Loc Care

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Whether it is the heat of summer or the dry cold temperatures of winter, locs have a tendency to dry out. Our locs need moisture to prevent breakage.

Since we all have different textures of hair and thickness, one method may not work for all. Find a moisturizing method that works for you.

I have personally found that my edges become dry quickly, so I moisturize them a little every other day. In the winter I try to wear styles that help to retain moisture in my hair. Bantu knots, updos, head wraps, rolling locs on to pipe cleaners or simply braiding sections, help to prevent locs from drying out as quickly.

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With so many products on the market, one can become confused or overwhelmed when it comes to choosing a moisturizing regimen. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

❄️Locs should be washed every 2-3 weeks.
❄️ Moisturizing the scalp with an oil is helpful ( Jamaican Black Castor Oil).
❄️ Use a combination of items that moisturize as oppose to one single item.
❄️ Avoid constantly using styles that tug and pull locs too tight. Give your locs a rest between styles.

The longer your locs become, the more oil, creams and butters you will use. Try making your own. Here’s a simple recipe for locs or for natural hair:

❄️1 1/2 cup pure Shea Butter
❄️1/4 cup Coco Butter
❄️1/4 cup of Coconut oil
❄️1 teaspoon of Jo Joba oil
❄️1 teaspoon of Almond oil

In a double boiler or a bowl, place the above ingredients. Sit bowl with ingredients into a pot with water; let it simmer until ingredients in bowl liquify. (Do not use microwave it will diminish the quality of properties in the ingredients).

Take bowl with ingredients and place it into the freezer until mixture cools and starts to solidify (don’t allow it to remain and become hardened-20 minutes should do it).

Take bowl out of freezer and place in Kitchen Aid mixer or use a hand mixer.
Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes then switch to the high speed for the next 10 minutes. Your mixture will turn white and creamy as it whips; see the above photo.

Place in a clean, sterile container. Your whipped Shea Butter can be used on your locs and your entire body!

*******IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO NUTS, DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE*******
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*******IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO NUTS, DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE*******

Stay Tune……..

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