Every now and then, a client will ponder whether or not to cut their locs. (Honestly, I never want to discuss cutting locs, but my client’s image of themselves comes before my passion to loc hair.) To help the client confirm their decision to cut their locks, I offer the following three simple tips:
1) Don’t retwist or tighten your locs? Why? When you tighten your hair you enhance the locking process. If your goal is to wear a mini afro, then you want to keep you new growth untangled. This way, you are free to sculpt, shape and maybe color your cute new afro. ADDITIONAL BENEFIT – you save a little money by skipping your next loc maintenance appointment
2) Consult with your Natural Hair stylist and do a little hair product research for your next hairstyle choice. Be sure that your next hairstyle will work for your hair type. For example, I have met several Type 4 hair pattern folks who are aiming for Type 3 curl pattern hairstyles. Ultimately, the client will spend lots of money on a variety of hair products because they are searching for the “perfect product combination” to make their hair curl a certain way; only to discover they are frustrated with their lackluster results. By doing a little hairstyle and hair product research, you will have the opportunity to successfully support your next desired hairstyle.
3) Plan to visit a natural hair care stylist monthly or bi-monthly. Why? Natural Hair care should be taken seriously. As a blogger and social media enthusiast, I am well aware of the abundance of information on the web. And let me tell you a secret, professional hair stylists are often shaking their heads at the bad information shared on the internet. Also, I have personally experienced clients who stopped receiving my salon’s services and returned because they were not properly caring for their hair.
Last but not least, I wish you the best of luck on your next level natural hair journey!! If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please call 708-574-1462. Or if you know of others who are interested in natural hair care, please encourage them to sign up for my newsletter.