Dr. Locs

11 months ago Uncategorized0

I’ve been testing products since my first full-time magazine job at Boating World Magazine at age 22 — more than a decade ago.

From designer shades and wicked wakeboards to innovative portable floatation devices and fancy footwear, you name it. I’ve tested it.

That also goes for dreadlock-driven products. Any time I come across new locking lines, I give them a wash-and-go. My newest guinea pig product: Dr. Locs’ vegan-friendly, buildup-free line, which features the following five-set styling solutions:

  • Pre-Cleanse: Developed to pull up dandruff, this product delivers. I massaged the pre-cleanse into my scalp right before shampooing. I let it work itself in to get dirt and debris as well.
  • Yasin Shampoo: With the pre-cleanse still in, I applied the shampoo and gave my head a good two lathers cause that’s as much patience as Cowgirl Candace has. There’s no tingling feeling or anything, but I did see all the gunk in my hair wash down the sink, so that’s always a good sign. Lol. Then I towel-dried my tresses.
  • Jinan Leave-In Conditioner: Next, I spritzed the conditioner throughout my locs from roots to ends, which feels like any other conditioner. Note: Make sure to keep a towel around your neck since this step dampens hair.
  • Imani Locking Spray: Almost to the maintenance finish line, it’s now relocking time. Here’s where I spray a smidget of the product on each root before either palm rolling or interlocking my dreads — depending on if I’m in a rush or not for neatness sake. The spray actually preps new growth to hold better during retwisting.
  • Yaya Oil: So after the first four steps, I let my hair air-dry while I sleep throughout the night, but blow-drying is the quicker method. Once strands are completely dry, rub the oil into the scalp to restore and strengthen it. It’s a good habit to knead in this solution a few days throughout the week to stimulate and condition hair for growth.

At the end of the day, the line lives up to its hair care name.

Cowgirl Candace

Candace, a.k.a. Cowgirl Candace, is an award-winning feature writer, internationally published brand blogger and wardrobe stylist.

The fourth-generation cowgirl and veteran journalist pioneered digital platform Southern Styles & Steeds — a country Western fashion, beauty and lifestyles blogazine — to share the sophisticated styles and sincere stories from her Down South upbringing.