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greenbeanbabygreenbeanbaby Registered Users Posts: 1
My 12.5yr old son has had locs for a year and a half... he is half Puerto Rican and half black so his hair is probably a 3c and a bit less textured than my daughter's... we take him to the salon to get his dreads cleaned up every 3 weeks... however in the meantime, his hair is not washed and starts to smell... plus his forehead is breaking out... his hair grows FAST so he has fuzzy and loose curls right around the top of his head... however the rest of his hair is loc'd beautifully

I need some advice- I would like to wash it and maintain them more frequently... i have read some people say to wash 2x a week and some say to wash less (like his routine)... any suggestions? I realize his acne may be part hormones and part hair (which he tries to wrap them back at night)... but I want to also make sure we get a good routine for his hair that will help his face..

This is his progress- he was 11 in the top two photo... the third photo is him on his 12th birthday... and the fourth is today at 12.5yrs...


  • .coconut..coconut. Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 14 Curl Novice
    Hey, I had locs for some years and for me it worked better when I washed the, more often... like once a week...I didnt really had to maintain the lenghts when they were 1 year but for the roots you can do it yourself at home even tough it can be quite long sometimes.. there are some nice videos on the internet that are good for it... maybe the acne can come from the products of the dreadlocks being in contact with the skin.. my partner uses a head large elastic band around his head so they dont do that :)

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