Give Your Locs A Clean Start #2!!

Greetings, Blossoms! I did a post on giving your locs a clean start a few months ago and wanted to revisit the topic. I had a client whose locs I had recently started and would be maintaining so I will be able to journal her progress and give you a closer look at my loc maintenance routine!

Like I said in my prior post, Give Your Locs A Clean Start, I believe in cleansing/shampooing regularly during the locking process. On a whim, I decided to film the parts of the re-twisting process that I could so you could see how it all works!

This first video shows the clients new growth since her last visit with me about 3 weeks ago. She was even able to shampoo one time on her own between visits!

The next video is her hair after being shampooed and conditioned with Hair Garden products. I started her locking process on 6/2/2015 ad you can already see some budding beginning around mid-length of the loc. Notice how the hair is meshing together even after it is freshly shampooed and free of product!

Here is her hair all twisted and ready to go under the dryer!

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A view of the side.

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This last video shows the final results of the loc re-twist. I re-twisted her hair using Hair Garden’s “Herbal Tea” tree-tment and a small amount of EcoStyler. I let her sit under the hair dryer for about 20-25 minutes and then removed the clips. It takes about a week before the twists begin to frizz again and look a little messy. Within 2 to 3 weeks, it is time for another cleansing and retwisting!

My future videos will be a lot better because I finally invested in a tripod!! Feel free to ask any questions below!!

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Beginning a Loc Journey

Greetings! Today I had the privilege of starting locs for a client.This lovely lady has been natural for a little over a year and had always longed for locs! Her hair and scalp were in healthy condition and ready to begin the locking process!

Before we got started, I shampooed her hair with Hair Garden Cleanser and Conditioned with Mango Punch. I mixed some Herbal “Tea” tree-tment in a spray bottle to maintain moisture during the twisting process an a quarter sized dollop of EcoStyler Gel. I then sectioned and secured her hair to begin!

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The process was quick and easy. It only took me about an hour and a half and she was on her way out of the door!

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She will be ready for a freshening and re-twist in 2-3 weeks. In between visits, she can keep her scalp clean with witch hazel or aloe vera. When she returns I WILL shampoo her hair. I cleanse locs on every visit during the locking process.

I am excited about her beginning her locking process and a glad to be part of it! I have started many heads locs and feel the save love for them all! I always take it as a personal honor when someone asks me to begin their loc journey for them. It is the “birthing” stage of their locs and how they are started and maintained will determine the health and final look of your locs!

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