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What to Do About Extreme Product Build Up

What to Do About Extreme Product Build Up

So, you excitedly wake up to prepare for another day...


But your plans seem to take a hit when you look closely in the mirror to see an overwhelming amount of product build-up in your locs. 


Product build-up is something no loc-wearer wants to face, especially when they’re running short on time to work, school, or special occasions. 


Fortunately, there are a few ways to eliminate extreme product build-up from your lavish locs. 


At the top of the list? Detoxing. 


  1. Detox Your Locs 

Detoxing your locs with apple cider vinegar is a sure-fire way to leave your locs feeling fresh again. 


Apple cider vinegar is not only perfect for deep cleaning your locs, but it’s also a great way to balance the pH level in your locs. 


However, be careful…


Frequent detoxes with apple cider vinegar can easily dry out your locs. 


  1. Use a Clarifying Shampoo 

To prevent product build-up altogether, invest in a clarifying shampoo. 


And of course, if you catch yourself in the middle of product build-up madness, grab a bottle to get rid of all the gunk from your locs. 


OOLI Beauty’s CLARIFY YOUR MANE Clarifying Shampoo is a great choice. 


This sulfate-free shampoo is packed with tea tree oil, an incredible oil that prevents product build-up and nourishes your scalp. 


Find out more about our CLARIFY YOUR MANE Clarifying Shampoo here. 


  1. Cut Off Your Locs and Start Over 

Start over?

No one wants to cut off their precious locs, especially after you’ve spent so much time and energy to grow and maintain them. 


Honestly, this is our least favorite option…


But sometimes, you must do something inevitable if your product build-up is completely beyond your control. 


If you decide to cut your locs and start over, remember to be intentional about the other methods to avoid product build-up in the future. 


Trust us, your future locs will thank you! 


Now, tell us, have you experienced product build-up in your dreadlocs before? 


If so, what did you do to eliminate it?

Drop in the comments and let us know. 




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