ReBlog—Locs We Love: 23 Women Share Why They Started Their Loc Journey

Source: Luis Alvarez / Getty The way people buy into society’s beauty standards has always been bizarre to me. There is nothing logical about forming…

Locs We Love: 23 Women Share Why They Started Their Loc Journey

I started my Loc journey before Christmas. This will be the 6th-ish time that I’ve had locs. I actually thought I wouldn’t be able to have them again. So, this journey is my new beginning. Last year my hair was thinning due to bad health. I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation three years ago. I had an erratic heart rate that would not respond to my first two (or maybe 3) ablations. It took 2 years but my wonderful heart doctors were able to get me back into sinus rhythm. My body finally started to heal.

That’s when my hair started to grow and become thicker. I felt it was the right time to begin my loc journey again. Right now I’m in the “teenage” stage where my locks have a mind of their own. I love it! My hair texture has become softer since my last set of locks. Now my random gray hairs wave proudly in the breeze after they find a way to become uncoiled.


ReBlog: U.S. “Exiting” COVID Global Pandemic with a Bang and a Boom

No one saw it coming. No one thought it could be done. But here’s the U.S., number one consistently in all 3 major COVID Categories, New Daily …

U.S. “Exiting” COVID Global Pandemic with a Bang and a Boom

As I lay in bed still dealing with muscle aches from Covid19 (12/26/2021), all I can do is shake my head. This blog post came up at the right time. My symptoms were minimal (fatigue and muscle pain) since I was vaccinated and boostered. Yet, I’m now facing Long Covid and worried about its impact on my heart condition.

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Thankful

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I had open heart surgery the week before Christmas to correct my Atrial Fibrillation. Today I’m breathing better, and my heart rate is closer to normal. I never thought I’d have heart disease at 50. Now it’s 2 years later, and my outlook is wonderful. I still have to work on my stamina and activity level. I am so thankful for my cardiologists who specialize on women’s heart issues. They are the reason I’ve gotten my life back.

Blue bag with cut dreadlocks

Today was like most Sundays except… I had to cut my dreadlocks for the fifth plus time. (I’ve had them so often, I’ve lost count.) I had to let them go. My hair wasn’t responding well to my medication.

See, besides my depression medication, I’m also taking five more medications for my Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). Add to that my grown woman age of 50 and… My hair needed a rest. As I cut each lock, I could hear a soft voice from my hair saying, “Thank you…”


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