Loc Appreciation Day was a COMPLETE SUCCESS!!!! Everyone LOVED IT! We laughed, we learned new things, we ate good food, enjoyed everyone’s company and so much more!! So a re-cap on the purpose of Loc Appreciation Day!
Loc Appreciation Day falls on the forth Saturday in June. It was first celebrated in 2011, on YouTube as a concept presented by vlogger QOchemist. She felt that there was little attention being paid to locs in the world of natural hair. So she created Loc Appreciation Day (LAD) as a day for all people to take time, regardless of their hair type, to appreciate locs. Each year Loc Appreciation Day continues to grow showcasing the beauty of locs and loc culture to the world. I want to educate, showcase and celebrate the beauty of locs! My mission is to erase the social stigma of wearing “dreadlocks” through education, celebration and support within the natural hair movement. Our hair care needs and diverse culture of loc wearers are often overlooked.
So step in: Loc Appreciation Day here in San Diego, CA. It is not recognized at all and so I wanted to bridge the gap, share knowledge of products, loc stages, the loc culture and Sisterlocks to give people an outlook and celebrate their locs with confidence! I feel I achieved that with so much information, wisdom and connections.
Here i’m kick starting the event with the history of Loc Appreciation Day!
Here we are learning about essential oils and the benefit it can have on our hair and body! I wrote a post about essential oils and locs!
Everyone had stories to share about their loc Journey! I LOVE hearing other testimonies!
Dr. Joanne Cornwell, Founder of Sisterlocs speaks about the history of Sisterlocs and shares her knowledge about the natural haircare beauty industry!
Everyone LOVED Dr. Cornwell and wanted to touch her hair!!!
Here we are sharing comments, answering questions and enjoying each others company!
We ate delicious vegan food by Healthy SoulFood!
I personally had an AMAZING time and LOVED meeting and getting to know Dr. Cornwell!
Check out more of my journey here!