Starting the locs journey is fun but can get stressful sometimes. So many questions run through your mind. How do I maintain it? How often do I wash it? What products do I have to use? Well you're in luck. Here are some tips on maintaining your locs.
Find a good natural hair salon and locktician
This is key when you're about to loc your hair. Find a natural hair salon and locktician you're comfortable with. This will make it easier for you to ask questions about the locs journey you're about to embark on. Aside this, the locktician can recommend great products, the right regimen and give tips on the general care and maintenance of your locs.
Use the right products
Not all natural hair products are good for locs. This is because some of the products might loosen your locs. This is why we recommend the Locs Set from Eya Naturals which is specially formulated for the maintenance of locs. The set is enriched with Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oil to revitalize and cleanse your scalp and to moisturize your hair to promote healthy hair.
Sleep with a silk head scarf or bonnet
This applies whether you're keeping locs or even a fro. Sleeping with a silk scarf or bonnet helps protect your hair from being pulled by a cotton pillowcase or scarf which could damage your hair.
Don't over-twist your hair
Locs look their best when their freshly twisted. However, doing it too often can lead to your roots getting weak or thin leading to breakages. What you can do instead is to look for creative ways of styling your locs. If you're still in the early stages, a headband or a chic scarf does the trick.
Treat your locs
Contrary to popular belief, you need to treat your locs. When left on its own without proper care, your hair can get too dry and break off. To keep it moisturized, treating it once a while with a deep conditioning treatment goes a long way to keep it healthy. You can do this on your own or visit a natural hair salon for the treatment.
Massage your scalp
Massaging your scalp for 5 to 10 minutes daily can help reduce any discomfort or irritation on your scalp. Doing this also stimulates hair growth and releases natural oils from your scalp which keeps your locs moisturized. This can be an addition to your hair regimen to maintain healthy locs.
The locs journey is a beautiful one. Sticking to these tips plus having a regimen that works for your hair will help your hair flourish.
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