How to Prevent Buildup in Dreadlocks

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Preventing buildup in dreadlocks is something that you can do by using the right types of products. Prevent buildup in dreadlocks with help from an experienced hair care professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Jennifer Hyde, and I am here, today, to talk to you a little bit about how to prevent buildup in your dreadlocks. So, buildup can happen in your dreadlocks when one of two things occur. For one, you can have topical products that you're actually putting in the hair. Maybe it's that you're using a pomade, or a wax, or some sort of a locking gel in order to try and glue little flyaways back into your locks, or maybe even when you're beginning your locks, you're using product. Those things have a tendency to get trapped inside the dread lock, and they can, if left there, become a problem. Even if you have no product in your hair, and your hair never comes into contact with the products, it's still possible to have buildup inside the dreadlock simply from your dead skin cells and dander, falling from the scalp, getting trapped inside the lock, and then not being cleansed away thoroughly enough or often enough. So, those are things that would cause buildup. So, those are things that would cause buildup. So the ways that you prevent those things are a, cleanse the hair more often and more thoroughly, making sure that you're really getting in there, and manipulating that scalp, and scrubbing loose any sort of dead skin, and making sure that you rinse it very, very clean and thoroughly so that you get it all out of there. If you're using topical products like a dread wax, or a locking gel, or any sort of other topical product, you wanna also make sure that you're cleansing often enough, and thorough enough so that those things get broken down and removed easily from the hair.


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