How to Maintain Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks are a popular and natural way to wear your hair. Anyone can wear their hair in dreads and maintaining them is no harder than maintaining a non-dread hairstyle. If your hair is short you can still wear dreads with extensions. Your stylist can either place natural hair extensions in your hair and then form dreads, or she can form dreads first with the human hair extensions and then place the dreads in your hair. Either way will give you a natural and stunning look.

Keep Them Clean

Once you have your dreads, you’ll need to take care of them. Dreadlocks form by backcombing and twisting your hair into dreads, or locks. The hair forms locks by binding together and keeping them healthy is easy with the right techniques and products. The first thing you need to do is keep them clean. Dreads are a very clean way to wear your hair, and if you cleanse them properly will last as long as you want to wear them.

First use shampoo made for dreadlocks. Regular shampoos have too many conditioners which can make your hair slick and not lock properly. They also have ingredients which are hard to rinse out of your locks. This can cau

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dreadlocks (Photo credit: Djuliet)

se product build up and an itchy scalp. Your scalp is your main focus for care. Gently massage it while you are washing your hair and try not to disturb your dreads too much. The shampoo will run into your dreads and keep them clean.

Gently rinse your scalp and hair. You can squeeze your dreads to be sure they’re rinsed properly. Use a gently touch when you’re towel drying your hair. Only squeeze your dreads, don’t rub them. Make sure your hair is completely dry before you apply