Are you tired of paying $55 and up to get your hair rewtwisted every 2-4 weeks? I know I was! If you are getting your locs started, I would suggest getting it professionally done and maintained until your hair locks. Now entering my 2 year loc journey, my hair has grown significantly and can be retwisted at home. As a sista on a budget, opening up my wallet to pay someone to tighten up my locs every few weeks can put a damper on my savings. Here is a simple step by step method I use to retwist my locs.
What you will need:
3)Hair Gel. Suggestion: Eco-Styler gel is alcohol free and great for preventing flaking.
4) Hair clips.
Step 1: After thoroughly shampooing and conditioning the hair, pat it with a towel leaving your locs damp, but not wet.
Step 2: Separate your locs into four sections using hair scrunchies or large hair clips.
Step 3: Apply a pea- sized amount of gel to the top of the first loc and twist it counter-clockwise until it’s tightened and there is no loose hair. Place a hair clip at the start of the loc to hold it in place. Move onto the next loc and repeat until the entire head is fully twisted and tightened. Tip: Every loc should be twisted in the same direction. You can also use one hair clip to hold three locs in place.
Step 4: Place a hair net over your locs, tying it tight.
Step 5: Sit under the dryer for 30-45 minutes or until the hair is fully dry.
Step 6: After removing the hair net, use a spray moisturizer or your favorite oil to give your scalp some shine and conditioning.
Step 7: Pat yourself on the back. You have successfully retwisted your own locs.