3 Proven Methods to help Get Beautiful Locks

Simple, Easy, and Effective.

There are many reasons why anyone would simply love to have stunning dreadlocks, especially if you are just starting your Dread Journey and anticipate a head of beautiful, long hair. In this article, I will review a few options, based on my decade of experience with my own dreads. Let me preface this by saying there are many, many things you can do keep your locks healthy and neat; I have simply chosen the three that I consider amongst the most important, and that yield visible, consistent results.

Additionally, there isn't any "one size fits all" solution. Several methods are available for producing results. Each method has its pluses and minuses.

1. Maintain your dreadlocks by constantly using a great, high quality shampoo. This is key. You want a good, clarifying shampoo, which strips your hair of everything and leaves behind no residue. I clean my mane about once a week. Nevertheless, throughout higher times of physical activity or vigorous exercise, I wash much more frequently. As for choosing a shampoo, there are many dreadlock products available to choose from, although I recommend Rasta Jam Mango & Lime Tingle Shampoo.

2. Regularly tighten up your dreadlocks. They're able to get loose at the roots and throughout the lock, mainly in the beginning when you first form your locks. Tightening them in a clockwise motion will help them mature faster. Usually, it is necessary to do this after washing them, when they really decide to take on personalities of their own and rebel a bit. That leads us too...

3. Following cleanup, it is critical you break apart your dreadlocks in the roots so they do not join together and form one, huge dreadlock. Who would like to have one huge beast dreadlock? I'll pass. After every single wash, it's vital that you carefully feel your way through your hair and pull apart locks that have become tangled together. It is important to do this while they are wet because they break apart more easily. And pull with medium force, not hard force, folks. It is not a test to prove your strength.

Needless to say there are other methods too. However, these shown above are typically used and seem to be effective. Any one of them gets results, and will make all the difference in the world. So select the method or mixture of methods that best fits your needs and get to work!

Beautiful dreadlocks!
Credit: from HowToGetDreads.com