Category Archives: Maintenance

This page shows varying methods of maintaining your locs (dreadlocks) and tips for maintenance between salon visits.

Locs in Jamaica

Where to start locs in Jamaica

Are you planning a trip to the land of wood and water? Jamaica is well known as being the dreadlocks/rastafarian capital of…

Before and After Loc Reattachment – Video Still from DXLYN locs

Q+A | How to Reattach Broken or Cut Locs

Question My locs were damaged from colour and broke off. Is it possible to reattach the loc? I don’t want to use…

Baby Locs

Q&A | WHAT NATURAL LOCKING GEL CAN I USE?

Question Hi KiK, I am in the beginning process of growing locks. Any recommendations for all natural lock gels? – JR (Asked via Facebook.com/keepitkinky.net)…

Dreadlocks

10 Dreadlocks Myths Debunked

If you have had dreadlocks, you’ve probably been asked a myriad of shocking questions about your hair. If you don’t have locs,…

Dreadlocks – Re-twisted and Styled

How to Retwist or Palmroll Your Locs like a Pro

Let’s just say what we all know. A lot of us want to maintain our locs at home, but we often don’t…

Maturing dreadlocks with dandruff

How to Manage Dreadlocks/Braidlocs and Dandruff

QUESTION Dear KiK, I started my braidlocs yesterday and I was wondering what the best shampoo and moisturiser is for my hair?…

Dreadlocks created using the Braidlocs method

Braidlocs to Dreadlocks – Q & A

QUESTION & ANSWER Hi Diedre, I started my braidlocs a month ago. Before I decided to try it out I already tried…

Hot Oil Treatment on Locs

How and Why to Moisturise Locs with Hot Oil Treatments

Do you want to know how to remedy dry, dull dreadlocks/locs or an itchy, flaking scalp? Many locked women struggle with dryness from lack…

How to Round the Ends of Your Locs

Claudine wrote: I just installed my first ever braidlocs. I live in a country where dreadlocs is looked upon with disdain but…

Month 3 of Locs (Braidlocs)

Month 3 Braidlocs Update

Cliché Alert!  – TIME FLIES. It’s already three months since I’ve been loc’ed and so far, I am loving the experience. My…

What are Braidlocs and How are they Maintained?

I’ve received many questions about braidlocs and how to start them. I’ll share a few basic definitions and frequently asked questions about…

Hair Scissors

Should You Trim/Prune Your Locs?

Most of us don’t like to be told what to do. We like to have control over our own life and that…

Scarf preserving curly dreadlocks

How to Preserve Your Curly Dreadlocks Styles

Today’s blog post comes thanks to Franchesca Ramsey who did an informative video on how to maintain your dreadlocks hairstyles. Check it…

Reducing Product Build-up in Locs with Clarifying Shampoos

Locking gels are popular for causing build-up. However, frequently cleansing your hair to get rid of dirt and build-up often gets rid…