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This post is a special edition. A friend approached me recently and requested me to write an article about dreadlocks. She just started her loc journey and needed some advice. I have never had dreadlocks but a few friends to whom I am very grateful, came on board to help me out by answering some FAQS about dreadlocks and shared their loc experience. It is via a Q & A. I hope that their advice will help many out there that might be struggling/ starting their loc journey.

  • LOC IT- Daudi’s story (10/29/2018) - My dreadlock looks like it is going to snap. How do I fix it? During your salon visit, ask them to fold the dread onto itself and crotchet together. When and how do I crotchet my dreadlocks? Ideally, I should crotchet my hair every 3 months but I tend to like a lot of growth… Continue reading LOC IT- Daudi’s story
  • LOC IT- Adrienne’s story (10/29/2018) - What technique did you use to achieve your dreadlocks? I used the crotchet method because I can actually take them out in the future in case I want something new and recover my natural hair, which is fantastic. How often do you re-touched? I usually get them re-touched every month, but I will probably adjust… Continue reading LOC IT- Adrienne’s story
  • LOC IT- DJ Roz’s story (10/29/2018) - How do you tighten your dreads/roots? This is perhaps the only maintenance I do with my hair.  I used to do it myself but it would take over 10-12 hours but now I have someone else do it and only takes 2 hours. They use gel and twist the ends clockwise till it tightens up,… Continue reading LOC IT- DJ Roz’s story
  • LOC IT: Wamuyu’s story (10/29/2018) - What is a good maintenance routine? It might vary from person to person, my routine includes re-twists every month, hot oil treatments once a month. When I am doing my re-twists, I only use oil and water. In the beginning of my journey, I would use wax but I have switched to oils and water… Continue reading LOC IT: Wamuyu’s story