Samuel has an appointment to get his hear locked up next week.
His twists ended up getting messed up and we decided the next time we sit in a chair for three hours we want it to be more locked in than twists are.
What I did NOT know is that a lot of African Americans find the term “dreadlocks” offensive. Locs can be used, but dread is not okay.
Guess who else is getting locs? If you guessed me, you’re kind-of correct. The girl that is doing Samuel’s hair does dreadlock extensions (yeah, that word is going to be tough for me to get rid of) and I’m getting one (or maybe a couple) put in for fun. Samuel is excited that I’m getting some, too.
My hair right now is in rehab. I’m back to my hairstylist extraordinaire, Yanai Van. My hair was in such bad shape when he got a hold of it he gave me strict rules of only touching it up every three months and not washing it during the week. Yanai is one of the only stylists in the area that uses the French ammonia-free highlights….and even then he said mine would break if we did it too much. So hopefully when he sees my one or two locs he will not be too freaked out.
As for my hair during the week. It is kind of gross. Here is Samuel making fun of it:
I will keep you posted on our hair evolution.