Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Loc Love Week: Antoinette Frost

Loc Love Week is still in full effect!! Our next feature is sure to be a treat!!! Before you read up on Ms. Frost check out this LOC LOVE FACT: The first known examples of dreadlocks date back to North Africa and the Horn of Africa. In ancient Egypt examples of Egyptians wearing locked hairstyles and wigs have appeared on bas-reliefs, statuary and other artifacts. Mummified remains of ancient Egyptians with locks, as well as locked wigs, have also been recovered from archaeological sites.
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-Why and when you decided to go natural.
I decdied to return to my natural state the Summer of 2008.My hair would only grow to a certain point (shoulder length) and then break off.   I was really tired of the cycle.
-What sparked you to loc your hair.
I went to a locs/natural hair show to do a spoken word piece in the spring of 2012.   There were so many beautiful loc styles, textures, sizes and lengths.   I started to get loc envy! LOL   I spoke with a few friends who already had locs about the "awkward" stage in the beginning and they assured me it was worth it.  So in July of 2012, I got my locs installed.
-Have your locs ever been the cause for a debate or discussion amongst peers and or coworkers.
Yes.  My co-workers always spark up conversations about my locs.   Especially when I change the style.   They are intriqued at the versatility of my hair.   Most of them made the assumption that locs are suppose to look a certain way, i.e., unkempt and rough.   Every day I come into the office I prove to them that is not the case.
-What advice do you have for anyone thinking of getting locs and that are on the fence about it.

DO IT!  Don't second guess yourself.   The beginning stage is a is a little hard on your mental because you want your locs to mature and grow fast, but hang in there.  The finished product is well worth the journey.


As Always Stay Classy

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