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dreadlock careDreadlocks are a great protective style that can be worn in a variety of different ways. This hairstyle involves matting and knotting sections of hair together to create a rope-like appearance. Although this style is popular, there is a lot you should know about the process and how to maintain the look before you begin. 

What Are Dreadlocks?

Dreadlocks are braids in which stray hairs are tucked into the dread and secured to the rest of your hair. Whether you’ve had your dreadlocks for years or are new to the style, there are numerous dreadlock care methods to care for your natural hair locks and maintain a crown full of healthy dreadlocks. 

The maintenance schedule will determine the age of your dreads and the method you used to begin them. Like all-natural hair routines, moisturizing your dreadlocks is essential and surprisingly simple. 

It’s essential to narrow down your wash day, but which products are the best for dreadlocks? Light oils and shampoos are ideal for healthy hair growth. 

Due to the oils and conditioning agents in creamy shampoos, they will cause buildup, and eventually, they will stick to your dreads. Instead, use a clarifying, sulfate-free shampoo to prevent dryness, buildup, and odor. 

How Do I Wash and Maintain My Dreadlocks?

Even if your hair is tucked away, washing it will still be a part of your natural hair care routine. Washing, moisturizing, and protecting your dreads will help them grow and stay healthy. 

You should wash and detox your hair regularly to remove any products, oil, debris that has become trapped in the strands and scalp. Washing your hair will aid in the restoration of the pH balance required for healthy hair growth. 

To wash dreadlocks: thoroughly wet the locks and scalp. Next, lather shampoo in your hands and work it through your hair. Massage the scalp gently but thoroughly after applying shampoo. Then, rinse thoroughly until there is no shampoo left. 

After washing, use a microfiber towel to absorb some of the water and air-dry your dreadlocks before styling or wrapping hair. Direct heat can harm dreadlocks and potentially unravel. 

Sleep with a satin or silk bonnet and pillow. Wrapping dreadlocks at night will help to keep the style in place and will help prevent frizz, dirt, and debris.

How Do I Style My Dreadlocks?

When styling, you want to avoid hair thinning, bald patches, and traction alopecia caused by twisting. The following are the best ways to style your dreads:

  • Coil combs: Twist small sections of hair with a small-tooth comb until they form coils.
  • Palm-rolling: Roll small sections of hair in your palms to help tighten and lock in dreads.
  • Braids or twisted two-strand hair: It's ideal for longer hair because you can begin your dreadlock journey by braiding.
  • Freeform: If you stop detangling your hair, it will eventually turn into dreadlocks.

Hair Care in Asheville, NC

Like all protective hairstyles, dreadlocks help protect your hair from environmental stressors. However, not properly maintaining them will cause damage to your hair. Any type of styling will result in healthy hair if you invest in natural hair care products and professional salon care. 

At Klassi-La’Chiq, our beauty supply carries a variety of hair products and all-natural beauty products. Visit our retail store on Hendersonville Rd in Asheville to spoil yourself with salon-quality hair supplies and head-turning fashion boutique outfits.