Dreads don’t have to be dirty... Actually they don’t even like being dirty.
Keeping the hair super clean and free of conditioners and other residues that
lubricate the hair is the fastest and healthiest way to dread.
DreadHead Dread Soap is different because it leaves nothing behind on your
hair to slow down the dreading process. It is completely free of SAPONIFIED
OILS and other natural residues, which LUBRICATE hair and slow the locking
process, it contains no moisturizing additives that can build up and increase
drying time, and it is completely free of dread destroying conditioners. It's
also beyond hypo-allergenic because it leaves nothing behind to irritate even
the most sensitive of scalps!
DreadHead Dread Soap cleans the hair and scalp and leaves no residue behind.
It actually helps your dreads tighten, (ORLY?How?) it gets the hair so clean
and free of oil and residue that the hair will bind, knot, dread, and tighten
faster than it can with any other shampoo. One would assume that all shampoos
leave your hair and scalp clean, but the reality is very few are actually
designed to not leave oils, scents, conditioners, detanglers, moisturizers,
inhibitors and other additives behind. Some of the biggest residue offenders
are actually "natural" or homemade soaps such as Castile soaps. They are made
by reacting strong chemicals, usually lye, with oils(olive oil, coconut oil or
animal fats). The result is a Saponified Oil. This type of soap has been
popular way to clean for hundreds of years. A prized feature of these
traditional soaps is that the oils they leave behind make skin & hair feel soft
and smooth. Unfortunately these same residues build up in your dreads (just
like they do on bathtub walls), reducing air circulation, increasing drying
time and even loosening the dreads themselves by lubricating the hair,
compromising your hard won knots. Soap that leaves residue on the scalp not
only slows down the dreading process which can lead to mildew growing in the
dreads, but it can cause itching and irritation of the scalp. Product resides
that build up and impact hair follicles have been linked to premature thinning
and hair loss in men and women. When hair is dreaded or in braids it is harder
to rinse well and it holds residues much better because of the way it is
tightly packed together. Keeping the dreads clean and free of buildup is key to
their long term maintenance.
DreadHead Dread Soap is totally free of dyes, fragrance, phosphates, and
oxidizers. It's also completely un-scented. When you wash your hands in this
soap, dry them, and smell them, you will smell nothing but clean. No
fruit-laden, flower-fied fragrances at all. Just squeaky clean.
Our soap uses fully organic coconut based surfactants, the most significant
breakthrough in cleaning technology since lye! They allow our dread soap to
clean better, leave nothing behind, and do the job with less water than other
methods. Our soap is 100% Vegan friendly containing 0% animal products and no
phosphates to pollute our water.
How do you know when your scalp is clean? Our Dread Soap will let you know.
Because of the way our Dread Soap is formulated you won't see heaps of lather
when you first start washing. But, as everything becomes clean the lather
bursts forth. If your scalp is particularly oily, as is often the case when
it's time to wash your dreads, you may need to soap up and rinse twice. Why is
your scalp oily and your dreads more dry? Brushing moves oil from the scalp to
the hair. Since dreads are not brushed more oil remains at the scalp and needs
to be washed away. This is also the reason that using a moisturizer is very
important when you have dreads. Without it they get dry, brittle and weak.
Would other companies lie about their shampoo being residue free? You bet.
Whether it's ignorance or purposeful deception I can't say, but neither is
cool, especially when dreads are at stake. Take a close look at the ingredients
of any dread shampoo that claims to be residue free. Make sure it doesn't
contain a list of saponified oils that it will leave in your dreads. Herbs and
extracts are often added as a proposed solution to everything from dandruff to
itches. If they worked (results are often underwhelming) and if once they
worked they washed away there would be no issue. The problem is they usually
have little to no effect and if they are part of the shampoo they are being
added each time you wash. Fragrances are probably the least concerning since
they are often small, very concentrated amounts. Keep in mind though that pure
fragrances rinse away easily, so if a strong fragrance remains after rinsing
it's likely being held there by other residues that were left behind.
Regardless though, If it leaves a fragrance on your hands it's leaving
something behind and it's certainly not 100% residue free. And if it leaves a
soap ring in your sink or bath tub it will leave the same in your dreads.
Accept no substitutes. Dread Head Dread Soap is the original 100% Residue Free
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