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.