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 SOAPONIFIED 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 Soaponified 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.
Our soap uses fully organic cocoanut 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.
Enjoy Clean healthy dreads!