Rasta Hair Products

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Rasta Hair Products
With proper care, your Rasta hair will look great and be healthy. (Chris Ted/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Rasta, or Rastafarian, hairstyles often include thick dreadlocks. To maintain this look and keep the hair healthy, you should consider using products specifically made for dreadlocks. With little effort and some care, your Rasta hairstyle will not only look great, it will be healthy.

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Shampoos

Contrary to some beliefs, dreadlocks or Rasta styled hair needs to be washed in order to be healthy and look good. For normal hair (not excessively dry or damaged with split ends), try a moisturising shampoo that will keep the locs looking healthy and strong. Lockology Mint Medley is a shampoo that combines a blend of spearmint, peppermint and rosemary that soothes as it cleans. It's made from all natural products and promotes hair growth. For kids, consider using Little Locs Lavender for a moisturising deep cleansing that blends together lavender with other natural products. This shampoo is made to condition and protect your child's locs while keeping them strong and healthy.

Rasta Hair Products
To clean, use a moisturising shampoo. (man with dreadlocks image by nutech21 from Fotolia.com)

Wax

Putting wax in your hair may not sound like a great choice, however, Rasta/Dreadlock wax is specifically designed to keep your style moisturised and healthy. Wax products, such as Knotty Boy, are made to hold the locs longer and create a thicker appearance for thinner hair. Because of its thickness and strength, the wax should maintain through warm/hot water washings. The light-coloured wax products are great for hair colours like blond and light brown. Knotty Boy also makes a darker wax for darker shades of hair like brunette and black.

Accelerator

Accelerator for Rastafarian hairstyles normally comes in spray form and is designed to keep locs healthy while promoting growth. DreadheadHQ Locking Accelerator is an unscented water-based product that does not leave residue on your hair. (Be careful not to over-spray.) There are no oils, so it does not leave hair greasy or slimy. When used properly, DreadheadHQ Locking Accelerator should tighten up your dreadlocks, giving them a neater appearance.

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