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Selma Leathem has experience writing for a wide range of audiences on a plethora of topics from profesional science publications to amateur gardening and fashion advice. With a degree in physics, and experience writing about electronics, engineering, software, gardening, home, food, and fashion, she is a name to watch for.

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 nā€™ 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

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

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