The Organic Root Stimulator Olive Replenisher is the perfect consistency for your locs. It helps to restore moisture and it also deeply penetrates.
So you’ll have no worries of not getting the conditioner ‘right in there’ or it only affecting the outside portion of your hair.
By the way, if you do feel that any of the conditioners we mention are a little too thick still then one of the best methods to use when applying it is to use 1 part conditioner and 2 parts water in a spray bottle container. The spray bottles can be picked up from any household store or general store priced from around $1.
And paying $1 more to get the best results when the conditioner only costs around $15.70 in the first place is not too much to ask, right?
This conditioner is also made with olive oil and can we just mention that the smell is other worldly. You’ll be the person that gets stopped in the store because your hair just smells so good and they have to know what you used in it.
Now a much cheaper but just as effective product is the Shea Moisture Butter Restorative Conditioner. One of the main benefits to this conditioner is the fact that not only does it replenish any lost moisture but it promotes dreads growth and hair elasticity, perfect for anyone with locs.
All of the fantastic ingredients that are blended to make this life-saver are natural and organic. Good if you’re an au-naturelle sort of girl.
We had to include the Tresemme Leave In Conditioner Treatment Remedy, as it not only comes in a spray application bottle but it’s from a more well known high street brand. They aren’t always the best for specific hair types, however this is one we swear by.
And the fact that it’s a more commonly used household name simply means that you’ll find it at nearly any store going. It’s not hugely expensive when you order it online, so it’s definitely worth a try!
Not only does it lock in moisture, but it combats frizz, brittle ends and almost totally eliminates split ends too. It’s a keeper for sure.
What To Watch For When Shopping For The Best Dreadlock Conditioner
Always check the consistency. Shampoo aimed at dreads is usually thick in texture, but your conditioner doesn’t have to follow the same suit.
In fact, it would be better that it didn’t, to avoid excess build up. What you’re looking for is a product enriched in oils and proteins, that remains thin and light… but effective!
One of the best products to use is a conditioning spray. Used sparingly these type of products are absolutely perfect for dreadlocks, because they condition without weighing the hair down too much.
What Is The Best Way To Condition Your Dreads?
Wow, what a question. One of the most obvious answers is that it depends on your personal preference, time management and individual hair type.
However, if you’re just starting your hair care journey, it’s your first time having locs or how you’re managing your hair currently isn’t quite working and you need to change up your routine, us simply saying ‘it depends’ isn’t helpful at all.
With this in mind we’re going to talk you through our how-to condition your hair basic template. If part of it works for you and another part doesn’t, that’s fine!
It’s a rough guideline with a few helpful pointers to get you going.
Firstly it’s important to know that your scalp as well as your hair has a naturally acidic pH. When there is an imbalance (you’ll notice this by itchiness or irritability, build up of product or bad odors) it can easily be rectified by an apple cider vinegar rinse.
A rinse like this should not be used more than twice a month due to how much it strips your hair, especially if your hair is a dryer type to begin with.
Deep conditioning is always needed regardless of whether your hair is half an inch long or trailing around your feet. For dreads one of the best things you can offer your hair is some down time in gorgeous oils.
Almond, coconut or olive oil are the perfect examples of oils that will keep your dreads fresh. Apply a light coat of your chosen oil after you’ve either towel dried your hair or let it dry naturally.
After you’ve done this it’s good to spend some time with your hair in a wrap or, if you don’t have one currently, any old plastic bag will do. Some people choose to wash the oil out.
Others keep it in. Either way, this will ensure the health of your locs.