I started my loc journey with my sister on June 1, 2018. We took a trip to Jamaica after my graduation in May and the decision was made shortly after we returned home. My mom already had Sisterlocks and I was tired of worrying with my hair while being sick.
I take so many medications and I try to make sure I eat, drink, and maintain healthy routines. People always comment and ask
“How do you get your hair so thick?” or “How does it grow so fast?”
Here’s what I use and routines I follow to maintain thick, healthy hair
Water is such a vital part of almost every function the body does. I drink plenty of water (maybe 7 cups a day) to make sure my hair, pores, and body are properly hydrated. I also attempt to eat at least 1-2 dark-green leafy vegetables in every meal to promote hair growth.
I take 3 Hair, Skin, and Nails pills a day, along with a pro-biotic vitamin to aid with my growth & gut health. To prevent Stevie Wonder edges, I take a small amount of Castor Oil and rub into my edges every 3 days or so at bedtime.
I’m still a baby in the loc journey, but this is what I’ve done for an entire year and simple seems to work the best. Water, Roux, and hair oils are all I use. When I’m low on Marlie’s Hair Oil, I’ll mix a few drops of Lavender essential oil, olive, sage, almond, grapeseed, and avocado oil in a bottle and put on my scalp.
I do not shower with a cap/plastic bag because my hair loves the moisture. Silk bonnets and scarves also help maintain moisture and prevent breakage.
- Kale, Spinach, Greens Mix (Dark-green leafy vegetables)
- Hair Skin & Nail Supplement
- Roux Leave-in conditioner spray
- Marlie Mahogany’s Natural Hair Oil
- Regular loc maintenance (Shampoo, Condition, Style)
- Leave your hair alone
- Moisture (Steamy Showers)
- Silk bonnets/ scarves
I hope these tips help! Thanks for reading (:
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