Are Loc Extensions REALLY Worth it?!

“Before I got loc extensions, I really wish I knew that…”

You can insert entire book full of things after that statement, but in my experience there are 4 things that everyone seems to mention. The expensive installation cost, the type of hair that should be used, the difference between faux locs and permanent loc extensions, and what to expect during the locking process. So during the most recent “Q&A With A Loctician” live videocast I explained the loc extension process. We talked about those 4 common regrets and also a few other things to consider when you’re deciding if they are really worth it for you.

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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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My son and I both have a little build up a, but we wash our hair often; every two weeks. We keep our hair covered but I still see it. I’ve done detoxing with apple cider vinegar and baking soda but I still see it. It’s not a lot but it’s definitely there.


Hi Asia! I know that can be frustrating, and for me that was one of the reasons why I started to look at locs under a microscope to really identify the type of buildup the was present. Also, just FYI, apple cider vinegar and baking soda together is definitely a no-no for detoxing. I talked about detoxes in this article,Frequently Asked Questions About Detoxing Locs , I think it is worth a read in your situation.

What is the best product to use to start your locs? I have fine semi- curly and soft hair, I have been going to a locticion for about 3 months and they use shea butter and my haven’t started to lock yet so I’m starting over..What should I use

Products do not make the hair lock, but that can slow down the locking process. With my holistic approach to hair locking, I do not believe in the use of shea butter, instead aloe-based products are best for locking because They are water soluble and encourage hair locking. With that said, if you are going to begin DIY’ing your grooming, the Divine Hold is a build-up free locking gel.

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