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Hair Story: Alyssa Roberts, Loc Journey

"I wanted to embrace my natural hair and I felt I wasn’t able to do so with my loose natural hair so I decided to take the leap and start locs!"

Alyssa Roberts, Virginia

What's your hair type(s) (if you know it) or how would you describe your hair?

I have 4c type hair

When did you start your loc journey?

August 17, 2019!

How did you start your locs? What method did you use?

I started with comb coils

How often did you wash your locs when you started? What was your experience?g to natural?

I washed every 3-4 weeks in the beginning and some of my locs came out a few times in the beginning but other than that no issues.

What mistakes did you make along the way?

I can’t say I’ve made any mistakes thus far.

How did your family react when you decided to loc your hair?

I didn’t really announce it lol so they just randomly started finding out but no one was shocked or anything like that.

How often do you retwist or retie your locs?

Every 6-7 weeks.

What's your current hair regimen?

I keep it VERY simple. I oil and moisturize my locs about every 3 days or when I feel they need moisture.

What's your morning & night time routine?

In the mornings I just take down my scarf, shake and go. I wrap my hair every night. When I do oil/moisturize my locs I do it at nighttime.

What are your favorite hair products now?

Black Jamaican castor oil and rose water!

What are your favorite hairstyles?

I love my buns and simple barrels twist styles.

Do you want to give a your loctician a shout out?

Yes! @locdbylo. She’s maintained my locs the entire time.

What advice would you give to loc'd sisters out there?

Be patient, enjoy the journey and embrace every stage of the journey! It’s a beautiful one.

Where can we find you on the socials?

You can find me on instagram

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Anthea Ancalade
Anthea Ancalade

Anthea is the creator and founder of CurleeMe. Her love for natural hair care has led her through this journey. When she's not running CurleeMe, she's designing websites or spending time with her family.

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