How do I prepare my hair for locs?

Should you wash your hair before getting locs?

For those who are starting their new journey, it’s important to have your hair prepared for the locking process. It will be sectioned, backcombed and crocheted. The day before your appointment, you should wash your hair thoroughly and do not use any conditioner or styling products.

Does washing your hair help it Loc?

Washing will also help restore the pH balance necessary for healthy growth. To wash dreads, wet the locs and scalp very well. You will want hair to be sopping wet. Next, pour a bit of shampoo in your hands and work it into your hair.

Do you start locs on wet or dry hair?

Always loc wet hair and then dry it thoroughly. Drying together will help the strands fuse, and wet curls or kinks are easier to handle.

Can I start my locs on dry hair?

Just wash and dry your hair then leave it alone. Yep, if you don’t comb your hair, it will eventually lock. … After washing and towel drying, apply product down the length of your hair, and use your finger to twist/twirl your hair into a coil. Or, use a comb to twist into a coil.

How often should I Retwist my locs?

Frequent twisting tends to thin and break the strands of your hair, so you should only re-twist your dreadlocks every four weeks. As your hair grows and matures, the frequency of re-twisting grows less as your hair thickens into the locs.

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Does water help your hair lock?

Your hair follicles constantly need to be hydrated in order to promote healthy growing locs. Water makes up one fourth of the hair strand, without water, your body won’t be able to reproduce strong and healthy cells for strong and healthy locs.

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