5 Benefits Of Brushing Your Locs/ Dreadlocks

5 Benefits Of Brushing Your Locs/ Dreadlocks



Loc Brushing is an important aspect of maintaining healthy and lint-free locs. Here are five benefits of brushing your locs:

  1. Encourages hair growth: Brushing your locs stimulates the scalp and encourages blood flow to the hair follicles, which can help promote hair growth. It also improves circulation. Brushing your locs can improve blood circulation in the scalp, which can promote healthy hair growth.

  2. Prevents matting: Locs can easily become matted and tangled, especially if they are not regularly maintained. Brushing your locs helps to prevent matting by detangling the hair and separating the strands.

  3. Removes debris and build-up: Regular brushing helps to remove debris and build-up from your locs, including dead skin cells and product residue, which can clog your pores and prevent your hair from growing.

  4. Enhances the appearance of your locs: Brushing your locs helps to enhance their appearance by smoothing out the hair and promoting shine. Brushing your locs can help to distribute the natural oils throughout the hair, resulting in a healthier and more vibrant appearance.

  5. Improves scalp health: Brushing your locs can help to distribute natural oils throughout the hair, which can help to moisturize and nourish the scalp. This can help to reduce dryness and flakiness, and prevent scalp irritation and other scalp conditions.


When to Start Loc Brushing?  

It’s a good idea to wait until your locs are mature enough so they don’t unravel easily.  We recommend waiting until your locs are fully mature, although gentle brushing in starter locs has been done by some of our tribe members.  Even though the loc brush bristles are generally soft to touch, the brush can cause unravelling on new/starter locs. If you have certain areas of your locs that unravel easily then simply avoid brushing these areas.

How to Brush Your Locs? 

I usually start from the scalp and gently move downward. To make it easier you can divide your locs into sections and brush small groups at a time. Brushing your loc when they are dry, before you shampoo, is ideal for reducing lint, frizz and buildup. I often focus on the end of my locs due my my hair length and my ends being the place where I primarily collect lint. 


How Often Can You Brush?

As often as you desire. I personally brush every other day.


What Type of Brush to Use?

A soft bristle brush, and we just happen to have the perfect one.


Can I Brush My Locs Dry or Wet?

You can brush your locs while they are wet or after they are dry. Brushing prior to wash day is ideal for reducing lint, frizz and buildup.  Brushing your lcos while they are wet is a great way to distribute the product evenly throughout your locs.  Brushing helps to place the moisture where you desire.  

Cleaning Your Loc Brush 

Cleaning your loc brush regularly is important. Combing out hair or any residue by gently running a comb through your loc brush to remove tangled hair. I wash my loc brush after every wash day, so generally every 2 weeks. This ensures I'm not using a dirty brush on my locs.  I use a little bit of our shampoo to clean the brush and, because I am extra, I apply a little bit of oil to the bristles.


Overall, brushing your locs can help to keep them healthy, strong, and looking their best. However, it's important to use a brush that is designed for locs, as regular hair brushes can damage or pull out the hair. Consider using our soft bristle loc brush. Additionally, brushing should be done gently and with care to avoid causing any damage or breakage.


Allison Thomspon
Allison Thomspon

Interesting. Never knew this

Telfia Muckeroy
Telfia Muckeroy

Great article. Who knew? Will post to my FB page.

Sherryl A Keith
Sherryl A Keith

Great read in answering my questions about brushing while wet/or dry I wasn’t sure. I do have the brush and it has helped

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