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    Default Loc Veterans

    After reading the Loc Challenge Part II section and noticing how many have stated that they plan on going past the 10 yr. mark, I am really considering being loced for life. During this time, if I become tired of the same look I may cut and wear them short, because I have become lazy and I really am enjoying the freedom. I have had my locs for 5 yrs. I'm not going to lie, there have been times when I have thought of going loose again (I was loose for six yrs.), but then I look in the mirror and say no way. I know Debee has stated that she plans on keeping her locs. Has anyone else thought that they will probably be loced for life also?
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    That's always been my plan since starting my locks. While I am sometimes tempted to trim, the thought of cutting them completely off rarely occurs to me. I'm in it for the long haul.

    Like you, there may be times I cut my locs into a a style to switch things up, but as of right now, I highly doubt I'll ever be loose again.
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    I plan on staying loc'd for life. Right now I'm on my 3rd set which is my longest lived set (10 months). When I was loose in between the first two sets, I wasn't happy having loose hair anymore. I had been loose for almost 2 years before attempting my first set. I can see myself deciding to start a brand new loc journey one day but I'm pretty certain I'm done with loose hair.

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    I think about cutting quite often. I convince myself not to use the scissors by remembering the hours it would take me to style my hair.

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    This is so relatable / is me several times a year
    Quote Originally Posted by bigpuff 02 View Post
    I think about cutting quite often. I convince myself not to use the scissors by remembering the hours it would take me to style my hair.
    9 Year old locs. Still loving it!
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    I'm still hanging in there, it's coming up to 13 years of locs for me.

    DeBe

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    I'm still in the loc game and have zero plans of exiting. Next month will be 10.25 years.
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    I'll be locked for 13 years at the end of this month. I don't have any plans to change.



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    @AR & Mrs Full.
    That's amazing....I remember when you were just researching and nervous . Congrats!

    Since ya'll are 'postin'... Ill give an update to my previous updates.
    For 2019 I'm settled with this set of locks. I experimented alot with the first set of locks; and I learned alot...thus I wrote about it, haha.
    2019 makes my 6th yr of locking. My first set lasted to the 7th yr.

    I have no intention to live life without them. When I get an itch I shave the undercut/sides or trim them down and it freshens things up for me. For now, I keep them at shoulder length. The longest this set has ever been was below braw strap and I chopped them. I dont feel liberated when they get weighty and I'm over proving I get attain length. I just want life to be carefree/hairfree and so far I'm at peace.

    When I took the breather to be lose it was so uncomfortable, distracting and exhausting. So, locked it is. If I ever can't maintain them myself, I"ll have to train one of my sons to tighten then for me, lol. I still wont go to a hairdresser. Life is too short for that.

    Happy New Year all!
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    My plan is to cut mine this summer (they will be 7yrs old)...play a bit and then loc again. I think I will have locs on and off for the rest of my life.
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