Monday, January 10, 2011

Getting Your Locs Squeaky clean

Hey ladies, happy new year to all of my lovely sistahs. Hopefully you are still loving your hair and plan to take better care of it for the new year. I got a hot new tip for getting build up out of your locs, so super easy and I found it by accident!
I was  at the salon prepping for another client. This day happened to be bitter cold and I had the heating system turn up to Hell just to keep warm. The heated air was blowing in the direction of my shampoo and conditioning supplies, as a result , when I began to queeze the shampoo from the bottle it was HOT!! Not boiling hot but hot enough to sip if you were going to drink hot tea without burning your lips.

Anyway, I noticed the shampoo had thinned out from  heat and as I poured it on the hair  it went immediately into the locks. It lathered quicker and the dirt lifted from the hair very easily. If you did the beewax or shea butter thang to start your locs and notice that you hair is still tacky after shampooing, try heating some Dawn degreaser dish washing liquid. I know it sounds ghetto to was wash with dish detergent but for some of us our plight is beyond nuts and berry concoctions and has now moved its way to industrial strength solutions so have at it!

You can do it for conditioners too. I would suggest using a double boiler so that you won't scorch your product. keep it away from direct heat. Heat it like we used to heat baby bottles back in the day: in water, yeah..like that .

Cheers!

6 comments:

Loc'Ability said...

Thanks for the tip, and I gotta add that warm conditioner feels l-o-v-e-l-y on the scalp..."lovely!". Also, I had to LOL at your temperature setting. That's my setting from Fall to late Spring. I'll pay good money to stay warm!

remy hair said...

This is one of the most well written and thorough blog I have read. Great job. Very informative as well I can really tell you really did your homework.

TLove said...

Would you suggest this for someone who is still transitioning with their SLs? I still have a slight issue with slippage, but I work out 4-5 times a week and the build-up is unbearable between shampoos.

TLove said...

Would you suggest this for someone who is still transitioning with their SLs? I still have a slight issue with slippage, but I work out 4-5 times a week and the build-up is unbearable between shampoos.

Anonymous said...

Great advice! I will definitely try this. I have tried all kinds of stuff to try to take care of this problem.

Lorna said...

Summer is almost here and I would love to color my locs. Is semi permanent color better than permanent color? I have tried permanent color and have had some weakening and breaking of my locs. Help!! I live in the ATL suburbs. Can anyone recommend a good colorist?

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