So about once or twice a year, I use Suave Daily Clarifying shampoo and conditioner to get a really deep cleansing of my hair. I still haven’t used the bentonite clay mask to pull any debris from locs. Honestly, I don’t think I have any deep hidden debris but maybe one day I’ll do it.
Anyway, after shampooing and conditioning, I towel dry. Then I oil my scalp and locs with Doo Gro Mega thick growth oil. I don’t know if it really helps with growth, but for my locs, its excellent for oil replenishment after shampooing.
Also, the longer my locs get, the longer its taking me to shampoo them. I have to work in sections. That helps to be sure to clean and rinse thoroughly. Plus, my hair is much heavier when it’s wet, so working in sections gives a little relief to my neck and back. So, while I shampoo regularly once a week or two, the deep cleaning is always really refreshing.