How often should I oil my starter locs?

Once your locs are mature, we recommend you deep condition every 1-2 weeks to keep your locs healthy, strong, and moisturized.

Can you oil your scalp with starter locs?

Incorporate the use of natural oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, and Jamaican black castor oil. The use of natural oils during your starter loc journey will prevent your locs from becoming dry and cause your scalp to maintain moisture. This creates the perfect environment for healthy locs.

How often should I put oil in locs?

There is no need to introduce moisture to your locs every single day, especially if your hair doesn't need it. You should only do it on a need-to basis, meaning when they start to feel dry or brittle. You also need to use the right product.

When should you oil your starter locs?

The 9 day period usually gives the natural oil your scalp produces, sebum, a chance to reproduce and lubricate your scalp. Also, that week and a half will also allow your hair time to intertwine which is a major part of the locking process.

Should I wet my starter locs?

Covering up your starter locs while you shower will one, serve as a reminder not to wash your hair, and secondly, prevent your locs from getting wet. Covering your locs before bed will prevent any dirt or lint from getting into your hair, and will also remind you not to twist or manipulate your hair.


How long is the starter LOC phase?

In the locs process, the Starter Stage (also known as the Baby Stage) lasts roughly for three to six months. But how long this stage lasts depends on a couple things, such as your hair type and how fast your hair grows.

How often should you moisturize dreads?

Prioritize deep conditioning treatments

Once your locs are mature (roughly 1 year after beginning your journey depending on the texture of your hair), deep conditioner your hair every 1-2 weeks to keep your locs healthy, strong, and moisturized.

How often should I oil my scalp?

People with healthy hair can oil their scalp once or twice a week. If you have not oiled your scalp for a long time, you may want to do it daily or alternate days for the first week and return to once or twice a week after that.

How do beginners take care of their dreads?

Washing, moisturizing, and protecting your dreads will ensure your hair grows well and stays healthy. You will want to regularly (every two to three weeks) wash and detox hair to remove any products, oil, or debris trapped in the strands and scalp.

How do you moisturize beginner locs?

7 Ways to Moisturize Dry Locs
  1. Always Clarify Your Hair. The first step to moisturized locs begins with your shampoo. ...
  2. Use a Water-Based Moisturizer AND an Emollient Oil. ...
  3. Get Regular Salon Hydration Treatments. ...
  4. Increase Your Water Intake. ...
  5. Ditch the Shower Cap. ...
  6. Wear a Satin Scarf. ...
  7. Use Aloe Vera.

How often should I Retwist my starter locs?

Retwist frequency depends on whether you are in the starter loc phase or you have mature locs. It also depends on the type of locs you have, your hair type and your retwist method. Starter locs should be washed monthly or no more than every six week. If you interlock, you can go as long as eight weeks between retwists.

How often should I wash my starter locs?

4. Don't over-wash your locs. While locs are more prone to odors and buildup than loose hair, over-washing can dry out your scalp and lead to flaking, itchiness, breakage, and thinning locks. We recommend once every 1-2 weeks, and don't wash starter locs until they have some time to mature.

How do I stop my starter locs from unraveling?

A few ways to prevent some of the unravelling include, sleeping with a satin bonnet or loc sock, asking your loctician for suggestions or being more gentle when you wash your hair. You will be in the "baby" stage for approximately 9 months. It will be shorter or longer depending on your hair type.

When should you get your first Retwist after starter locs?

In the early months of the locking process, it is important to cultivate or retwist the hair once a month, regardless of the sizing you want the locs to ultimately be. For me, even though I'm aiming for thick locs, I still have been retwisting my locs about every 4-5 weeks.

How many days a week should I oil my hair?

Oil your hair no more than 1 to 2 times a week. Leave it on for approximately an hour or two but you don't need to leave it on longer than that. When you leave oil on too long you run the risk of zits because oil will run down onto your skin and you also don't add any real benefit by leaving it on longer.

Can I oil my scalp everyday?

Leaving your oil on your hair for more than one day is a bad idea. Even one day is not recommended since it can cause the oil to form a layer on your scalp, clogging your pores, accumulating dandruff and attracting dirt. Apart from that, it will make your scalp constantly feel greasy and dirty.

Can I oil my hair everyday?

No, it is not good to oil your hair everyday, as oiling can make your scalp relaxed for sometime and this can lead to more sensitive scalp that can lead to more hair fall.

What oil is best for dreadlocks?

Rich in vitamins B, C, and E as well as omega fatty acids, castor oil is a great choice for those who want longer and thicker dreads. The ricinoleic acid found in castor oil is a strong anti-fungicidal and antibacterial agent which helps to protect the hair and scalp from infections.

Should you spray your locs with water?

In fact, water is the most effective ingredient for keeping your dreadlocks moisturized. A spray bottle filled with mostly water and a few essential oils will be your best defense against dry locs.

Do starter locs get thicker?

When you leave your hair alone, your locs are able to flourish and thicken up because they're not constantly “made” into condensed retwisted or interlocked bundles. The ideal timeframe for a retwist is between 4-6 weeks— no earlier! Change your diet.

Why are my starter locs so frizzy?

When your hair is damaged, whether from heat damage or chemical damage, this causes your hair to have a high porosity level which results in a lack of moisture retention. Consequently, when your hair is lacking moisture it causes the hair to constantly remain in a state of frizz. The answer to damaged hair is NOT oil.

How soon can you wash starter locs?

If you're just getting started with the baby stage, you should wait around 4-6 weeks before carefully washing your hair. You can go even longer than that if you feel you need to, but don't go longer than 3 months.