My name is Kenneth Cummings. I’m a photographer and photojournalist for The Jackson Sun newspaper in Jackson, TN.
As of when this interview was emailed to me (February 8, 2011):
Last Haircut — February 2008
First Twists (to start locs): May 2, 2008
Total: Hair length — 3 Years; Lock length 2 Years and 2 Months
Who is your loctician?
Her name is Cynthia; she’s 80+ miles from where I live currently. (You just can’t trust everyone with your hair)
Honestly? Nothing. I go see her every 3 months to get them re-twisted.
Never! My first twist date was the day before my college graduation; I started my current career in March of 2010; my co-workers, supervisor, and bosses have no issue with mine. I just gotta make sure they stay clean.
BE PATIENT! I know a lot of people that want length NOW, but hate the “mid-way” stage. Gotta crawl before you walk; also, try to stick with the same person who did your locks the first time.