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Ghana Hair & Beauty 

When it comes to locs, there are a few things that are synonymous with the look and they are 1. Maturity 2. Consciousness and 3 free spirit. Many ladies from time to time wish to begin their journey of loc but don’t know where or how to start. So we borrowed 4 out of 10 tips from Lovely Alexandre. And compiled some of the most beautiful recent looks for you below. Enjoy the slide below and see the tips further down.

  1. How do I start my locs?
    Meet with a loctition or talk to someone who has locs. Everyone starts their locs differently. I personally started my locs with the two-strand twist. But you can palm roll, comb coil, free form or do sister locs. Each method works for different hair types and when talking to a loctition they can advise you on what method would work best for your hair. I think that starting your locs correctly will have better long term effect on your hair.

  2. How often should I wash/twist my hair?
    This is something you have to decide for yourself. Some people wash every two weeks others wash every four or longer. I find the more your hair matures the more time you put in between washing. When twisting your hair, always twist while your hair is wet/damp. You don’t want to twist on dry hair because it can weaken your hair in the long run. Don’t wash too frequently. You don’t want to have to constantly re-twist your hair that will unravel during the shampoo process.

  3. What product should I use to twist me hair?
    That are a plethora of products used for maintaining locs. Carol’s Daughter has some good products, Jamaican Mango & Lime have popular products as well. The one thing you want to avoid at all cost is beeswax. Beeswax is a huge NO NO. Beeswax doesn’t wash out properly which means it sits in your hair cause residue to collect for lint or dirt or any other particles floating around. Ultimately that residue can cause your locs to smell and trust you don’t want that.

  4. I don’t want to go through that ugly period.
    I hear this all the time from people. It is kind of unavoidable. And the truth is everyone has a different experience with the “ugly stage” also known as the budding stage. It’s sort of like a rights of passage, your hair is starting to figure itself out. It’s starting the loc’ing process. Some people have horrible budding stage. While others breeze through those few months. Some go through it for two months and others may go through it for six months. I have a few friends that during their first year of loc’ing it was like their hair could not get it together. But for me my budding stage wasn’t bad. If you really don’t want to show your budding stage invest in wigs and head wraps.


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