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    Does anyone brush their locs? What are the benefits and do you recommend It? I am reading that brushing your locs can be very beneficial for several reasons. One being ridding the locs of surface lint and debrie before shampooing. For mature locs of 1-1\2 years. Let's discuss it. Peace and Blessings.

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    When I had locs, I used to brush them exactly for the reason you stated. I personally had no problems with loc brushing. When I semi-free formed, I brushed to make my locs to keep the fuzz and new growth in check
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    @shell98 Thank you. I will try it then. I use a baby brush on my hairline to keep it neat between re-tights. I don't have a lint problem that I kno of yet but this sounds like a good way to prevent a future problem. Peace and Blessings.

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    I did when my first set of locs matured.

    -increased circulation to my scalp
    -lubricated my loss with the natural oils from my scalp
    -remove lint/debris

    It's wonderful!
    But not advised with immature loss that are forming (I would never do it right now with my baby loss)….it disturbs the process.
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    Hi. I am just under 2 years so I would use a soft boar bristle brush. Thanks Ladies.

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    Oh, ok.
    Locs are known to mature and the least around 3.5 - 4 years.
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    @KnottyAuthor Yes. I'm looking forward to that three year mark. I'm trying to be very careful with my locs until then. I may wait another year before brushing. Been rolling it over in my mind and it may be wise to wait. Besides I don't have a lint issue and I don't have a frizz issue either. In my initial post I said 1 1\2 years but I meant as far as it supposedly being safe to brush. I should not have used the word mature. That could mislead newbies. (LOL) Anyhoo,thank you ladies. Peace and Blessings.
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    I don't. I only brush the hair around my forehead when I have my hair up.

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