Looking to loc your hair faster? The starter loc phase feeling like it’s taking forever? Trust me, I get it!
In this post we are going to go over 5 ways to loc your hair faster. Also if you’re not into reading then scroll down to the end of my post and watch the video version of this post instead!
This is one the easiest and best ways to loc your hair faster. I know I have a post titled, “How to get through the ugly phase” in which I say that spraying your with water causes your retwist not to last and to stay away from water. This is still true, if you want your retwist to last, don’t use too much water. But if you want your locs to loc faster than use water. A lot of water.
Spraying your hair with water often really helps to loc hair. It causes your hair to lengthen and shrink on itself and form a loc matrix faster. Naturally when loc-ing your hair is lengthening and shrinking, but when you add water you are helping the process along. it’s allowing your hair to shrink on itself in order to make the loc.
Also, water, in general, helps to hydrate hair and helps to causes tangles in the hair. We want tangles because it helps to create the loc matrix.
I have not tried this myself, but I have heard from many people that this works.
Basically you are just putting lemon juice into a spray bottle and mixing it with water. You want it to be 30% lemon juice and 70% water. Preferably distilled water because regular drinking water has too many minerals in it.
But be aware that lemon juice can naturally lighten your hair. If you spray it and go directly into the sun regularly your hair will start to become lighter. Also if you use too much it can leave your hair brittle so don’t overdo it! however, it is great for the scalp and is a natural exfoliant, and helps to get rid of dandruff.
I have also not tried this one, but I have thought about it. I think I may do this for the summer. Not because I want my hair to loc faster, but more so becuase seasalt has a lot of benefits for the hair.
Sea-salt can help tighten up your locs and help tame frizz on locs, but only use a little bit. It can dry out your hair if you use it too often or if you put too much salt in your mixture. And you may not see the ill results of abusing the sea salt right away but eventually your locs will turn brittle eventually.
To use it just add a little sea salt to your spray bottle and spray it into your hair
Also, I’ve heard of people doing a lemon, sea salt, and water mix too. People say it works but I think that may be a little too much for my hair personally.
Leave it alone; no tight/intricate styles
This is the easily way to get your hair to loc faster. Just leave it alone.
Over manipulation will cause your locs to loc slower. When you leave it alone and let your hair do its own thing you will see that it will loc a lot nicer, thicker and faster.
Whereas if you are doing all these styles, you’re elongating your two-strand twist and preventing it from shortening in on itself and lengthening the time it takes to loc.
Remember that the way our hair locks is by shrinking in on itself. When you do all these styles you prevent that. Your hair will also be thicker if you refrain from doing tight styles all the time.
When you are just enjoying the process rather than focusing on your hair locing you will begin to realize that your hair is actually loc’ing a lot faster than you thought.
Rather than doing all these get-rich-quick schemes with your hair, just let it be. Trust me I get it. I’ve been there we all want our hair to be gorgeous with long locs. But the starter loc phase is a part of the process and it is meant to be enjoyed just as much as the other stages.
Instead of doing all that you can to get your hair to loc why not just get a good hydrating and moisturizing routine down and wet your hair as needed. Don’t over manipulate and give yourself some rest. The whole point of locs is so that we could do less with our hair and not be so focused on it. So let’s do that!
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