How are you all doing? Today is the last day in January! Whoop! Who else feels like it went by really fast? Hope your hair goals for the year are going on well? Today we would take a look at the things that no one really tells you about keeping dreadlocks.
"I didn't realise that I had to keep go back so often (Weekly) to the salon to relock after the initial one"
"Cost of maintaining your dreadlocks can be high"
"When my dreads was still short, I had little styling options. Had to maintain the same style for a long while"
"I didn't realise I had to steam/deep condition my hair. I don't really know why I thought that though.. Lol"
"There are really really bad hair days"
"You see visible and measurable hair growth"
"I have to have to deal with split ends"
"You can have thinning roots due to the technique of locks done on your hair"
"You also deal with shrinkage"
One thing that can be a misconception like one of the ladies I spoke to said "I assumed that once I locked my hair, its fine and healthy" is thinking dreadlocks is actually an easy way out but we then need to realise that it might actually be more work to maintain dreadlocks and we would need to put in as much work to keep it healthy as we did our regular kinky hair. If you have it as a goal this year to start your dreadlocks journey, just ensure that you're doing it for the right reasons and do your research expensively before taking the plunge because as you might have seen, it takes alot to unlock your hair.