Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel Review
Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel is one of the most popular products used for starting and retwisting dreadlocks. If you're looking to keep your dreadlocks looking neat and well-groomed, this product may be for you.
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Detailed Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel Review
Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel is one of the most popular dreadlock products on the market. It’s affordable, available in most hair stores that carry “ethnic” items, and should last a long time.
Here at StrongLocs, we’re big fans of limiting the number of products and chemicals you put on your hair and scalp. We believe the fewer chemicals you put in your hair, the better of your scalp and hair will be long-term. And, Jamaican Mango and Lime has an average sized ingredient list compared to other products available. We’d like it more if it had less ingredients.
Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel has a nice smell to it. This can be good or bad depending on your scalp sensitivity to fragrance and if you like the smell.
One issue with Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel is that if you use too much on your dreadlocks, it can cause build up. This is a side effect of this product’s ingredients and ability to have a strong “hold”. Water based products that are more lightweight than Jamaican Mango and Lime won’t typically leave build up but they also won’t hold as tight. This can cause your retwist to unravel. So, you’ll have to decide what you’d prefer more.
However, to prevent this, just use less of the product and regularly wash your dreadlocks.
Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel Directions
Before using Jamaican Mango & Lime, you’re going to want to wash your dreadlocks. Washing your locs will help to prevent build-up by removing any pre-existing product and oil in your hair.
After washing your hair, lightly dry it by patting it down with a towel (don’t rub the towel against your head). Your hair should still be wet to the touch.
Use your finger to dip out a small amount of gel and apply to your roots or new growth and start re-twisting and/or styling your dreadlocks. If you’re starting dreadlocks instead of retwisting, apply the gel to all of your sectioned hair instead of just the root.
Dry your hair. This can be done by sitting under a hair dryer, using a handheld blow dryer, or by letting your hair air dry. However, make sure your hair is dry before going to bed.
Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel Ingredients
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel cause build-up?
Does Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel grow your hair?
Overall, Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel is a good product to try. As long as you’re using the product correctly and like the smell of the gel, your dreadlocks should continue to flourish.