Locs Feature | KoKoFemme from Atlanta, Georgia

Kokofemme's beautiful two-toned locs
Kokofemme's beautiful two-toned locs

Kokofemme’s beautiful two-toned locs

Name: Kokofemme
Age: I shall never tell, lol
From: Northern ATL
Daily Grind: RN Full-Time / Behavioral Health

KiK: How long have you had locs and why did you decide to get them?
KokoFemme: I’ve been loc’d and loaded for my journey since May 3, 2008.  I decided to loc after several years of being natural. I got tired of so called beauticians providing creamy crack to my weak roots, only for it to never grow past my ears, lol!

KiK: OK, but do you ever miss your loose natural hair though?
KokoFemme: Actually I do miss my natural loose hair but when the feeling becomes too overwhelming, I simply allow my locs to go untwisted for about a month.  This allows me to have just enough loose hair to see my true curl pattern which I love!

Braid-out on loc'd hair

Braid-out on loc’d hair

KiK: Tell us more about what method you used to start your locs?
KokoFemme: I was natural for two years prior to deciding to loc my hair. I never did a “Big Chop” and was able to start my locs with the comb coil method.

KiK: How do you maintain your hair now?
KokoFemme: I only visit a loctician 2-3 times a year for coloring.  Other than that, I wash, retwist every 3-4 weeks and style accordingly.

KiK: Have you ever had a problem with lint? How did you deal with it?

KokoFemme: OMG…I will never forget doing Koko’s Loc Chronicles Vol:38  on my YouTube Channel expressing how I felt to find “lint” buildup in my locs.  After picking apart 3 of my locs and totally destroying (cutting one of my locs), I came to sudden realization that lint is a normal part of the process and I was over reacting! As my locs get longer and I wear them down in more styles it’s hard to avoid getting fibers from clothing or in the air itself trapped in my locs.  It is what it is and I’ve learned to embrace even that part of my loc journey.  I’m so over the lint problem, LOL!


KiK: If you could loc your hair again, what would you do differently?

KokoFemme: I’ve heard of people starting 2 and 3 sets of locs.  For me, this is my first set.  If were to start all over again, I would either go slightly bigger or try Sister Locs.

KiK: Will you every cut or cut off your locs?

KokoFemme: Hahaha aside from the 1 that I cut off during my lint dilemma…NOPE, I will NEVER cut another loc!

KiK: What advice would you give to anyone just starting locs?

KokoFemme: P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E….Even though the goal is to have long luxurious locs, don’t be in a hurry to get there.  Enjoy and embrace each stage because as they grow you will miss each stage that comes before the one you’re at.  Take lots of pictures to see your successful growth!

Kokofemme's beautiful curls

Kokofemme’s beautiful curls

KiK: So tell us more about your daily grind. How did you get started and where do you see yourself in 5 years?

KokoFemme: I was in the military (USN) for 10 1/2 years.  I started as a Hospital Corpsman and with that experience, I KNEW nursing was my passion.  After getting out in 2003, I decided to go back to school…got a couple of degrees and in 2009 decided to finally go to Nursing School.  I’ve been a nurse for almost two years.  I’ve had a rocky start in getting the job(s) that I wanted but I’m NOT a quitter.  In five years, I see myself finally working on a Labor & Delivery or Post Partum Unit.  Women’s Health Care has ALWAYS been my “thing”.

KiK: OK lady, where online can we follow you and your loc journey?

KokoFemme: Let’s keep in touch:
YT:  http://www.youtube.com/kokofemme
FB:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kokofemme/155162941205609


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