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in weeks, not years.

Create and maintain beautiful locks in any hair type easier, faster, and cleaner with Knotty Boy Natural Dreadlock Care products.

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LockSteady Tropical Tightening Gel


Loose locks need a little tightening and TLC? Knotty Boy LockSteady Dreadlock Tropical Tightening Gel is a heavenly-scented, light, wash-out formula designed to tighten both new and mature dreadlocks, and bring loose hair and frizzies under control instantly.

  • tightens locks of any age
  • grooms and controls loose hair and frizz
  • wax-free alternative starter for new dreads
  • aloe-based formula, easy on hair and scalp
  • made with Lime Essential Oil for a heavenly, tropical scent!

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  • Directions
  • Ingredients

Utilizing the age-old dreadlock-accelerating properties of pure Aloe Vera, and combined in a smoothie of Vitamins and Hempseed Oil for tender loving hair care, this tropical party-in-a-jar is also an alternative to concentrated salt-based dreadlock accelerator sprays.

Knotty Boy Locksteady Tropical Tightening Gel tightens and replenishes dreads with pure Aloe Vera instead, which has been used traditionally by Rastafarians for grooming and strengthening dreadlocks.

A fantastic wash-out alternative for starting and maintaining dreadlocks, wax-free.

  1. Wet hair, and rub a tablespoon of Gel into your palms
  2. Run your gel-smeared hands down small bundles of locks from scalp to ends
  3. Palm-roll each dread. For maximum hold, palm-roll again while still tacky.
  4. Allow locks to air dry, or use a hairdryer on ‘Low’ to dry locks completely.
  5. For quick lock-tightening on the go, try mixing 1 part Gel to 3 parts water, add to a Spritzer Bottle, shake well and spray lightly all over. Palm roll if desired to bring frizzies and loose hair under control.

Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Sucrose, Xanthan Gum, Hemp Seed Oil, Panthenol, Quinoa, Oats, Lime Essential Oil, Geogard® (Preservative).

INCI Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sucrose, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Hydrolyzed Oats, Citrus Aurantifolia Peel Oil, Benzyl Alcohol (and) Salicylic Acid (and) Glycerin (and) Sorbic Acid

All Ingredients are ethically sourced and cruelty-free. For a full description of each Ingredient, check out the Knotty Boy Ingredient List.

4 ounce dreadlock tightening gel

LockSteady Tropical Tightening Gel Gel 4oz


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