The festive season is here, and you don’t want to neglect your dreadlock maintenance especially if you’re rocking one of these trending dreadlocks styles for fun in the sun. Sheer Elegance is here to share with you how deep conditioning your dreadlocks will keep them looking as elegant as you.
Why Deep Conditioning Dreadlocks is Beneficial
Having dreadlocks is not easy, that’s why you can’t even use traditional haircare products and methods. However, neglecting your locs is not an option and can have detrimental side effects like discolouration, pungent smells, dreadlock rot and even, breakage. Lastly, hydration, shine and moisture are often lost during day-to-day maintenance therefore deep conditioning your dreadlocks works best to reduce frizz and bring back their beautiful luster.
Let’s Just Clarify Things for You
The first step to deep-conditioning dreadlocks is to clarify them. Clarifying is like a prewash for your scalp to prevent product build-up and dandruff on your scalp. Firstly, you’ll want to create a clarifying mixture of organic apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Lastly, coat your entire scalp in the mixture and thoroughly massage onto your scalp followed by rinsing with water. Alternatively, the Sheer Elegance Dandruff Spray achieves the same clarifying benefits with the added ingredient of tea tree oil to combat dandruff, fungi, bacteria, and Psoriasis.
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Shampooing Your Dreadlocks
The second step is to shampoo your hair to have a squeaky-clean base before you can start deep conditioning your dreadlocks. Moreover, for this step focus on your scalp once more not to completely soften your dreadlocks. Finally, for this step, we recommend the Sheer Elegance Deep Cleansing Shampoo
The Deep Conditioning Process
Now that your dreadlocks and scalp are 100% clean and free from product build-up you can start by
- Cover your locs and scalp in the Sheer Elegance Hydrating Treatment Conditioner and cover it with a shower cap
- Wash off the conditioner after 10-15 minutes and dry scalp and locs until damp
- Use the Sheer Elegance Moisturizing Spray to condition and nourish hair and scalp
It is important to note that the deep conditioning process for dreadlocks is recommended to be done once a month. Largely in part to the knotted nature of dreadlocks. Therefore, overdoing it will cause dreadlocks to lose their ability to lock to one another.