The Loc List

A Listmania! list by J. Brazil (Los Angeles, CA)
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The list author says: "There isn't a definitive guide on how to take care of locs on Amazon, so I thought I'd share my list for loc wearers who suffer from 'Loc Limbo'. This is all from experience so hope it helps."
Apple Cider Vinegar w/Mother (Organic Certified) 16 oz Liquid
1.  Apple Cider Vinegar w/Mother (Organic Certified) 16 oz Liquid by Piping Rock Health Products
The list author says:
  "If you have mature or immature locs, an ACV rinse [1:1 or 1/2:1 ACV to water] once every two weeks will keep your roots clean, kill the fungus that creates dandruff and will wipe out residue in locs themselves."
$2.69   Used & New from: $2.54
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Dread Dead HQ Supa Dupa Dread Kit
2.  Dread Dead HQ Supa Dupa Dread Kit by Dread Head HQ
The list author says:
  "If you have HEAVY RESIDUE [waxes, mineral oil based conditioners, etc.], DHHQ's Dreadlock Soap is the best in the business. It strips any and everything, including your natural oils, so make sure you condition well and use once to twice a month depending on your level of gunk."
$49.00
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Raw African Shea Butter Black Soap from Ghana - 1 Lb
3.  Raw African Shea Butter Black Soap from Ghana - 1 Lb by HalalEveryDay
The list author says:
  "If your residue isn't too bad and you just want to wash your locs weekly, African Black Soap cleans, rinses clean and doesn't dry out your locs to the point of no return."
$5.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews)

Kracie(Kanebo Home Products) Naive Aloe Hair Conditioner 13.53fl.oz./400ml Refill
4.  Kracie(Kanebo Home Products) Naive Aloe Hair Conditioner 13.53fl.oz./400ml Refill by Kracie(Kanebo Home Products)
The list author says:
  "This is one of the best conditioners I've ever used. It softens hair, rinses clean and if you live near Japanese/Korean grocery stores, it's super cheap. Works better than expensive brands Eastern or Western.
You don't need a lot, so it lasts a while too!"
$6.70   Used & New from: $4.92

Lakewood Organic Pure Aloe Vera Gel, 32 Ounce (Pack of 6)
5.  Lakewood Organic Pure Aloe Vera Gel, 32 Ounce (Pack of 6) by Lakewood
The list author says:
  "NEVER USE WAX to tighten your twists or locs. It's an invitation for residue, dirt and bugs.
Aloe Vera Gel, the real food grade stuff, holds extremely well at your roots, gives them moisture/shine and rinses extremely well, leaving little residue."
$44.94
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Parachute 100% Pure Coconut Oil 500ml
6.  Parachute 100% Pure Coconut Oil 500ml by Parachute
The list author says:
  "Coconut oil is a great oil for all types of hair. It adds moisture without being super heavy. It's antibacterial, so it keeps your dandruff down, it leaves little residue and it smells nifty without any extra perfumes.
Place bottle in a container of warm water or melt in between your hands."
$10.69   Used & New from: $4.50
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Oshima Tsubaki Camellia Hair Care Oil - 60ml
7.  Oshima Tsubaki Camellia Hair Care Oil - 60ml by Oshima
The list author says:
  "Used in Japan to keep women's hair dark and full of sheen. Great for locs that need extra love at the roots. Mix with coconut oil to stretch the love."
$18.40   Used & New from: $16.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Nutiva Organic Hemp Oil, 24-Ounce Bottle
8.  Nutiva Organic Hemp Oil, 24-Ounce Bottle by Nutiva
The list author says:
  "Always get food grade Hempseed oil to feed your scalp and stimulate your roots. Do not buy or use anything Hemp seed that isn't refrigerated. Rancid oil will make your hair fall out. Mix with coconut oil to stretch the love."
$12.69
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (563 customer reviews)

Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil - 5.07fl oz
9.  Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil - 5.07fl oz by Dabur
The list author says:
  "The green bottle or light blue bottle are virtually the same thing. People with weak, thinning or breakages have their prayers answered in this little bottle. Dry, brittle hair will soften, roots will grow and the smell is lemon/coconut. Loc wearers should not get the other oils with mineral oil in it. Apply 2 to 3 times a week."
$6.18   Used & New from: $2.28
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Jamaican Black Castor Oil 8oz
10.  Jamaican Black Castor Oil 8oz by Tropic Isle Living
The list author says:
  "This pertains especially African American women, natural or not. Though expensive, and a bit on the smokey side, this castor oil is the best for breakage, thin edges and adding strength to tresses. Mix with your favorite oils and apply 3 times weekly. Also,mix with raw shea butter and use as a body moisturizer for winter protection/wrinkle eradication."
$10.89   Used & New from: $6.90
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,064 customer reviews)

Godrej Nupur Mehendi Powder 9 Herbs Blend, 150-gram
11.  Godrej Nupur Mehendi Powder 9 Herbs Blend, 150-gram by Godrej
The list author says:
  "Depending what you mix in it, you will have beautiful highlights, but it will make your hair grow, make it strong, kill your dandruff and give epic shine and softness. I recommend this brand for people new to Henna and want to try it out before they invest in more expensive Mehendi."
$4.25   Used & New from: $1.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)

Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil / Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend - 120 Capsules
12.  Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil / Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend - 120 Capsules by Green Pastures
The list author says:
  "Cod Liver oil; yeah it's disgusting, but it's packed with Vitamins A & D which is needed for healthy hair and nails. You can put tons of goop on your head but if you're diet is garbage, it won't help in the long run."
$64.84
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)

Sea's Gift Korean Seaweed Snack (Kim Nori), Roasted & Sea Salted, 0.17-Ounce Bags (Pack of 24)
13.  Sea's Gift Korean Seaweed Snack (Kim Nori), Roasted & Sea Salted, 0.17-Ounce Bags (Pack of 24) by Sea's Gift
The list author says:
  "If your hair is thinning or you're losing clumps in the shower, it's because you're lacking Iodine, Iron, Zinc and other goodies in seaweed. These are pretty tasty and make healthy snacks. Eat more seaweed; your hair and body will thank you."
$13.46
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)

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J. Brazil (Los Angeles, CA)
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Qualifications: Dread Head [aka Loc Lady] for 8+ years.
Last updated: 1/9/12
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