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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."