It’s My 3 Year Lociversary!!

Today is my three year loc anniversary and my hair has come along way since day one. I love my locs to death and don’t regret my decision one bit. When I first got locs I didn’t realize how versatile they were. I learn new things every year. It’s awesome how much they have grown and changed over the years. Below is are pictures from each year:

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Archives: Year 3, Months 9 – 12 (originally posted Apr – July 08)

Well, the longer my hair grew, the less experimental I became, especially after my daughter arrived.  To add to that, I pulled my son out of school and began homeschooling him, so I did not take much time with my hair.  I stuck to what was easy. Here are pictures from year 3, months 9 – 12, taken between April and July 2008.

I do not take pictures of my hair quite as often since I basically wear the same style a lot. Here’s a picture of myself and my daughter at the park.  This is the back/side of my large braid out style.

Here I am with the big hair thing going.

Here is another view of my big hair.

Here I attempted to get a picture of the back of my hair, but it came out a bit blurry.

One more side view of my BAA (Big Azz Afro).

Top view of my big hair.

I don’t take picture of my twists anymore, because the pictures begin to look the same after a while. My hubby did capture a picture of my latest twists.  Here I am with my daughter at a local water park. I did these twists so that I could trim my ends (twist and clip method).

This is the only picture that I have of the front of the twists.  I hate putting this picture on the website, because I look like the joker – wait til they get a load of me – on this picture.  And my daugther looks like she wants to escape from me. LOL – Oh well, at least you can see the front of the twists.

Archives: Year 3, Month 7 & 8(originally posted Feb/Mar 08)

I’m almost done posting all of these archived hair pictures. Whew! I’m ready to get back to focusing on new updates and articles. Please click continue reading below to see all of the pictures and styles.

February 2008

Okay, so I resorted back to my old standby, the puff, when I got too lazy to braid my hair up one night.

The puff is getting pretty big.  Here’s the back view.  I think back to two years ago when I was struggling to get a puff.

Here is my daughter’s first pony tail.  She has a ways to go before she can get a real pony tail.

Here is her first puff. Too cute!

Here I am back to my large braid out.  I dressed it up with a scarf. See how this style can really show off your length.

I love this picture.  This style also shows how full your hair is.  I remember my hair being very thin while relaxed (check out my early hair relaxed pictures to compare the thickness).  I am glad to have my fullness back!

Here is the front view of this style with the scarf.

March 2008

I don’t do this often, but I wanted to take a minute to show my current length.  I take the time to do this, because one of the misconceptions about natural kinky textured hair is that it does not grow.

Here’s another length shot.  Not only does natural kinky hair grow, but this is in fact the longest that my hair has ever been.  It only took a little over 2 1/2 years!

Here’s another puff picture.  This time I used gel to slick it down

Nothing new, just a top shot of the puff picture.

Back of the puff.

I received this t-shirt as a gift from a friend on my birthday. I just had to give this brother props, because he is super talented. His website was Unfortunately, the website is no longer there.  I am not sure if he is still making shirts, but I will research it and add an update to the website if I found out where these shirts can now be purchased.

Archives: Year 3, Month 6 (originally posted Jan 08)

Here we go! These are pictures from the third year after my BC, originally posted in January of 2008. Please click continue reading below to see all of the pictures and styles.

Here’s the back of my new favorite style – the large braid-out.

Here is a side view of the large braid-out.

This style was created by braiding wet hair into 6 – 10 large braids. The next morning, I unbraid the braids and finger style.

This is the large braid-out style again.  I have been wearing this style for the past two months.

I discovered this style by accident.  I braided my hair to stretch it out as always.  While unbraiding the braids, I noticed the texture that they created and decided to just wear it like it was rather than picking it.

This is another view of the style.

This is a great way to show off some of your hair length without resulting to heating methods.

Archives: Year 3, Month 3 & 4 (originally posted Oct & Nov 07)

Here are pictures from the third year of my first BC. These were originally posted in October & November of 2007. Please click continue reading below to see all of the pictures and styles.

October 2007

The baby’s here and it’s just like her shirt says, If I’m not happy, nobody’s happy.  She is definitely in control!

My hair was in this puff for at least a month after the baby, so I don’t have any October updates except these pictures of the baby and I.

This is just another picture of the baby and I.

One last excuse to show the baby.

This picture is entitled Baby Wash-N-Go because it was taken right after her bath.  I brushed the front down to give her the flat in the front, puffy in the back look.  I don’t know what her expression is saying here though, LOL.

November 2007

I finally had a chance to do something with my hair.  Here are my first twists in months.  This actually took me two days to complete with the baby around.

Here is another view of the twists.

This is what the front of the twists looked like.

Archives: Year 3, Month 1 & 2 (originally posted Aug & Sep 07)

Here are pictures from the third year of my first BC.  These were originally posted in August & September of 2007. Please click continue reading below to see all of the pictures and styles.

August 2007

This is a picture of a twist out that I wore the day of my babyshower.  Twistouts are still my favorite style!

Here’s the side view of the twistout.

Here’s the back view of the twistout.

These are the week old twists that I had in right before I took them out for the twistout above.  These were also taken on the day of my babyshower.

This is the side view of my two strand twists.

This is the back view of my two strands.  It took me two days to finish these twists. They take a lot longer to do for two reasons: 1. My hair is longer now and 2. Being pregnant drains my energy a lot faster!

September 2007

In anticipation for the birth of the new baby, I had my hair braided so that I’d have one less thing to worry about.

I wish I could say that I did these by myself, but once again these were done by my mother.  Here’s the right side view.

This is the left side view

This is what the back looks like.

Here is a view of the top of my braids.

Here’s a quick belly view.  This is me, in my 9th month, about three weeks away from becoming mommy for the second time

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