I have been natural since 2011, meaning no perm. The last short hairstyle I had I went to the salon and he insisted I needed a perm in order for achieve the style I wanted. I showed him a picture of the style I wanted and he went to work.
February 2016 is when I did the big chop for the second time. If you’re not familiar with what the big chop is, it’s when a woman cuts off all her hair, or majority of her relaxed hair to start over and begin the natural journey. Natural means no chemicals, and no heat. I decided it was time for a length check 11 months in.
I did the big chop for the first time in 2013 right after my break up and coming to the realization my hair was damaged from being a blonde for the whole Summer and it being over processed as well keeping in sew-ins longer than I should have.
With cold weather being in full effect, it is very important we make sure our tresses stay moisturized. I wanted to share with you all how I do the LOC method in my hair. For those that are transitioning or have been natural for some time, you may or may not know what I am talking about when I say LOC. L-leave in conditioner O-oil C-cream based product. This method is the ultimate way to retain moisture no matter what climate you’re in.