My Boyfriend Told Me I’d Look Better Without My Locs

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Starting locs was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It was prompted after a cross-country move, and just a time in my life where so much of my identity was wrapped up in what other people thought of me, which included my hair.

For as long as I could remember, my long hair was what people knew me for, and I grew to hate my hair, and everything it stood for.

I mean, granted it was beautiful, but it was just hair. So, needless to say it was liberating to sit in the stylists’ chair 3 years ago and let her chop off all of my hair, and start the loc process. I struggled a bit at first, because I had never seen myself with short hair, but I loved it! Now, my locs have grown exponentially and are at a cute shoulder length.

I met my boyfriend about 2.5 years ago at a friends wedding, and ever since then we have been inseparable. I love the fact that he met me in the early stage of the loc process, because it made me confident that he loved me for me, and not my long hair. However, the other night we were sitting inside having a game night, when out of nowhere he told me that he bet I’d look even better without dread locs.

I almost couldn’t believe my ears! I mean, I really thought that I misheard him, so I asked him to repeat what he said. He repeated it. I don’t know why his words cut me so deep, but they did. I know my boyfriend didn’t mean it to be malicious or rude, but it was deeper than that. That comment meant that he didn’t fully accept me for me.

I immediately started thinking, was he not proud to be seen with me? Before I knew it warm tears were coming down my cheeks. My boyfriend apologized immensely and said he didn’t mean it the way it sounded, but it was too late.

My boyfriend and I are still together, and deep down I know he loves me, but it still hurts to think that he might feel some type of way about my locs.


About Brittany Waddell

Just a Southern girl taking life by storm in NYC! Oh- and I'm natural too:) Be sure to check out my posts to learn some tips and tricks on how I tame my natural hair!

About Brittany Waddell

Just a Southern girl taking life by storm in NYC! Oh- and I'm natural too:) Be sure to check out my posts to learn some tips and tricks on how I tame my natural hair!


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Maybe he’s curious about seeing you hair in a different style. Have you shown him pics with your hair in different styles before the locks? I’miss sure his acceptance of your hair is correct. It has to be, it’s your hair.


You shouldn’t be hurt. He told you the truth. Locs don’t look good on everyone. You should be glad you have a man who told you the truth instead of harboring the feeling. Why not change it up? If you don’t like the change, go locs again. (There are now synthetic locs who will take you right back to where you left off).

Laurie Ferguson

And that when you tell him you better without him in your life the end

Gladiola Ricola

Jeez, people are allowed to have preferences….As long as he’s not forcing you to change who cares??!

Tiffany Elston

Tell him you’d look better without him.


Then dear if that how you look right there then it’s true


He is entitled to his opinion, but at the end of the day it’s your hair. If you love your locs then keep them.


You need a new boyfriend. Rude af!


Goodness…just get another man…women cry about everything….shhhhh….


I have, had a Family Members’ say that to me. Their Older, Lord have Mercy, they just don’t like locs’?


“And that’s why I’m single”, there, I finished it for you.


Men well, exercise your right to move the hell on! They say it’s 20 women to every 1 man…well, bye!


Did you meet him with your sisterlocks if so he should be used to them and I think you’re gorgeous with them you have to watch those that come in your life to destroy you


She would look much better without her boyfriend lol’


You need a new boyfriend