I combed out my 4 year old locs

Soooo , as y’all know I restarted my loc journey , but to do that of course I combed out my Locs 👀

First of all ,combing out locs is not for the weak 💪🏾. It won’t happen overnight (just like locs don’t grow overnight ) , but if anything we got patience ☝🏾

It took me a total of four days to comb out 96 locs ! I was plucking and pulling all day everyday (with the exception of one because of work ) . I just binged watched Avatar :the last Airbender and The Legend of Korra while doing it .

I washed my hair as soon as all my locs where out , and btw y’all shrinkage is reaaaallll . My locs came all the way to my bra strap , but my afro clung at my ears 😂.

One mistake I made while taking out my locs is that each loc I picked out, I re-twisted that same hair back up . When I finally got around to washing my twisted hair (that I just unloc’d) they started to try to loc back up on me ! 😰

I don’t know why I didn’t think of that . But when you remove locs your hair is so used to wrapping ,twisting,and knitting around each other that you literally have to do some mad detangling the first few times you wash your hair .


The Process

To remove my locs used 3 tools : a loom pick, some cheap conditioner with slip (cause you will need a lot !), and a heat cap for deep conditioning.

  • First I drenched my locs with warm water and made sure i covered my whole head in conditioner.
  • After that,I put all of my locs into the heat cap to preserve the moisture so that the locs could soften up .
  • Then I pulled out each loc one by one ,and pulled and plucked until my strands were untangled.
  • When I was done untangling each loc I just put it out of the way.

First 3 locs down

This is after I removed the first locs, and my hair came right to my breast.Although I did snip the ends off my hair still was around the same length.


Thank you all for reading this post.I want to say that If you have thoughts about changing your hair or anything,and you’ve been plotting on it for a while just DO IT!

-Ollie J  ♡


Throughout this journey, I have learned patience. I have learned to be thankful for the past, live in the now, and keep high hopes for the future. Starting my loc journey was one of the craziest things I have done, and I have never felt better. I hope to inspire and give other courage along their loc journey as well. I will share tips, stories, inspiration from time to time. Thank you for following along with me.


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