Just For Locs™ Extra Hold Locking Gel
Just For Locs™ Extra Hold Locking Wax
Just For Locs™ First Six Months Loc & Twist Starter
Just For Locs™ Everything Oil
Just For Locs™ Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Shampoo
Just For Locs™ Replenishing Conditioner
Just For Locs™ Stop Itch Spray
The Loc Lifestyle
The ‘Loc Lifestyle’ is a free and easy one. It’s a part of many generations—from baby boomers to Hip Hop Generation to current day Millennials. They have spanned the test of time. You see them from the subways to the board rooms.
Locs Are Cross Cultural
The style has also crossed cultures—Blacks, Whites, Hispanics and Mixed Races all wear locs. Some loc wearers are culturally conscious, some wear for style convenience, and others love the look and versatility the style provides.
The Loc Hairstyles:
Loc hairstyles have become more diverse over the years. Did you know there are two specific techniques for loc styles today—–Traditional and Sistalocs. To give you the quick rundown: the traditional locking method has a rich history dating centuries back to the Rastafarian culture. Sisterlocs, on the other hand, were created a little over 20 years ago by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell and are a smaller, modern twist on the traditional style.
Traditional locs are most commonly created through palm rolling (or matting) medium to large amounts of hair, using a gel or wax. Sisterlocs are installed using a special tool and much smaller portions of your hair.
The Locs Fun Style:
Loc styles are more fun than ever. Today loc wearers are coloring with traditional and fun colors, wearing loc extensions, and highlighting the tips of their locs for more depth and dimension to their looks.
Itchy scalp is a really common concern with new locs. Pulling your hair into little sections can stress out your scalp. Try using Just For Locs Stop Itch and Everything Oil. It’s formulated with natural ingredients to soothe irritated scalp.
Every time you shampoo your hair, you’re washing out a little bit of the Just For Locs Wax or Gel. Once you no longer need the wax to hold your backcombed locks together, you don’t need to apply after every shampoo – and that’s when you’ll start feeling the Just For Locs Wax or Gel less and less. In a short while you’ll be left with soft, clean, locs.
Split ends occur with dryness. You can prevent them by using a little Just For Locs Everything Oil on your locs a few times a month; and also conditioning with Just For Locs Paraben FREE Conditioner. Once you have split ends you can’t repair them, they can only be cut – but rather than cutting, it’s generally better to pull them into the loc. They don’t cause problems, but they are an indication that you need to moisturize the locs more regularly.
Getting your locs dry after you wash them is super important. If you let them stay wet on the inside they will grow mildew and start to stink, this is called “loc rot”. Lots of people have cut their dreads because they couldn’t get the smell to go away, this is not fun, especially since it always happens later on, after the dreads are mature.
Drying starts while you’re still in the shower, before you even grab a towel. Go ahead and wring them out. You can do this in several groups of 20 dreads or so. For long dreads, start higher up squeezing the water out of the higher part first and then lower and lower until you reach the tips.
Next you want to repeat this wringing out with a towel wrapped around them. Just put the towel over your hands and wring them out as you did before. This will suck more of the water out of the dread. Wait again and repeat.
Now that 70%-80% of the water is out you move on to phase two. At this point, if you’re pressed for time, the hair dryer is your best bet. With the majority of the water out of the way it should be much easier to dry them. If they are mature and thicker it’s doubtful you’ll be able to get them 100% dry but you will be able to get the outside of them dry and that will help the inside dry much faster.
Patience until they grow a bit stronger and tighter, and use the wax to fix them up in the morning. Try wearing a hat or a nylon stocking over your locks when you sleep. Other than that, you’ll just have to have morning.
We recommend shampooing once every two weeks with Just For Locs Shampoo with Eucalyptus. Just slip on an extra large shower cap!
You can start them at about 3″. You will spend more time locing and putting in loose hair if it’s started this short. Rubber bands can help keep them together until they start to loc. If you can wait until your hair is at least 4″ we guarantee it will loc using the Just For Locs 1st Six Months.
This problem of flat dreads is very common with new, soft dreadlocks. They are still really just knotted hair held together with wax, and haven’t yet started developing into the tight, matted knots that make locs. The best thing for them is just patience and palm rolling to make them tighter. Don’t worry about it too much, and just use enough wax to keep them stuck together in the beginning.
The art of loc style starts with natural ingredients and premium performance from styling aids. Just For Locs was specifically formulated to meet the challenges of scalp stimulation, intense moisture delivery and maximum hold associated with permanent to semi-permanent natural styling. Loc & twist styling is natural hair taken to another level and not just any products will due. Try Just For Locs! A Fresh Approach to Loc Care & Maintenance.
Just For Locs™ was specifically formulated to meet the challenges of scalp stimulation, intense moisture delivery and maximum hold associated with permanent to semi-permanent natural styling.
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