How Often Should You Retwist Your Locs


We get this question a lot from our buyers. We get asked how often should we re-twist our locs”, "how often should we tame our locs", "do we retwist every month", and much more.

 These questions come from buyers, and potential buyers, especially when they have just started their loc journey. There is no hard and fast rule about how often you should retwist your locs. It all depends on two key factors:

1. How Fast Does Your Hair Grow, and
2. How Often Do You Wash it?

When you answer both these questions, you will be able to determine how often you should retwist your locs. Let’s get into it.



Do you know how fast your hair grows? If you know you’ll be better able to determine how often you should retwist your locs. If it grows fast, then you would have to retwist it very often. As the new growth emerges, it tends to grow in any direction that it feels to. So, taming it by retwisting the locs will aid in training the hair to loc into the actual locs. However, if your hair grows slowly, then you don’t have to retwist your locs very often. For example, you could 2 months without having to retwist your locs.



And how often you wash your locs? Everyone’s wash regimen is different because their scalp doesn’t get dirty often. Some loc’d individuals don’t use a lot of products or do many physical activities to have a product or sweat build-up, respectively. Hence, you don’t wash your hair very often as opposed to someone who does all the previously mentioned. After washing your hair, you should retwist your locs. Why? The hair is usually frizzy after wash days, so it needs to be retwisting. So that the new growth is intertwined with old growth. 

Once you answer that question, then you will be able to determine how often you should retwist your locs. And we recommend retwisting using our r braids, loc and Twist Firm Hold Pomade. The pomade is manufactured using copolymer which gives the pomade the thick and sticky consistency. So, it will hold the new growth into place into the old loc. Also, it contains different oils that will penetrate the hair strand and impart moisture, shine, and protein needed by the hair strand. Thus, allowing you locs to stay in a healthy condition at all times.

Since there is no hard and fast rule for retwisting your locs, let us know in the comments how often you do it. As well as, which one of our products you use and love for retwisting your locs.



  • Posted by Agboola Abidemi on

    It’s my first time of locking, so I want to know how often it should be twisted because my hair iches me also all the time. I love this site and I have gotten some insight on some questions that are bothering my mind. Thanks

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