Tell us a little about yourself? (ex. name, age, state, school)
Name: Dennis Turner aka Mr. Turner
State: Washington, DC
School: Norfolk State University
How long have you been growing your locs?
I have been growing my locs for about 15 years now
What do you use on your hair, product wise, to maintain it?
To wash, I use Organix Hydrating Teatree Mint Shampoo, unless I go to my loctician. I also use Zuresh Honey Loc (zuresh.com) and Jane Carter Solution Natural Hold Locking Spray.
How often do you have to wash and re-twist your loc’s and who styles them?
I try to get them washed and re-twisted every 3 weeks or so… and I can’t tell you all my secrets!! LOL
What do you think about women with natural hair? Do you care if your woman is relaxed, natural or loc’d?
I think living in D.C., women here take such pride in being natural so you see it all the time. I especially dig it around the spring/summer when it seems the natural dos are the most fitting. As far as my preference, I would say that I prefer a woman to be happy in the way she looks whether that is processed or natural. The happiness comes out when you are simply happy with the way you look.
Do you think women who choose to loc their hair are sexy?
I think women who choose to loc are very sexy. I could name a few…
What are the pros and cons about having your hair loc’d?
Pro: once its done, all you really have to do is wrap it up at night and you are good for a few weeks.
Con: The maintenance process is sometimes grueling, as I don’t care much for sitting under the hair dryer.
What made you decide to loc your hair? Have you always had hair or did you start your loc’s from “scratch.”
Actually a conversation with one of my musical fathers, Mr. Kenneth Dickerson, began my process into research that would later propel me into loc’ing my hair. We had a conversation about hair and its direct connection to the CREATOR and how maintaining that symbolized maintaining that relationship.
I had an afro before starting my locs and my mom started my locs from two-strand twist she would make me take out every two weeks trying to delay my loc’ing process lol. Finally one day I decided to just let them loc and stopped letting her do my hair. She only had one remark; “If they start to get nasty I’m cutting them off in your sleep!” Love that woman!
What makes a woman’s hair beautiful to you?
I believe it’s her confidence about her hair that makes both her and her hair beautiful and goes with any hairstyle she chooses to wear. Confidence is everything!
Do you have any advice for my readers who are considering loc’ing their hair?
Do your research and have a real commitment to it before you dive in. Growing locs takes time and we’ve all been through the “ugly duckling” stage and wanted to give up. Just be patient and they will grow!
Where can we find you on the web?
You can find me at www.mrdturner.com