17 Struggles Only People Growing Locs Will Understand
Wait, how long is this going to take to dry?
Trying to make it through the transition from having a lengthy afro to short locs.
Constantly having to endure the loss of loc casualties.
New growth, and the endless amount of time you spend twisting your roots to keep it neat.
The premature attempts to style your hair, leaving you with the struggle tail.
Trying to keep your belongings clean, because the shedding is way too real.
The struggle of finding the right hairdresser.
Always having to deal with people who say locs aren't professional looking.
Or when people stereotype your hairstyle as something worn by thugs and delinquents.
The amount of time it takes for you to wash, dry, and palm roll your hair.
Trying to suppress your loc-envy when you see someone with the hair you wish you had.
Not being able stop romanticizing cutting your locs because it would take less work.
But you ultimately decide not to because you saw someone killing those goddess braids.
When you meet the person that makes you question how thick your locs should be.
The underepresentation of people of color on various Google search results.
Try searching "locs".
When you dye your locs and people compare them to various food and food products.
The resentment you experience seeing someone pulling off the dyed locs look that didn't quite fit you.
When you see someone with freeform locs and it makes you question your entire existence.
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