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Favorite products for locs?

poneygonelocsponeygonelocs Posts: 8Registered Users
First, yay for the new locs section!

My question is what are your favorite products for your locs? Shampoos, conditioners, etc. I go to the beauty supply a lot I never get anything because I am trying to avoid anything that will cause build up. I also need something to properly moisturize my hair. I dyed it a while back and it is really dry. If you have found something that works for you, please share!
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  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    I am still in the starter locs stage so I haven't solidified a regimen as yet.

    So while it's not a list of what works for me it's a list of things I intend to use.

    I also have the same problem with finding all natural products, so a lot of the products I am looking at are generally available online. You can check the online stores to see where you can find them on the ground.

    The products I am looking to use in the future are:

    Shampoo: Still searching. I like the idea of using shampoo bars but they are hard to get on the ground. I do think bars might work best for locs because I can see someone with long, thick locs going through a bottle of shampoo in two washes.
    Conditioner: I used to love HEHH when I had loose hair, but I think I might switch.

    I have a strong suspicion that I will be using Oyin products to wash and condition.

    Leave In: I have already purchased the Curl Junkie Soothing Lotion. Looking forward to try it.

    Loc product: I have the Jane Carter Twist and Loc thingy.

    Moisturiser: Donna Marie Curling Creme or Qhemet Burdock Root. Leaning towards the DMCC. With Qhemet my hair feels dry at the end of the day, but with DM it lasts a bit longer.

    Oils: I am using castor oil and EVOO. I do prefer grapeseed oil but it's not available here. If I had to recommend an oil it would be grapeseed without a doubt. It's lighter than EVOO but works just as well.

    DC: Still not sure.

    Protein: Henna (and maybe aphogee)

    It's not much, but hopefully it gives you a starting point.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    my routine is pretty simple with sisterlocks.

    shampoo diluted then every day i spray with either 1) water, 2) jane carter revitalizing leave in or 3) oyin honey water. for scalp oil i use the jane carter scalp nourishing serum. i also have the claudie's scalp elixir which i use once every couple of weeks. i am not supposed to deep condition really yet and i don't feel i need it but what i do is add some of the earth's nectar mourish spray to a bottle and spray that on. my locs are soft to the touch but not coming undone.

    someone on another board posted this which is pretty funny but true!
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  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    my routine is pretty simple with sisterlocks.

    shampoo diluted then every day i spray with either 1) water, 2) jane carter revitalizing leave in or 3) oyin honey water. for scalp oil i use the jane carter scalp nourishing serum. i also have the claudie's scalp elixir which i use once every couple of weeks. i am not supposed to deep condition really yet and i don't feel i need it but what i do is add some of the earth's nectar mourish spray to a bottle and spray that on. my locs are soft to the touch but not coming undone.

    someone on another board posted this which is pretty funny but true!

    I have nothing to really add to this thread in terms of product suggestions, but omg...

    LMAO @ that video.
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users Curl Novice
    I just started my locs last week:

    Shampoo: KCCC or African black soap. Once loc'd I will be using clay

    Conditioner: coconut milk with honey & lemon juice
    Once loc'd will be using Giovanni Smooth as Silk conditioner (diluted) and Organic coconut milk

    Retwist: golden flaxseed gel

    Oil: EVCO, Evoo

    I do rinse my pics daily and tea rinses 1-2x per week.


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    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    Moisturize when needed with:
    B.A.S.K silk and honey latte
    Oyin juices and berries or greg juice

    Sometimes I seal with Belle Butters unyevu butter.

    Wash once a week with shampoo bars. I've been using a variety I have from either BoBeam (cocoa rhassoul, ACV/bentonite) Njoy Creations (acv). I kind of wanna revisit Terressentials.

    I rinse with ACV every so often. One time I omitted shampoo and just did a rinse. I liked the results so I'll probably do that again and more often.

    I may need new conditioners because what I have isn't really that effective lately for deep conditioning. When i do it I do it after washing, obviously.lol. I've been using either Curl junkie curl rehab, B.A.S.K cocoa bark, and camille rose algae mask. I actually don't even think I need conditioners as long as I have my leave ins and moisturizers. Still thinking about it

    I oil my scalp with jojoba oil after washing.

    I think its too early to claim a retwist schedule but the last time I retwisted was last weekend. And I think I went like 3 weeks, maybe 4. I used a gel I made and I like how its holding up so far. I started my locs with Belle Butters loc lovin gellie but the hold is way too weak for my hair to retwist with. The gel I made consists of flaxseed gel, aloe vera gel, grapefruit eo and peppermint eo. Although its thin, the hold is strong enough so it actually looks like I bothered to retwist 3 days later, and still counting.

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