A Step by Step Guide on How to Wash Dreadlocks
Yes, I know, dreadlock is not the most popular amongst the hairstyles. They are made by sectioning hair and matted them together in a rope like, long strands.
Most of the time, if not all the time, people criticise them as unkempt and untidy because they thought they are not washed.
The usual questions people asked are, “how to wash dreadlocks?”, “do you wash them?” or any questions boiling to just one point and that is “can you wash it?”.
It is necessary that you wash dreadlocks, the frequency depends, yet as per expert’s advice, it should be washed once or twice a week, 12 weeks to 3 months after dreadlocks are made, to give it a chance to settle themselves without pulling excessive amounts of unfastened hair.
During this time, it is highly recommended that you focus washing the scalp as all excess oil is there, and this can avoid possible trauma to bodies of your locks.
Once established, you can choose the frequency to however you want. But washing more frequently is not suggested as you need to let your dreadlocks to dry out thoroughly.
Shampooing dreadlocks should be a good option to consider, and below is the step by step way to do it effectively:
The steps are very easy to follow; it is almost the same as washing regular hair. Although there are few things you need to be very careful about, especially on the drying part as there are a lot of risks when you do not complete it properly.
There are few people who neglect washing their dreadlock hair. Unfortunately, that is not the right way of keeping and managing hairstyle as such.
With proper maintenance and care, this should last for two years. Wet, shampoo, work in your scalp, rinse and dry are the five simple ways of washing your dreadlocks using shampoo.
Other means doing so, combination of water, vinegar and baking soda to name one, yet the most effective and efficient way for me is shampoo.
As long as you are choosing the right brand of shampoo in the market, then you can be satisfied with the result.
Washing dreadlocks is supposedly easy, as long as you know the proper ways and strategies are doing so. You can consider other options of washing hair, but by far shampoo is the most convenient, effective and efficient way.