Mercy Chikowore

PR & Social Media Consultant

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My natural hair journey started four years ago when I decided to loc my hair. While I thought I was going to spend the next few weeks prancing around and flippin' my locs, I literally wore hats everyday for over six months. Because dreams deferred. My hair was not what I envisioned and I was really self-conscious, yep I even cried once or twice, but I learned to get over myself pretty quickly. Starting my locs was a humbling experience and I had to make the decision to love myself no matter what was or wasn't on my head. 

My locs are important to me because they represent a decision I made for myself, that I actually stuck with. Because of patience and positive reinforcement from my loved ones, (despite the fact they asked when my hair would break) I've watched my locs grow and prosper over the years. Now I experiment with all kinds of styles and color, and when I'm feeling fancy I go to Loc Lov Styles in Silver Spring. They recently transformed my locs into this honey blonde awesomeness with an organic color system- no bleach- and they always give me great products, that are all natural with castor oil, jojoba, patchouli, peppermint and more. So I love my locs and I'm so glad I can be a loc-spiration to others.