Loc Buildup and How To Deal With It
No matter what form your hair is in, it should never be neglected and left without any way of cleansing. How and how often you wash your hair is completely up to you, but the important thing is regularly cleaning it and getting rid of all the dirt, lint, and buildup.
What is loc buildup?
Because dreadlocks are bundledand locked strands of hair, it’s only natural that they attract more dirt and grime than natural, straight hair. And they don’t only attract dirt, they are also a magnet to shampoo or soap residue that can build up over time and make your locs rough, dry, and brittle. Hair moisturizers and waxes can also lead to loc buildup.
What should I do to prevent product buildup?
Lucky for you, there are a lot of ways to prevent and get rid of loc buildup. As they say, prevention is better than cure. So make sure that you only use hair care products that do not leave any residue as much as possible. Avoid heavy waxes to style hair, and if you do, make sure that you follow it with a clarifying shampoo. Moisturizers should be all-natural and free of silicones and sulfates that leave behind product residue.
If you want something that is effective yet very affordable try Dr. Locs Pre-Cleanse Tea Tree Anti-Buildup Solution. This is made of all natural ingredients. It even includes apple cider vinegar, which is most effective in getting rid of loc buildup. It also has jojoba oil, tea tree oil, witch hazel, and rosewater in it, all of which are proven to be beneficial to our hair.
You just have to spray this pre-cleanse all over your locs. Don’t be afraid of spraying liberally on areas that are obviously hard and dry because of deep-seated dirt and oil. You can also try the Yasin Shampoo from the same brand.