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How to Wash Dreadlocks

Getting dreadlocks is a fabulous way to go from boring to hip in just a few hours, but proper care and maintenance is an absolute necessity with this hairstyle.


  • Step 1: Put on the cap Place the nylon stocking cap over your dreadlocks before getting in the shower for the first month.
  • Step 2: Add shampoo and rinse Put residue-free shampoo on your head and rub it over the stocking cap. Rinse well.
  • Step 3: Remove the cap and dry Remove the nylon cap and gently squeeze the water out of each dread. Try shaking them to remove any excess water. Wrap them in a towel for a few minutes or use a hair dryer. It is very important to allow the dreads to dry thoroughly.
  • TIP: Do not wrap your dreads, put them in a scarf, or under a hat until they are completely dry.
  • Step 4: Repeat Wash your dreadlocks every two to three days in order to maintain healthy, thick, and luxurious dreads.
  • FACT: Dreadlocks are both a philosophical statement and a reflection of Nazarite vows for many Rastafarians.

You Will Need

  • Dreadlocks
  • Nylon stocking
  • Residue-free shampoo
  • Water
  • Towel or hair dryer
  • Scarf or hat (optional)

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