The Winter is the harshiest season for naturals. Some people think having Dreadlocks means low maintenance, but it’s totally not the case. Dreads have to be moisturized and taken care of just like natural loose hair. Here are a few tips I researched to help you out when during this cold season.
1. Create a hair spritz.
Get a spray bottle (that does a “mist” instead of a “squirt” so it won’t soak your dreads up). Fill it halfway with water. Now add about 1/2 cup of your favorite carrier oil (avocado, olive, jojoba, coconut). You can also add a few drops of scented oil to your spray to give your dreads a nice yummy smell. Close the bottle, shake it up and spray.
2. Satin scarf.
Wear it when you go to bed. Satin scarves don’t suck up all of the moisture in your hair. It actually helps retain it. It also prevents lint from being in your hair.
3. Wash loc’s less often during the winter.