How to take better care of dreadlocks...the quick and easy way

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Once you've got your new hair style, taking good care of dreadlocks often becomes a top priority. Whether you decide to take care of your style on your own or with the help of a professional stylist, dreadlock hair care is as hard or as simple as you want it to be.

Many people have these mythical thoughts that having dreadlocks means less hair maintenance. It doesn't though; having dreadlocks just means having a different hair maintenance routine.

You have two choices for this routine: you can either spend money on your hair or spend time with your hair.

Spending Money: Git Your Hair Did

A stylist that specializes in the professional care of dreadlocks is called a loctician. There are a growing number of specialized salons around the world for people interested in sporting either natural or synthetic locks.

These hair specialists have knowledge of hair locking methods and maintenance techniques that aren't always taught in traditional cosmetology schools where hair stylists learn their trade.

Among other services, a loctician can help you maintain 'manicured locks' - locks that are usually styled, colored and otherwise groomed - to give you a clean, "mainstream-friendly" appearance.

For more information about the benefits and drawbacks of hair salons that specialize in the care of dreadlocks, read this article .

Spending Time: D.I.Y. - Do It Yourself

Should you chose to have your hair professionally maintained and styled, you’ll still have to maintain your own hair between visits; there’s no way around it if you want a healthy head of hair full of soft, shiny, flexible locks.

And even if you've never considered using a stylist for your dreads, you know that your locks need to be maintained on a regular basis. We're able to give you tips and techniques to make that maintenance a lot easier.

Whether we are talking about Black hair care, Asian hair care or Caucasian hair care, the way that you will maintain your hair with dreadlocks will have changed a bit from what you are used to.

Taking care of dreadlocks on your own saves you money, but it often takes as much as twice the amount of time than if you had professional care. Don't think of it as hard or as a waste of time though. If you hadn't before, you'll begin to enjoy taking care of dreadlocks by yourself and will love how easy it is.

All this so you can give yourself salon-like treatment (without the salon-like price)! Find out what your hair maintenance program should and should not include by clicking here to get great tips.

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Does your hair have to be completely natural to start dreadlocks? 
I texturized my hair 2 months ago. Now I want to start my dreadlocks. do I have to cut my hair off to start? Or does it matter that my hair was texturized? …

Baby shampoo is residue-free? 
I just did my dreads (at home, with the twist and rip method) about 2 weeks ago. I don't have any kind of soap to wash them with, but was thinking …

Fuzzy Locks Solution 
I locked my hair for about 4 months now, it is fuzzy looking even when I use a locking gel. Should I trim up my locks?

Dreadlocks Question: Hair Madness 
I was wondering, what is a better product to use for my dreads? I got them done in May '11 and they have grown, but i find myself twisting them nearly …

Short dreads in need of help 
Hi good evenin, I'm hard hearing person. I had my hairlocz from Summer 2009. My hair got thin (the root is thin) How can I make it thicker when my …

When to wash my dreadlocks? 
Can someone answer this for me please... "I just started my locs. When can I wash them cause they are itching like crazy?"

Dreadlocks Question: Dark Hair With A Little Grey 
I have dreadlocks for about 6 years now and they have started to break at the ends. My hair seems to be dry all the time, too. Can anyone help?

Dreadlocks Questions: How To Get Flexible Dreadlocks? 
I Want To Have My Hair More Flexible,And Not All Ova The Place,And I Want Them to Be Lookin More How They Was When I First Got Them Done

Dreadlocks Question: Taking care of bleached dreadlocks 
Is it possible to make your locs soft? I bleached the tips of my locks the first year, and after that my tips was hard. What can I use to get soft dreadlocks …

Dreadlocks Question: I want them to grow faster 
I have had my dreadlocks for 8 months. I would like to know how to get them to grow faster.

Dreadlocks Tips: Homemade recipe and a question 
I have 5 years since I started growing dreadlocks, I have been using a mixture of avocado and egg (only the white part) with suger or honey. Since …

Dreadlocks Tips: Dreadlock hair care at night 
I have had locs for close to 3 years now. The key is to remember to tie your hair up at night with a silk scarf and don't apply products that will cause …

Dreadlocks Tips: Soft dreadlocks with a special mix 
I discovered the wonders of distilled water mixed with plant glycerin. While searching for a natural moisturizer for my year old locks, I read about …

Dreadlock Newbie 
I just started locking my hair and love the experience. I enjoy it alot but need tips on how get my hair to lock faster it's unraveling a lot all over. …

Dreadlocks Tips: Starting and maintaining locks without over twisting 
I've had dreads since 2004. In that amount of time I have only lost about 5 locs. I was re-twisting dreadlocks once a week. Well, a co-worker - who …

After 10 years, I still swear by hair stylists 
I started locks back in 1999 with the help of a local stylist. She used single strand twists and wax back then. I've restarted a few times and each stylist …

Dreadlocks Question: 5-year-old Dreads Sprouted Fast But Stopped Not rated yet
I started growing my hair cause I wanted to change up my style. Why did it stop after a few years?

Reader Suggestion: Understand your hair... Not rated yet
So much confusion out here about our naturally locking hair. There is a book entitled, About Black Hair by R.L. Worthy... It's got the 411 for …

Dreadlocks Tips: Locked in 6 months Not rated yet
I've only had my locks for 6 months, but they look great. I think it's because they must have hair inside the dred and not a hollow dred that is the difference. …

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