I’m always aware of the smell of my hair, that’s why I try to keep my dreads clean at all times. Washing your locs on a regular basis is not only essential for keeping them healthy and beautiful, but it’s also to prevent bad odors. Choosing a shampoo or soap can be a bit tricky, because dreadlocks are unique and need specific types of shampoos to keep them healthy.
Residue-free Shampoo for Dreads
Locs absorb things more easily than natural or other types of hair, therefore, it is recommended that you use a residue-free shampoo or natural shampoos, or even bar soaps for dreads. This way, when you wash your hair, all the residue will be removed, which will prevent build-up in your locs. Residue-free shampoos may also prevent or get rid of dandruff.
Benefits of Residue-free Shampoo on Dreads
When you wash your dreads with residue-free shampoo, you can immediately feel the cleanness all the way to your scalp. You might notice that residue-free shampoos don’t necessarily have to leave a strong scent in your hair. This does not mean that you didn’t get a deep-cleansed wash. In fact, that strong fragrance that’s left behind is an indication that residues are still locked away in the strands of your locs.
Growing and Restoring Your Locs
Whether you are just starting your dreadlocks or have them for years, you may want to stimulate your locs so that they can grow faster. Choosing certain dreadlocks shampoos with natural oils and herbs, can increase the growth rate of your hair. Over a period of time, you will see the difference in the the appearance of your locs, as you give them the nourishment that they need.
Organic Soap Bars for Washing Locs
If you want to try something other than shampoo for your locs, you can also try natural dreadlock shampoo bar soaps. These bar soaps are just as good as the shampoos, and may even last you a longer time, since some will give a richer lather. Just like the shampoo, they are enriched with natural herbs and oils, without the added chemicals.
The Right Way to Wash Dreads
There’s a slight difference in washing your locs than the traditional hair. Try imagine washing sponge. You would gently massage the shampoo in your scalp and locs. When rinsing, do not wring your dreads, but instead, squeeze the water out of your hair.
Always remember that an important part of your locs-care regimen should include regular washing with the right shampoo. Giving your dreads attention and care, will result in stronger, healthier dreadlocks for years to come.