Bleaching your dreadlocks


Plain black dreadlocks can be boring, if you want to add some vibe into your hair, try adding some colour.

You can bleach or dye before or after you lock your hair, it doesn’t matter.

Before is better, because it will be easier to do without your hair being tied up together. Colouring before will also help to fry the hair, which will help the dreading process. It’s not difficult to dye or bleach once your dreads are in, though, just proceed as you would with normal hair and really squish the dye out when washing.

Be sure that your dreads are strong enough to handle the process, which could be up to 3 months or more after you put them in, and don’t use any dreadlock wax in there for a while because the bleach/dye might not take to it very well. You’d have to wait until the dreads are really tight and together.

After the bleaching and dyeing process is over, you can then use was and sprays to moisturise.

Use a good natural anti-dandruff shampoo because bleaching will leave your scalp dry and irritated. It is a really good way to get dandruff out and helps keep your scalp healthy and itchy-free.


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