Not Retwisting My Locs Causing Itchy Scalp?

Week-Old Spiral Curls Created by Wrap-a-Loc Curls -

Can you believe it’s been 7 Weeks since we kicked off the No Retwist Challenge?! I am still going strong and I’ve learned so much about my locs and hair styling options to extend the life of my retwist (or lack thereof). When we began the #NuGrowthChallenge, my go-to style was a braid-out, but I’ve since fallen in love with the Wrap-a-Loc curls.

READ: What are Wrap-A-Loc Curlers?

This week, I kept my Wrap-A-Loc Curls in because they still looked fairly new when “wash day” came around; however, my scalp was looking forward to that shampoo. Almost immediately after I decided not to shampoo my locs, my scalp became very irritated. Initially, I tried to remedy the irritation with oil, Sweet Almond Oil to be exact, but that only made matters worst. Then I realized that my scalp just needed to breathe. It needed to be cleansed. So, instead of shampooing my locs and losing my spiral curls, I refreshed my scalp with a natural astringent— Everything is all better now.

SHOP: “Pure Scalp” Scalp Cleanser

With only 1 week left in the #NuGrowthChallenge, I don’t necessarily have the desire to retwist my locs, because I love the thickness, but I do want to tame all these loose hairs that have crept out of their assigned locs. It is really getting out of control.

Week-Old Spiral Curls Created by Wrap-a-Loc Curls -


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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 couldn’t make it past 4 weeks. My roots was a huge afro by week 3. I wish my roots looked like yours after 2 weeks.

What’s wrong with afros? lol

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