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The Post-Ritual of Washing My Hair

Fingertips slicked with loc butter plunge into the spongy dampness of my hair. Pulling tightly away from my scalp, I twist soft new growth, securing it with a metal hairclip, creating a seamless continuation of the strand.

This process repeated bi-weekly over an 8 year period, has yielded a shoulder-length series of deeply compacted, inextricably intertwined individual strands of hair unified as one.

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