Degrees of Softness and Breakage

GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I have two questions:

1. Can locs become "too soft"? I know that natural (loose) can become overconditioned...just wondering if locs have a similar condition.

2. What ingredients and/or conditions causes locs to break?

I'm asking partly for myself and for someone considering locs.

Thanks!
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
 *This list is not exhaustive...
CoWash: various
DT: various
Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
Spritz/Sealant:not now
*experimenting and loving it!

Comments

  • SurlycurlySurlycurly Posts: 156Registered Users
    1. I don't know if locs can be "too soft" in the sense of being overconditioned, but I do know that if your hair has a softer texture, it can make it more difficult to loc up. Not that it won't loc, just that it will take longer.

    2. From what I understand, one of the biggest culprits in loc breakage is overtwisting. I've not heard any specific ingredients that can cause breakage, but I would guess that if an ingredient causes problems for you (general you) with loose hair, it would most likely do the same with locs.

    I'm currently a little over 6 months into my loc journey, and still researching and experimenting, so I am certainly no expert, but my hair has sort of become my obsession. I've gotten most of my information from youtubers and bloggers. There are quite a few out there that really know their stuff!

    Hope this info helps!
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    You should check out damianjw84 on YouTube he's a loctition I bet you could find the answer somewhere on his channel
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,747Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Here's a recent article about what to do you when your locs break. 

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!

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