motherland. Never.
My dad has rocked his locs for over two decades. I still remember when he told me, “You can’t lose your hair with dreadlocks.”
Now, when he says this, the first thing to stand out in my mind is Uncle Phil. I’m serious. I didn’t want to be that guy. People made fun of my cranium as a child, and I had to defend myself in some way.
So, I got locs because I want to keep my hair and I love my dad.
You can check out the breakdown of my experience in the video below. In short, I have Mini Two Strand Twists. I didn’t use any products besides olive oil, and I barely used that. I didn’t spend any money because my wife’s favorite currency is MASSAGE and I only used what we could find in the house, which was nothing.