Locs love to grow tall, long & wide. Styling locs is a belief in growth, dimension, magnitude, & evolution. They love to take up space. Just ask doula, mother, wife, author & PATTERN model, Brandi Sellers Jackson about how to take care of locs when it comes to washing locs & her favorite protective style.
Growing locs is a beautiful hair care journey of coiling, twisting, palm rolling, braiding, or allowing natural hair to organically grow & merge to create fused strands which can range from micro size to larger free form & from starter locs to mature locs.
Locs crave scalp health & tender attention to their roots. TTo give us her tried-and-tested loc care routine, we asked Brandi to show us how to wash locs, demonstrate her favorite protective styles for locs, show us how she interlocks & oils her scalp, plus share her personal approach to moisturizing & preventing dry hair with this protective styling technique.
"I intentionally approach wash day as my self-care ritual. It's my moment to unplug & connect with myself," says Brandi. Within this moment is joy. There is no need for overthinking. I am present & that is enough. I take in my surroundings, smells, & what it feels like to be in my body within the moment. For example, after washing my hair strands with PATTERN, I not only enjoy the warmth of the hot oil treatment but the feeling of home that it provides, as I reflect on wash days & hot oil treatments as a little girl & moving the product down my locs all the way through my curly ends.
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Learn more about different ways to style your locs by reading our blogs. We discuss topics such as hair breakage, faux locs vs. soft locs, how to do box braids, flat twists, bantu knots & more.