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17 Struggles Only People Growing Locs Will Understand

Wait, how long is this going to take to dry?

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1. Trying to make it through the transition from having a lengthy afro to short locs.

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This too shall pass.

2. Constantly having to endure the loss of loc casualties.

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It feels like losing a baby tooth with no adult teeth on reserve.

3. New growth, and the endless amount of time you spend twisting your roots to keep it neat.

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It is an inherently good thing, but without locking gel you're fighting a losing battle.

4. The moment you realize you'll have to say goodbye to your favorite hats.

“@__laReine: I'm gonna have to get an XL cap bcuz my dreads make my head big :/” locstruggles smh

Hair goals = Hat loss.

6. Trying to keep your belongings clean, because the shedding is way too real.

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Drinking tons of water and keeping your hair moisturized should do the trick!

7. The struggle of finding the right hairdresser.

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If someone latches your hair too tight it could make them thin in certain areas — but like they say, it's a lifestyle not a hairstyle.

8. Always having to deal with people who say locs aren't professional looking.

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9. Or when people stereotype your hairstyle as something worn by thugs and delinquents.

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That couldn't be further from the truth.

10. The amount of time it takes for you to wash, dry, and palm roll your hair.

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Spoiler alert! It takes forever.

11. Trying to suppress your loc-envy when you see someone with the hair you wish you had.

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Then you think about how long it took that person to get that length.

12. Not being able stop romanticizing cutting your locs because it would take less work.

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But you ultimately decide not to because you saw someone killing those goddess braids.

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Might as well wait it out.

13. When you meet the person that makes you question how thick your locs should be.

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15. When you dye your locs and people compare them to various food and food products.

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16. The resentment you experience seeing someone pulling off the dyed locs look that didn't quite fit you.

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Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

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