- Nappy Locs
- Sisterlocks (tm)
I have Cultivated Traditional Locs which I started by going to a trained loctician. After about 2 months, my loctician trained me how to do my own hair(which is rare). He started my locs with simple, AMPRO protein gel mixed with 100% African Shea Butter. This helped to train my locs, and to help with matting. After about 6 months, I switched to Carol's Daughter, Loc butter. This formula is lightweight, has a pleasant smell, and organic ingredients. My locs had already begun to matt, which afforded me the opportunity to stop using shea butter as my primary ingredient. Shea butter is great but it can cause product buildup, which makes it extremely difficult to cleanse from the hair. In the beginning I had my hair washed and retwisted every 2-3 weeks. After they started matting I only washed my hair every 4 weeks. Whenever I wanted to refresh my scalp I would use an astringent like Seabreeze with a cottonball. In the beginning you will experience itching, as your scalp is getting used to the idea of being washed less frequently. This is why its important to cleanse the scalp. I also believe in using some type of leave in conditioner. For me I used Infusium, it kept my locs somewhat soft, and I believe it helped in hair growth.
When your locs are fully mature which can take up to a full year depending on your hair type, you can stop using shea butter all together. Now that my locs are fully matured except new growth, I use aloe vera gel, or another lightweight gel. Sometimes nothing at all.
If you have any particular questions on products depending on your hairtype please email me and I will try and answer you quickly.