Helpful tips for your baby locks

Helpful tips for your baby locks

First, congratulations on taking the journey to dreadlock your hair! It’s such an exciting journey that will hopefully be a long and beautiful one. Unfortunately, the journey doesn’t start of all happy and beautiful. It takes quite of bit of patience and know-how in order to keep at the process. He are a few of my tips for your baby locks. Cleansing: Cleansing your scalp can be a bit difficult with baby locks. You need to keep your scalp and hair free of debris, but you also don’t want your locks to unravel. Try diluting your favourite sulphate free shampoo with water in an applicator bottle, squeeze the mixture directly onto your scalp and massage gently into your scalp. Take another applicator bottle with plain water and rinse the scalp throughly. Alternatively, you could skip the shampoo and opt for an apple cider vinegar rinse to gently remove product build-up. Hot Oil Treatments Are Your Friend: I’m not a fan of conditioner for dreadlocks. Because locks are basically matted hair, I find that using thick substances on the hair that do not eventually penetrate into the hair just leaves a ton of build-up. Conditioner is really hard to rinse completely out of locks, so I recommend using a hot oil treatment in place of conditioner. A hot olive oil treatment is great for moisture, while a hot coconut oil treatment is excellent for keeping your locks strong. Say No To Towels: I tell everyone to not use towels on their hair, regardless of hair type, but in this case it isn’t about breakage from a cotton towel. Cotton towels...
My winter routine: 2015

My winter routine: 2015

Hey folks. So winter is fast approaching this side of the world and as much as I was born in winter, I do not like winter at all. And my hair does not like it as well and as the days become shorter and the nights longer and colder, I know I have to brace my hair to survive  the forthcoming harsh, dry Johannesburg winter. Johannesburg winter is not a joke you all. Johannesburg knows how to be stinging cold in winter. With the mostly clear skies, it becomes so nippy cold I just want to fast track the months to spring already. Okay. We are not talking about how cold Johannesburg can be though, but how to make sure your hair survives the cold winter months as I share how I am going to go about it so you can get some tips to help you come up with your winter hair routine. Let’s admit it. Our hair and lifestyles are different so you will have to come up with a routine that suits you and your hair. There is no copy and paste here. I am sorry. My Winter Hair Regimen/Routine Wash my hair once a week as usual unless time does not allow then I will stretch the wash day to after 10 to 14 days Deep condition every time I wash my hair. Either do a pre-poo with castor oil or do a deep condition with normal conditioner spiced up with some oils. In winter, my hair is very dry so I need as much moisture as possible. Deep conditioning helps with better moisture retention. Do the Green House...