Best Products for Washing Dreadlocks

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Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo is hands down my favorite shampoo for dreadlocks.

I use it once a week and typically add a few extra drops of tea tree essential oil to the shampoo bottle right before each use. Doing this will leave your scalp feeling tingly fresh and will deter bugs and dandruff. I highly recommend it!

When I travel, I opt for this Trader Joe’s shampoo bar because I don’t want liquid soap leaking in my bag.

Clarifying Shampoo

Best clarifying shampoo for dreadlocks

Approximately once a month I use a clarifying shampoo to make sure that my locs are being cleaned thoroughly.

Neutrogena Clarifying Shampoo is a great option because it’s gentle and it doesn’t strip your hair entirely of much-needed nutrients and oils.

Baking Soda

Best baking soda for dreadlocks

I use Arm & Hammer’s baking soda for deep cleanses once every 6 months. Using baking soda on its own can be damaging to your scalp, so I recommend following up with an apple cider rinse every time.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Bragg’s Organic ACV is the best Apple Cider Vinegar I can recommend. It has many benefits for your hair and scalp, for instance, it alleviates itchiness, dandruff, and balances the scalp’s pH. If used too often, it can loosen dreads, so try not to use it more than twice a month.

Water Basin

Best water basin for dreadlocks

This water basin is ideal for dreadlock deep cleanses! It’s especially convenient because it’s not bulky and it can be stored in small spaces when not in use.

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