|Birthday Locs! Wash and coconut hot oil treatment with no maintenance. Giving the locs a break.|
If you've shared any of my loc story here, you know that I love hot oil treatments. When I took off the cap, my hair felt so lovely that I would reluctantly wash out the oil treatment as noted in the directions of the treatment I was using. When I moved to natural oils, I continued to rinse the oil away out of habit.
While researching hot oil treatments for locs online, I found Yannie The Locologist and laughed at myself when I read her section on locs care. Answered the question I had asked myself so many times:
"I never wash hot oil treatments out of my hair or my client's hair. I believe once you are give yourself a "natural" hot oil treatment, it should stay in your hair so it can continue to work in the days to come." -Yannie, Locs By Yannie
I decided to test the theory with coconut oil and I LOVED the results! I followed Yannie's instructions and allowed my hair to sit for a few hours before removing my plastic cap. After I removed the cap, I simply let my hair air dry. While I am not sure this will work for every hair type or style, I would definitely recommend it to those with locs.
|Length check! A picture of my locs during a hike on my birthday.|
Now I'm ready to experiment with different oils. I love coconut oil, but I do feel like I need to experiment with heavier oils as we approach the fall months. That is a process I am happy to begin.