Suppose you ask people how they embraced the journey of changing their hair to locks. In that case, most will tell you that it’s because it’s easy and cheaper to take care of them as compared to other hairstyles.

It’s also because locks offer various options to rock them, like doing lovely updos; you can dye it to your desired colors if you are a color fanatic.

With styling, you can tie them up as a bun or let them flow freely; you can even add extensions to make them long or cut them short whenever you want.

You will still look fantastic. And that’s why I have a few tips to help in your locks regiment that will keep them healthy and thriving to achieve your required lock goals.

Ensure they are moisturized
The belief is that locks do not require moisturizer as your natural loose hair should cease. We know that dry hair breaks easily and know brittle locks are a great turn-off such that you can just cut them off.

To avoid such from happening, purchase a leave-in moisturizer you can find them in beauty shops.

Use apple cider vinegar in place of conditioners.
The habit of using conditioners daily on your locks should stop, especially on your new locks, as conditioners will make them loose hence damaged.

To avoid that from happening, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar it’s amazing on the locks as it leaves them soft and conditioned and prevents build-up.

Limit washing
Most of the time, our locks are affected by a build-up and bad smells, and this will tempt you to wash them anytime.

Constantly washing your scalp will make your scalp dry, resulting in itchiness, flaking, breaking, and thinning locks.

You can be cleaning them after ten days or a fortnight only for matured locks for new locks; let them lock well and mature.

Dry your locks after washing
When we do not dry our locks well, they develop a mildew smell .you can try imaging how the clothes you haven’t put out to dry for like two days to dry the smell is terrible.

You can invest in a drier, but ensure it’s on low heat to dry your hair or sit up wait it out, and while at it. Ensure that your locks are loose and don’t cover them until you are sure they are dry

Use natural oils
Embrace essential oils like olive and coconut oil to give your locks a soft shine and glow. You can also dilute tea tree oil; it has antifungal bacteria, thus keeping away fungal infections.

You can go a notch higher with the famous Jamaican black castor oil, which will moisturize your scalp and keep it healthy. With a healthy scalp, your locks will grow longer and stronger; that’s every locks enthusiast’s dream.

Cover your locks at night
Try satin scarfs or simple bonnets to cover your locks when sleeping. This routine will keep your locks moisturized, and well-moisturized locks .

Hence no breaking they will be radiantly dry with a unique glow.

Do not use a lot of products on your locks.
Locks are naturally made from matted or coiling loose hair, thus particularly prone to build up, and that’s why you should avoid excessive use of products on them.

Prioritize on products your locks need and not those you want. Avoid excess use of leave-in moisturizer and conditioners.

They tend to leave behind a lot of residues resulting in the build-up. If you have to use the products, use the lighter ones.


Dreadlocks are a fashionable hairstyle. Other than it being a convenient and a time-saving hairstyle. For those who are starting their locks journey, it requires patience as it takes time before they lock.