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6 Easy Steps To Retwist Dreads With Beeswax At Home

When it comes to twisting or retwisting dreadlocks, there are numerous products for you to choose.

However, it will be crucial to opt for the good one that will not only help you achieve perfect locks, but also not leave any buildups on your hair.

While beeswax is considered a top choice to keep hair in the desired shape and direction, will it work on dreadlocks?

This article will help you answer all the frequently asked questions about dreadlocks and beeswax.

See also: How often should you rewist your dreadlocks?

Is beeswax good for locks?

No, beeswax is not ideal for dreadlocks. Although beeswax is pure and natural, it is likely to leave buildups on your hair, which is especially a bad thing for matted and tangled hair like dreadlocks.

Moreover, beeswax has a high melting point and is waterproof, so you cannot just remove the residue on your hair with water.

Hot water and others with high temperature can help, however, they might pose some risks to your locs, like breakage, hair loss, or brittleness, or even damage your scalp and hair.

What is the best thing to use to retwist dreads instead of beeswax?

Basically, products that you use when retwisting won’t help lock your hair. The main purpose is adding the shiny and uniform finish look, and nourishing your hair with nutrients and vitamins.

Hair products that are considered best to retwist dreads are tightening spray, gel, cream or even rubber bands, which will help you to get the same finish as using beeswax. 

How to retwist dreadlocks?

Your hair grows every day, that’s why you need to retwist your dreads to keep the annoying hair in shape and add them to the current locs.

Things you’ll need:

  • Any kind of your favorite dreadlocks tightening gel
  • Hair clip or band


  1. Work from the nape part first, and gather the unnecessary hair with a hair clip or a rubber band
  2. Apply a little dreadlocks tightening gel or dreadlock wax to your fingers, then take individual dread
  3. Gather the loose hair and twist between your thumbs and other fingers to reform the dread
  4. Apply a little wax or gel to your palms, take the dread that you’ve just retwisted and palm roll it
  5. Repeat the above steps to work on the other dreads, from the nape to the front
  6. If there is residue on your locks, use a hair dryer to heat up the residue, so that it will be easier to be removed

Read more: The Best Way To Use Beeswax For Your Twisting Hair At Home

The bottom line

It’s hard to get rid of loose hair during the dreadlocks developing process. So you need to retwist your dreads with proper hair products to keep them uniform.

Remember although beeswax is quite common in hair treatment, it’s not a good way to go when it comes to dreadlocks. Sticking with tightening gel or wax will be much better.

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