So you don’t want to use shampoo…

A person on the Yahoo! Answers forum asked the question:

“What can I use if I wanted to cleanse my dreadlocks without soap or shampoo?”

My answer at that time was:

“Do you want to clean your scalp and your locs dreadlocks or just your dreadlocks? If you are having issues with just your scalp, you can use witch hazel or some other astringent with a q-tip. If you want to thoroughly clean your scalp and dreadlocks you can use apple-cider vinegar and water concoction. You can find a recipe online depending on the strength you want to use. It cleans very well..and no you won’t smell like potato salad if you thoroughly rinse it out.”

Another poster to this forum suggested this:

“You can use a mix of baking soda and witch hazel or baking soda and water mix the two together to make a thin paste or cloudy liquid and put in a squeeze bottle. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil, lemon juice, or sage/rosemary oil. I have also heard of people using strong herbal teas made out of cleansing herbs like milk thistle, chamomile, sage. Also investing in a high power water pressure detachable shower head (you can get one at Lowe’s/home depot), the strong water pressure has the ability to penetrate the locks and remove debris and oils with warm/hot water.”

Hmm, very wise dear anonymous one, very wise.

Do you have any more tips??


~ by My4tress on September 12, 2012.

2 Responses to “So you don’t want to use shampoo…”

  1. I love reading your tips, keep them coming, they are very informative & helpful

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