Whether you are starting your locs journey or looking for a maintenance regimen, you have come to the right place! Decisions that will affect your locs need to be made, and at Hairbru we help you make informed decisions. Fill this form and Book a session with us.

Starter Locs

Here are a few things to consider while contemplating if locs are the right choice for you:

  • Hair Texture determines the locs starting method.
  • The hair parting pattern influences the look of matured locs: Square and brick lay patterns are the most popular, but diamond pattern is best for thinner hair as it gives the appearance of a fuller head of locs.
  • Locs thicken as they mature, therefore sizing matters when starting up.
  • Hydration helps develop your locs, water them regularly to give them moisture, help them shrink, and in turn making them stronger. Still, the advice to avoid washing your hair for the first six months stands, it is meant to not disturb the parting; avoiding using any heavy products is also recommended.
  • Hair texture dictates how long it takes for locs to fully mature (6 months to 2 years). An awkward phase in avoidable, so be patient with and enjoy the journey. 

Starter loc Methods we use:

  • Instant Locs/ crocheting
  • Two Strand I.e Sisterlocks and Microlocs
  • Extension installment locs
  • Comb Coils
  • Organic locs aka Freeform

Loc Maintenance

At Hairbru, we use three maintenance techniques:

  • Interlocking
  • Crocheting
  • Palm Rolling

Here are a few things to consider depending on where you are with your journey:

New/ Baby locs 

  • After your 1st install, visit to your loctician once a month for at leats 3 months. This is the time to tighten any loose strands, adjust and reloc your roots. 
  • Hydrate: Invest in a spray bottle of water and natural oils to help with the dryness, spray as often as you need, and avoid any hard shampooing.
  • Protect with a bonnet/durag/head wrap while you sleep, or when doing activities that involve wearing helmets or hard hats. 

Budding locs (6 to 12 months)

  • Retwists can be spaced out to 4-6 weeks depending on the size. 
  • Create a regular cleansing ritual, example: shampooing once a month and oiling/spraying regularly.
  • Keep your locs covered to avoid lint or buildup. 
  • Once again  patience is a virtue, keep at it. 

Mature locs (1 year and more)

  • Retwist your locs every 6 to 8 weeks. 
  • stay consistent with the grooming ritual
  • After a few years of this, a retwist 2 to 3 times a year will be plenty, finding a balance that works well for yourself is key.

Loc Styling methods we use:

  • Ropes
  • Barrels
  • Curls set