First published in Feb. 2012
From: Georgia, Atlanta, USA
Daily Grind: Photographer
Locked Since: July 2010
DIYLOCS: Why did you decide to lock your hair?
Kinkycurl: I decided to lock my hair because honestly I wanted a low maintenance lifestyle. I always admired the looks of locs and how they really made women look like queens.
DIYLOCS: Well, do you ever miss your loose natural hair though?
Kinkycurl: At times I miss my natural hair. There are times that I wanted to have my cute curls, then I quickly get over it when I remember how time consuming it was to actually style my natural hair.
DIYLOCS: I know exactly how you feel. So, tell us more about what method you used to start your locs?
Kinkycurl: My locs were started by a Jamaican woman. She looked at my hair and stated because of the texture of my hair backcombing was ideal. I had been turned down by three locticians before then who said my hair wasn’t “nappy” enough. But, I think they were afraid to try. She backcombed my hair and palm rolled each section. This made the locs look more mature and allowed the hair to stay together.
DIYLOCS: We Jamaicans know our stuff then, right? (wink) Anyway. So how do you maintain your hair now?
Kinkycurl: I oil, oil, oil!!!! I wash my hair once every three weeks with Taliah Waajid products and condition maybe once every two months. For my hair, I have learned that conditioning isn’t necessary every time I wash. I don’t do many updos. I am very afraid of my hair breaking around my temple area so I mainly keep my hair down.
DIYLOCS:: If you could lock your hair again, what would you do differently?
Kinkycurl: If I could lock my hair, I wouldn’t do anything differently, I love them!!!
DIYLOCS: Great! Do you think you will ever cut or cut off your locs to go back to loose hair?
Kinkycurl: One day I may cut my hair. NOT NOW! I am enjoying what I have at this present moment…..I think they are absolutely divine!!
DIYLOCS: Tell us more about your profession?
Kinkycurl: I am a professional photographer. I was always into art and bought my first camera and started to snap pics. Before long, I had people calling and asking me to take pictures of them. It turned into a business, and in 5 years I hope to own my own studio.
DIYLOCS: OK lady, where online can we follow you and your loc journey?
Kinkycurl: You may find my loc journey on fotki.com/kinkycurl 🙂