Dry Sisterlocks are more common than you think — because no matter what the locs look like if your hair was dry before the installation, it will continue that way. With dry Sisterlocks, it can be brittle and more prone to breakage, so your hair needs a little more attention.
However, most people confuse dandruff with a dry scalp. Dandruff is caused by an overabundance of dead skin cells on the head which create flaky patches that can easily be scratched off or blown away. Dry Scalp doesn’t have flakes because there’s nothing to shed.
There are many causes of dry Sisterlocks but the key factors are diet, change in washing schedule, or harsh shampoos. The good news is Sisterlocks has products available to treat dry hair like their Moisture Treatment for your hair and scalp. The official Sisterlocks websites advise you don’t use heavy oil-based products in your hair.
For a long time, I have noticed that my hair and skin change with what I eat. If you are dealing with acne or dry scalp/hair, try changing your diet for 3 weeks to see if anything changes. You may also notice improvements in the appearance of your locs.
Sometimes (but almost always) diet affects our physical appearance -one thing people don’t always realize is that eating healthy protein, zinc, and omega-3 can help keep your Sisterlocks looking healthy. Water is important and increasing your intake assists with digestion, weight loss, and hair health.
Moistrising Hair And Scalp
Rosewater is a great moisturizer for your Sisterlocks, it’s water-based so it won’t cause any slippage. Most people mix water and rosewater in a spray bottle and spritz it daily. Sisterlocks Moisture Treatment is a popular conditioning product, you can dilute it to 2-4 parts water per 1 part product.
Tea Tree Oil mixed with water can be applied to the most affected areas. Avoid fatty oils like coconut and olive on newly installed Sisterlocks. These oils can increase slippage and are used for mature locs. Oils and moisturizing treatments can help externally, but diet works internally.
Change In Washing Schedule
It is common to change your washing schedule after installing Sisterlocks. Therefore, you should visit your Sisterlocks consultant and determine if you are washing too often or too little for your hair type. There is a perfect balance the scalp needs to be healthy, and if it is not getting the right amount of moisture then, your scalp can become dry.
Harsh shampoos can dry out your Sisterlocks and after doing some research, I found that some people have complained that the Official Sisterlocks shampoo causes dry hair. To combat this, try some of these Sisterlocks shampoo alternatives like Dr. Bronner pure Castle soap or Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo.
How To Moisturize Dry Sisterlocks?
- After washing, apply rose water to the length of your sisterlocks.
- Apply a combination of natural oils to your scalp.
Dry sisterlocks are a sign of hair damage. If left untreated, your locs can become brittle and prone to breakage. If you notice dryness on both the scalp and lengths of your locs, several things could be going wrong with your care – like your diet, a change in washing schedule, a need for moisturizing or harsh shampoos.
My name is Penny Thomas, I love blogging, and the founder of HTW dreads. I had dreadlocks for the past tens years. However, I cut my hair off to grow them with natural oils and no wax. Apart from my hair, I love reading and swimming.