5 Healthy Tips to Help Your Dreadlocks Grow Faster
We prefer to stick to more natural, well-tested, and low-risk methods for getting happy and healthy dreadlocks that grow faster. Here are a few of our top tips for getting happy and healthy dreadlocks that grow faster.
1. Keep your dreads healthy and dry
Water damage can cause dreadlocks to swell and weaken, and there’s no point in growing them if you have to cut them off because you didn’t keep them dry. Here’s how to keep your dreadlocks dry and strong after every wash.
2. Get more blood flowing to your luscious locks
Your dreadlocks may become starved and less able to grow if there isn’t a healthy flow of blood carrying those nutrients to them. Simple ways to improve blood flow to your hair include exercising, eating better, and adding some chilli pepper to your cayenne.
3. Stay happy and stress free
DHT causes your hair follicles to shrink and enter a resting phase, which slows down hair production, which is something you don’t want when you’re trying to help your dreadlocks grow faster. Get plenty of exercise and sleep, avoid difficult people and situations, and find some time in your daily routine to relax.
4. Use natural oils to boost and strengthen your hair
Castor oil is high in proteins and beneficial fatty acids, as well as antioxidants that help your hair’s keratin. Some people prefer to mix it with coconut oil to make it easier to use, but be aware that some people may be allergic to some of the ingredients.
5. Give your hair some physical protection
Excessive twisting can thin the hair and cause damage, so most people recommend waiting at least 4 weeks between sessions. Avoid using hair-growth drugs that aren’t well-researched or well-tested.
How do you keep your dreads looking good?
How to maintain the appearance of your dreadlocks
- Apply a sheen spray to your dreadlocks three times a week for maximum shine.
- Use an uplifting shampoo (which exfoliates the scalp) once a month to reduce flakes and itching.
How can I promote my dreads to grow?
5 Healthy Ways to Make Your Dreadlocks Grow More Quickly
- Keep your dreads healthy and dry.
- Increase blood flow to your luscious locks.
- Stay happy and stress-free.
- Use natural oils to boost and strengthen your hair.
What is the best dreadlock method?
Dreading hair can be done in a variety of ways.
- Dread Perm.
- Sisterlocks / Brotherlocks.
- Two and Three-Strand Twists.
- Comb Coils.
Does your hair have to be all natural to start dread journey?
Yes, dreads can be done with short hair because that’s how they’re usually started; most people begin their dread journey when their hair is about an inch long. As your hair grows, new growth will appear at the roots of your scalp, and you’ll need to retwist the dreads at the roots to keep them tight.
What are the do’s and don’ts of locs?
Part 1 of Dos and Don’ts for Locks
- Do: moisturize. I chose to mention this first because it is so important.
- Do: let your locks air dry.
- Don’t: pick out lint from your locks.
- Don’t: pull off the buds from the end of your locks.
How fast do dreads grow in a year?
But how long do dreads take to grow in a month? Human hair grows at a rate of 0.5 inch per month, or six inches per year.
What are the stages of locs?
Before you start your loc journey, you should familiarize yourself with the five different stages your strands will go through: starter, budding, teen, mature, and rooted.
How often should I oil my locs?
Deep condition your locs once they’ve reached maturity. We recommend doing so every 1-2 weeks to keep them healthy, strong, and moisturized.
How do you make your dreads lock faster?
Backcombing, twisting, and palm rolling are all good ways to lock and set your dreads, and keeping them clean and well-maintained will help them lock quickly and stay healthy.
What is Brotherlocks?
Dr. JoAnne Cornwell developed and trademarked the sisterlocks technique for women, which uses natural hair texture to encourage the hair to create thin, flexible locks similar in size and texture to microbraids.
How long do dreads take to lock?
In general, getting to the mature stage of locs can take anywhere from 10 months to two years.” The process of hair “locking” and the process of these locs maturing are two separate processes.
How short can you start dreads?
Although you can dread hair with as little as three inches, it will take longer to settle.
Are instant locs bad?
u201cTraditionalu201d locs are started with comb coils or interlocking, but depending on texture and desired outcome, they can also be started with twists, plaits, or a crochet needle for u201cinstant locsu201d (this method can cause hair damage if not done correctly, so find a good practitioner and see if they can help you).