Q: How long will it take for my hair to loc?
A: This varies from person to person based on their hair texture and how often the hair is professionally serviced. Also, the tighter the hair’s natural curl pattern, the sooner it will loc.
Q: Is it OK to wash my hair with new locs?
A: Yes, your hair should be washed every three to four weeks, preferably by a professional, to prevent loc unraveling
Q: How long should I wear my loc extensions?
A: Loc extensions are permanent, should be undetectable when done at our salon, and can be worn as long as you like.
Q: Do I have to cut out all of my chemical hair relaxer to go “natural” or wear locs?
A: It is preferred practice to do so in order to allow the hair to be in the best condition possible without further damage. However, if length is the concern, there are style options that will protect the hair until it grows out long enough to cut.
Q: Is it OK to loc with synthetic or artificial hair?
A: No, never! No matter what a stylist tells you, do not allow them to loc your natural hair with artificial hair—the appearance is bad and is very difficult to remove afterwards.
Q: What type of products should I use in my hair?
A: We highly recommend moisture rich products which were specifically created for the maintenance of natural hair and locs!
Q: If I cut my locs, will they unravel?
A: No, locs are time-matted hair and will not unravel if they are cut or trimmed.
Q: How frequently should I have my natural hair professionally serviced?
A: Every three weeks, in some cases four, depending on the style.
Q: Is it bad to wear my hair in very tiny twists or braids?
A: It is not bad if you don’t keep them in longer than two to three weeks at a time and they should be removed very carefully to avoid excessive shedding.
Q: Can I keep my permed hair’s length and just make the relaxed hair natural again?
A: The answer is it is not possible. Once hair has been chemically relaxed, that particular piece of the hair shaft is forever altered in its texture. The new growth (from the scalp) will be natural hair. But, the new growth will always be attached to the chemically treated hair until the hair falls out at the root. A big mistake some women make it so simply try to grow the natural hair in and keep the permed hair without a real strategy for transitioning. This style will not only look bad as you have the natural roots and the straight remainder of the hair, it can lead to excessive breakage. The part of the hair where the natural hair joins the permed hair tends to be weak and the hair can easily break there.