Locking Gel™ starts and maintains healthy lightweight braids, locs, and twist keeping the hair frizz free with a natural shine. Tropical roots™ Locking gel is a versatile product that can be used for two strand twist, twist outs and starting locs. It leaves hair manageable with a lasting hold. Tropical Roots ™ doesn't have any dyes or artificial color. The reddish color comes from vitamin B12.