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Washing Dreadlocks

Can I wash my dreadlocks?

Yes, you can wash your dreadlocks. You should wash your dreadlocks at least once a week, but most people wash every three days.

What should I wash my dreadlocks with?

You should only wash your dreadlocks in a shampoo that leaves no residue behind. Some people say that you don't have to use a shampoo that removes residues or doesn't leave any residues behind, but most of the time, their dreadlocks look terrible and the shampoo is to blame. I recommend DreadHead residue free shampoo.

How often should I wash my dreadlocks?

You should get in the habit of washing your dreadlocks every three days, your dreadlocks will lock up fast and they will look and smell good at the same time. As long as you wash your dreads once a week you should be fine.

Do I have to stop washing my hair for a long time before I make dreadlocks?

No, actually you should wash your hair with residue free shampoo right before you make the dreadlocks and let you hair air dry.

Do I have to use a different shampoo when I have dreadlocks?

Yes, you need to use a shampoo that leaves no residues behind in your hair and removes residues that are in your hair. The reason using this kind of shampoo is so important when you have dreadlocks is because dreadlocks like to hold stuff. When you have normal hair the residues are free to fall out and fall out while you are brushing your hair, but when you have dreadlocks you don't brush your hair, and the hair isn't free to let the residues fall out. So the residues begin to build up, and after a while they can cause the dreadlocks to mold. The residues also lubricate the hair, so the knots can't tighten as much as they could if there were no residues there. I recommend DreadHead residue free shampoo.

What should I look for in a good shampoo?

You should look for a shampoo that removes residues and doesn't leave any of it's own residues behind. The shampoo should have no scents, because scents left in the hair are residues. I recommend DreadHead residue free shampoo.

What should I look for in a bad shampoo?

A shampoo that has scents, or conditioners is an enemy to dreadlocks. Stay away from these types of shampoos.

What are residues?

Residues are anything that is left behind in the hair by shampoos or any other products. Residues build up on the hairs and lubricate them, this slows down the dreadlocking process because the knots aren't able to fully tighten. Residues can also build up and grow mold inside the dreadlocks.

Why are some shampoos bad for dreadlocks?

Some shampoos are bad for dreadlocks because they leave residue behind in the dreadlocks.