How To Wash Starter Dreads?

How long should you wait to wash your hair after starting locs?

When to Shampoo New Locs

You can try to wait at least two weeks before your very first shampoo with your new locs, but it is not completely necessary.

On average, I shampoo my hair every 9 days and have done so since I first started them.

Can you wash your hair when starting dreads?

After they have had a chance to establish themselves a bit, usually by the start of the second month, you can begin washing them every other day or every second day. You can continue that schedule for the life of the dreads. If possible, always use residue free shampoo when you wash your dreads.

Can you get starter locs wet?

Whenever you wash your dreads get them as dry as possible afterwards. This will ensure that the dreadlocks dry all the way through. Leaving them wet will cause them to smell like a stinky wet towel.

How often should you twist starter locs?

Frequent twisting tends to thin and break the strands of your hair, so you should only re-twist your dreadlocks every four weeks. As your hair grows and matures, the frequency of re-twisting grows less as your hair thickens into the locs.

What should you not do with starter locs?

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How many starter locs should I have?

81 TO 100 DREADS: This seems to be an acceptable amount of dreads for those with thin hair, although I personally wouldn’t go much higher than 100. If you have thick hair, this amount of locs will give you medium-thin dreads.

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Are dreads dead hair?

Can dreads cause damage to your hair? The short answer is no. It’s quite the opposite. Dreadlocks as a hairstyle actually help protect your hair.

How often should you wash starter locs?

While locs are more prone to odors and buildup than loose hair, over-washing can dry out your scalp and lead to flaking, itchiness, breakage, and thinning locks. We recommend once every 1-2 weeks, and don’t wash starter locs until they have some time to mature.