So, a lot of people have been hitting me up, asking me how I maintain my locs and keep them from drying out. I am by no means a professional, but I like to experiment with my own hair to see what works and what doesn’t. Hopefully this works for you!
One misconception with locs is that you are not supposed to get them wet… LIES!!! If you have mature locs (1 or more years loc’d), you can wet them as much as you desire. Before shampooing, I drench my hair in cold to room temperature water (never hot) for about 5 minutes. I just let the water run all through my hair, from scalp to roots to ends.
Next, I condition with Dr. Miracle’s “Feel It” Formula: Deep Conditioner. The name is perfect, because you really feel it working! I then place a cap on my head and sit under a dryer for 10 minutes (30 minutes w/o dryer), then I rinse the conditioner out.
After that, I lather my hair from root to tip with organic coconut oil to massage it into my scalp and hair. Once again, I place a cap over my head and sit under the dryer for 15 minutes (1 hour with out dryer).
“Finally, I rinse and begin interlocking/re-tighten my locs.”
Finally, I rinse and begin interlocking/re-tightening my locs. My next entry will be a video doing a tutorial on how to interlock your own hair!
*Ki washes and interlocks/ re-tightens his locs once a month.