DL: How long have you been loc’d?
Chelsea: I’ve been loc’d a little over three years. I started my locs on May 5th of 2014.
DL: Why did you decide to loc your hair?
Chelsea: I was dating someone at the time that was loc’d and I really liked his hair. I loc’d mine and it looked nothing like his. LOL. But I love how they look now.
DL: Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your hair?
Chelsea: Yes, Taliah Waajid Tight Hold Gel. It keeps my retwist on point.
DL: How has your loc journey been thus far?
Chelsea: Trial and error honestly…I’ve learned to just go with the flow. I haven’t been as consistent with my hair as I am now. I’m learning to be more diligent in the upkeep of my hair in order to keep it healthy.
DL: What do you think is the biggest misconception about people with locs?
Chelsea: Dirty weed smoking Rastas. It all annoys me!!!!
DL: Would you say being loc’d helped you become more in tune with your mind, body, and soul?
Chelsea: NOPE! For me growing locs was just a style choice.
DL: What would you like to see more regarding the loc’d community?
Chelsea: I would like to see more loc journeys from the beginning. Most of the people on Instagram that are popular have been loc’d for 7 or more years. Short locs and Starter locs need love too!!! LOL!
DL: What is your hair care routine like?
Chelsea: My retwist routine is a full workday. I wash my locs and deep condition them twice then I spray it and seal in the moisture with olive oil and jojoba oil. Afterwards, I oil my scalp (lightly) and retwist all 140+ of my locs. Once I’m done I pass out due to exhaustion.
DL: What would you advise someone considering locs?
Chelsea: DO NOT COMPARE YOUR HAIR TO OTHER PEOPLE’S. It’s your journey not someone else’s so enjoy it as much as possible.
I know I said I wanted to break up (comb them out) but I change my mind. Come back to me. I love you!!!!
(Just to explain my letter… I actually combed one of my locs out about 2 months ago but I couldn’t continue because it took too long and then I realized I actually like my hair loc’d versus loose while looking at some old pictures.)
Connect with Chelsea:
YouTube: Chelsea On Loc