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19 Apr '18

The most annoying question for Dreadheads "Do you wash your locks?"

Posted by Steve Green in clean, cleanse, dreadlocks, dreads, locks, locs, rinse, shampoo, soap, wash

The most annoying question for Dreadheads "Do you wash your locks?"... RAW ROOTs Dreadlock Soap Shampoo Bars... a great & natural way to keep your dreads and scalp clean...Probably one of the most annoying questions a person without dreadlocks can ask a person with dreads is... "Do you wash your locks?"

You've probably had someone ask you that right? Or you've heard a friend being asked that question. Most dreadheads are usually very easy going, and just laugh it off and pay it no attention... but for some it can be quite a rude thing to be asked.

There seems to be a some unfounded myth in the general population that because you have a very different hairstyle to most - Dreadlocks are one way that Rastafarians distinguish themselves from non-Rastas - the immediate thought is that you take absolutely no care over your hair and your head whatsoever, and just leave your locs to their own devices.

But in this day and age... keeping your dreads and your scalp clean and fresh is not only a must, but it's also really easy, especially with the range of different cleansing products available for you today.

And because people with dreadlocks are commonly very environmentally friendly, choosing a soap or shampoo to wash both your dreads and your scalp with that meets those environmental needs, is also one of the major issues for choosing such a product.

Everybody is different, and everybody prefers their own way of cleaning their hair and scalp. Some like liquid dread shampoos, and others prefer the good old fashioned way of scrubbing... with an in-your-hand... good old scrub... dreadlock shampoo bar!

And we have the ideal shampoo bars for you! RAW ROOTs is rapidly becoming a very popular range of natural organic dreadlock products, providing you with very effective shampooing and cleansing of your hair and scalp, while being kind not only to you, but the environment too.

The RAW ROOTs Dreadlock Soap Shampoo Bars come in 3 lovely flavours:

  • Greenie GenieOrganic plant extracts strengthens hair and scalp and helps active against dandruff and other scalp problems. 
  • Muddy Luxury Contains organic essential oils of Geranium, Rosemary and patchouli that helps to stimulate the scalp, acting anti-inflammatory and stimulates hair growth. 
  • Simply CalmBased on organic extracts of Chamomile, Calendula and lavender in saponified coconut, olive and avocado oil. 

These dread shampoo bars cleanse and nourish your scalp and dreadlocks, with green organic ingredients. 

Each shampoo bar corresponds to approximately 500-600 ml liquid shampoo.. so there's plenty there to go around, and should last you for a good while yet, depending upon the length of your dreads, and whether a good friend likes it so much they borrow it, and don't give it back until there's a tiny amount left.

Try a RAW ROOTs shampoo bar on your dreadlocks now... you'll love the way it cleans your dreads and refreshes your scalp.

23 Feb '18

If you're fed up with those uncontrollable loose hairs in your dreads? Here's how to tighten up your dreadlocks.


  • Start by finding the loose hair you want to work on. 
  • Add Lock Powder and rub the hair in circular movements until the hair tangles into a hairball. 

Now you are ready to work the hairball into the dreadlock. We prefer a crochet latch hook

  • We always start with a little bigger crochet latch hook 0.7-1.0mm. to get more hair into the dreadlock, and save time. 
  • Carefully work in the loose hair to the dreadlock from all angles. 
  • When the loose hair is inside the dreadlock, we begin to tighten the dreadlock with a smaller crochet latch hook size 0.5-0.75mm. 


Continue with the crochet latch hook until you feel the dreadlock is as tight and smooth as you like. 

Finish off by rolling the dreadlock so the new knots will settle inside the dreadlock. You can use Tightening Gel while rolling which will give a firm hold.

Now it's your turn! :O) 

20 Feb '18

Dreads Palm Rolling Tutorial with RAW ROOTs Dreadlock Tightening Gel

Palm rolling is used to help new knots to get firm and tighten up, and it helps the dreadlock to stretch so it does not get bumps and loops. RAW ROOTs Aloe Manuka Dreadlocks Tightening Gel is a good product for palm rolling. 


  • Spray a couple of squirts of tightening gel into your palm. 
  • Take 1 or 2 dreadlocks between your palms and roll back and forth, while rolling and pushing your hands against each other. 
  • Hold the hair with 2 fingers at the roots if it hurts while rolling. 
  • Tightening Gel will keep the dreadlocks tight.

Palm rolling is super important maintenance to keep your dreadlocks tight, round and beautiful.

If you have new locks, palm roll them every day.