Caring for your locs

By Drum Digital
18 July 2014

If you nurture and take good care of your hair then the growth will come.

FIND A GOOD LOCKTICIAN

You want a locktician that can give you great advice and recommend healthy products.

 Make sure you feel comfortable with her or him, and get a sense of how knowledgeable they really are about dreadlocks.

A good locktician will share small but important details like: the size of your initial twists is a good indication of the width of your final locs.

MASSAGE YOUR SCALP

Not only is it very relaxing, but it also stimulates hair growth.

You’d be surprised how the simple act of gently massaging your hair at night for about  5 minutes, will really help you achieve the beautiful locs you desire.

DON'T RETWIST YOUR HAIR TOO MUCH

We all 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 forstyles that you can try out to stay in love with your hair in between retwists—it's the perfect time to experiment with your look.

PRACTISE 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.

Never go to sleep without protecting your hair.

BE PATIENT

Growing your locs will not  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.

If you nurture and take good care of your hair then the growth will come.

-EBONY.COM  

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