Where do I start? … hmmm….Hi. The name’s Tierra (or Sanji (you know who you are)) Okay well I started my locs roughly 7 years ago and its been a journey let me tell ya. Yes, I wanted to cut them all off, 1 or 2 times out of frustration but like many other bad hair days, it just takes patience and love. I simply wanted to create a space to freely express any advice I wish I had when I embarked on this journey, as well as any tips/advice I have been given. I also hope to share some stories from others. Feel free to comment or ask questions. Either way, its a BIG commitment and if you’re ready, go for it! Even so, mi casa es su casa…or blog. I thank my friends and family for helping me start up this little project.💜
First, I’ll share a little about myself ↦Graduated with a M.S in Mental Health Counseling! So that makes me an official advocate for mental health yes. Ben & Jerrys #1 fan. I have a healthy Rubberduck obsession (you”ll see). I sing at church, in the car, and in the shower. & I LOVE my hair. Boom.
Second, let me address the title of my blog “ Yes, I wash my hair”. I chose this title because first and foremost, I wash my hair! I think many can agree that there is a dreadlock or loc stigma. The main misconception is the hygiene. I can’t count on my fingers how many times someone has asked me if I wash it. I was actually surprised at how many human specimens believed such rubbish or at least entertained it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there are people out there who just don’t give a hoot and don’t wash their hair but it doesn’t mean they have dreadlocks.
I’ve updated this portion of MEEEE recently because over the past year and a half I have realized and learned so many new things when it comes to my hair. I recently decided to scrap a lot of old material and focus on just the ins and outs- whatever I’ve learned and whatever I honestly and openly choose to share at any given moment. I guess I’m a seasonal moody blogger? Who really knows. As I learn more about myself, my hair, and people around me, I do invite you to join me on my ever so convoluted journey 🙂