Bonne journee, mes amis ! It's been a couple of months since I last posted and I seem to vaguely remember promising to post some new head shots of my locs. Well, I finally remembered to take some pictures yesterday after I'd washed them. Wow, even I was kinda blown away at the length that they've gotten. I don't really obsessively watch for length changes; in fact, except for routine washing and general maintenance type stuff, I don't really notice my locs at all now. They just do their thing while I'm doing my thing! Anyway, without further ado, here are the pics:
As you can see, they are almost mid-back length. I decided to do a couple of texture shots also; my locs are (I guess) kind of a medium size and are very healthy and thick.
No, they are not all the same length; in fact, the ones that were the longest when I first started gaining length are now some of the shorter locs on my head. (I still haven't figured that one out yet). My locs are three years and four months old as of today and the love affair is still going strong! My maintenance routine hasn't changed significantly: I wash every week (sometimes I stretch the time out a little longer if the weather is extremely dry) with a rotation of Dr. Bonner's castile shampoo and Avalon Organics Olive and Grape Seed Oil Shampoo. I condition when I feel that its necessary and I've been using organic, unrefined coconut oil to moisturize my scalp when needed. I semi-freeform, so most of the time all I do is separate after washing; this current routine seems to be working like a charm! I've been loving the journey thus far; I hope and pray that your journey has been as wonderful. Let me know how you are doing and until next time, blessings (jusqu'à la prochaine fois, la bénédiction)!