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5 Basic Tips for
KEEP YOUR LOCS HEALTHY & LOOKING
GOOD WITH THESE TIMELESS TIPS
FROM TRANZITIONS SALON
Written by Gersende "Gerber" Charles
Find a good Loctician
Your journey to healthy luscious locs starts with finding a
great loctician or a salon home that could give you helpful
advice and healthy products recommendations. Having a
real conversation with your stylist about your hair desires
is crucial to years of long and healthy locs. A good stylist
shares important details specifically geared to your hair
needs and lifestyle.
2 Starter Locs
Starter locs can begin in many different forms.
This includes coils/comb twist, two strand twist,
individual plaits and loc extensions. There is no
right or wrong way to start locs, but the parting
systems that are most commonly used for
starting locs are the square parting system,
diamond parting system, crescent parting
system, and the organic parting system.
The diamond parting system is one of the more
advanced parting systems and is highly
recommended as it will will show the least
amount of scalp.
Using the right products for your locs is
just as important as what you feed
your body. Stay away from products
that cause build up with heavy waxes
and alcohol. Tranzitions Aloe vera gel is
a setting and a non-stiffing gel. Aloe
gel has vitamin C and A and also
promotes shiny healthy hair.
5 Enjoy the Journey!
Locking your hair is a journey, and a little
different for each person. When clients
asked me how Long will my locs take to fully
lock. I would tell them that locking is your
own personal journey. Take care of it and it
will manifest into long and beautiful locs.
Don’t get discouraged. Discuss all of your
hair care questions to your your stylist. Good
Visit tranzitionssalon.com for products
Hair Care after Coloring
Men with Locs have definitely been more bold
with expressing their style with coloring their
locs. From a wide range of platinum blondes
to vibrant blues, reds and greens. Keeping
your chemically treated mane moisturized is a
number one key to healthy hair care. The best
way to lock in the moisture is to first spray on
Tranzitions leave-in condition/Hair freshener
on to the locs. once locs are moistened then
apply Tranzitions Organic Hair and body Oil to
your scalp and add a lil bit to the palm of your
hands and work the oil to the tips of your locs.
Then massage scalp for about 3 to 5 minutes
to stimulate hair growth.
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