Freeform Locs: The Only 2 Products You Need!

Throughout my 4 years (as of October 2022) of freeforming, I can honestly say that there are only two things you really need for your journey.

There are people that will tell you you need this shampoo, this conditioner, this cream, this oil, etc.

You don't need a lot of products for your natural freeform locs. Really, all your hair needs is water, nutrients and a good soap.

So let me just give you real quick these two things that you need through your free form journey.


1. Jamaican Black Castor Oil

The first product that I use on multiple parts of my body besides my hair, is Jamaican black castor oil.

Specifically, this version from Jamaican Mango & Lime. It's my favorite because even though it has black castor oil, it also has other oils in it: carrot seed oil, grapeseed oil, mango seed oil, and more.

The fragrance is natural and all the other ingredients are just natural oils. There are no extra unnatural chemicals. 

I use Jamaican black castor oil for my hair specifically in the wintertime.

I don't like using oil much, but when I do, this product is so good at sealing in moisture and adding nutrients to my hair that if I'm going to use oil, I'm definitely going to use this!

And like I mentioned earlier, I don't just use it on my hair. I, like many other people, use it in other places to thicken my hair and even fill in both sparse or thinning hair.

So I'll use this on my eyebrows, and some people use it on their eyelashes, or on their facial hair just to thicken up the hair and make it healthier.

So if you have any thinning in your locs or if you have any areas where your hair is not as thick as it should be, I definitely recommend this oil out of any oil or any product that you might get off the shelf.

2. Black Soap

I love Black Soap so much.

Real black soap is the product of mixing water with the ashes of plantain skins, cocoa powder, palm oil and other oils such as coconut oil and shea butter.

My go-to loc cleanser is black soap because not only does, it add nutrients to my hair with all it's natural ingredients, but it also cleans my hair and my scalp extremely well.

Any sweat, gunk, dirt, or product that you might have in your hair will be cleaned out quickly by black soap.

And in my experience, it doesn't strip my hair of its natural nutrients. It's actually going to add nutrients to your hair.

Whenever I finish washing my hair with black soap, It feels soft and clean, not stripped or brittle.

That's it. Jamaican black castor oil and black soap are my powerful duo. That's my team.

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