What is Dreadrot?

Dreadrot is an instance where residue and moisture accumulate inside the body of the dreadlock resulting in mold growth.

Mold and mildew, although uncommon, can be a serious problem for people with dreadlocks. A usual cause of dreadrot is the use of wax or improper shampoo combined with excessive washing. Dreadlocks take a very long time to dry when they mature, therefore it is very important to give them adequate time between washing to allow your dreadlocks at least 1-2 days of complete dryness.

You can follow our Dread Cleanse Guide to remove buildup and give your dreadlocks a refreshing soak to prevent or even reverse dreadrot!

“I want to use proper shampoo so that I don’t end up with dreadrot!”

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