Tell us a little about yourself? Hello Good Hair readers! My name is Atiba Benjamin aka Skinny Trini. I’m a 26 year old IT Specialist currently residing in NW Washington D.C. I’m originally from Trinidad & Tobago and I moved to the US in 1998, I’ve been in the Metropolitan area ever since.
How long have you been growing your locs? I’ve been growing my locs for about 7 and half years.
What do you use on your hair, product wise, to maintain it? I use non-scented clear aloe gel to re-twist my locs. When washing hair, I use Tea Tree Shampoo and conditioner.
How often do you have to wash and re-twist your loc s and who styles them? I get my locs re-twisted once every 2 - 3 months but that is always subject to change, depending on social experiences.
What do you think about women with natural hair? Do you care if your woman is relaxed, natural or loc d? Me personally I love a woman no matter how she chooses to wear her hair. To me, hair is merely an aspect of a person therefore I feel its just self expression of ones individuality.
Do you think women who choose to loc their hair are sexy? Personally, I am more attracted to a woman's intellect not really her hair. I find it to be shallow just to be attracted to one because of their hair preference.
What are the pros and cons about having your hair loc d? I would say the biggest pro about having locs is that you can make your own natural hair products. Also, your hair is easily managed and can be a lot cheaper to maintain. Cons, I don't really have any.
What made you decide to loc your hair? Have you always had hair or did you start your locs from scratch? I ve had long hair for about 5 yrs before I decided to loc. My motivation behind locking was my culture, in Trinidad wearing locs is a lifestyle and not a "trend." People commit to a lifelong agreement with their locs just as I do.
What makes a woman's hair beautiful to you? The fact that a woman takes pride in up-keeping her hair is attractive enough.
Do you have any advice for my readers who are considering loc ing their hair? I'd say that having locs is definitely a commitment and process. Locs should be worn for a reason and not a season.
Where can we find you on the web? https://www.facebook.com/Skinny.Trini.Man