A Men’s Guide to Caring for Locs

A mens guide for locs.

Locs can be a powerful way to express history, culture, religion, creativity, and individuality. Loc styles can be worn in a multitude of ways. You can rock freelocs, neatly twisted locs, long, short, or medium length, the choice is yours and entirely depends on personal preference. 

Before your loc journey or styling begins, it’s important to start with a clean healthy scalp and strong hair. If you’ve been wondering how to properly care for, style, and manage your locs, keep reading. 

To maintain a healthy scalp with your locs, it’s crucial to have healthy hair habits. When cleansing, be sure to scrub the scalp to get rid of any buildup. When the scalp is full of dirt, oils, and debris it’s harder for the oil that the scalp naturally generates to travel to the hair which can cause the scalp to become dry and irritated. While you don’t need to wash your locs daily or even weekly, having a good routine can help to keep your locs clean and healthy-looking no matter your loc style. 

The Best Cleansers for Locs

The best, most effective cleansers for locs are free of sulfates and parabens. These chemical detergents can cause the scalp to become overly dry and irritated and can cause flaking, redness, and irritation as well as can cause the hair to become extremely dry. It’s important to have a cleanser that is rich in hydrators while also being able to thoroughly cleanse the hair and scalp without leaving residue. 

Luster’s SCurl Free Flow Mint Shampoo is a highly effective cleanser for locs. It thoroughly removes dirt, excessive oil, and buildup without the damage of many drying shampoos. This sulfate, paraben, and chemical-free formula uses detoxifying charcoal to gently draw out any impurities from the hair and scalp. Enriched with cooling and cleansing mint that gives the scalp a tingling cleansing feeling and nourishing organic olive oil and castor oil, hair is packed with a powerful punch of natural hair’s greatest ally, moisture. 

Features and benefits:

  • Gentle sulfate-free formula
  • Activated Charcoal deep cleanses hair and scalp
  • Peppermint Oil helps soothe and moisturize dry, irritated scalp
  • Castor Oil and certified organic Olive Oil nourish and condition 
  • Balances moisture to restore dry hair 
  • Detangles
  • Ideal for all hair types and textures


The Best Moisturizer for Locs 

Maintaining moisture and hydration in your hair and scalp is a key component to healthy-looking locs. While shampooing daily is not a necessity, keeping hair hydrated is. When hair loses moisture it becomes dry, brittle, and breaks which can lead to excessive hair damage. When hair is well-nourished it is less likely to experience excess breakage or dullness. Keep your locs moisturized with a non-greasy, chemical-free natural hair moisturizer to maintain moisture. 

Lusters SCurl Free Flow Leave-In Conditioner is perfect for locking in moisture to dry locs. This highly effective leave-in conditioner is the perfect complement and follow-up product to Free Flow Charcoal Mint Shampoo. Formulated with shea butter, coconut oil, argan oil, and avocado oil to nourish the hair, locs are deeply hydrated with each use. This natural, safe formula is a great way to moisturize before shaping those locs. Just make sure excess water is pulled from the hair before drying.


Features and Benefits:

  • Seals in moisture
  • Conditions and nourishes
  • Helps repair and protect
  • Detangles
  • Boosts shine
  • Enriched with Certified Organic Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Olive Oil
  • Ideal for all hair types and textures


Styling Hair With Luster SCurl Free Flow Twist And Lock Gel

Luster SCurl Free Flow Twist And Lock Gel is a versatile natural hair product that can help you with achieving a variety of loc styles. This non-flaky formula effectively holds the hair in place without buildup while adding moisture. Our Free Flow Twist And Lock Gel formulated with coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, and argan oil can also help with controlling frizz and is free from detrimental additives like mineral oil or alcohol which can be drying to the hair. 

Product Features and Benefits:

  • Superb for twist and loc styling, and braiding too! 
  • Provides lasting hold without buildup 
  • Moisturizes 
  • Controls frizz 
  • Provides healthy-looking shine 
  • Moisturizes and nourishes hair and scalp 
  • Non-flaking
  • Contains an array of natural ingredients including Certified Organic Coconut Oil and Olive Oil 
  • Works great with Texturizing Sponge for short twists and coils

Locs Styles For 2022

Locs are extremely versatile. These highly-functional styles can be easy-to-maintain and can be easily added to your current daily routine. Let go of any preconceived notions you may have had regarding locs and give these looks a try if you are looking to switch up your daily routine.


Locs on Top

Wearing your locs on top is a great way to show off your personal style. What’s more unique than having a high or low fade on the sides and rocking locs on top? You can wear this style with short or long locs, braided locs, a bun, ponytail, or loose locs. This style also looks good with dyed locs. Shorter locs can be spiked up and free locs will naturally defy gravity with this style.



Twisted or Braided Locs

Wearing locs twisted or braided to the back is a double-protective hairstyle and adds personal style to your locs.

The Man Bun


This protective style gives an urban twist to the traditional man-bun. Locs are protected with a unique and powerful touch. 

Mohawk Locs


Another dope style to rock, especially when sporting shorter locs in the mohawk. Tapered sides allow locs to hang free. 


Twisted Locs 

Twisted locs are an easy style that doesn't require a trip to your loctician. A quick youtube search can show you how to do this effortless yet statement-making style. 


Whether you are sporting short, long, or medium locs, these styles paired with our highly effective hair solutions will help you rock your desired look while keeping your hair thoroughly cleansed and conditioned. Remember to wear a du-rag, silk or satin scarf, or sleep on a satin pillowcase to keep your locs fresh and protected.

Which of These Styles Will you be Wearing this Season?

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