A Quick Update For My Locs

Dreadlocs 3 plus updateHey guys, I just wanted to drop by and give you a quick locs update, since I haven’t given you one in a while. As of now, my 3 1/2-year-old locs is doing great. There are no major changes.

My dreads are still looking thick and healthy as usual. The one thing I noticed is that my locs growth seem to slow down a bit. I must admit that I’m guilty of one thing. As of lately, I’ve been so busy over the summer, I kind of slacked up a bit when it comes to massaging my scalp with the Jamaican Black Castor Oil and coconut oil mixture.

Before the summer started, I used to religiously massage my scalp with the oils a couple times a week. I think one of the reasons why I don’t massage my scalp that often, is because the summer is so hot, so I try to keep my dreads in a hairstyle that will keep me cool. When it’s styled, I find myself not getting the chance to oil or massage my scalp that often.

What I do sometimes, is I will use my Afro pick comb to run through the roots of my locs. This is similar to finger massages. You should try this too. Massaging your scalp with this comb leaves your scalp feeling tingly and refreshed. It stimulates hair-growth, while giving you a much needed massage.

Aloe Vera: The Natural Way to Regrow Receding Hairline

20170707_101132Receding hairline is a common condition that many people have to endure across the world, whether they have natural hair or processed hair. Aloe Vera, which is considered to be a miracle plant and has been around for decades, is a natural home remedy known to grow back lost edges.

Regrow Edges Fast

Regrowing your hairline may vary from person to person. The rate of growth depends on genetics or the hairline regrowth regimen that you’re using. It’s best to work with one remedy at a time and give it time to work. Patience is the key here.

Aloe Vera Home Remedy to Regrow Hairline

Aloe Vera Loss Edges RemedyBelieve it or not, this prickly edge natural growing plant may just be the solution to your receding hairline problem. This stylish plant might be growing somewhere in your garden as we speak, waiting for someone to recognize it for its powerful medicinal properties.

The Aloe Vera plant can be traced back to thousands of years when it was used for many different health benefits, both internal and external, such as for burns, sunburn, skin moisturizer, wound care, etc.

Scalp Massage and Aloe Vera

In addition to using Aloe Vera to regrow edges, applying regular scalp massages, is the way to go for faster hairline growth. If you’re just starting to have thinning hairline, now is the time to reverse it with natural remedies before you lose all your hairline.

Daily scalp massages can stimulate the hair follicles, encouraging new hair-growth in that area. Aloe Vera is mild, unless you have an allergy to it. It is always best to test a little of whatever¬† you’re using for the first time, to make sure you’re not allergic to it.

Coping With Long Locs in the Hot Summer Months

20170514_194429This year I had to figure out how to cope with my long locs during the hot summer months. Last year, my dreads were a good length, but this year they grew even more because I’ve dedicated myself to taking real good care of them, using Jamaican Black Castor Oil and other hair care regimen in my daily locs maintenance.

Keeping Cool in the Summer With Long Locs

It’s nice to have long locs, but when the time gets hot and you start to sweat more than usual, long hair can become a nuisance. It’s even worse for the guys who have a regular workout routine. Simply gathering your dreads in one and using a strand or two of locs to wrap and lightly tie them in place, can keep your hair away from your skin.

Trendy Locs Hairstyles for Summer

I’ve tried to make wearing long locs in the summer more comfortable by doing a variety of locs hairstyles that keeps my hair away from my skin.

Updos are perfect for the hot months or you can do big braids. Sometimes I do big braids and then wrap them around, using hairpins to keep them in place. The one below is just something simple I did to keep cool.

Big braids with locs and hairpin

Sweaty Locs in the Summer

Another thing that comes with summer and having long locs, is having to wash your hair more frequently than usual. Some people sweat more than others, and sweating in your scalp can cause odor. The fastest solution to get rid of odor from your locs caused by sweating, is to wash your hair.

Keeping Your Locs Moisturized

It is common for many people to complain that their dreads become dry in the summer. This is because your hair is crying out for moisture. I use simple home remedies for locs such as natural Aloe Vera to keep my locs moisturized in the summer.

This simple, yet effective natural remedy locks in the moisture in each strand of loc, preventing dry, brittle dreads. Aloe Vera is also  great for treating dry, itchy scalp, and promote hair growth. For more tips and tricks for summer locs hair care, check out my Dry Locs: Summer Hair Care post.