Your Locs Are Dry?

Yesterday I asked my LocStars if they had any questions about their locs or locs in general. On Instagram, my first question was from @pinkkprincess04, and she asked, “What can I do about dryness?” This is definitely a common problem with natural hair but particularly with locs.

As you know locs are like sponges as they soak up the moisture which requires natural oils to moisturize. So I came up with a small list of tips to eliminate dryness in locs:

  1. Remove build up by detoxing your locs. A home remedy is using baking powder and apple cider vinegar (ACV), but you can come in and book detox here at NOLALocStar. Build-up can cause dryness.
  2. Stop using products that have silicones, sulfates, and mineral oil as they strip moisture and over dry your hair.
  3. Use rosewater as I stated previously or use Taliah Waajid’s Protective Mist Bodifer as a daily moisturizer. You can purchase rosewater at TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Whole Foods or Trader Joes.  You can purchase Taliah Waajid products on their website, Target or Walmart.
  4. Cover your locs with a satin cover at night (or use a satin pillowcase) as most cotton pillowcases will dry out your hair. Not only does a satin cover protects your hair from lint and dirt, it keeps the moisture in.
  5. Finally, eat healthily and drink more water. Yes, it begins from within and what you put in your body. Your hair is an extension of your health.

As I always say, everyone’s locs are different and will need different things, but these are some tips I’ve learned over the years to reduce dryness with your locs.

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