DL: How long have you been loc’d?
Latisha: 4 years next week
DL: Why did you decide to loc your hair?
Latisha: I decided to loc my hair because I was already natural, however, it was hard to maintain and manage and loc’ing my hair has been the best choice I have made.
DL: Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your hair?
Latisha: My favorite oil I use on my hair is something I make myself: pure Argon Oil, Olive Oil and Sweet Almond Oil with a few drops of lemongrass essential oil
DL: How has your loc journey been thus far?
Latisha: My loc journey has been awesome. From watching it grow to have different styles and learning how to maintain it myself
DL: What do you think is the biggest misconception about people with locs?
Latisha: They smoke weed and that our hair isn’t professional
DL: Would you say being loc’d helped you become more in tune with your mind, body, and soul? I think I was in tune prior to me
Latisha: I think I was in tune prior to me loc’ing my hair, however, it has taught me patience
DL: What would you like to see more of regarding the loc’d community?
Latisha: I would like to see more loc products advertised and more in your face advertisement to let people know our hair isn’t unprofessional
DL: What is your hair care routine like?
Latisha: I wash my hair every two weeks due to me working out so much and I hot oil treatment it every month because my hair is colored.
DL: What would you advise someone considering locs?
Latisha: I would advise them that this journey is long and with love and patience you will definitely grow with your hair.
Thank you for hanging in there with me on the days I neglect you. I appreciate you keeping my head warm during the winter months. I truly appreciate you for showing me how to be patient when I don’t want to be. In the 4 years we have grown together I have more of an appreciation for you.