I've just washed my hair and am currently sat with a shower cap on feeling deflated. Essentially:
- I'm tired of shrinkage.
- I'm tired of my roots not loc'ing up.
- I'm tired of a retwist being the only option to show my length.
- I'm tired of having short hair period.
It's been months since I examined my roots and running my hands through them today made me smile. But it's because of these puffy roots that the rest of my hair still looks short. My roots are a good 2-3 inches long and my locs are a good 3-4 inches long. It's that half and half thing that really makes them look so odd to me. Now if my locs were 7-8 inches and my roots were 3 that'd be fine.
I remember feeling this way in September and now it's January. I see you all with long locs and I know it's possible, but it's been 21 months already! At first I knew it was the buds that were swallowing up some of the length but over the last month or so I've noticed that my buds haven't made any visible progress. Actually all progress seems to have stopped in general.
Yes it looks fine when I retwist them and my grandmother certainly approved of my last hairstyle but it feels so limiting, trying to preserve that level of neatness. It's lost its charm.
I don't really know what to do next. I need advice on how to work with short locs without the pinned up grooming. I've decided to give my hair another year before either getting extensions or putting this journey on hold until I have a length I'm comfortable with. 5 inches in almost two years just isn't fair.
I'm going to oil and dry my hair and then leave it until I get some input from you guys :)
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