3. Myth #3 …. Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar can effectively cleanse the hair
GASP! Yes, this one was hard for me to believe too until I actually saw it put to the test. According to JC from NaturalHavenBloom, baking soda and apple cider vinegar do not clean the strands at all. She did this experiment and magnified the results so that we could clearly see that these two products that are toted as “deep cleansers” are not effective.
There was still ample amounts of dirt and oil on the hair strands. You can learn more about the experiment here.
If you really want to clarify, your best bet is to buy a non-residue shampoo that is made for chelating and clarifying. I know, I know.. the more natural the ingredients, the better. But until there is a natural product that can chelate and clarify, this is your best bet for buildup- free clarified locs.
4. Myth #4: Locs are permanent and I will have to cut my hair to get rid of them
Based off of the countless youtube videos and blog posts about loc removal, this myth should definitely go away. Now, what is not a myth is the amount of time that it could take to take them out. Depending on how long you have had your locs, this process can last from days to months. But it can be done, even if you do have to cut off one or two inches of hair.
5. Myth #5: The roots of your locs have to be retighten to look presentable
This is not true. Looking presentable is based off of personal preference. You have some people who feel presentable with tightened roots, but then you have people like me who rock untightened roots and still feel and look “presentable”.
This myth definitely needs to go in the trash just for the fact that this can cause grief for many of us that choose not to tighten due to certain views that people may have towards semi freeformers and freeformers. Like all natural journeys, those who are on the locking road should be able to enjoy their journey without judgement.
6. Myth #6: Locs are not versatile
Oh boy, whoever said this one needs to have several seats. Locs can be very versatile; as a matter of fact, there isn’t a hairstyle that you can’t do with locs. Locs are most definitely versatile. Type “loc hairstyles” in the search bar on Youtube and you will see for yourself all of the magic you can create with locs.
Do you have locs, what loc myths do you wish would go away?