The always beautiful Blackrussian replied to a previous post: Incredible cuteness! Glad you came back with the pics. Are you really attached to your curls? Right now I feel like I don't ever want mine to go away completely. Maybe as time goes on I'll feel differently, but I've had curly hair all my life and I've always loved it.
Simple answer - no. They are attached to me. If they decide to pack up and lock, I'm cool with that.
When I decided to lock I had my hair care regimine down to a science. My hair was at its peak. And when it reaches that climax it gets boring. So boring I was going to relax it or flat iron it each week. If I did relaxing I'd never see my natural hair pattern in its glory. I didn't think that was fair to me or my hair. Then flat ironing it every week would have lead to burnt out damaged hair. I wasn't about to do that to my hair. Either way I would loose my natural curl pattern.
With locking I just knew the curls/clumps/waves would be gone with locks. I pondered over the idea for a while and decided that my loose natural hair was too much to care for. The detangling was awful.
What I am attached to is BIG HAIR. I don't like hair that hangs straight down. It has to have some angle and volume. Even when I was relaxed I didn't like my hair to be straight. I would have to have body curls or Shirley Temple curls. Looking at my most recent pics I really don't like my hair in those. As the week goes on my hair shrinks and becomes fuller. That's when I like it the most. I'm sure the curls at the ends help with giving my hair more volume. If my hair gets close to being this big again, I'll be happy.
To get my hair to do what it's doing in the pics above, I had to condition my hair every day, every single day and then put some Jamican Mango Lime Cream Lock Gel on it. Otherwise it would look like this bottom pic. Not that that isn't pretty, but having it out like that is very drying and damaging. With the locks the ends stay curly day in and day out. At first I thought they would all bunch together and become an afro halo at the end of tiny sticks, but they don't even frizz. It's like magic.