Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Don't Over Use Conditioner!!!!

Remember my last post on the Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner? Well if you don't, I wrote that this should be used as a helpful crutch and don't use it too often.  If only I had heeded my own advice.  I have no bad news about the conditioner in fact I still think it's fantastic! And no I haven't had any build up issues. What has occurred is some unravelling at the end of my locs!!!!! Keep in mind my locs are MATURE!!!! I'm looking at my 4th year locversary (Dec. 30 in case you were curious) and still my locs unravelled, I didn't think they could.  What constitutes overuse.....well I shampoo my hair once a week and I would use the conditioner because my locs felt oh so soft hmph! I think I'll cut down to using this when my locs are only in dire need of conditioning.  So mature loc wearers be warned!


  1. Is it possible that you were using a different maintenance technique that that particular point?

    Perhaps a method that didn't tighten the root as much allows for growth - no matter how old - more likely to come undone with conditioner.

  2. aaah I tighten by inerlocking but started my locs by palmrolling so the ends are all palmrolled. I won't stop using the conditioner but I think I'll limit it to just once a month or every other month. I was so surprised to see that my locs could unravel.