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Locs: This Natural Hair Thang

Let me tell ya’ll…….. Having Locs is not easy.  Whoever keeps spreading this lie is Cray Cray!!  I Love my Locs, but I have also explained previously that I am not a Hair Person.  But over the past 3 years, I have done more hair than I probably have at any time in my life.  Loc Maintenance is No Joke!  So let me tell you about the most important things that I have learned having locs:

  • Hydration is Key
  • Cannot Use any products that cause Buildup
  • Keeping your scalp oiled keeps your locs looking healthy
  • Still need to clip your ends regularly
  • If you love color, use a color treatment Shampoo and conditioner
  • Protective styling is great for growth
  • Styling is UNLIMITED
  • YouTube Tutorials are your Friend
My  Lady Locs

My Lady Locs

Some of these things are also key to regular natural hair care. I use to have a closet full of products but after my 1 year old was diagnosed with asthma, I had to get rid of any products with strong fragrances or lasting aromas. Which made me narrow my product list down quite a bit. But to make sure I’m maintaining healthy Locs, here are some of my favorite mildly scented hair care products:

  • Doo Gro Mega Thick Growth Oil (retail value $8.99 4.5oz.)
  • Doo Gro Mega Thick Anti-Thinning Growth Lotion (retail value $8.99 12oz.)
  • Clairol Root Cleansing Strawberry and Ginger Shampoo (retail Value $9.99 10oz.)
  • 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatments (retail value $17.99 6oz.)


What products would you refer for healthy loc maintenance that I could use around my asthmatic baby boy?

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Loc’n Up

It has been 2 months since my big decision to loc my hair. Over the past 2 months you couldn’t catch me with my hair out anywhere. Hardly even in the house. Only because I was still getting use to my locs. What I mean is, how to handle the new growth coming up out this scalp. “It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder”(In my Grandmaster Flash Voice)
I have worked and maneuvered headwraps and scarves in every way to conceal this jungle. Can you believe in 2 months my hair is Loc’d? I mean I’m not surprised cause this hair is Super THICK. So thick that my hair use to boycott and protest perms. I would be at the hairdresser for 6 hours and she would tell me as she is curling my hair that the perm didn’t take. Huh??? SUPER/ MAX, nothing, nada. My kinks are like weebles, they wobble but dont fall down.

I was still skeptical of making this transition but I’m happy with my choice. Especially while dealing with my health and getting back in shape, for all this sweating/panting/ huffin and puffin, they are perfect. I can pull them back, sweat through them, wash them, style them, and wrap them up with no worries. So far the products I’m feeling are Mango and Lime locking gel and Shea Moisture Frankensence & Myrh Shampoo and Moisture Mask.
What products work for you? Anyone without locs considering them?

Bye Bye Scarves and Wraps!




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