I went natural about 3 years ago and, to be honest, the journey has been a bit tough. My hair is very tightly coiled and medium length. Although I’ve made year-to-year progress in length retention, the learning process has been challenging — especially since there aren’t as many resources for tightly curly ‘nappy’ hair. My family and friends know that I’m trying to grow my hair out to shoulder/shoulder blade length. But what I find curious is their insistence that locs are the only way for me to do this.
I just find it odd, and even a bit discouraging, that so many people feel that locs are my only path to have a decent length of hair. Why don’t they believe that a ‘nappy headed’ girl like me can achieve shoulder blade length hair without locing?! Can anyone relate to this?
Interesting! What are your thoughts ladies?