The LocD Files: Khadeshia

The LocD Files: Khadeshia

Published on Jan 7th 2011

What is your name and what do you do?  

Khadeshia Beam Owner of K. Beam Custom Butta Natural Skin/ Hair Care products, Mommy, Writer (Poetry, Stories) and Model.

How long have you been growing out your locs?  

4 years

Who is your loctician?

Most times I maintained my own locs; However, I had two stylists who are awesome Honeecomb Natural Hair *Shana Salon and Art of Gem Hair Salon *Lajoyce

What is your regimen for your locs?

Wash locs 1 a month with either Natures Gate Shampoo or Trader Joes Tingle Tea Tree, Apply K. Beam Custom Hair Butta to twist, moisturize my scalp, and palm roll my locs.   Keep your scalp moisturized with natural oils or leave in conditioners with natural oils.

Have your locs ever hindered you professionally?

I have never experienced discrimination in the 9-5 world, but in the entertainment industry I have on occasion *example -music videos even neo soul artist, and movies.

Any advice to someone just starting out on their journey 

Yes nurture yourself consistently eat as healthy as possible, get in the sauna, do yoga or dance to relieve stress.  Your hair is a reflection of your internal state most times as far as it’s growth and health.  Be patient on your loc journey don’t focus so much on hair growth, but more on positive life changes that will come with the transition.  Try grooming and styling your hair on occasion, it’s similar to taking a hot bath after a stressful day.  Taking care of your hair is taking care of you :).


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