Aftercare FAQ

It is not recommended. Washing too frequently can lead to mildew in rare circumstances. Washing everyday is unnecessary and can lead to quicker buildup of ingredients from shampoos, especially with shampoos that are loaded with ingredients that tend to build up.

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Hair tends to grow faster in dreadlocks than normal hair in most cases. The reason for this seems to be the reduced amount of washing and stripping the natural oils from your hair and scalp. However, dreadlocks to appear to grow slower than normal hair because all that hair has to knot and tangle up…

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The most effective way to prevent dreads from growing together is to pull them apart at the roots, isolate them, and get them crocheted or maintained on a regular basis. When separating, you’ll want to first pull the dreadlocks apart and then run your finger along the scalp where the section should be and pull…

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Can I swim with dreadlocks?

This answer depends on the method of installation and maintenance and the type of water you’ll be swimming in. One of the biggest disadvantages of the twisting method is that you cannot swim. However, all other methods you are able to swim with your dreads. The second concern is the type of water. Salt water…

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Hard water is a very serious concern for your dreads that many people are unaware of. Hard water is simply water that contains minerals and heavy metals. It can drastically reduce the cleaning capacity of your shampoo, it can lead to changes in the color of your hair, and ultimately contribute to an oily greasy…

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Generally speaking, yes, however that depends on your installation and maintenance method. For free form dreadlocks it could be beneficial since it is compressing and tightening your dreadlocks. For the twisting method it is very bad because your twist will come undone. The crochet method is the least effected by wearing a helmet. If you…

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Yes, but not as much as most people think. When we sweat our body is pushing out waste, but part of that is salt. Salt is generally beneficial for locking up hair (with the exception of the twisting method). Therefore sweat isn’t the enemy of your dreads. The true enemy is sebum, which is a…

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