Effective Ways to Naturally Stimulate Your Hair Follicles for Faster Locs Growth

Stimulating your hair follicles can be as easy as massaging it with your fingertips or using a hair pick. This can be done while you are relaxing in-front of the TV or listening to some good music. That’s how simple it is. It only takes a few minutes each day to encourage your dreads to grow.

Miss the Feeling of a Comb?

If  you miss the feeling of the teeth of a comb on your scalp, you can still achieve that with the  use of a hair pick. Keep in mind that you have to buy the ones with the silver teeth, not the plastic teeth.

Using a Hair Pick for Dreadlocks Growth

The hair pick comb has been around forever. I remember seeing people using them to comb their Afro. I was doing some research, when I learned that it is also great for people with locs. Not only is the hair pick great for stimulating your scalp, but also to relieve yourself from itchy scalp, especially if you just styled your dreads and don’t want to mess them up.

The Correct Way to Use the Hair Pick

In order to get the best results from using your hair pick comb for your locs, you have to learn how to use it correctly. This is not like combing regular natural hair. You have to slide the teeth of the comb under your roots. Try slanting the comb when doing this, and it should slide through your roots effortlessly, especially if you have new growth.

Stimulating Your Scalp – Fingertips Technique

Another way to stimulate your follicles to promote the growth of your dreads, is to massage your scalp with your fingertips. This is also an easy method that can be done anytime. Hair growth isn’t the only benefit that you will get from this. You can also prevent a buildup of dead skin cells, as well as eliminating dry, itchy scalp, or dandruff. I massage my scalp every day after spritzing it with my water and oil mixture.

Shampoo Brush for Dreadlocks 

Keeping your scalp healthy is an important step towards getting your locs to your desired length. Use the specially designed dreadlocks shampoo brush for a thorough wash and massage. Using this regularly to clean your scalp, can remove buildup caused by dead skin cells, dirt, and grease, as well as promote locs growth.


Dry Locs: Summer Hair Care for Ultimate Moisture

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Cover Locs While You Sleep

If you are new to dreadlocks, this may be your first summer since getting them. Those of you who are not new to locs may still need some summer hair care tips to prevent dry hair. With a few simple techniques you can help retain moisture, keeping your locs soft, shiny, and beautiful.

Deep Cleaning Your Locs

Before you can achieve soft shiny locs, you have to make sure that they are clean, so the first thing you need to do is to give them a good wash, using a natural organic shampoo.

If you really want to naturally get out all the dirt and grime out of your hair, a simple tip is to use baking soda and apple cider vinegar. This natural solution will help to remove the leftovers that the shampoo didn’t clean. This rinse is also great for getting rid of dry itchy scalp.

Deep Conditioning Your Dreadlocks

To prevent your locs from becoming dry in the summer, deep condition your hair to repair dry, damaged hair, as well as lock in the moisture. For best results, use a natural deep conditioner. This will help retain moisture and keep your hair looking fresh, clean, with a beautiful sheen. Without the use of chemicals, your hair will have time to restore itself to good health.

Do-it-yourself Aloe Vera Deep Conditioning

20170625_094144If you have aloe vera at home, you don’t have to go out and buy any conditioner. You can simply make your own from this succulent plant.

Slice it and carefully scrape out the gel from the inside, then apply it to your scalp and locs, cover your hair with a shower or steam cap, and let it sit for maybe 20 to 30 minutes.

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Aloe vera is known to control frizz and maintain sheen, so this is a great remedy for those who would like to see their dreadlocks with a little less frizz.

Rinsing Your Locs – Cold Water Vs Warm

You can wash your hair with warm water, but it is recommended that you use cold or cool water to rinse it. The warm water will open your cuticles so that the shampoo can seep into each strand of locs, and dissolve the grime and dirt.

Using the cold water after washing your locs will ensure that the cuticles are sealed, locking in the moisture, which is critical in the hot summer months. It is also a good way to hold down those loose hair that makes your locs look super frizzy.

A Natural Spritz for Softer Locs in the Summer

Get yourself a spray bottle or you may already have one in your hair care kit. Summer months call for regular spritz with a mixture of oils and water to keep your dreadlocks looking lively and moisturized. Don’t add too much oil to the water. Just maybe a few drops of your favorite natural oil. When you’re ready for a spritz, just shake and spray away, and you’re good to go.

Covering Locs to Retain Moisture

At nights before bed, get in the habit of covering your locs to prevent breakage and dryness, while locking in moisture. Another thing you have to watch out for, is the fabric that can get stuck in your locs. It’s best to use a dreadlocks sleep cap, which is specifically designed to protect the full length of your hair.