1. FIND A GREAT LOCTICIAN
This is so important especially in the beginning stages of growing your locs. You want a locktician that can give you great advice and recommend healthy products like ours.
- FIND A GREAT LOCTICIAN
This is so important especially in the beginning stages of growing your locs. You want a loctician that can give you great advice and recommend healthy products like ours.
If you’re chopping off the last of your perm and going natural so that you can start locking, or if you are twisting your already natural hair, please have a real conversation about your hair objectives and your desired look with with your potential new stylist prior to them twisting your hair. Make sure you feel comfortable with her or him, and get a sense of how knowledgeable they really are about dreadlocks. For example, a good loctician will tell you small but important details like: the size of your initial twists is a good indication of the width of your final locs.
2. MASSAGE YOUR SCALP
Not only is it very calming but it also stimulates hair growth. You would be surprised how the simple act of gently massaging your hair at night for about 10 minutes, will really help you achieve the beautiful locs you desire.
3. DON’T RETWIST YOUR HAIR TOO MUCH
People who wear Locs like the fresh look of a retwist, but if done too often it can start to create breakage and thinning at the root. Look around for new, attractive, hairstyles that you can tryout to stay in love with your hair in between retwists—it’s the perfect time to experiment with your look.
4. PRACTICE NIGHT CARE
Just like with any other hairstyle, sleeping with a night scarf (a silk wrap to avoid breakage) is so important. Locs tend to shed a lot, and protecting your edges and your scalp is crucial. A silk night cap helps keep the moisture in your hair and scalp, as well as protect your hair from pillow friction. Make a practice of never going to sleep without protecting your hair.
5. BE PATIENT
By far the hardest lesson that everyone learns when locking. This isn’t a process that will happen overnight. Locking your hair is a journey and it’s a little different for each person. Some people’s hair locs faster than others. Thicker hair tends to lock faster. My friends hair started to lock in the middle and worked its way to the end. The good thing is that if you nurture and take good care of your hair then the growth will come. It really will. Don’t get discouraged.
5. LOCS LIKE MOISTURE TOO
Give your locs the moisture they crave, but be careful in the products that you choose to avoid buildup. When the seasons change, things can get particularly dry so keeping your locs moist is not a bad idea.
Heavy waxes and creams are hard to get out of locs, so opting for light natural creams and oils is probably the best way to go. Our Styl'n Stuff, Hair Liquid, and Hair Masque is perfect for retaining moisture in your locs.
I don’t know how many times I have have heard that locs grow better and faster if your hair is dirty. NOT! Locs thrive in a clean environment. If you are hearing otherwise, you shouldn’t take advice from anyone who is saying this.
When you are first starting locs, water actually helps to loc your hair up faster. It aids in kinking up your hair for hold, and most importantly it keeps it CLEAN.
Once you are fully locked continue to wash your hair on a regular basis. No matter what you heard, cleansing is a part of any healthy hair care routine.
What loc tips or advice do you have? Post them below and let us know!