Why doesn't your soap smell like some trendy fruit or herb? - Dreadlocks FAQ's
Essential oils, herbs, essence of fruit, nut extracts, natural and artificial fragrances, dyes and all other things that slow the dreading process while offering no real benefit are left out of Dread Head Dread Soap. As consumers we are trained to believe that a shampoo with a "natural herb or oil" is better than one without. 99% of the time it doesn't make a bit of difference, you wash your hair, it smells like peppermint, no problem.
Dreads are the other 1%. Dreads don't need or want any of that stuff. They want to be clean and the cleaner you get them, the tighter they will lock, and the faster they can dry.
Clean hair does not smell like fruit. The scented residues coat the hair and make it feel "soft and silky". They also reduce the friction between the surfaces of each hair strand allowing knots to slip apart and making it more difficult for new knots to get started.
We feel that making better dreads faster is more important than the "pretend benefits" offered by trendy herbs and oils; especially while the dreads are new you want to help them lock as quickly as possible so that you can spend less time maintaining them and more time enjoying them.
We feel that those who desire a tasty scent in their dreads should be able to choose the scent and when they want it rather than always having the same sent in their shampoo. Most importantly it should wash out completely when they wash their dreads. This can be accomplished a few different ways. Dread-Licious allows you to moisturize and flavorize your dreadies with a fast rinsing, mouth watering scent any time you like. The fragrance washes out completely in every shower so you don't have to worry about build up.
The other option is to alternate between an ultra low-residue shampoo with a fast rinsing fragrance and a completely residue free shampoo designed to remove residue and residual scent. This combo gives you variety while assuring you never have build up issues, not even years down the road.