If you suffer with an itchy head then a good way of soothing it is teatree spray. It’s extremely simple to make, all you need is a small spray bottle, some teatree oil and warm water and then spray on your head. Teatree is a natural anti septic so works perfectly against that itchy scalp. Always bear in mind that every head is different so if this method doesn’t work then try altering you’re washing process. You may be washing too often or too little so bear that in mind. For any more info/advice give us a call.
Dreadlock Deep Clean:
Dreadlock deep clean instructions to give your dreadlocks a thorough clean. 1 tbsp baking soda, 1tbsp sea or rock salt, 10 drops of tea tree oil in a basin with warm water. Soak and then rinse thoroughly. This is a good way of getting rid of excess wax and build up but may need to be repeated in severe cases. REMEMBER: wax is not a good way of starting or maintaining dreadlocks, it will stay in your dreadlock and attract more dirt until it becomes solid and weighty. Go natural
If you are used to dying your hair or dreadlocks then you must see the damage it causes. Henna is a great alternative to colouring products as it is a natural product made from a plant. Instead of entering the cortex to change your hair colour like chemical dyes do, henna adds an extra protective layer to your cuticle alongside changing the colour which leads to stronger healthier dreadlocks.
Remember it’s better to buy a good quality product so check reviews when shopping for henna as you don’t want to do more harm than good.
There are many different essential oils that you can fragrance your dreadlocks with. Patchouli and lavender are very popular oils and you only need a few drops to keep those locks smelling luscious in between washes.
Interlocking is a popular method when it comes to dreadlocks, but it can have disastrous effects when carried out. When you have your hair interlocked, you have holes made at the root of the dreadlock and then the lock pushed through that hole. This causes thinning out due to the strain and sometimes leads to dreadlocks falling out if not seen to. Once the dreadlock grows you will also see the area which has thinned out and this could cause the dreadlock to drop off.
This can be saved but the dreadlocks must be left until the scalp has time to regenerate then you must see what method of restoration will work best. For any more info please give us a call.
See section 3 in the Care section for more information on why waxing your dreadlocks is bad for them.
See section 4 in the ‘Care’ section for more information on why colouring your dreadlocks is bad for them.
See section 5 in the ‘Care’ section for information on why too much crochet is bad for your dreadlocks.
See section 6 in the ‘Care’ Section for information on dread rot and make sure you always dry your dreadlocks thoroughly to avoid this happening to you.