Discussion in 'Beauty - Black Hair Care - Fashion' started by Habeeba, Jul 13, 2012.
how and what do you do to maintain scalp moisture? what to use for itchy scalp?
This is an excellent book on that. I used it when I had my locs and since I'm now bald headed because I'm going to loc up again, I will be using it again. In the rear is information of what to use for your scalp, your locs and where to get them.
thanks so much i will be ordering it. will you be manicuring or freeforming? why'd you cut your first set?
I was on my way to a country that was discriminating because of locs.
freeforming is the best style imho....the manicured locs look like some fake ish to me...plus it costs more money to get them re-done all the time....
@khasm: i agree...do you freeform? if so how often do you wash? im using black soap now...what do you use?
yes my locs are freeform....
this is the soap i use...
.and i drive in the car with the window down to dry off my hair...
otherwise it with smell sour no matter what u use....
I have tried most of the options and I decided with my locs, I wanted to feel very involved with them. I didn't want to just change salons. I do a combination of free forming and manicuring. I used so many different product on my locs. Now I'm down to baby shampoo and coconut oil. I've had my locs for 5 years now.
so how often do you manicure them ?
Depends. I'm an Earth in the 5% Nation of Gods and Earths. As Earth, I cover my head when I'm not at home. So I don't wash may hair as frequently as other folks do because it doesn't get the exposure that other loc wearers do. The color hasn't changed the way a lot of long tern locers hair color change either. But I do exercise so I wash my hair every other week. I used to follow the salon's advice and tighten every 2 weeks after washing, but that made my locs weak and thin. So I went to monthly tightening. That worked for awhile, but then I got lazy. Now I tighten maybe every 2 months.... Maybe more... Since I don't wear my hair out I don't see the reason to tighten any more than that and I am convinced that tightening thins/damages my locs... I only tighten when the whim hits or when my locs start to coalesce in a way I don't like.
My sister has had locs for 20 years. When she started, there was no salon that catered to her demographic. She did her own thing and is my go to person for advice. She told me once that an old dread head told her when she first started locing that, "The hair will do what the hair does." And that is very true. Manicuring gives some direction and makes locs work/public friendly, but the price you pay for them is thinning/breakable locs. I have had mine for 5 years and haven't lost one yet.....
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