The cool thing about dreadlocks is that you can do as little or as much maintenance on them as you want. Everyone’s preferences are different and only you can decide what feels right to you. However, no matter what method of placement you have chosen for your locks, the one thing everyone must do to care for their locks is separate them!The second thing that EVERY dreadhead must (or at least should) do is wash their locks! There is a lot of misinformation out there not only about how often to wash, but (more importantly) WHAT to wash with! So please, if you read nothing else on my website, please check out the page about wash your dreadlocks.
There are a few different maintenance methods that are out there. Some of them work really great for some people, and not so well for others. Some of them are even downright DANGEROUS for use on dreadlocks, so please explore this section of the website thoroughly. Just a note here: everything on our website, while well-researched and based on personal experience, is STILL just our opinion. We encourage all readers to take the time to research and discover some things for themselves. But some things just AREN’T worth the risk, in our opinion. Those things are marked with an asterisk.
People who want to do minimal, easy maintenance opt usually for palm/pinch rolling. It is the easiest technique, but in order to be truly effective it needs to be done at least daily. …