Ditch hard waxes that stay in your dreaded locks and end up as dreadful residue that's hard to get out. Instead of traditional waxes, try your hand at hair creams made specifically for dreads that don't cause debris or clump in your hair. Keep your locks looking healthy, hydrated and salon-fresh with the best hair cream for re-twisting and maintaining dreads.
For shine, softness and some traditional lock maintenance, hair stylist Eric Bland has an affinity for Softsheen Carson's Roots of Nature Triple Hair Repair. "It can be used daily for moisture or when you are re-twisting your dreads," Bland says. The creamy product contains soothing green tea and moisturizing shea butter for healthy hair care and regular hydration.
Jamaican Mango Lime
Dreadlock styling expert Franchesca Ramsey loves Jamaican Mango Lime Locking Creme for turning her locks into beautiful styles. After thoroughly cleansing the hair, Ramsey recommends, gently coat the roots of locks with a pea-size amount of the creme to re-twist hair for a fresh look. After re-twisting each lock, tie the hair down with a satin or silk scarf until the hair is completely dry, and touch up frizzy hairline strands with a little bit of the creme.
Senior stylist Zue Sawtell of Good Hair Salon in Seattle, Washington, treats her locked clients to Taliah Waajid's Crinkles and Curls creamy styling foam to tighten up loose locks. After pumping the thick foam into your hand, apply it generously on your locks, separating each row, twisting and applying the product on the next row for a tight, springy re-twist that works even better under a hair dryer.
Combine your maintenance routine with the benefits of much-needed moisture for dreads. Jane Carter Solution's Twist and Lock Butter is a favorite of New York City hair stylist Oniqua Johnson, who uses the citrus-smelling product for both her twist and lock clients. A little goes a long way to keep hair looking properly maintained and roots twisted.