Afrodisiac Formula #3: NaturaLocs

Natural Afrodisac is proud to present NaturaLocs, a loc (and music) aficionado from "across the pond" as she shares her afrodisiac formula:

Tell us who you are, where you're from, what you do.

Hi, I'm NaturaLocs, a music teacher from England UK.

When and why did you decide to go natural and/or start locs?

I decided that locs were for me in Nov 2011 and entered 2012 as a new natural. I think locs are beautiful and I needed a change. Locs will signify my transition from a negative past to a positive future.

What method did you use to transition to natural hair and/or what method did you use to start your locs?

I started wearing kinky twist extensions for about 2 months and cut my hair down to a TWA shortly after. My locs were started with comb coils.

What is your favorite way to style your hair?

I like wearing head scarves and throw in occasional flat twists when shrinkage isn't against me :)

What are 3 products or tools you cannot live without?

I couldn't live without water, olive oil and baking soda for a good cleanse.

What have been some of the challenges and rewards you've experienced with going natural and/or cultivating locs? 

Social confidence has been a challenge recently, it's hard for people to understand why you'd have such "rough" looking hair by choice! I've been inspired to change other aspects of my life and have become more self aware.

What advice do you have for anyone interested in going natural and/or growing locs?

6 months progress
Do it when it feels right, prepare for how to look after your hair in it's new state and avoid obsessing over the wealth of info on the net it can be overwhelming. Only you know for certain what your hair is going through - act accordingly not impulsively.

Where can we find you on the interweb? 

My corner of the web can be found here: http://naturalocs.blogspot.co.uk 
Hair and loc questions to: naturalocs@hotmail.co.uk


lucy said...

How often do you do your Apple Cider Vinegar rinse?

NaturaLocs said...

Thanks for the post. I've just sent you an email NA.

I've since moved away from 'all natural' products and found shampooing with creme of nature's Kiwi & Citrus Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo to work very well :)))

Natural Afrodisiac said...

I try to use an ACV rinse about once a month, though I don't have a set routine as to when I use it. Just when my locs are looking a little dull or feel weighed down with product, or when my scalp is extra itchy and irritate (though often it means I've been eating something I shouldn't be eating, like too much bread because I have a baker's/brewer's yeast allergy).

NaturaLocs said...

Much appreciated NA, I got your reply. Thanks again and I hope the writing opportunity works out for you it sounded great!

ACV has worked wonders in the past especially on product buildup. I'm going to try aloe vera gel soon and see what results I get.