I’m Tired of My Locs But Don’t Want to Cut Them

Do you feel tired of your locs?

You’re not alone. Feeling tired of your locs but not necessarily wanting to cut them is definitely a valid sentiment. This is my third set of locs and I’m only recently overcoming this feeling. In my previous sets, I definitely gave in and combed my locs out. But this time, I stuck it out— and this is what I learned.




What To Do It You Feel Tired of Your Locs But Don’t Want to Cut Them

Stay inspired. One night, a few months ago actually, I was sitting in the bathroom, shears on the sink, ready to cut my locs off. Not because I hated them, but I was just tired of my locs, and wanted to control something. I’m sure you know cutting your hair is very much an intentional act. Thankfully, I grabbed my phone, started scrolling on my timeline, and an image of a woman with locs appeared. It was a beautiful photo— her waist length locs adorning her body. In that moment, I felt inspired to continue growing and cultivating my locs. This also reminded me how important it is to stay inspired. You can see (positive) representations of locs on the social media, especially on Pinterest.

Also, it is so important to remember why you started your loc journey. Even if your locs were started on a whim or by happenstance, ask yourself this question. What do your locs mean to you? I really sat down and thought about this question and you can read how I answered it in a previous post titled “Why I Believe My Locs Are Sacred“.

And lastly, if all else fails, adorn your locs.

At any given moment, you’ll notice multi-colored pieces of string in my hair, crystal loc jewelry, semi-permanent cowrie shells, or my newly established rat tail. These are all ways for me to celebrate the length, maturity and versatility of my locs. I find joy in these adornments every time I look into the mirror.

I hope this inspired you to put down the scissors and learn to fall in love with your locs again. Also, check out one of my latest YouTube videos, “Feeling Tired of Your Locs?“, where I share more about overcoming this thought of feeling tired of your locs.

Let me know in the comments how you celebrate your loc journey!

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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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Thaanks my Sister for the inspiration! I started for 3rd LOC journey last Oct. 2022. My 2nd anniversary is approaching. I said ,” THIS IS MY LAST HAIR CELEBRATION!” I PRAY I CAN KEEP TO MY OWN WORDS AND DESIRES! MY LOCS GIVES ME REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE, MY EXPERIENCES , MY TRAVELS, THE 3 MOTHER’S SONS I’VE MARRIED, AND MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, GRANDSONS, SONS IN LAW, SISTERS & BROTHERS, AND EXTENDED FAMILY!!! I FEEL WE ALL AS SISTERS OF THE MOTHERLAND WE WERE STOLEN FROM NEED THAT ONE THING THAT NO ONE CAN TAKE FROM US , OR CLAIM, “they” INVENTED IT!!! ALL PRAISES TO THE MOST HIGH WHO LIVES AND REIGNS FOREVER! BE ” ENCOURAGED MY SISTERS & BROTHERS! FATHER YAH LOVE YOU! THANK YOU MY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF THE MOTHERLAND!!!

I really enjoyed the video. You made me to see and understand why I started Locs. I know that I am emotional I cut my first set. I am going to do inner work.

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