So you’ve made the bold decision to grow locs. Whatever the reason may be that ignited your path on this journey let me welcome you to Team Locs!
How To Do Baby Locs
There are many different ways to do baby locs and different categories of locs, but for the purpose of this regimen I will be speaking about my personal regimen. My locs were started with 2 strand twists and I get them interlocked at a loctician every 6 weeks on average.
I try to wash my hair every week because of a pre-existing scalp condition. But for locs once a month, every 2 weeks, or once a week is okay.
When I wash my hair the shampoo I use is “Ors Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo and for conditioner I use “Ors Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner”. But every 3 weeks I substitute my regular conditioner with “Epitomi H.P.C. Treatment Hi-Potency Moisturising Conditioner” or “Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil Protein Conditioner”, that is just to give my hair treatment and keep it healthy.
After each wash I palm roll the locs in the front and top of my head just to keep them neat. When I do this I use “Nothing But Hold & Mold Wax” which is the same product my loctician uses when interlocking my hair.
My daily routine with my locs is a mixture I put in a spray bottle. This includes:
- 1 part “Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Castor Oil with Sage” (Any Jamaica Black Castor Oil can work but I recommend Tropic Isle Living)
- 1 part “Benjamins Artificial Rose Water Food Flavouring” (Any Rose water can be used),
- 1 part “Benjamins Extra Virgin Olive Oil” (Any Olive Oil can be used)
- And around 3-4 parts water
I spray this mixture all over my locs every day trying to cover all of them, but I don’t spray so much that it is wet, just slightly damp.
At nights I always tie down my hair with either 1 of 2 satin durags I have or with my satin bonnet.
For the times when I miss my wash day for any reason, to refresh my scalp I use “Organic Root Stimulator Herbal Cleanse Dry Shampoo”. This is by no means a substitute for washing your hair but if for some reason you can’t it refreshes your scalp. Also sometimes spraying rose water on my scalp gives a refreshing effect and soothes any itch on my scalp.
Stay away from butters as these will stay sealed in your locs and also give them too much slip which will slow down the locking process. Locs need friction.
Using this regimen my locs have grown and been healthy for the past year, which is how long I’ve had them.
All the best on your locs journey and I hope this has helped you achieve healthy locs.