Apr 16 , 2021
Dreadlocks are a very unique class of hairstyle; classy, extraordinary, and chic in its own way. Although some may say that dreads are considered low maintenance, without proper care and the right products this hairstyle can quickly go from fab to drab.
Among the essential things needed to keep dreadlocks healthy-looking and stylish are enough moisture and proper oiling as dreads are prone to drying out, tangling up and taking up a dull look. Not that you have to be moisturising your dreads daily, but maintaining a practice of hydrating your locs when they begin to show signs of dryness is very important.
Likewise, it is important to regularly apply oil to your hair. Even though doing so won't hydrate your hair but it will help to lock in moisture to your dreads, soften them and make them less brittle and easy to style. The secret to healthy dreadlocks is to give your dreadlocks a regular treatment of a moisturising spray consisting of natural oils mixed in water.
Rosemary Oil for Moisturizing Dreadlocks
Rosemary oil is one of the best oils for treating dreadlocks and providing moisture to dreads. It makes an excellent spray for dreadlocks because it locks in moisture to your hair. Rosemary oil is exceptionally good for preventing an itchy scalp and stopping dreads from breaking off.
It is also a great oil for improving hair thickness, promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss.
Natural Oils for Softening Dreadlocks
Coconut oil is a wonderful emollient and has great ability to penetrate dreads more than any other oil could. It helps to restore damaged and weak locs to good health, and bring unlively dreadlocks back to life. It protects your dreadlocks from damage, stops dreadlocks from splitting, and tackles split ends. Coconut oil is a good treatment for colour-treated dreadlocks. For best results, apply the oil directly to your dreads, especially the tips which are prone to breaking.
Argan oil, also known as Moroccan oil, is another oil that is very good for dreadlocks. It contains vitamin E and fatty acids, and also has excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Argan oil helps to relieve scalp irritation and itchiness as well as being a great moisturiser.
Jojoba oil makes it into our list of oils that are good for maintaining dreadlocks. It helps to prevent breakage, stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, and adds some shine to locs. It also promotes hair growth but it should be used sparingly as it can build up easily on your locs.
Vitamin E oil is another oil that is good for treating dreadlocks. It nourishes the scalp, reducing dryness, scalp itch and dandruff. However, you should go easy on it as vitamin E oil is heavy and can cause build-up. Only use a little amount of the oil.
Castor oil has great anti-microbial properties, and this makes it great for protecting dreadlocks from dandruffs and microbial infestation. It also helps to lock in moisture to your dreads, enhances hair growth and prevents breakages.