Things I Wish I Knew In The Beginning of My Loc Journey


Whether you’ve had locs for years or you’re just beginning your journey, learning from the experiences of others will help you avoid common struggles. I reached out to several Vloggers with gorgeous locs to find out the #1 lesson that they learned but wish they knew in the beginning of their loc journey.

5 Tips for Starting Your Loc Journey


Ibly has beautiful Sisterlocks and she talks about lint and how to avoid it during the beginning stages.


Essenceofshay shares a lessons in discernment and finding a professional you can trust or using your better judgement.

barbylocs fiery locs - CURLYNUGROWTH.comBarbylocs stresses the importance of knowing what size locs you ultimately want to have before starting your locs.


@THATGIRLSHEL - CURLYNUGROWTH.COMThatgirlshel speaks from experience about taking care of your locs and not sacrificing the health of your locs.

The lesson that I learned and definitely wish I knew before starting my locs is the benefits of each parting system. I remember debating between diamond parts and square parts and opted for square parts because it was easy for me to part myself, but ultimately diamond parts would have been better for my fine texture of hair to create fullness.


We shared these lessons to encourage you along your journey and help you avoid going through what we already had to grow through.

Share any lessons you’ve learned along your natural hair journey!

Experience is the best teacher! Here is what 5 loc'd ladies have to say about what they wish they'd know when they first began their journey to locs.

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Jocelyn Reneé

Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.

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I have not seen any information recommending when to retwist new growth. My son is 8 and I started his dreads 3 weeks ago through a professional who used the comb coil method. His hair is very coarse and the sides are tapered. His hair grows fast so he has about 1.5-2 inches of new growth already. I have no idea what I’m doing. I don’t know what products to use and I’ve read not to retwist it too much because it’ll break. Where I live there is no one that advertises as a loctition.

Hi Wanda! I created an online workshop just for you, answering the questions you have and showing you HOW to maintain locs at home. You can enroll in the NuGrowth Academy:

I’ve been natural for 13 yrs. I started out two strand twist. My hard grin great! Than I was diagnosed with cancer my hair started to fall out so, I cut it off. 3 1/2 years since then. My hair is great. I’m still natural but, I’m thinking about locs. What do you think?

Hi! My issues with my locs is moisture! I work in a restaurant I sweat a lot which drys my hair out. I color my hair often as well as washing it at least 3 times a week. I’m currently using Ooli loc products. Any Recommendations please!

Hi Daisha,
Thats a really good question and issue that a lot of people share, please refer to the article below
5 Types of Moisturizers for Locs
Also, visit PRODUCTS for all your Loc and scalp product needs.

Can I start a loc with a permed hair

its possible if it is crocheted.

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