Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started
I recently did some maintenance for the first time on the huge monster lock on the right side. Below the mature part of the lock, the loose ends had gotten tangled and looped in a way that was annoying because it created a huge thick ball at the end of the hair. So I started untangling it with conditioner and a comb. This is the first time I have tried to work on any of my locks in any way.
At first, I was using 'Dove Damage Therapy Shine Boost.' It was cheap and it was something I grabbed at random because I was shopping at a store that didn't have my favorite conditioner that I used to use before I had dreadlocks. The Dove conditioner made the hair all waxy and it stuck together so badly that it was still almost impossible to untangle the loops that I was working on. The 'shine boost' actually worked, though - the hair that I put conditioner on had a very bright reflective glossy shine (not that I care - I'm not aiming for 'shiny hair' right now).
I gave up on that kind of conditioner and bought my favorite kind, Finesse - I got the 'moisturizing' kind. It was so much easier to work on untangling the loops and I made a lot of progress on the big knot, although I'm not done yet and will have to work on it again. I always liked finesse because it didn't add waxy buildup to my hair.