There are a number of reasons why Zigleys hair jewelry should adorn hair that is already healthy: for example, a healthy scalp and strands mean less dry scalp and buildup, which means less itchiness/disturbing a well-coiffed hairstyle. Healthy hair also means strands are less susceptible to split ends and breakage, which is great for length retention. And of course, healthier hair will simply look better overall, providing an ideal backdrop for your luxury hair accessories.
But how do we keep our hair healthy, especially when we’re talking about hair that’s styled in locs?
With locs, less is more. You want to keep them clean, hydrated and nourished without causing product buildup. But that’s not always as easy as it seems. Keep reading for six do’s to keep your locs healthy, hydrated and always prepped for your Zigleys.
- DO drink water and eat healthily. We can’t make a loc care list without starting with the most important part– your body! The healthiest locs start from within. They’re a result of the body being hydrated and nourished, which in turn hydrates and nourishes your scalp and the hair that grows from it. This is the best thing you can do for your hair.
- DO use aloe vera gel. Aloe vera gel is a holy grail when it comes to locs. It’s mostly water, but its benefits far exceed water alone due to its vitamin and mineral content and its ability to provide longer-lasting hydration. It can also promote healthy cell growth, soothe your scalp and reduce dandruff. And if you’re wondering if aloe vera gel is safe for your luxury loc jewelry, it most certainly is! That’s one of the biggest benefits to wearing 18k gold: unlike beauty supply store products or handmade wire pieces, with Zigleys, no need to worry about color fading or tarnish permanently diminishing your piece.
- DO use hydrosols (flower water).
Yep, we hear some of you through the screen, and we’ve got you. Hydrosols are made from steam-distilled flowers and plant material. They’re mostly water, but they’re also packed with the vitamins and nutrients extracted from the plant. Hydrosols can increase hydration, act as antibacterials and more. Again, we love things that are better than water and hydrosols are definitely that.
- DO use essential oils, but please note: you can’t use essential oils on their own. Instead, you should dilute them in either a carrier oil or something like hydrosols or aloe vera. The Zigleys Team loves adding a few drops to our hydrosols or aloe vera gel, or making a spray mixture by combining all three. Some of the most popular essential oils for locs are tea tree oil, rosemary, lavender and peppermint. Fun fact: did you know that essential oils are made from the same process as hydrosols? They’re just the concentrated version from the same plant matter.
- DO use loc steaming. Steaming is one of the best things you can do to pamper your locs. The moist heat opens the cuticles of the hair strands, allowing moisture and other treatments to penetrate the hair more deeply. It can also loosen product buildup. PRO TIP: Instead of filling your hair steamer with water, fill it with hydrosol and essential oils for their added benefits.
- DO use silk or satin hair coverings. Make sure you sleep with silk or satin hair barriers. While these won’t add moisture or nutrients to your hair, they will help you retain it, which is just as important. These will also reduce friction between your hair and sheets, which can cause hair breakage. This is also a great idea to help protect your Zigleys natural hair accessories from scratches; 18k gold is incredibly durable, but at the same time, it’s still gold and in some ways, quite delicate. So handle your Zigleys like you should handle heirlooms of royalty (and yourself) anyway: with care, enrobed in silks and satin.
Follow these six Do’s and your locs will be flourishin’ and shinin’ like you sprayed them
with Soul Glo in no time. Check out our Premier Collection to explore the Zigleys loc jewelry piece(s) that are right for you.