7 Years Loc’d: Length Goals & Updates

Is it time to cut my locs off and start over? This is a question I ask myself pretty often in this seventh year with this set of locs. Seven years. The feelings of duality with my locs, both amazement and exhaustion, is a really interesting space to be in.

How i feel about my locs

Currently, I feel overwhelmed in a sense with my locs. The length is a lot and I am grateful for it, yet at the same time I find myself wondering what to do with it all. When I look to other people with locs past the middle of their back, i notice their hair is either styled or tucked away. Styling has never been my strong area of expertise. However now that my locs are just growing longer I feel challenged and curious when it comes to styling.

Recently, I’ve tired styles like Loc Knots and Loc Petals, but neither compared to the ease and longevity of rope twists. Even still I am learning to embrace my curiosity and try new styles. Up next is an updo— I’m thinking a beehive style.

What I’m using on my locs

You know I’m a recovering product junkie, so I do my best to keep it simple. Of course I am using Crown Elements on my locs every week. Namely I use the Crown Elements Moisture Infusion moisturizer and Mane Radiance oil together for keeping my locs soft; and Mane Abundance oil every 1-2 weeks for my scalp massage.

Related video:: How to Massage Your Scalp Without Causing Loose Hair

I am also developing a shampoo collection right now, so what I use to cleanse my locs is often something I’ve created. Which has been an interesting journey that I’ll have to share with you one day. And because I’m running and working out more frequently these days the Crown Elements PURE SCALP has been my scalp’s best friend.

My new length goals

Looking to the future of this set of locs I’m at a crossroads. One part of me what’s to cut them off completely to restart the journey; while another part of me wants to just cut this set into a more even shape. I am not sure which way I’ll go but I do know that I do not intend for my locs to get down to my knees 🙅🏾‍♀️. Nonetheless, right now, I am embracing the growth and feeling my way through the journey.

Let me know in the comments how do you feel about your locs, what products are you currently using, and do you have a length goal in mind.

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Jocelyn Reneé

Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.

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