The Downside to Wearing Bohemian Goddess Locs
What made me get bohemian goddess locs?
I wanted something that I could move about freely without having to think about my tracks being seen or having to upkeep my hair too much. When my schedule gets busy and I need to make space, sometimes I can create that by wearing a style that wont require much maintenance on my end. Seeing how I could wear Bohemian Goddess Locs for awhile and how flexible it was to style - it was a done deal.
how was the upkeep?
It was a bit more than I expected. Didn’t factor in how much it would take getting used to sleeping with it. I’d recommend getting an oversized hair bonnet to wrap your hair up in at night so you aren’t rolling all over it. It’s also helpful to have when showering.
Minimal. Keeping my scalped greased every few days and laying down my baby hairs when I was in the mood made it a breeze. You can even go back to your braider and get them refreshed - WITHOUT TAKING THEM DOWN. Which is nice if you plan on wearing them for a long time. And - the refresh (30 to 45 minutes) doesn’t take as long as the initial install (5 to 7 hours). Talk about a time saver.
What i loved:
It was perfect for my mood at the time: get up and go. So many different ways to style it and even accessorize with hair jewelry. And being able to tie my hair up using my own hair as an anchor is a plus since sometimes it’s not easy to keep track of a scrunchy.
Didn’t factor the time it would take getting used to sleeping with them. I’d recommend getting an oversized hair bonnet to wear at night so you aren’t rolling all over your own hair. It’s also good for keeping your hair out the way when you shower, I just put a plastic bag over to prevent the bonnet from getting wet.
But the biggest pain was taking it down. I had mine in for about 3 months and I did get them retouched. Instead of paying the braider to take them down, I figured I could make it on my own since I always take my own braids down. After all, how bad could they be!? BIG. MISTAKE. If you can find someone to take them down or help you take them down, then do it.
I do feel like the kind of hair used (Cuban Twist) contributed to why it took so long, since it’s more prone to tangling. Unlike box braids, these locs didn’t unravel easily - you actively have to detangle some of them. Unless you have 6 to 8 hours and immense patience for locs that get tangled up, then this is nothing!