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7 Things To Consider Before Starting Your Loc Journey

7 Things To Consider Before Starting Your Loc Journey

Starting your loc journey is a huge commitment to yourself. Not only will your routines change but your mindset will go through a few hoops, as well. If you are thinking about restarting your loc journey, you know what we're talking about. Whether you're new to locs or starting over, this process is one of a kind but doesn't have to be difficult. Not sure what to consider when embarking on this journey? We've got you!

These are the things to consider before starting or restarting  your loc journey:

  1. Research Your Loc Process

 Before deciding to start locs, take the time to educate yourself about the loc process and the different types of locs you have to choose from. Some major things to consider are cost and routine maintenance. If you can't keep up with these things, it may negatively affect your loc journey.

  1. Choose The Loc Method For Your Hair Type

 There are various ways that you can loc your hair. You can use a traditional method—such as twisting or interlocking— or you can freestyle by free-forming into dreadlocks. Each method has its pros and cons, so choose the one that aligns with your lifestyle, preferences, and hair type. We've made a simplified list to help break down each method here.

  1. Is your hair ready to loc?

Before starting locs, ensure that your hair is in healthy condition. This would include a healthy scalp and strong, healthy hair follicles. Having overall healthy hair can help to provide a better foundation for full locs and prevent breakage once your hair officially begins to loc.

  1. Patience is Key

 Locs take time to mature and develop. Be patient and embrace the journey, understanding that your locs will evolve over time. Try your best to avoid the temptation to manipulate or style your locs excessively during the early stages to allow them to form and tighten naturally. You'll get there sooner than you know it, promise!

  1. Establish a Maintenance Routine

 Start developing a regular maintenance routine that includes washing, moisturizing, and retwisting if needed. Consistent care promotes healthy locs and prevents issues such as buildup and breakage. Use natural oils and conditioners to keep your locs moisturized, such as OOLI Beauty's Loc'd In Leave-in Conditioner.

     7.  Consult with a Loc Professional

 Consider consulting with an experienced loctician to eliminate making the wrong decisions for your hair and lifestyle. They can assess your hair type, give personalized advice, and help by installing your starter locs! Professional guidance ensures that your locs are started on a solid foundation, making the ongoing maintenance a bit easier for you down the line.

There's a lot to consider here! We aim to give you the education you need to make the best decision for yourself. Have any other considerations to add? Let us know!


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