How It All Started

As I explore this new way of life, I want to share my journey with you….

If you follow me on Instagram then you have had the pleasure of being the first to know of my transition. I had been debating whether or not to cut my locs for some time. I thought I had finalized my decision to style my locs into a bob but one day, I just really had the urge to take things into my own hands. At that moment, I grabbed a pair of scissors and cut the back section of my locs to my collar bone. Once reality set in, I beccame a little nervous as I ran my hand through my locs that were no longer down to my butt. Weeks later, On May 3, I stayed home from work and became curious which resulted in me removing half of my locs!

You will never believe this BUT truth be told, I ONLY used hair pins to remove my locs…JUST HAIR PINS. I did not wet my hair nor did I use any products. Again, just hair pins! At this point I was amazed to say the least.

Although this process was so much easier than I had imagined, I realized that I did not want to finish the rest by myself.  I Googled salons in the city that used Design Essentials products (just because I knew that the company sold a natural hair care line) and began to call each one inquiring about the cost to remove my locs. The very first salon that I called didnt surprise me with the $300.00 and up price…Um NEXT! I called over 20 salons and the last salon was a hit! The lady informed me that she would charge me $85.00!!! I wish you all could have heard my conversation…”Really lady?, to take my locs down…Remove them???” When she confirmed, I asked her to put me down in her book!

I was a little skeptical just because at least 3 stylists had informed me that they would charge me anywhere between $300-$500 but I would rather have her on standby than to have nothing at all. I ended up reaching out to my girl Charity who was nice enough to help me start on the other half. We didn’t get done so I kept my appointment. That was quite an experience. I was more tired after letting her finish than when I took down half of my locs by myself. I sat in her chair from 10:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m….SMH!

After a good wash and conditioning!

My scalp was so tender! Thankfully, I did not lose a lot of hair. Part of me wishes I would have started a little longer just because my hair is sooo curly and fine which results in extreme shrinkage when wet…Pics to come.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. MD says:


    1. Joí Iman says:

      It’s not a tragedy lol

      1. md says:

        Its definately not. I just cant believe you did it. Pocahontas! You look great.

      2. md says:

        YW! Hope all is well. Take care.

      3. Joí Iman says:

        I wont complain. Take care!

      4. md says:

        Wait. I dont like that answer. You good?

  2. I wish you a sweet journey. Mine has been quite difficult, now I’m braiding to see me thru

  3. I can only imagine how tender your head was. I felt like i had been in a fight after a simple blow out. You are a trooper. lol.

    1. Joí Iman says:

      LOL!!! Yes, Ma’am, it felt like I had been roughed up a bit 🙂

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