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    Deej is offline Active Nappturality Member
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    I've been trying to maintain locs on my toddler for a year now but it seems like his hair doesn't stay twisted when I retwist them after washing.
    I use IC aloe vera gel to retwist but an hour after retwisting them they unravel, and are extrememly fuzzy. My dh, who has locs is telling me that the aloe vera gel is not going to keep my son's hair twisted because of its texture. Is this true? Dh swears that the beeswax will make it stay twisted but I don't want to use that.

    So, what do I need to do to maintain a very active toddler's locs?


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    I would just braid and leave them to lock. If the braid wont stay, stitch around the ends with a tiny bit of thread and cut the thread when the end has loc'd. HTH :thumbsup
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    How old is the toddler? I'm wondering if the texture is still that of a baby and hasn't matured yet. This may be the reason why. I'd suggest visting the Children's Forum. There are many threads about children and locs that could be of help to you.

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    edi, thanks for the suggestion

    Kiana7, he's three years old.

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    Try using a latch hook I did that with my son when he was 3. I comb coiled first and then after the first wash graduated to using the latch hook. He has had locks for 8 months now and they look good.
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    Edi is right. Braids or 2 strand twists would be the best way to start locs on an active youngster. My litttle girl's (age 2 1/2) has 2 strands that are holding up pretty nicely after 2 weeks and 2 washes.
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    Originally posted by Deej@Feb 29 2004, 03:41 PM
    edi, thanks for the suggestion

    Kiana7, he's three years old.
    Thanks for your response, I don't know if that makes a difference, but I bet he's adorable with the locs.

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    I have a product that might help with locking in the twist. Organic Root Stimulator has loc and twist gel that will help. Check out my website at www.prod4u.com. Let me know what you think.


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    You're very welcome Deej. My girlfriend's son is 18 months and she has just braided his hair to loc. She doesnt really have to use oils or anything that his young skin might be sensitive to...that is something to be careful of also.
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    In my opinion, it's no ok to loc a toddler's hair. He isn't old enough yet to have grown into his real hair texture. He still has his baby hair. You could cause permanent damage to his hair. Locs may be natural but they still put stress on your roots and scalp. Can a toddlers head handle that??
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