Jae Lynn (jaeswan) wrote in naturalblkhair,
Jae Lynn

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locs? I dunno.

Now, I'm not usually big on posting on LJ about my problems--but here goes. I'm 19 and I've been completey natural for about a year now. About 4 months ago I decided to loc my hair and I kinda like it... don't love it-- but it's growing on me. Either way, I'm currently a vocal performance major at a whiter than white university. I have a scholarship to be part of my college's Opera Company--which is pretty cool-- but recently I've been getting a lot of remarks about my hair (how it's not elegant.. bla bla bla). My mother, who is normally always on my side, is suggesting that I try to take out my locs and relax my hair again. I REALLY don't want to do that and I'm feeling extremely militant and indignant about the whole situation. To honest, I don't know what I'm asking ya'll.. somebody help me.. say something :(.

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I guess the only problem with loc-friendly styles is that they require a lot longer locs than I have at the moment (About 4-5 inches). Plus, I keep getting comments about being "period-appropriate" meaning 17th and 18th century. However, black people weren't exactly prancing around in operas back then. It's all kinda ridiculous

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I don't think you should have to let go of your locs. There are ways to wear them "elegantly". Check out nappturality.com. Don't let people influence you into something you really don't want to do. There has to be a way for you to keep your hair and your scholarship. Good luck!