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    Hi everyone,
    I just started locing a couple of weeks ago. How long do I have to wait b4 I wash my hair. I have the itches. I used Sea Breeza and Listerine on my scalp after reading a few posts. Thanks everyone! It has really helped to calm things down a bit. Is it okay that I didnt rinse it out?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hi everyone,I just started locing a couple of weeks ago....

    From what I've read it's suggested that you wayt 4-6 weeks, but if you need to wash before than go ahead just be careful and try not to agitate too much. I'm a newbiw too. Only two weeks old. I'm going to try to wait 4-6 weeks.

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    From what I was told, a lot of it depends on the texture and how your locs were started. I washed at two weeks ( loctician washed) Most of my hair is super kinky ( can break those "unbreakable" combs), the rest is looser, and the top loser yet. I had the itchies too dispite astringents and spritzes. I started with two strands, so I prolly should have tried to wait another few, but I went in anyway. The was washed and retwisted without any issues.

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    when to wash varies based on whom you're asking.

    i washed my hair in the very beginning--in the first week maybe. i started with small braids. you might try a light scalp massage to see if it helps. if not wash your hair. how did you start your locs? comb coils can be a bit more difficult to reproduce once they come undone--braids and two-strands are a bit easier. but if some of them do unravel just try to retwist them.

    the point of using the astringent is to clean the scalp instead of washing or rinsing to avoid disturbing the locs during the "setting" process. your scalp might even be dry. perhaps you could try a light spritz of water and olive oil to calm the itchies. but if you feel you need to wash your hair. go ahead. what's most important is the health of your scalp--your hair will loc eventually. you can't rush the process anyway.

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    when to wash varies based on whom you're asking.i washed...

    Good advice-- I am a newbie as well. I am working on week 3. I am trying to wait a while to wash my hair too. I was told 3 months I told myself that I was going to hold out as long as possible. In the meantime I am using Sea Breeze and a spritz on my scalp. It helps a lot. My scalp is really not itching at all.

    I am reconsidering this 3-month thing because like Sonshinecoils said the most important thing is the health of my scalp. My hair will loc in due time. So if that means prolonging the loc process for 1 WEEK --- Oh well. Plain & Simpleâ¦.If my scalp starts to itch to where it is unbearable then I am going to wash it. At this point I am fine. To be honest I think I probably could go a long time but I made the biggest mistake of putting Beeswax on my hair to start. I got enlightened after I used it⦠Duh! I did it backwards!

    Good luck sis!

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    not washing for three months is madness unless you have some super sophisticated method of cleaning without using water. i can't believe someone actually advised another human being to go without washing for three whole months. nonsense. it's not even like you're no-pooing. i tell you, locked folk still running from water like they just got a fresh conk.

    please folx, wash your hair.

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    Girl I know. I think I will go 4 to 6 weeks and that is it. I just can't see the point in it. We have debated about this over and over. Her point is my hair will take longer to loc. My point is.. I plan to be loced forever so a few weeks won't kill me.

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    Yeah... I had this problem a while back. I went about three weeks and that was ENTIRELY too long for me and my scalp. I say wash. It won't kill ya. the worst thing that can happen is that you have to retwist. If you're going to be doing self-maintenance, you might as well get started and get acquainted.

    One Love,
    Nyckei

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    i tell you, locked folk still running from water like...

    LMAO conk!

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    not washing for three months is madness unless you have...

    Sonshine you's a FOOL - at conk! I rinsed on day two and washed in my first week. I started with braids which made that easier for me but it wouldn't have mattered. A clean head is a clean head and build up is natural from your head and scalp and as well as the products. Waiting even three weeks just allows it all to build and set more and it's not like you are taking your hair down again to REALLY get to it. I refused to start my locs that way cause basically you starting out with buildup in your locs from jump. I don't see shampoo getting it ALL out after three weeks or longer of no washing.

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    Sonshine you's a FOOL* * - at conk!* I rinsed...

    Dang! I never thought about that. You ladies are right. I am almost at 3 weeks Friday. I am just going to wash my hair. Thanks for the input!

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    i started with coils and i was washing every two weeks.

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    I agree with Niece, it depends on your texture. But, if your scalp is itching, I don't see anything wrong with washing it. I don't think I washed my hair for about 2 months right after which sounds crazy thinking about it but, I don't remember being too uncomfortable---I wore a lot of head wraps in the beginning. And I didn't oil much which may have kept down the build up. I say wash if you feel uncomfortable.

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    If you are experiencing the itchies, then I think it's time to shampoo. Eventhough it's only been a couple of weeks, it shouldn't do much damage. If you are unsure of yourself, then maybe you should enlist the help of a loctician. ^_^ My first two years I was always at the loctician's ...so much so, she made me her assistant. ^_^ All this to say that, my babies matured and loced in due time (it took 6-8 months for my hair to be fully loced), and i started with comb coils (or was it two strand twists? It's been 4 years I can't remember for the life of me! ) My advice : ENJOY THE WATER--IT'S YOUR BEST ALLY!

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    That's why I'm always in this forum, because I get great info! I am experiencing(if a word) the itchies and I have spritzed with plain water. Did get the virgin olive oil, but really wanna wash. What are some clarifying shampoos? Only locked last Monday. Is one week to soon?

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    try suave clarifying--$.96 at wallyworld. a bunch of us washed in the first week. it's okay too if you can hold out until week 2. it's really up to you.

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    I'm at two weeks and I rinsed this morning. I didn't wash, just let the water run through my scalp. I feel so much better.

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    rinsing is great too. glad you feel better.

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    I washed after a week. I started with 2strand twists. I think that with braids and twist and latching you can wash whenever. With coils you have to be more careful and hair texture really matters. Rinsing does help but too me if you can rinse you can wash.

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    FYI I've found that Seabreeze doesn't work for me, but since I bought a whole bottle I'll let my daughter try it on her skin.

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