The Loc’D Files: Kellen Daranda

What is your name and what do you do?
Kellen Daranda, Attorney

How long have you been growing out your locs?
My last hair cut was in Mid-November of 2005, started twisting in early Feb. of 2006

Who is your loctician?
It was Athena Laster at Circle of Peace in Houston, but since I moved to New Orleans, i need one, can u help me out?

What is your regimen for your locs?
I was my hair every 2 weeks, get it done every 4-5 weeks. For day to day, I usually just sea breeze my scalp every 3 days and keep my scalp oiled with a combination of “Doo-Grow” oil and Proclaim olive spray.

Have your locs ever hindered you professionally?
Not sure, in Houston I was self-employed I’ll discover son enough if they’ll hinder me in New Orleans. Usually the people who warn me that I have to cut my hair are brothers and sisters. White people usually love my hair and want to touch it.

Any advice to someone just starting out on their journey
Know your hair and be patient. My hair took 14 months to lock up because of my loose curl pattern, but its all mine, and I love it. When u watch your hair grow it becomes part of you and you love it.

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  1. I love this series. I maintain my husband’s locs so it’s nice to see what other men use and do to their hair.

  2. Wow nothing like a hansom man with locs… and a career. Keep up the good work and good luck in the NO…. Strawberry… i love your website 🙂

  3. redefinition says:

    I don’t have locs, but I go to a natural hair salon on Bayou Rd. called Beauty on Da Bayou. They do a good job with locs there.

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