Turning Thin Hair to Thick Locs & Scalp Concerns

One of the many perks of being apart of the NuGrowth Community is our weekly “Q&A With A Loctician” sessions. Every week — somethings multiple times per week — I answer questions submitted by members of the NuGrowth Community live on my YouTube and Instagram! This week I addressed questions ranging from creating thicker locs with thin hair, to solutions for itchy scalp with starter locs, and even what the benefits of a hydration treatment are for the hair and scalp.




After watching the broadcast, you may be inspired to treat yourself to a Hydration Treatment, improve your moisturizing regimen, and refrain from ever scratching your hair again! If that happens, I am glad you were listening and I want you to know that you can always drop a comment below for advice. And if you are not a member of the NuGrowth Community, you can click here to sign up!

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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 had my locs for 18 months. I would like to know is it okay to do a hot oil treatment for my locs and if yes, how often.

Yes you can, but why are you doing it? I believe in your products / treatments with purpose and I want to ensure that you are not doing this and expecting moisture. Oil does not moisturize. However, if you are suffering from dry scalp a hot oil treatment is a beneficial solution.

I just watched your video on thinning hair vs fine hair Loc question? I have had my locs now for 4 + yrs, Yeah! When I started my locs journey it was due to a medical problem that was causing Malabsorption. I was encouraged to stop combing my hair it was falling out by the handfuls. I had to take liquids vitamins, my hair grew back beautifully, right at my shoulder blade in my back. But now the top is starting to thin out again. It was suggested to me, to combine the top locs to take some of the weight off the fine thinning top. Any thoughts on this issue???

Thanks so much for watching! Combining is tricky, especially if you are already experiencing thinning. I cannot tell you exactly what to do without a consultation, but I can advise you that if you do decide to combine your locs you have to ensure you have a balanced part-to-loc ratio. Meaning you do not want to combine, let’s say 2 locs, and due to the thinning, have a base that can only withstand the weight of one loc with two growing from it. With that said you may need to combine at the root and cut off the extra loc.

I hope that made sense, but if not you are always welcome to schedule a Virtual Consultation.

My hair is fine and I significantly stopped frequent twists, I try to twist once every 5 weeks I only use ponytails at a minimum of once a week

I started my sister locs with permed ends and haven’t had to cut them

That’s so great! Most people do, so you get the best of both worlds!

Hi I had my locks for about 8months now and I have 3 spots where my lock is thin and idk if I should cut them off cause it’s not growing back or what I’m so stuck plz help

Peace Amon! I invite you to join my Digital Txt Club and send me a picture so that I can see what you’re referring to. Here is the link to join: JOIN THE DIGITAL TXT CLUB

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