Real Dreads


Are real dreads harmful for my hair?

There are quite a few prejudices about real dreads, people think they look sloppy or untidy. We regularly receive remarks along the lines of: Real dreads? Doesn’t that severely damage your hair?

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How often can I wash my Real Dreads?

Washing your dreads is an important part of taking good care of your Real Dreads and keeping them clean! In an earlier Blog we’ve explained why it’s best to use a special shampoo for your Real Dreads. In a different Blog we’ve described different kinds of shampoo. With all of this knowledge, we’re only left with one question: how many often should I wash my Real Dreads?

 

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Can I dye my Real Dreads?

Real Dreads are in fact the same as ‘normal hair’. You can dye your hair, but it could be harmful to it. We have summed up some suggestions for you on how to dye your Real Dreads the easiest way possible!

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Can I decolorize/Bleach my Real Dreads?

You’d love to give your Real Dreads an explosive colour, but for the best result you are advised to decolorize your dreads first. Is that wise to do with Real Dreads?

 

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Help! There is too much wax in my dreads!

Help! There is too much wax in my dreads!

It happens to everyone; you accidentally put too much wax or oil in your dreadlocks. This can be very annoying because your dreads get a dirty look, even though there isn’t a bit of dirt in them! But because your dreads get sticky, a lot of dirt can get stuck in there. Fortunately the oil or wax is removable!

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Real Dreads, when to use which conditioner?

Real Dreads, when to use which conditioner?

You have dreads from your own hair and want to take care of them. But there is a lot of products to choose from, so which one do you pick?

General care of dreads

A must for everyone with dreadlocks is a good conditioning spray! A caring (conditioning) spray can be used for all types of hair; normal hair, dry hair and fatty hair. The spray doesn’t just care for your hair/dreads, but also gives them a lovely fresh smell.

The advice from Dreadshop is to use a product as natural as possible for your Real Dreads. Choose a conditioning spray that is made only, or as much as possible, from natural ingredients. When using non-natural ingredients, it can give you some irritation, specially when you have a sensitive scalp.

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Why a nightcap for Real Dreads?

Why a nightcap for Real Dreads?

When you have Real Dreads it’s a good idea to wear a nightcap when you’re sleeping. In addition to the fact that a nightcap looks quite charming ;) it will keep your dreads from frizzing for longer!

A nightcap will keep your dreads looking good for a longer period of time. That’s because you move your head over your pillow when you sleep. This results in loose hairs and frizz in your dreads. Wearing a nightcap prevents this.

 

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