The Best Shampoos for Dreads

Dreadlocks originated in Kenya with the Mau Mau ("Dreads"), who fashioned their hair as a form of quiet protest to the white colonists. Popularized by Bob Marley, who wore dreads as a follower of the Rastafarian religion, this look has morphed into a mainstream style statement, embraced across cultures by people of all colors. Regular shampooing using a residue- and sulfate-free shampoo with emollient ingredients will help maintain a hydrated scalp and well-nourished hair. Twisting your hair each week with almond oil or beeswax will help prevent matting while maintaining the luster in your locks.

Liquid Mane n’ Tail Castille Dr. Bronner Bar Knotty Boy This is why our mission is to help empower the world, one head at a time. Unscented Knatty Dread Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Rinse

Pour ACV into a large pitcher. Add essential oils and water until full. Pour over head and let soak 3 – 5 minutes. Rinse well.

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