How to Moisturize Dreadlocks: Tips for Freeform Dreads and Starter Locks

Published on May 1st, 2023

Dreadlocks are beautiful and unique hairstyle that requires proper care to maintain their health and appearance. Whether you have freeform dreads or starter locs, moisturizing is an essential part of your hair care routine. At H.E.A.L Hair Care, we specialize in herbal hair care products that are designed to nourish and protect your hair.

In this blog post, we'll provide you with some tips on how to moisturize dreadlocks, including specific recommendations for different types of locs.

Why Moisturizing is Important for Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks are formed by tangling and matting hair together over time. While this process can create a unique and beautiful hairstyle, it can also lead to dryness and breakage if not properly moisturized. Moisturizing your dreadlocks regularly can help keep them healthy, soft, and shiny. It can also help prevent breakage and promote hair growth.

Tips for Moisturizing Freeform Dreads

Freeform dreads, also known as organic dreads, are formed naturally without any manipulation or styling. While this style requires less maintenance, it's still important to keep your hair moisturized. Here are some tips for moisturizing freeform dreads:

1. Use a spray bottle

Using a spray bottle filled with water and natural oils like coconut or jojoba oil can help hydrate your dreads without causing buildup. Simply mist your hair with the mixture and massage it into your scalp and dreads.

2. Avoid heavy products

Freeform dreads require minimal products to maintain their shape and texture. Avoid using heavy products that can weigh down your hair and cause buildup. Stick to lightweight oils and sprays.

3. Protect your hair at night

Wrapping your hair in a silk or satin scarf at night can help prevent moisture loss while you sleep. This can also help reduce frizz and keep your hair looking neat and tidy.

At H.E.A.L Hair Care, we recommend our Rose Hydrosol for moisturizing freeform dreads. This gentle and refreshing mist is made with organic rose petals and is perfect for hydrating and refreshing your hair and scalp.

Tips for Moisturizing Starter Locs

Starter locs are formed by twisting or braiding sections of hair and allowing them to naturally lock over time. While these locs are still forming, it's important to keep them moisturized to prevent breakage and promote healthy growth. Here are some tips for moisturizing starter locs:

1. Use a leave-in conditioner

A leave-in conditioner is a great way to hydrate your hair and keep it moisturized throughout the day. Look for a lightweight conditioner that won't cause buildup or weigh down your hair.

2. Apply oil to your scalp

Massaging natural oils like jojoba or tea tree oil into your scalp can help hydrate your hair and promote healthy growth. Use a dropper to apply the oil directly to your scalp, and then massage it in with your fingertips.

3. Avoid over-washing

While it's important to keep your hair clean, over-washing can strip your hair of its natural oils and lead to dryness. Aim to wash your hair once or twice a week, and use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo.

At H.E.A.L Hair Care, we recommend our Herbal Hair and Scalp Balm for moisturizing starter locs. This nourishing balm is made with organic herbs like rosemary and lavender, and is perfect for promoting healthy hair growth and preventing breakage.


Moisturizing is an essential part of taking care of your dreadlocks, whether you have free form dreads or starter locs. By using natural oils, avoiding heavy products, and protecting your hair at night, you can keep your hair healthy, soft, and shiny. At H.E.A.L Hair Care, we believe in using herbal hair care products to nourish and protect your hair. Our Rose Hydrosol and Herbal Hair and Scalp Balm are perfect for moisturizing and promoting healthy growth in all types of locs.

If you have any questions or would like more information on our herbal hair care products, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]. We'd love to hear from you and help you find the perfect products for your hair care needs. Don't forget to try our Rose Hydrosol and Herbal Hair and Scalp Balm for healthy, moisturized dreadlocks!

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