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    Default Tips on looking presentable when transitioning from locs to loose hair.

    Hello all! I am wanting to cut my locs (I don't have the time or patience to take them out) and I wanted to know how to look presentable while at work & hanging out etc.. while doing so.. It it ok to style them Still? In advance I apologize if this is the wrong section to post this ? In. Thanks I'm advance!

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    Sure! Just do a search! The information can be pulled from the archives on this site. Then, add a comment to a previous thread to continue the conversation.

    ie...https://www.nappturality.com/forums/...t=professional
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownsugar87 View Post
    Hello all! I am wanting to cut my locs (I don't have the time or patience to take them out) and I wanted to know how to look presentable while at work & hanging out etc.. while doing so.. It it ok to style them Still? In advance I apologize if this is the wrong section to post this ? In. Thanks I'm advance!
    I don't understand your question. If you are going to cut them, won't you have a TWA? A TWA is presentable in all environments including work. Google Danai Gurira.
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    After 8 years, a fotki friend of mine just grew out 4 - 6 inches of hair and did it very creatively. She may be willing to share with you if you leave a message in the guestbook. Here's the direct link to her transition album. http://public.fotki.com/Ebony3/eight-years-locked-/

    She did all kind of undoes and plaited braids with the new growth. And, it was very classy, professional and appropriate for her corporate job.

    When I did it, I just creatively took down the back, then a side at a time. I camouflaged with up do's bunds, swoops and curls. I have pictures in my album here on nappturality and maybe some in The Knotty Truth Blog/fotki. But short answer is yes, you can still style.Here's one idea..just depends on how you go about it.Name:  IMG_1912-vi.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by chachadiva View Post
    I don't understand your question. If you are going to cut them, won't you have a TWA? A TWA is presentable in all environments including work. Google Danai Gurira.
    I interpreted your question the same way as well. You said you're cutting your hair. You should be fine.
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    Initially I wanted to cut my locs and I knew I would have a twa but I had a certain length in mind. So I wanted to grow my hair out for a few months (without retwisting) and have it still look decent with unmaintained new-growth. BUUUUT. I've decided to get the few damaged locd I have repaired. I love them and is not quite ready to part ways w/them.

    Thanks everyone for the great advice & responses. My next mission is to find a good loctician in my area.

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