5 Ways To Maintain Your Locs

Locs will always be one of the best low-maintenance hairstyles for men who choose to grow their hair out. However for your hair to remain healthy you have to take care of them! In this post we want to give you 5 basic ways to maintain your locs!

1. Wash it Weekly

It's usually enough to wash your dreads once a week. However, if you have an itchy scalp, you should wash it more often. Use a natural shampoo that suits your hair type or and all natural shampoo bars which are in fact the best for dreadlocks. When you wash, focus on your scalp more than the locs, your locs will get washed with the running soapy water.

2. Rinse Properly

When you don't rinse properly, you leave hair residue that gradually damages your locks and makes them appear dirty. Residue can also make your locks appear stiff and might give you an itchy scalp. After shampooing your locs, use apple cider vinegar and water to rinse them out. This will get rid of most residue and will tighten your hair.

3. Palm Roll

Palm rolling is among the most important things you can do to help maintain your locks. Doing it regularly will help to prevent most kinks, lumps and bumps.

If you do it when your hair is still damp, the locks will not lose their cylindrical shape. It will also keep new locs from growing into each other.

4. Dry them

Avoid regular towels when cleaning your hair; they typically leave lint. Instead, use a microfiber towel and squeeze your locs dry. If you put your hair in a hat when the locks are still wet or even tie them up, the trapped moisture will make your dreads smell bad, grow weak from getting mildewy and musty over time.

5. Use a little wax

After your hair is completely dry, you can apply a bit of wax to fix any big patches of loose hair. A pea-sized amount is usually enough; you should just bind your hair, don't coat it. After applying wax, palm roll your locks again.

Do you have locs? Comment below and let us know how you take care of them!

 

Petra Lomax