What I remember most about this womban was the inspiration she gave me to start freeforming my locs, letting "my plants" be completely free from twisting, latching or any form of new hair growth maintenance. She is a wonderful example of how freeform locs are beautiful, unique, feminine and an easy way to compliment any style!
10 Things To Know If You Wish To Freeform Your Locs:
No matter how you started and maintained your locs in the past, you can begin freeforming at any stage of your loc journey.
Freeform locs will add volume and thickness to your locs over time.
If you don't like frizz and wild new growth, this may not be the path for you.
Freeforming is just as the name points out - Freedom! It does not mean that you will no longer need to keep your locs clean but now you can simply wash and go, a quicker and easier way of keeping your locs beautiful!
If you don't wish to fully freeform your locs, you can also semi-freeform - where you choose to twist and maintain the growth only in the hairline or when you choose to maintain your locs every now and again when it suits you.
Freeforming will still allow you to style your locs as you like.... buns, curling, up-do's etc.
Some freeform locers find that over time, their new growth start to find their own ways of locing ... as new locs or as part of older locs.
If you choose this method, take the time to hand scan your new growth regularly to see if locs are joining at the base, which is a natural process. Some locers like to gently pull the locs apart at this stage and some like to let them join.
You can create new locs out of your new growth at anytime! This usually happens around the hairline where new growth can be loced as new baby locs. This adds more fullness to your locs.
There will be negativity from others - even from other fellow locers who don't overstand why you choose to stop maintaining your new growth. Locing is a persoal journey and it will test you! Stay strong and don't take it personally, you know best and what is right for YOU!