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Keeping Clean – Washing Your Dreads

Keep It Clean

With everything going on in the world, one of the most important things we can all do is keep it clean. Washing your hands and face every time you return home is very important right now. In the same spirit, today’s topic will cover all the need-to-know tips and tricks for keeping your dreads squeaky clean without damaging them.

Conditioner – No-Go

One of the most common mistakes dread-wearers make when washing their synthetic dreads is using conditioner. After all, it seems so harmless to use something we all use on our hair normally. However, conditioner causes the synthetic hair to behave like real hair and become silky smooth, undoing the dreaded hairs (similar to what can happen with natural dreads). Kanekalon, the material we use, behaves very much like natural hair, so it’s important to always keep this in mind when using products on your new dreads.

Shampoos – Brands to Buy

When choosing a shampoo for your dreads, you need only to ask one questions: “Do I like the smell?”. Any brand of shampoo is perfectly safe for your synthetic dreads so long as it doesn’t have conditioner in it (Sorry 2-n-1’s).

Washing Your Dreads

It’s important to remember that washing your dreads too often can result in them untangling or having other complications. I recommend washing them around once every 7 days, but you are safe to wash them every 5 days, especially if you have an annoyingly itchy scalp.

When washing your dreads, gently lather them in your shampoo of choice. Then rinse as normal. There is no super secret method to washing them correctly as long as you aren’t too rough on them.

Wrapping Up

Washing dreads is as simple as washing your own hair; You just have to do it less often and more gently. Keeping clean now is more important than ever.

Are you interested in getting your own set of synthetic dreads? If you’re tired of bad hair days, check out some of our favorite sets below!