I Did a Thing…

We are just going to ignore the fact that I have not posted in over a month and act like I never left. 😬 I have been doing well, life just got busy, mostly with work, but I am grateful. 

So, I did a thing. I stated my loc journey on August 18th and I am in love. For those who do not know, I have wanted locs for over a year now, but before we get there, let’s start with my natural hair journey.  

I big chopped for the first time in 2009 and about a year later, I went back to creamy crack. I then big chopped for the second time in January 2019. At the time, I went to a salon for just the hair cut; however, I started talking to the stylist about starting locs. She told me that starting locs was easy and she could start mine then and there. I was all for it. 

As the weeks went on, I did not love them because of the lack of uniformity, and I felt they were too big. So, I took the twists out and I decided I wanted to play in my loose natural hair, so that’s what I did for the last 19 months. 

However, for the last month or two, I started thinking about locs again but I was worried about the “ugly” phase (although, in actuality, there is no ugly phase). It wasn’t until one of my friends recently started her locs that I became OBSSESSED and had to join the journey. 

So, the morning of August 18th, I went to Obey The Crown here in Houston, Texas, and Bri started my locs. I just knew before I got there that it would be an all-day affair because I wanted micro locs; however, Bri was so focused and we finished in just four hours. I was so in love. 

I cannot wait to see what this loc journey has in store for me. Despite my hair being so short, I feel so beautiful! I will be providing monthly updates on my hair!! Here is what my hair looked like four days after starting my locs. 

In the wake of what is happening in our society, in regard to police brutality and the BLM movement, I pray that justice will be served and our society will start to see REAL change. 

Thank you to Bri Dezel for the pictures and GFayDesigns for the beautiful facebeat! 

Till next time. 

Love always, 


Published by Shayo

Navigating​ through life and sharing the journey with you all.

4 thoughts on “I Did a Thing…

  1. I love how you said just 4hours .. Lol😂.
    Your locks are very beautiful, Bri did a great job. looking forward to the updates and the growth.

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    1. Girl! I had a whole day of activity packed in a bag bc you just knew you would be there all day. I had watched many YouTube videos of ppl having to come back the next🙆🏾‍♀️🙆🏾‍♀️🙆🏾‍♀️. I was praying that wasn’t my story lol


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