Sunny Day to all,
I have received so many messages in reference to me cutting my locks that I decided to write a blog post about it.
I self started my lock in 2003 while I was a student at Howard University. Most Howard Students were just learning to embrace their African heritage. Fortunately, I was always in touch with my roots through my Haitian upbringing. I was always exposed to my African Background through History, Dance and Culture. I appreciated my curves, my natural hair, my beautiful melanin and more. I was always confident growing up. My parents always took the time to make my feel super special. When I decided to lock my hair, I had to prepare myself for the feedback that was to come from my Haitian Family. Locks were not very well accepted in my culture. Yes, I said it! I was bold! I was strong and nobody could tell me otherwise. Eventually, my family ended up loving it.
After 15 years of enjoying my beautiful locks.... I was diagnosed with 3 different hair loss diseases; CCCA (Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia); Female pattern Hair loss and Traction Alopecia. It's been a tough year full of treatments including antibiotics and up to 30 shots in my scalp monthly. I hated the treatment and was willing to shave it all off and rock a bald head. I was prepared. I thank God for my supportive husband who went through this entire journey with me.
I initially cut 19 inches off my locks to make the process easier. My husband who had locks for over 20 years cut 19 inches out of his too :-) ( the support was real).
After a couple of months, I decided to comb them out. It took me 2 weeks but I did it. Guess what? He completely cut his locks so he may go through this journey with me. I love him so much! We just celebrated our 10 years Wedding Anniversary in Haiti so we got to enjoy our New Look in gorgeous weather with wonderful family and friends.
So there you have it! I am still under treatment and I leave it all in God's Hands. I am sharing a few pics with you guys. So Enjoy!!!!
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