Maintaining Healthier Locs

Maintaining Healthier Locs

1. Understand how often you need to wash your locs.

When your locs are new, we recommend washing them every 1 to 2 weeks. We have found that washing your locs too much at the start can cause your scalp to feel dry, which can lead to other conditions such as breakage, itchiness, or flaking. After that, you can ask your loctician for further advice. Once your locs become more mature (usually after 15 to 18 months), you can wash them regularly.

2. Moisturize your locs with lightweight water-based products.

If your locs do not get moisture, they can quickly dry and break.

3. Condition only when your locs are mature.

When your locs are new, conditioning or deep conditioning can cause them to detangle. But once your locs have matured, you can condition or deep condition every 1 to 2 weeks to keep your locs hydrated and healthy.

4. Make sure your scalp is kept moisturized.

Wearing locs should not make you forget your natural hair and scalp. So, keep your scalp moisturised in between washes. Look for products that contain ingredients such as flaxseed oil and avocado as these oils nourish the scalp and are extremely moisturising.

5. Wrap it up at night.

Like your natural hair, your locs are susceptible to breakage and friction when sleeping at night. To avoid damaging your locs while sleeping, invest in a satin scarf or pillowcase to protect your hairstyle.
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