When & How Often Should Starter Locs Be Washed
When getting locs, the first advice given is not to apply water to your new locs, so you won’t undo all of your loctician’s hard work. However, the most common question we have is when can we start washing our starter locs and how often! Dear Locs is here to answer your very important question!
I started my locs by doing coils, which is similar to comb coils. I didn’t use a comb, but instead twist mine. I permed my hair over the years, but after a while my hair although was growing long, was getting thin at the same time and I also had breakage. I decided that I was going back to my natural hair, and that’s just what I did.
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So as a recommendation I would say oneweek at minimum between shampoos, but on the flip side you don’t want to wait too long either. Locs are a natural process of hair interlocking and matting and during this process (typically) we produce dandruff. So if your hair is producing dandruff and also matting and you’re waiting a very long time between shampoos you will effectively loc your dandruff in your locs. Not ideal, right?! So you should shampoo your locs as early as every 7 days but not wait beyond 4 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions…and Answers!
These questions and answers are a compilation of many years of dialogue between you and our helpful Knotty Boy Customer Service department. We can say with confidence that everything we know about dreadlocks and their related issues really is here, so please take your time, read thoroughly and get ready to learn so much more than you came for!
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I’m about to get my hair twisted to loc it and I had some questions. I’m fairly active. I go to the gym 4 maybe 5 times a week, so I’m fairly sweaty. I have cornrows in right now as a protective style so it can grow and some days sweat is literally dripping off their ends because I sweat so much.
How to Maintain Your Dreadlocks as They Grow
You simply spin the lock until it us under enough tension to compress it while at the same time applying some dread cream directly to the dread, working it in as you twist it around and around, always to the right or "clockwise". Finally you pin, clip, or attach the dread in some manner to hold it in this twisted position while you dry it, usually with the help of a hair dryer. Take care not to over heat the hair as it will do more harm than good. Let it dry completely and sit for at least 3 hours if possible. Then you can release or un-clip the dreads. For more detailed
Loc Talk #10: Marrying-Locking at the Roots
I have created hundreds (and when I say hundreds, I mean HUNDREDS) of videos about locs. In this video I compile a ton of basics that everyone with locs should know. Whether you have baby locs, teenage locs or mature locs, I have vital tips for YOU. Make sure you stay tuned for part 2! =.)
LOC UPDATE WEEK #3 | Simplest Way To Wash & Retwist Starter Locs (Two Strand Twists)
It has been three weeks since I have installed my two strand twists in. I am loving the journey this far! Here is the update on all that has taken place including my wash and retwist. I hope you enjoy this video!