What Does Brushing Do to Locs?

What Does Brushing Do to Locs?

If you aren’t brushing your locs, you definitely want to get on it. 

Maintaining your locs is a beautiful ceremony that is composed of many steps. It’s the time you get to take care of yourself and even a moment you can take to understand what’s going on in your body and mind. One part of maintaining healthy locs is brushing your locs. While you may have thought it wasn’t necessary, there are actually amazing benefits when it comes to brushing your locs. 

Frizz Control

One favorite benefit of brushing your locs with the right brush for your locs is reduced frizz. When we brush our locs we are carefully spreading our natural sebum oil and moisture down our locs, creating an even distribution of moisture. When we have frizzy locs, that’s our hair's way of trying to get moisture out of the air because it’s lacking in moisture. See where we’re going with this?

Promotes Hair Growth

Brushing your locs can also help promote hair growth, when you brush at the right stage (ie the teenage and adult stage). Brushing our locs stimulates blood flow to our scalp, which leads to a flow of needed nutrients to our hair follicles and scalp. It works in the same way massaging your scalp increases blood flow, which leads to healthier more voluminous locs. It’s also great for preventing a dry scalp. 

Reduces Buildup

If you’re using Dr Locs entire buildup free line, this shouldn’t be a concern of yours. However, if you are suspicious or worried about buildup in your locs, brushing your locs will help spread and break down that sebum oil which may attract particles in the air or trap dirt in your locs. By preventing this accumulation, you’re giving your locs a chance to breathe. 

The ideal type of brush for your locs would be a soft bristle brush like Dr Locs 100% boar bristle brush made with your locs in mind. If you have any questions about brushing your locs, do reach out to us! 

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