One of my biggest issues with my locs was that I had mountains of loose hairs that were not apart of a loc. This really irritated me and actually made me really self-conscious. I knew I needed to do something to correct the issue because I could not continue trying to over manipulate
retwist my locs in an effort to get the loose hairs to stay put. The solution, well the first part of the solution, was the No Retwist #NuGrowthChallenge— 8 weeks of leaving my locs alone. And wow it made a huge difference!
Over the course of the 8-week No Retwist Challenge, my roots grew stronger and my loose hairs grew wilder but I knew I had an end goal in mind. Fast forward to today— a few days post #NuGrowthChallenge and I am overjoyed! Finally, I have accumulated enough nu growth on my edges (from the postpartum hair loss) and throughout my head to repair my locs and join the loose hairs into a loc home. I used Chescaleigh’s method for controlling frizzy hair to repair my locs and join the loose hairs into a loc.
3 Tips for Loose Hair Loc Repair at Home
Although I was able to achieve these results at home, there are definitely risks in attempting it yourself— creating weak spots, puncturing holes in your locs, and using too much tension. If you need to repair the loose hairs in your locs, I recommend seeking a professional Loctician to provide the service for you. However, I understand not everyone can afford Salon sevices so I recorded my loc repair and I wanted to share a few tips that i learned using this method.
- When creating the tool for the repair, only tie 1 knot in the thread. This will help to prevent you from creating holes in your locs.
- Stay close to the nu growth. You want to interlock the hair so that it naturally looks like it grows with that loc and starting too far away from the root will put too much tension on your roots.
- Use a 4-point pattern to incorporate the loose hair. This will help the loose hair to intertwine with the already established loc and also prevent it from unraveling when you shampoo. Not to mention, constantly going into the same area of your loc will make it weak and/or create a hole.
After multiple shampoos, my repairs on my hairline have stayed intact but the nape area is being stubborn. With that said, this process might have to be repeated numerous times depending on your hair texture and maturity of your locs.
How do you deal with stray hairs in your locs?