While frizzy dreadlocks may be something you have to deal with when you choose to have dreads, there are a few remedies and tips out there to help keep your dreads looking tight and under control.
While dreads are forming they can tend to be a little more frizzy, but this will settle down as they mature. You may also notice your dreads are more frizzy especially after washing, or if it's been a while since you had any maintenance.
While patience is also needed, here are 3 tips to help keep those loose frizzy hairs at bay.
1. Palm Rolling
Straight after washing is the best time to palm roll your dreads but can be done at any time. Place the dread you want to work on in between the palms of your hands and roll back and forth moving up and down to ensure you get the whole length of the dread.
If your dreads are new or have a lot of loose hairs, palming rolling is an easy way to help dreads form, but also keep the hair within the dread.
You can palm roll just with your hands, or with a natural tightening gel.
2. Tightening Products
Using a product like Tightening Gel or Spray you can apply straight onto the hair, or combine with the palm rolling action to help control frizz and flyaways.
Coconut water and aloe vera help tame loose fly-away hair while keeping dreadlocks hydrated and nourished.
To Use: Apply to clean damp dreadlocks. Dispense a small amount into palm and rub hands together. Smooth a light coating evenly from roots to ends.
'Aloe Manuka Gel is luxurious gel for frizzy hair, curls and dreadlocks.'
After washing and towel-drying your dreads, apply a small amount between your palms and add to your hair or roll it into your dreadlocks.
"Perfect for palmrolling dreadlocks" (RawRoots Aloe Gel Customer)
"My hair when washed goes very fluffy & this spray is my saving grace, I love it & it smells divine." - Meg M (Dollylocks Tightening Spray Customer)Dollylocks Tightening Spray is designed to tighten dreadlocks, strengthen hair, nourish scalp and prevent dandruff! Reduce the amount of loose frizzy hair, while increasing scalp hydration and refreshing dreadlocks.'
To Use: Shake well. Hold bottle at arms' length and spray onto wet or dry dreadlocks.
3. Silk Pillow or Dread Tube Sock
Many dreadheads recommend using a silk pillow to sleep, or wearing something over their dreads at night to help reduce friction from your pillowcase.A Headband like the Dread Tube Sock can be a great option for securing your dreads while you sleep.