When I started my loc journey, I had no idea which products to use for my dreadlocks. Especially ones that were appropriate for my hair texture. It has been 3 years and i finally found products that work and leave my hair nourished, moisturized and strong. Here are 5 best products for dreadlocks that I recommend.
This is also my entry for Day 5 of the #WinterABC2020 Blogging Challenge. I was unable to post on Friday due to my tonsils that have returned. However, welcome to my class everyone.
Before I go on, go ahead and read 5 Tips to Care for your Dreadlocks.
5 best products for dreadlocks
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil has become my best friend during this journey. One of the /pros of using olive oil is that it leaves your hair moisturized for a longer period of time. This leaves your dreadlocks looking and feeling healthy.
How I use it is by heating the oil first, so that I don’t use so much on my hair. I’ll leave it to stay in my hair for 3 hours but if ill be under a steamer, then 30mins is enough.
However, if you have soft hair, I do not recommend olive oil. It will soften your hair further leading to breakage.
2. Tropical Roots Clarifying Shampoo
A good clarifying shampoo is important for your locs. I get how tempting it is to buy one of those scented shampoos that you come across. The only issue with most of those is that, instead of removing buildup, it actually leaves more. Which could make your hair brittle and lead to breakage.
That’s why I recommend Tropical Roots Clarifying Shampoo. The shampoo has both aloe vera and rosewater which completely cleanses and nourishes your scalp.
3. Jojoba Oil
Last year, I went on a hair dye frenzy. I dyed my hair almost every two months which made my hair break a lot. That’s when I turned to jojoba oil.
Not only does it help with hair breakage , but it also strengthens your hair. The oil moisturizes your scalp and helps with dandruff and an itchy scalp.
4. Jamaican Mango & Lime Black Castor Oil
Who doesn’t want some thick hair? I definitely do. You can use this castor oil to repair your hair line and thicken your hair.
While you can apply it directly to your scalp, I would recommend that you add it to your own essential oils. I added mine to my aloe vera and rosewater mixture.
5. Jamaican Mango & Lime Locking Gel
Before I shifted to locking my hair with a crochet, I relied on locking gel. The Mango & Lime one to be specific.
I loved it because it never caused any buildup which was heaven in the loc world.
So there you have it folks. I hope I have been helpful and wish you a happy locking journey.