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    Natty News — Washing Dreads

    How to Dry Dreadlocks

    <strong>How to Dry Dreadlocks</strong>

    When being washed, going swimming or even on a really rainy day, Dreads can soak up huge amounts of Water!

     

    As most experienced dreadies know, this is not a bad thing at all. Washing your dreads and keeping them clean is crucial for Dreadlocks and the Dreadlocking process. Drying them properly is just as Important and will save you from damp Dreads for the rest of the day or even smelly dreads if they are left wet for long enough.

    Super Dread Guide for Drying Dreadlocks:

    Step 1: Wring Out your Natties

     

    After you get out the shower, bath or sea, it helps to squeeze as much water as possible out of your Dreadlocks!

    If they are long enough, this can be easily done in the same manner as you would with a soaking wet piece of laundry, give dreads a good squeeze from top to bottom and a gentle twist if necessary until you have got as much water out as possible.

    If your Dreads are really long... you can always get a friend to help!! :o)

    After this, Dreads will feel much lighter and more comfortable as they will no longer be soaking wet... just dripping wet.

    Step 2: Shake and Swing your Dreads

      
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    Think of your favourite song, sing it or put it on...and let your dreadlocks dance along.

    With short Dreads, this is really easy and fun to do...Lively up and shake them like Bob Marley.

    • If your Dreads are a longer, we recommend bending over slightly and gently swinging them from side to side. Damp dreads will still be heavier than normal so make sure to be careful and avoid straining any muscles or injuring an innocent passerby.

    Step 3: Wrap up with a Good Towel

     

    Our Super Dread Micro Fibre Towel can soak up to 8 times its own weight in water and will help dry your Dreadlocks Quickly and Efficiently. It is light weight, great for travelling and will save you using multiple traditional bath towels to get your Dreadlocks to the point they are no longer dripping wet.

     

     

    Check out our selection of Microfibre towels, we have two sizes currently available:

    1. Travel Size, measuring 40 cm x 120 cm
    2. Large, measuring 60 cm x 120 cm

    Step 4: Use the Sunshine, the Wind or a Hairdryer

     
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    After using our Microfibre Towel your Dreads will be mostly dry. At this stage you have a few options to choose from:

    • If it is a nice Sunny day or even a Windy day, a great way to get Dreadlocks completely dry is to get out and about with your Dreads nice and free (not tied up or tied back). This will allow a good amount of air flow and the Sun and Wind will have them Dry in no time.

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    • When you are in a rush, or if you just like to have your Dreads dry as quickly as possible. Using a Hair Dryer is a quick way to do it. With your Dreads mostly dry after following the above steps, blow drying your Dreads at this stage will be quick and easy. It is always best to use a low - medium heat to avoid damaging the scalp or burning your hair!! For more tips on blow drying Dreadlocks check out this Helpful Video from Lazy Dreads featuring Our Super Dread MicroFibre Towel and the ''Towel Tunnel'' technique. 

    Peace, Love and Positive Vibrations

    The Super Dread Team

     

    How to wash Dreadlocks with a Shampoo Bar

    <strong>How to wash Dreadlocks with a Shampoo Bar</strong>

    Hey Natty Dreadlocks, Dreadheads and Dreadlock Lovers!! We recognized that for many people, using a Shampoo Bar is a new concept or experience. So we decided to share with you six easy steps on how to wash your dreadlocks with our Super Dread Solid Dreadlock Shampoos. 

    Step 1: Remove your Super Dread Dreadlock Shampoo Bar from its packaging. 

                

    Step 2: Soak your Dreadlocks with fresh water.

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    Step 3: Bring your Super Dread Dreadlock Shampoo Bar to a thick foamy lather in your hands, this is much easier and more effective than rubbing the bar directly on your dreads. 

    Step 4: Apply the shampoo lather to your scalp, massage it around the base of your dreads really focusing on the scalp.

    • Massaging your scalp while shampooing your dreads will increase blood-flow to the area, improve circulation and stimulate the hair follicles, helping to improve and increase your hair growth.
      • With Dreadlocks it is very important to have a clean scalp. This is because naturally the scalp produces sebum which lubricates and helps to protect our hair and skin. Over time it builds up, attracting dust and dirt which become trapped at the roots of dreadlocks. For people prone to dandruff it can encourage flare ups, while those with naturally oily hair might experience an itchy, uncomfortable feeling due to clogged pores. Harsh shampoos, synthetic chemical based cosmetic products, diet and atmospheric pollutants can also affect your scalp negatively.
    • Our Super Dread Shampoos have been specially formulated for All Hair Types, with Organic Ingredients to provide Deep Cleansing Nourishment and create the Perfect Environment for Happy, Healthy Dreadlocks.
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    Step 5: With your hands full of shampoo lather, grab a section of dreads and work the lather from the root to the tip. Repeat this step until you have covered all your dreadlocks with the rich natural foam.



    Step 6: The Most Important Step! Rinse your Dreads thoroughly - ALWAYS spend the majority of time rinsing and washing the shampoo out.  

    • Dreadlocks are a lot denser than undreaded hair, because of this each dread will act like a thick sponge absorbing as much liquid and soap as possible. This means you need to really ensure you rinse all of the absorbed soap out! 
    • Good thing you chose a Super Dread Dreadlocks Shampoo Bar ♥ as the composition of the natural ingredients in ALL of our shampoos are completely biodegradable which makes them easy to rinse out!
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    • While rinsing, individually squeeze your dreads from root to tip in a downwards motion and focus on rubbing/squeezing the roots - This is to ensure that there are no shampoo suds left within the dreads and they are feeling thoroughly clean and revitalized.

       Happy Shampooing!!

     

    Peace, Love and Positive Vibrations

    The Super Dread Team