Favorite products for locs?

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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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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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Last edited by kayb; 01-05-2012 at 06:54 PM.
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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Last edited by luvmylocs; 01-06-2012 at 10:23 AM.
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!
Originally Posted by luvmylocs
I have nothing to really add to this thread in terms of product suggestions, but omg...

LMAO @ that video.





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: Liquid African Black Soap, BS/ACV
Conditioner: SM SB, YTCarrots, Organix Coconut Milk
Pre-Poo: Honey & EVOO
DC: AOHR
PT:
Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
Moisturizer: CURLS Souffle
Leave-In: KCKT
Gel:
KCCC, Eco Custard
Oil/Sealant:
SB, EVCO, EVOO
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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