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.


Mozeley and Shinxley happy to have me home. 🥰

There is nothing better than coming home on a rainy Friday after work than to see these two trying to share my close personal space. Mozeley keeps tapping me for pets and kisses. Shinxley lays behind me giving me a reminder head-butt to pay attention to her. I love my cat kids. 🥰

Nature Watching Me…

I was minding my business enjoying my walk when I had the feeling I was being watched. I looked over, and this doe was relaxing eating plants under a tree. She was less than 10 feet away from me, and she didn’t even move as I took the picture. Our deer families have become bolder over the last few years. They aren’t afraid to walk nearby when we in our courtyard.

It was a beautiful scene that reminded me how much I love the warmer weather. However, as I walked to my porch, I kept thinking about one thing— This doe is keeping an eye on my hosta plants. 😡

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Coding: Why isn’t my space-between ‘space-betweening’?

I spent two hours last night trying to figure out why my space-between wasn’t putting the space between my elements in my flexbox container. I checked my code and readjusted the sizes of my elements. Yet my two elements were spaced as if they were only on one side of the page. Yes, they had space between them. However, their alignment relative to the entire section was… off.

I finally decided to close my Mac and try again the next day. As I lay in bed, I gave it one more try and started to research an answer to my issue. I Googled, “Why is flexbox space-between not working?” and ended up on StackOverflow. When I found out the answer, I couldn’t believe it was so simple. It came down to… an empty div element. All that chaos was caused by empty div elements in the flexbox container. So, my space-between was working. However, in the first picture, the empty div elements were part of the spacing. Once I took them out (Picture 2), the elements had the spacing that I needed.

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Picture 1: Section before I removed the empty div elements.
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Picture 2: Section after I removed the empty div elements.

I understand this may be obvious to some. However, to a new developer, this issue could cause total coding chaos. Now I know when you use justify-content: space-between it will justify all of the elements with and without content. Happy Coding!


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