Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lock 101 Series #4: How to Dry your locks

From reading the title of the post, you might be wonder if there are some magical ways to dry locks? I would not say they are magical. If you follow these tips, they will help you maintain healthy and strong locks. Here are a few tips you could practice when drying your locks;

1) After shampooing and conditioning your locks, DO NOT wring your hair. Instead, pat dry your locks. If you have long or many locks, try to pat dry them with a clean towel in small sections to remove the excess water. This is time consuming but will be worth it in the end. When you wring your locks, it weakens them which in the long run leads to breakage.

2) After removing the excess water from your hair, it will still be wet and it is best to get your locks completely dry to prevent a stench or getting ill. At this stage, the best way is to air dry your locks. This will maintain hair moisture and sheen. If you need to use heat to dry your locks, use the cool setting or low heat.

NB: Step # 2 is done after you either palm roll or interlock your hair. If you have free form locks, all you have to do after step #1 is to style your hair in a way that allows it to air dry. Avoid up dos, buns or any hairstyle which allows your hair to be wrapped up.

Hope this was helpful. How do you dry your locks? Do you find this method effective?

Thank you for reading. Please remember to become a Barbie friend to get trendy hairstyles and useful hair care tips. Until tomorrow, stay fab and be creative.


  1. What of drying your hair in braids for a braid out? If I do that after every wash, does it have a negative effect?

    1. You can do that. There is no problem with doing that.


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