3 Tips on Preventing Loc Build-Up

1. Go Easy With Styling Products

Waxes, gels, creams, and silicones are not made and tested for locs. If you’re going to use styling product in any of these forms, be sure to use only the minimum amount needed. It may also be beneficial to wash a bit more often when utilizing these products. Our Detoxifying Loc Cleanse is gentle yet powerful with an aloe vera juice base, peppermint and tea tree oil combo that removes residue without stripping your hair.

Avoid rich and dense conditioners because they tend to leave heavy residue. I get asked constantly what I use to retwist my hair, and it shocks them each time. WATER. Yes water. I put water in a spritzer bottle, typically after a fresh wash, and spray the water on my roots. My retwists come out amazing! It may not last as long as a retwist done with holding products, but it still comes out amazing with no crunchiness or residue. I'm currently working on a lightweight styling product to join our collection, stay tuned!


2. Keep Your Locs Dry

Locs attract enough elements like dirt, dust, and lint. If we expose them to the elements while wet, they tend to adhere to locs even more. If you live in a dusty or windy area and need to go out while your locs are wet, cover them briefly until you can make sure they are completely dry. Try to dry your locs quickly and completely after washing and moisturizing.


3. Wrap or Cover Your Locs

Whenever possible, wrap or cover your locs. Whether it be a bonnet, scarf, du-rag, or loc soc, silk and satin are always great options. Avoid cotton and other materials that leave lint and are harsh on locs. Try satin lined caps and hoodies, and silk or satin sheets and pillowcases for a lil razzle dazzle. Items made of these materials do tend to cost a bit more but are total worthwhile investments in the long run. I'm terrible at wrapping my hair, so I now own satin sheets and pillowcases and they are bomb!

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