How to Have Shiny Dreadlocks... shine your dreads make them glossy
Dreadlocks are a fashionable way to style your hair, but having dreadlocks does take commitment. To have beautiful, shiny dreadlocks they need to be properly maintained and cared for. Healthy dreadlocks are easy with a few tips that can add lustre to your twisted locks. Add shine to dreadlocks and bring this ancient hairstyle up to date and glossy.
Shampoo with a low-residue shampoo (Knotty Boy Liquid Dread Shampoo or Knotty Boy Shampoo Bar @ dreadz.co.uk). Using a shampoo that lathers up too much soap can leave shampoo in your hair and cause build-up, making your dreadlocks appear dull and lifeless. Use lukewarm water and wash dreads gently.
Massage your head often. This will stimulate the scalp, which releases natural oils into the dreadlocks, creating shine. Just make sure your hands are free of dirt or dust before you rub your scalp.
Use dreadlock wax (Knotty Boy Dread Wax with hemp seed oil @ dreadz.co.uk) to polish up your dreads. A small amount is all that is needed to add some neatness and shine to your dreadlocks. Special dreadlock wax can be purchased at dreadz.co.uk.
Sleep with a scarf over your head every night. This will encourage more natural oil production to add lustre to your hair, as well as keep the shape of your dreadlocks intact.