Loc Maintenance & Trims for Healthy Hair

August 15 2020

Is your child hoping for a natural style that lets them express their creative style? A loc hairstyle may be their new favorite look! Locs can be styled in many different ways to give your child a wide range of options for their natural hair. Continue reading to discover more about locs!

What Locs Are
Achieving locs is not an instant hair process, with hair going through multiple stages from "starter" to "adult." Transitioning hair through the various stages can take between 18-24 months, although each individual's hair will vary. Locs can be started by a variety of techniques such as two-strand twists, braids, and palm rolls. For your daughter to get the most out of her locs, it is important to take great care of them.

Caring for Locs

  •  Whether your daughter is hoping to start a new loc journey or has already established locs, it is important to find a stylist who is trained in loc creation, maintenance, and styling. Just 4 Girls Salon has some of the best loc stylists around!

  •  To avoid buildup of sweat, dirt, and bacteria on the scalp, it is important to cleanse your child's locs regularly with a paraben-free shampoo. When preparing to wash your child's hair, keep in mind it can take up to 24 hours for locs to dry completely!

  • Moisturizing the scalp and new hair is key to keeping hair healthy and strong while also promoting new hair growth.

  • Just as with any hair style or type, wearing a silk bonnet or wrap at night will help retain moisture on the scalp and hair while protecting hair from friction.

  • While it may be tempting to re-twist often, over-twisting can cause breakage and thinning at the roots, damaging the hair.

Trims for Healthy Hair
Whether your daughter has locs or any other hairstyle, an important aspect of maintaining healthy hair is getting regular trims! Regular trims help promote hair health by removing split ends that can continue splitting up the hair shaft, causing breakage and preventing growth. If your child is growing her hair out, trims can also help manage the awkward stage that often occurs when going from short to longer hair. No matter your hair type, texture, or cut, getting a trim every five months at Just 4 Girls Salon will keep hair healthier longer!

Is your daughter hoping to start or maintain her loc hairstyle? Make an appointment today, our professional stylists at Just 4 Girls Salon are here to help with all your child's haircare needs! Call or visit one of our three convenient locations today at 568 Fayetteville Rd SE in Atlanta (678) 927-0554; 5245 Langford Park Dr. STE C in Norcross (470) 433-0090; or 1295 W Spring St STE 101 (inside Smyrna Market Village) (678) 391-4622 or book for any location online