Should I keep my starter locs covered?

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.

Should you cover starter locs?

Movement while you sleep and friction against your pillow can cause your locs to unravel. So, protect your locs while you sleep. You can wear a satin cap or scarf. These will also help with moisture retention and prevent hair breakage.

How do I protect my starter locs?

Use natural oils

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 do I protect my starter locs at night?

A satin bonnet is great for protecting locs at night and to help maintain hairstyles. Covering your locs at night with a satin bonnet will help ensure that the moisture in your hair stays in your hair, and that it is not drained by a cotton pillowcase.

What should you not do with 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.


Discussing the DANGER of Protective Styles on Starter Locs & Dreads



Should you wear a durag with starter locs?

Yes. Most definitely. Durags are best suited for dreads between the short to medium length. This is important because it (durag) helps lay the dreads however you want it without having any oddly shaped locs.

Should I cover my dreads when I sleep?

However, it's not a step that we would call absolutely necessary to your dreadlock journey, but it can help things along nicely if it's one you choose to take. Covering your dreadlocks at night primarily is important as it minimizes the occurrence of your dreadlocks taking in lint and fuzz from your bedding.

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.

How long do starter locs take to lock?

The starter (AKA "baby") stage of the loc process can last anywhere from three to six months, depending on your hair type and how fast it grows. There are several styles—such as braids, two-strand twists, comb coils and palm rolls—that you can choose from to start off your locs.


Should I cover my starter locs in the shower?

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 often should I moisturize my starter locs?

Make sure to spray your locs as much as possible and as often as you need to. Remember to do this at least daily or once every two days.

What should I wear over my dreads at night?

Use a Sleep Cap

A more practical alternative to tying their dreads up in a bun is to cover them up with a cap or sock. A sleep cap places far less strain on your hair than a dread tie, and for many, it will also be the preferred more comfy option.

Why are my starter locs flat?

The common causes of flat locs include air drying, the amount of time between grooming, and/or poor foundations. I know we all hate sitting under the dryer, especially as your locs get longer and the drying time increases, however dryer time is crucial to preventing flat locs.


Do bonnets help dreads?

Reduces frizz and breakage

When we cover up our locs at night with a bonnet, we not only keep in that moisture, but prevent excess breakage from any pressure we put on our roots while sleeping (and potentially tossing and turning!)

Should you wear a bonnet every night?

Minimising Frizz

Wearing a bonnet helps prevent friction while you sleep at night, therefore reducing the amount of frizz you wake up with. Having your hair protected alleviates stress and helps to prevent split ends.

Can I touch my starter locs?

1. Let It Grow – Starter locs have been manipulated in a way to keep the form. In order to maintain the formation of your starter locs, you must refrain from constantly touching them and allowing them to grow freely.

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.


Is it good to wet your dreads everyday?

We don't recommend going to bed with wet hair nor letting your hair dry all day. Overall, if you are going to grow healthy dreadlocks, you will have to wash your hair at least once a week. In case you lead an active lifestyle or work in a dirty place, you will have to wash your hair 2-3 times a week.

Should I wear a shower cap with locs?

Skip the Shower Cap

You can put your hair up, and allow it to absorb the moisture from the humid environment. This will promote hair elasticity and strength.
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