The Effects of Your Starter Locs Growing…


But first let me paint a quick picture for you. It’s 2010, I had loose natural hair that I could do all types of styles with — especially big high puffs. However, my hair was becoming too much to “manage”. So at the time, my choices were to big chop or start locs. I choose the latter.

Now, I can’t speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself, when I say that as soon as I started my locs I wanted longer hair. My goal was a high ponytail so that I could replicate my big high puffs. I just knew that as soon as my locs were long enough to get into a ponytail, I would feel “accomplished”. However, as my hair started locking, it got shorter— the nerve! So once I reached the teenage stage and my locs started getting length, you couldn’t tell me nothing! I was definitely Rapunzel — in my mind, but it was a process.

So when I saw this video put on my timeline, I laughed for a good 20-30 minutes! It is all facts!!! I dare you to watch this video and find the lie, lol!



Let me know in the comments if you could relate…

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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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I can relate And yes I need to get some crown elements

Yesssss this is definitely me!! Lol… Soon as I even thought my locs was hangin’ I was swinging them! DON’T BLINK!

Hi my name is Lynda and I have natural hair and I want to start my lock and I need a little mow Please help me with the journey

Hi Lynda! I invite you to join the Loc Goals Club so that I can support you along your DIY loc journey!


Iliza Naomi Nyinawumuntu

Quick question, your products look amazing… But I can’t find my country (the Netherlands), nor any neighbouring countries on the shipping list. Is it possible that you guys don’t ship to Europe at all? Great content otherwise!

Hi, the first time I had my hair colored by my stylist, it was bleached then colored. Now I would like to color my own hair at home without bleach but I don’t know whether to use semi or permanent because my hair is gray at the roots of course and it kind of blends in with the honey blondish look. However, to save money, I would like to refresh the vibrancy of this color and to do it at home myself. I’ve been having a blast with learning techniques on my locks. For instance I learned how to retwist them with aloe raw aloe vera from the leaf. Then I just interlocked on my own. Mostly four point but some three. And so far I’ve ordered about six or seven things from your product line and I am so excited and happy with them all.

My pencil sized traditional locks are 13 and 1/2 months old and they are right at my shoulder and they’ve fallen and I can swing them. I mean limit to one side like yours. LOL and I love it but when I got them colored at my one year mark, that color has faded. Since being locked, I’ve had a super itchy scalp and your revitalizer has opened the heavens for me. Lol But what are your thoughts on someone with an itchy scalp and wants to color their locs? They were a soft ginger color but now they are blending in with the gray hair. I just enterlocked 2 weeks ago myself and tomorrow is wash day. So Super excited about using your Carbon Tea Tree Shampoo and loving the Main Radiance, Main Abundance, Pure Scalp and Herbal Rinse/Refresher. So, can I make my locks more vibrant in color at home???

In the previous comment, I meant to say,”I mean flip them over to one side of my head like yours”.

Jocelyn Jocelyn Jocelyn,
Today was wash day for my locs using Carbon Tea Tree Shampoo for the first time after receiving my order from Crown Elements and *BABY*, let me tell you, it is AMAZING and my scalp feels absolutely marvelous. Of course I did the Herbal Rinse and I am telling you, my scalp feels like the heavens opened up JUST FOR ME and I’m singing Hallelujah…. Now I’m goin’ in, I’m goin’ in, I’m goin’ in with some MANE RADIANCE. Thank you so much for everything you do. PEACE LOVE AND VIBES!!!✌️❤️

Locs are beautiful. Patience equals growth.

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