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SHAMPOO: 

- Shampoo at least every 4 weeks but for most people every 2-3 weeks is best.

    - Keep in mind that retwisting helps train the hair to lock faster, stay neater, and lay down.

    - If you sweat heavily in your scalp and/or are in environments with strong odors you may need to shampoo more often. 

- Sit under hood dryer until locs are at least 85% dry. Roots and the majority of the length must be dry, only the tips may be slightly wet. 

​    - DO NOT AIR DRY.


RETWIST:

- How often you decide to Retwist depends on your personal aesthetics but it is suggested you Shampoo & Retwist at least every 4 weeks if you are in the repair process or if you like a neater look. 

- Retwists should always be gentle to moderate to avoid excessive tension and stress on roots that will lead to breakage, thinning, or bald spots (traction alopecia).

- Do NOT retwist more often than every 2 weeks or you will get breakage. Keep in mind that retwisting and/or neatening your edges counts as a retwist. 

    - You may use edge control to slick down edges; limit this to once a week. 

- All locs MUST BE RETWISTED IN THE SAME DIRECTION!

​    - Usually locs are retwisted to the right/clockwise,


DRY SHAMPOO:

- To freshen up between shampoos*, consider doing a dry shampoo using the suggested product, witch hazel, or diluted Sea Breeze. 

    - Be sure to lightly moisturize scalp afterwards if needed. 

     *Ideal for clients who sweat in their scalp, work out, and/or are in environments with strong odors (smoke, pets, etc.)


MOISTURIZING:

-Starting 2-3 days after a shampoo, begin moisturizing by lightly misting locs daily using the leave-in conditioner spray and once a week oil/grease scalp as needed. 

    - Leave-in conditioner spray may be used several times a day if needed but slowly work your way up. Make sure you lightly mist locs and do not over saturate or mist too often to avoid buildup. 

    - Clients with really dry scalps may need to moisturize more often. Start by oiling scalp once a week and work your way up to 2-3 times a week. If you scalp is still dry, consider using a grease (translucent, not creamy, not waxy) 1-2 times a week. Make sure you do NOT get grease on roots or locs to avoid buildup.


STYLES:

- Styles should never be tight and be sure to give your hair time to rest.


PRODUCTS:

- It is strongly suggested to use recommended products or products made specifically for locs until you gain experience in selecting products.

    -  NEVER use products that are creamy, contain wax, or excessively thick or you will get buildup. Avoid these types of products even if they are made for locs. 


"SLEEP RIGHT"

- Completely cover hair before sleeping to prevent breakage, avoid lint, keep roots neat, and keep hair moisturized. 

- Use a hair covering that is made of a silky or satin like material. 


CONSULTATIONS:

- At least every 3 months  see a loctician, preferably one experienced in repairs, for a consultation to assess the health of your hair. 


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LOC EXTENSIONS AFTERCARE

Follow Basic Loc Care and LOC CARE WHEN EXERCISING instructions except those that contradict the following:

 

- Avoid putting any stress on the attachment points and limiting stress on the extensions. 

    - No tight styles and avoid pins going through the attachment points. 

- Do not cut any thread or fuzzy/loose hairs for approximately 6 months; just palm roll it back down. 

- To create a more compact look, palmroll at the attachment points to smooth out any bulkiness. 

- Avoid getting oil and grease on the attachment points to prevent slippage. 

- Palmroll or twist the ends of extensions weekly to round out the tips. 

    - Be sure that only the ends are twisted NOT the roots. 

​- Do NOT retwist, neaten edges, or excessively style locs between visits/maintenance. 

​- Do not use leave-in conditioner more than once a day unless instructed otherwise. 

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REPAIR AFTERCARE

If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact LYL; its perfectly normal for a few locs to lip or need light repairs especially in problem areas and/or along hairline.

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BASIC CARE INSTRUCTIONS

- Hair may be shampooed up to 2 times with braids and rope twists in but you must sit under hood dryer until your locs are COMPLETELY DRY. 

- If you sweat heavily in your scalp and/or are in environments with strong odors you may need to shampoo more often. ​

- To freshen up between shampoos*, consider doing a dry shampoo using the suggested product, witch hazel, or diluted Sea Breeze. 

    - Be sure to lightly moisturize scalp afterwards if needed. 

- Consider sitting under hood dryer for 2-5 minutes if your scalp is really sweaty; lightly moisturize scalp if needed.

- To keep a neater look and/or focus attention away from messy roots, consider styles like curls, crinkles, braids, rope twists, and loc petals.


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LOC CARE WHEN EXERCISING

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If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact LYL; Loc Repairs is an ongoing process that heavily depends on consistent & proper aftercare and possibly multiple repair sessions. It's super important that you follow aftercare instructions to the tee and that you do not slack off because if you do the damage that was repaired will become damaged again. 

Follow BASIC LOC CARE and LOC CARE WHEN EXERCISING instructions except those that contradict the following:


- First Shampoo & Retwist

    - If locs are down and loose: Shampoo & Retwist should be in 2-3 weeks and then as instructed. 

    - If locs are in a style: Shampoo & Retwist should be 3-4 weeks and then as instructed. 

    - Keep in mind that retwisting is an integral part of the repair process as it forces loose strands back into the proper roots to help hold the weight of locs. It also helps train hair to lock faster, stay neater, and lay down. 

- RETWIST SHOULD ALWAYS BE GENTLE TO AVERAGE for the first 6 months and then gentle to moderate thereafter. 

- Do NOT retwist, neaten edges, or excessively style locs between visits/maintenance. 

    - You may use edge control to slick down edges; limit this to once a week. 

​- To keep a neater look and/or focus attention away from messy roots, consider styles like curls, crinkles, braids, rope twists, and loc petals.


REATTACHMENTS & INDIVIDUAL LOC EXTENSIONS

- Avoid putting any stress on the attachment points and limiting stress on the extensions. 

    - No tight styles and avoid pins going through the attachment points. 

- Do not cut any thread or fuzzy/loose hairs for approximately 6 months; just palm roll it back down. 

- To create a more compact look, palmroll at the attachment points to smooth out any bulkiness. 

- Avoid getting oil and grease on the attachment points to prevent slippage. 

- Palmroll or twist the ends of extensions weekly to round out the tips. 

    - Be sure that only the ends are twisted NOT the roots. 

​- Do not use leave-in conditioner more than once a day unless instructed otherwise. ​​

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TIPS FOR SHAMPOOING

- Dry Shampoo & Retwist MUST be done every 2 weeks until hair has locked, which should be take no more than 2.5 months. 

    - If hair has not locked in 2.5 months hair must be shampooed, combed out, and the Loc Creation process started again. 

​- Do NOT get hair wet! Doing so will cause hair to untangle and revert back to its normal state. 

- Do NOT scratch! Doing so will cause hair to untangle and revert back to its normal state. 

- Oil scalp only as needed but be sure to only apply directly to scalp or hair may untangle and revert back to its normal state.

- Make sure hair is completely covered before bed, Sleeping Right. 

- To speed up the locking process, keep hair uncovered unless you are going to sleep.


  Ideal for clients who sweat in their scalp, work out, and/or are in environments with strong odors (smoke, pets, etc.).

​​- Use recommended shampoo or shampoos that are anti-microbial, translucent,  and residue free. 

​- Shampoo should always be gentle to moderate in pressure to avoid scratching the scalp (causes microscopic tears in scalp) and avoid breaking roots. 

- Do a triple shampoo (shampoo then rinse, repeat 3 times) to ensure scalp and locs are clean; should take at least 20 minutes. 

- After shampoo, spray hair with leave-in conditioner then retwist with locking gel (optional).

- If possible, shampoo locs with sprayer kitchen sink for a more thorough cleaning and comfortable experience. 

- Sit under hood dryer until locs are at least 85% dry. Roots and the majority of the length must be dry, only the tips may be slightly wet. 
    - DO NOT AIR DRY.

- After hair is dry, oil scalp and spray locs with leave-in conditioner.





Follow Basic Loc Care and LOC CARE WHEN EXERCISING instructions except those that contradict the following:


- First Shampoo & Retwist should be in 3-4 weeks, then every 2-3 weeks for the first 3 months, then every 2-4 weeks for the next 3 months, then 2-4 weeks or longer depending on your desired look.

    - Keep in mind that retwisting helps train your hair to lock faster, stay neater, and lay down. How you take care of your locs the first two years will strongly influence your overall look for years to come. 

    - RETWIST SHOULD ALWAYS BE GENTLE TO AVERAGE for the first 6 months and then gentle to moderate thereafter. 

- Avoid putting any stress on the attachment points and limiting stress on the extensions. 

    - No tight styles and avoid pins going through the attachment points. 

- Do not cut any thread or fuzzy/loose hairs for approximately 6 months; just palm roll it back down. 

- To create a more compact look, palmroll at the attachment points to smooth out any bulkiness. 

- Avoid getting oil and grease on the attachment points to prevent slippage. 

- Palmroll or twist the ends of extensions weekly to round out the tips. 

    - Be sure that only the ends are twisted NOT the roots. 

​- Do NOT retwist, neaten edges, or excessively style locs between visits/maintenance. 

    - Do NOT retwist more often than every 2 weeks or you will get root breakage or cause the extensions to slip.

    -Keep in mind that retwisting and/or neatening your edges counts as a retwist. 
    - You may use edge control to slick down edges; limit this to once a week. 

​- Do not use leave-in conditioner more than once a day unless instructed otherwise. 

- If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact LYL; its perfectly normal for a few locs to lip or need light repairs especially in problem areas and/or along hairline.

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COMB TWISTS AFTERCARE

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ADD-ON LOC EXTENSIONS AFTERCARE

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LOC CARE INSTRUCTIONS

If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact LYL; its perfectly normal for a few locs to lip or need light repairs especially in problem areas and/or along hairline.