There are a few detoxes for locs. The most common detox is the apple cider vinegar rinse for locs. Today we are talking about growing long locs by detoxing the body. So many times people ask what they can do to help their locs to grow, but the truth of the matter is there is nothing that you can put on to your locs that can help them grow. So today we are going to take a look at it from another angle. We are going to put the focus on the inside of the body and explore the different detox options that you can try and in that process, you will see an improvement in the health of your locs. When you are consistent at detoxing your body from the inside your locs will definitely grow!
What Does It Mean to Detox?
To detox your body. Originally the word was applied to alcoholics or drug users that needed to rid their bodies of the poisons they had been abusing. Today I use this term to refer to any inorganic material that is ingested. The inorganic material that gets into our body is dangerous because our body and a perfect machine that can only use organic (related to or derived from living matter). With very little research I was able to discover that we are bombarded with inorganic toxins in our daily lives. Many of the ways we may not be aware of. To understand how to detox the body you must first be aware of the fact that you are exposed to toxins daily. As a person that wears locs not only are the toxins affecting you but they also affect the health and condition of your locs. Therefore it is necessary to detoxify the body.
Should I Detox My Body
The more learn the more we grow. The more we apply what we know the longer we live. This is true in every sense of the statement. For the purpose of this article, we are going to focus on your locs and how they indicate that you may be in need of a detox.
- Weak/damaged locs
- hair loss
- locs easily breaking
- dry to the touch locs
- bald spots on the scalp
- stagnant or locs that are not growing
These are all indications that the cell turnover inside of your body is not properly functioning. Many times this is due to your diet which all still leads back to the amount of toxification that your body is enduring. Just looking at your locs alone you can easily determine that your body requires detoxification. Weak or damaged locs often occur when a person is going through a stressful time. The reason this happens is that heightened levels of stress hormones will overrun your system and need to be deposited somewhere. Your body chooses a few places to store additional or excessive toxins inside of damaged areas, the joints of the body, your eyes, and you guessed it…your locs.
Your locs are a storage area for the body so it makes perfect sense that anything you have in excess would be relocated to the hair shaft. This knowledge is powerful to have because you can look at your locs and have an idea of habits or regimens that you could change to improve your health and therefore the health of your locs.
Will Detoxing the body Help Your Locs Grow?
The simple answer is yes. If you remove congestion from the body you will find that all of your systems perform more optimally and this includes your integumentary system (hair, skin, and nails). The reason for this is that this system is responsible for eliminating the toxins from your body. This is one of the reasons that we sweat. Assisting your body by limiting the number of toxins that you ingest through food, breathing, and touching, you will assist your body with growing longer, stronger, and healthier locs.
What Kind of Detox Should I Do To Grow Longer Locs?
As a loc stylist for over 10 years, I always get this question and this is the answer I give.
Change Your Diet
There will be no correction without first balancing. You must undo what you are currently doing so that you first stop causing the issue in the first place. Next, you can address the damage that has been done and should be reversed.
Start With Your Water Intake
Where ever your level of water intake is, increase that by at least half a liter until you start to see a glow or glisten in your hair strands. They will feel full or at least hydrated with you are taking in enough water.
Discontinue Refined Sugars
Imagine my surprise, after loving sugar all my life to find out that refined sugar ages you. It attaches itself to cells inside of your body so when it is time to regenerate during your nightly fast, the cells affected by your sugar intake can not regenerate. Can you imagine, the toll that this takes on your body over time? It becomes very serious quickly once your eyes are open to the fact that we have been poisoning ourselves. Changing your diet is imperative when you recognize issues with thinning and breakage in your locs. We want to make sure that there is a balance of what you need and anytime you are taking in something that has no health benefits that you work to eliminate those things from the body immediately before they cause damage. Now imagine the effect on those cells that are working in your scalp to turnover so that you can continue to experience loc growth. Of course, they would be negatively affected by sugar intake as sugars stop your body’s natural healing processes.
There are many ways that you can fast and this simply means eliminating something from your diet but the focus will for me is discontinuing food for a period of time. Many people feel that they are not able to do this for an extended period of time but please read and do your research because there are cases of people that have to fast for an extended period of time and have and do experience amazing results. The reason for this is that the body’s natural state is homeostasis and left to itself will return to a state of perfection. Of course, you have to work your way up to longer fasts but it will only be determined by how much it matters to you to correct your loc damage. Let’s consider some types of fasts.
I have a client that did a 30-day juice fast and no longer has cancer. We speak about it every appointment because that is amazing to me. People think that when you stay away from sugar that this means all sugar and that is the reason we specify unrefined and refined sugars. Just remember that unrefined means untouched by man. You want to only intake things that are natural and have not been manipulated in any way. The fruit growing in the natural sunlight makes the chemical change that your body can process and use and be invigorated by. The sunlight’s energy transforms the juice in fruit into a lifeline that our cells thrive and regenerate with.
Much like natural juice water is one of the basic elements of life. Providing your body with nothing but water will have the same regenerative effect as juice fasting. In my research, I have found that I experienced desired results (a well feeling) much more quickly than with the juice when I only took in water.
Urine Urine Fasting
This may be the most interesting of all concepts because we have been taught that urine is a waste product. I assure you it is not. The evidence of this is all the retail products that contain urine.
- Urea- a colorless compound that has important uses as a fertilizer and feed supplement. Yes, a feed supplement. Dictionary.com explains it as a colorless crystalline compound which is the main nitrogenous breakdown product of protein metabolism in mammals and is excreted in the urine.
As you can see simply from a dictionary search we find that Urea a byproduct of urine is not only not a waste product but used as a feeding supplement, in medicines, in the creation of plastics, and resins. Urine is actually big business.
Urea is used in many products such as:
- Facial moisturizers
- Facial cleansers
- Anti-aging creams
- Body lotions
- Eye creams
- Shampoos & conditioners, styling mousses, and foams
- Acne treatments
Now understand and know that the regeneration properties contained in your urine have been no secret to them. Only to you! Make perfect sense too. Having us believe that our body’s water is a waste product then selling it to us as beauty or anti-aging product, or even making it a supplement to feed animals should now indicate to you just what you have been sitting on. More information about urine and its effect on our entire body can be found in this book right on amazon. The Water of LIfe: A Treatise of Urine Therapy
and that is not all in a simple amazon search of Urine you will see all the products and books that speak about the amazing effects experienced by people when experimenting with Urine therapy. If you would prefer to watch take a look at Allegedly Dave’s video about Urine therapy and the amazing results that he has experienced from it. From regeneration to turning grey hair back black. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this therapy and the power has been within you this entire time.
This is an amazing book because once you have done this flush and most require multiple flushes the benefits from it go far beyond just growing long locs. My personal experience was phenomenal. I had just lost a very close friend at the age of 40 to colon cancer. Her diagnosis, intensified my search for natural remedies to heal and regenerate the body. I introduced urine therapy to her but like most, she was not interested in even trying. Not even if it meant her life, and it did. I felt that instead of feeling angry that I could not get my friend to listen to me that I should just take my own advice. I came to the realization that I could never look myself in the mirror, having found the knowledge and not applied it to my own life. This liver flush was significant because even in an amazon review people doing this flush are trying it because of conditions like
- Memory Loss
It was a 6-day long process but in the end, I was astonished to see the stones that came out of my body and if that wasn’t enough my memory, my coordination, my abilities were heightened. I had been teaching myself to play guitar and I would practice for hours and hours. I felt that I just wasn’t getting it and had resolved to take a break but after painlessly releasing hundreds of stones from my body, I picked up my guitar and was able to play. It was as if the different things I had practiced had been there the entire time and I just had congestion in my body that wouldn’t allow me access to certain parts of me.
The burning question is…Did it make my locs grow? I must say that everything in my life improved after my flush and I am actually still on that journey. You have to find the time to complete that final day in the flush but if you want to see a difference in your quality of life, if you want to see your vitality increase, if your want your locs to grow back enough, this flush may be something you consider trying.
Again if you are not a reader take a look at this video of Andreas Moritz explaining his health conditions as a child that led him to research and formulate this flush. You will not regret watching it!
Your cells in your scalp replicate and leave the dead cells to be stacked up into the hair shaft. This is literally your hair growing. Anything that obstructs or constricts that process will stop your locs from growing long and strong. Your locs are yet another indicator of your health and body functions. They can only be addressed from the inside out. If you want to improve the health of your locs you have to stop doing things that inhibit your natural processes. Congestion in the body means congestion in your integumentary system. This presents as hair loss, weakness, and damage in locs. We must discontinue the congestion by detoxifying our body through water intake, through our diets, through removing stress and undoing the damage that we have done with extended periods of detoxing. There is no way around it. There is only your choice to help yourself repair and return back to homeostasis or continue to complain at the results your getting and the damage you are seeing in your locs when you do not.
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