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Warning! Read this Before Using Beeswax on Your Dreadlocks Beeswax is an all-natural type of wax that’s produced by honey bee workers. It’s formed into the characteristic scales (see image to the left) by bees’ wax-producing glads, which discard it in the hive to improve stability andRead more... →
Can You Dye Dreadlocks? This is a question that many newcomers ask. Maybe you’re hoping to achieve a darker hair color, or perhaps you want a more even and consistent color throughout your hair. Dying traditional hairstyles is relatively easy, so can it be done on dreadlocksRead more... →
The Do’s and Don’ts of Washing Dreadlocks Washing is a critical step in maintaining healthy dreadlocks. However, there’s a right way and a wrong way to wash dreadlocks. Don’t Wash Dreadlocks Every Day Contrary to what many people believe, you shouldn’t wash dreadlocks each and every day.Read more... →
6 Hair Care Tips that Everyone with Dreadlocks Should Follow If you currently have dreadlocks or are thinking about getting dreadlocks, you’ll want to follow these tips to keep your dreads happy and healthy. Avoid ‘Thickening’ Shampoos and Conditioners Why should you avoid thickening shampoos and conditioners?Read more... →
Dreadlocks for People with Short Hair: Is it Possible? Looking to transition your hair style to dreadlocks? Generally speaking, the longer your hair, the better. Long hair is easier to twist into locks, and it’s less likely to fall out. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that menRead more... →
Help! My Dreadlocks Keep Falling Out Can’t seem to keep your dreadlocks in “locks?” It’s frustrating when you spend all of that time creating dreadlocks, only for them to fall out just days later. Sure, you can guide the troubled locks back into place, but unless youRead more... →
Pros and Cons of Using Olive Oil on Dreadlocks By now you’re probably aware of the importance of keeping dreadlocks moisturized. When they begin to dry out, they become susceptible to split-ends, breakage, “frizz,” and other problems. Regardless of your hair type, it’s essential that you keepRead more... →
Removing Dreadlocks By Cutting Them Off Some people are hesitant to make the transition to dreadlocks, fearing they are too difficult and/or time-consuming to remove. Even if you enjoy the stylish appearance of dreadlocks (and most people do), you’ll probably still want to change up your hairstyleRead more... →
Dreadlocks Tips and Tricks for Fine, Thin Hair What’s your hair type? Everyone has a unique hair type, ranging from extremely fine and thin to thick and heavy. Because dreadlocks requires the meticulous braiding of hair to form interwoven “dreads,” it’s often difficult for people with fineRead more... →
Secrets to Growing Healthy Dreadlocks Thinking about growing dreadlocks? There’s no denying the fact that dreadlocks are a stylish, time-tested hairstyle that’s endured many centuries. But there are a few things you should know about how to grow healthy dreadlocks. Avoid Retwisting Your Dreads After braiding yourRead more... →