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Damaged Dreadlocks are Usually Self-inflicted

Lack of routine and correct dreadlocks care can lead to damaged dreadlocks. If you struggle with damaged dreadlocks and seek a solution to getting back to that healthy look and feel, here are a few simple things you may want to avoid.

Dry Damaged Dreadlocks

To maintain healthy dreadlocks it is essential to oil your roots to tip on a regular basis. It is especially important to do so in the winter season as the hair may tend to get dry, hard and brittle. Regularly moisturizing your natural hair is a fantastic dreadlocks care practice to avoid damaged dreadlocks.

Habitual Twisting

Dreadlocks care is on-going process for the beautification of natural hair. Contrary to that habitual twisting leads to thinning roots and ends and eventually damaged dreadlocks. DO NOT OVER DO IT. Find something harmless to occupy those busy fingers such as doodling or getting a stress ball. Always remember that an important part of dreadlocks care is to allow your natural hair to have resting periods for continued strength and growth.

Interlocking Dangers

Interlocking dreadlocks has grown in popularity over the recent years. It keeps the roots looking neat for an extending period of time without the need to re-twist. When incorrectly applied interlocking the roots too tightly mainly around your sensitive hairline can lead to hair loss and potential long-term damaged dreadlocks. The interlocking method is an excellent practice to use such as long as the individual doing the hair takes the necessary precautions to avoid the potential long term damage dreadlocks.

Implementing these simple dreadlocks care practices is vital for the longevity and health of your natural hair.  Remember to regularly oil your hair, reduce twisting to your routine maintenance visits and avoid interlocking damage by choosing a local loctician you can really trust.

 

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Young Lewi

Is it ok to use Argan oil, and how many drops should I put in some water in a spray bottle?

Melonie Plummer | Master Loctician

Hello, that is a good question. Yes, Argan Oil is great for the hair and skin. Its rich vitamin contents will help repair split ends, inflammation to the scalp, restore fullness and luster to the hair. I wouldn’t suggest to dilute the product; oil and water isn’t a good mix. Oil tends to rise and will settle at the top while the water will sink more to the bottom. It will have to be given a good shake before each use. To get the most out of this great product, I would suggest placing a few drops of Argan Oil… Read more »

Young Lewi

Okay, my dreads aren’t completely locked yet, should I just put the oil on my parts, or still rub it on my dreads?

Melonie Plummer | Master Loctician

I would suggest you rub the Argan Oil in your hair from root-tip (a little goes a long way).
The cold season can do a lot of damage by causing dry and brittle hair. By applying this oil it may stand as a barrier to the harmful effects.

jupiter ann

I have heard many Web sights say that interlocking pushes metal thru your roots and even if done properly, can irriversably damage hair i want to have nice and neet dreads but all the interlocking horror stories are really scaring me. Im on my last legs and im running out of options for dreads.

admin

Hello Jupiter Ann, the process of interlocking the hair is quite safe to the point of minimal to no damage at all. One thing you may want to avoid is looping through too tightly in the roots especially around the edges of the hair. Interlocking does keep your hair neater for a longer period of time than palm rolling, but is not the only method used for the maintenance of dreads. There are specific guidelines to follow when interlocking the hair so I would suggest you go to a professional until you get the hang of it yourself. For more… Read more »

Mary

Nice article. Thanks for the information and tips about locs. Enjoy your day!

admin

Much appreciated, thank you Mary!

Lakejra Barnes

I need help my dreads are badly damaged! They are thin and breaking T the roots they are so thin at the roots I have to twist allot of them together to form one dread to make them stronger. Also my edges seem like the dreads fell out or broke off!

admin

Hello Lakejra, I’m sorry about your hair complications. Attaching the locs together to make a stronger loc is a great idea. Edges tend to get thin when the hair is being pulled too tightly, when its twisted too often, friction and/or stress. If any of these apply to you, you may want to make the necessary adjustments. There are good repair oils to consider for strengthening your hair. You may refer to my article: ‘5 Hair Oils and Their Uses’ located on majesticlocs.com for guidance.

Rasta Queen

I’m an Italian lady,45, and I have been having dreads about a year. I went to the wrong hairdresser, and she messed up my hair. She interlocked it too tight at the roots, my hair is breaking, my scalp is sore since Friday, today is Easter Sunday, and I need help! What should I do?? I even told her how she should do it, but to no avail. My deeds look shorter and she cut the tips also. Some deeds came out at the end.

admin

Hello Rasta Queen, I’m sorry to learn of the damage you’ve undergone. The best method to use for your hair would have been Crocheted. You would have instant looking locs, you wouldn’t have to worry about tight roots. This method takes some time to do but the results are great! another good thing about Crocheting your hair is that maintenance can be done once every 6 months. It may be time to look for another loctician if your unsatisfied with her service.

LaVerne Hughes

Try washing them. It might loosen them.

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