What to Know When Combing Out Locs

What to Know When Combing Out Locs

There may come a time when you decide to unravel your locs. If and when that time comes, we want to make sure you’re prepared for the procedure. 

You may have your own personal reason for taking down your locs, and we want you to know we’re here for you. It’s important to take it slow and not rush the process when taking down your locs and to expect the unexpected!

Breaking the hair along the way

One of the most common mistakes when taking down locs is rushing the process and breaking the hair at different sections along the way. To reduce hair breakage use combs with thin tips and use oils! We recommend using our leave-in conditioner or Yaya Oil to ensure you hydrate your hair safely as you unravel your locs. The moisture will greatly reduce breakage throughout the process. 

Disproportionate Length

At the end of the journey you may find that your hair has grown in at all different lengths. It’s essential that you use the best-suited combs for your locs when unraveling. Since you may gain some length once all your locs have unraveled, you may not be so opposed to a healthy trim and cut when it's all over. 

Dry Frizzy hair

When the process is over and done with you may find your hair needs loads of TLC. Using our Yaya oil and Leave-in Conditioner along the way will help moisturize and replenish your hair, but don’t underestimate the power of transition. You and your locs will have to readjust to the new hair conditions. A lot of hair may accumulate on your comb, but don’t be afraid, that’s completely normal!

The most important thing to keep in mind when taking down your locs is to be patient and don’t rush it. Rushing the job may cause excessive breakage and damage to your hair and no one needs that! Make sure to have the right supplies when you’re ready for the job and don’t be afraid to spray and moisturize frequently along the way. Your hair may not be as long as you had expected, based on your texture and shape, but embrace the change because now you’re on a new path for discovering your natural hair under new conditions. 

Let us know what helped you along the way and what others should expect if they’re considering taking down their locs!

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