"How to keep them neat in between the visits to the kinyozi is my main shida." by Mwasjd
So many of you have been wondering how you will keep your locks looking beautiful, here are a few tips I have learnt during my locking Journey.
1. Wash your hair regularly, stinking hair doesn't look tidy. New locks need to be washed more often than older ones. This is tricky cause everytime you wash you need to retwist or rebackcomb it. Choose a shampoo that moisturizes, you could also use a conditioner but remember to rinse your hair properly to avoid build up.
2. Sleep with a headwrap on. Your hair is not pleasant to look at when it's full of flint from the duvet/blanket/matress.
3.Brush up the tiny hairs on the sides. Don't walk around with "ndengus" (when hair rubs together to form seedlike coverings on your head) on your head. Use a soft bristled brush.
4.Oil your locks. You hair needs oil, don't let your hair cuticles dry up. Keep away from heavyweight and petroleum products, they suffocate your hair. Use more of moisturizing lotions and oils eg Olive oil.
5. Let your hair breathe, don't always hold it up, or cover it. It needs the fresh air and the freedom.
That's all I can remember for now, but I will definitely add more as time goes by.