By Terez Howard
On Oct. 29, my microlocs turned 3 years old. I still love them. I am due for a retightening as it’s been six weeks since my last retightening. I plan to complete my retightening next weekend since my schedule has been so busy.
What I’ve learned about my hair:
I’m not particularly keen on my hair without a curl, curve or wave. It dries stiff and lifeless. In the 3-year photos below, I took these shots right out of the shower. You might notice droplets in my hair.
My hair has grown about 3 inches over the past year. I don’t think that’s particularly impressive, just a fact.
My microlocs have just entered a stage where they’re long enough to successfully achieve buns. I’m super excited and completely obsessed with loc buns. However, since my hair grows in layers, I still have rebellious locs that don’t like to conform to my hairstyles.
Below you can see my hair at 3 years, 2 years, 1 year and day 2.
The braid-out is my signature hairstyle.