How To Wash Your Hair With Dreads?

How often do you wash your hair with dreads?

You should get in the habit of washing your dreadlocks every three days, your dreadlocks will lock up fast and they will look and smell good at the same time.

As long as you wash your dreads once a week you should be fine.

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.

Why don’t people with dreads wash their hair?

When you first start the dreading process you don’t wash them out because you want them to lock. Wet hair can’t lock and you have to start the process over. You have to allow them to “catch” with the wax, gel, or whatever you’re using to help the process, especially if your natural hair is straight.

Will my dreads come out if I wash them?

Dreadlocks can be safely washed a couple of times per week, but be careful not to wash them too often. The chemicals in shampoo along with the friction of scrubbing might eventually cause them to come loose.

Can I get my dreads wet everyday?

Getting the dreads wet ahead of time won’t usually cause them any problems, but many people find that if they get their dreads wet without washing them and getting them clean, they get itchy sooner. If you don’t find this to be the case then you can get them wet in between washings.

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Can I wash my dreads with just water?

Technically you can “wash” your locs with just water, but it’s not recommended because it doesn’t remove dirt or buildup. Water alone will only get your hair wet. Getting your hair wet helps to moisturize your dreads, but it doesn’t do anything to clean them.

What should you not do with starter locs?

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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.

Is it OK to wash starter locs?

You can and should wash your starter locs before 3 months.

Waiting at least 10 days will allow your hair to regain its natural oils. Shampoo removes some the natural oils from your hair and so washing too often will cause your hair to be dry and even cause dandruff.