How to keep your dreadlocks clean and healthy-looking

Dreadlock have grown in popularity over the past few years, and like any other hairstyle, they need to be maintained.

 
WASHING
The most important thing when you have dreadlocks is to keep them clean and odour free. Clean dreads become tighter and require less maintenance, while dirty ones are harder to maintain. After washing, don’t completely dry them because they break easily.

Use a shampoo that doesn’t condition as chemically treated shampoos tend to prevent
the locks from growing. Dreads must be washed every two weeks.

 
SLEEPING
Just like any other hairstyle, dreads have to be protected from breakage and friction while sleeping. To do this, wear a silk scarf or cap.

 
HOW TO AVOID BREAKAGE
Dreadlocks can easily break if they aren’t properly moisturised. Use dreadlock cream to keep them moisturised. Don’t use the cream everyday or the dreads will be too
oily.

 
TWISTING
Twisting is a form of treatment to keep the locks tight. But doing
it too often leads to premature breakage.

 

Method
Section the hair. Apply dreadlock gel or beeswax. Roll the locks
in between your palms. Dry the dreads if necessary. Style as
desired