Having dreadlocks is a commitment. Dreads are generally easy to take care of, but still need to be treated differently than other kinds of hair. Using a standard shampoo (one that isn’t specially made for dreads) may leave visible residue on your dreads or even prevent your dreads from drying properly, causing smelly mildew to grow. Residues found in normal shampoos may also prevent dreadlocks from forming properly if you’re still dreading your hair. Dreads require a thinner shampoo that easily washes out.
Fortunately, there are many products out there to choose from that are made for people with dreads. Here are a few great products that are beneficial for people with all kinds of dreads.
Knotty Boy Dreadlock Shampoo Bar & Liquid Shampoo
Taliah Waajid Black Earth Total Body Shampoo
Taliah Waajid Total Body Black Earth Shampoo is gooey black substance that might seem a little weird at first, but it will leave your dreads clean, smelling nice and conditioned. It’s thinner than the Knotty Boy shampoo, but will get the job done nicely.
Rasta Jam Mango & Lime Tingle Shampoo
Madina Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner
Dread Head HQ Dreadlock Soap