All the featured soaps and shampoos in our shop were carefully and intentionally crafted to be non-residual. What does this mean exactly?
In a nutshell – Regular soaps and shampoos are almost always designed to coat hair strands and skin follicles in chemically derived additives to reduce friction and create the illusion of a cleaner, smoother and healthier head of hair and skin. So common are these additives that almost 9 out of 10 hair and body care products feature such chemicals or ‘conditioning agents’ as they are commonly dubbed.
Dreadlocks require a clean, dry and residue-free environment to grow healthily. So as far as dreadlock care is concerned, it is essential that regular shampoos are NEVER used! They hinder the hair’s natural ability to knot and lock, trap additional moisture and cause unwanted chemical residue build-ups in your knotted hair.
What this means for those of you without dreadlocks is that no additional chemicals have been added to our products to create an illusion of cleanliness. They are packed to the brim with Mother Nature’s mildest and purest detergents and essential oils to thoroughly cleanse and deeply nourish your hair and body. With this in mind though, using our products may leave you with the impression that your skin and hair has been left feeling drier than it usually is. This is merely a placebo effect which has occurred from the removal of chemical conditioners from your regular grooming routine. Welcome to your new and all-naturally cleansed self! For a smoother and more ‘conditioned’ feeling, we recommend only the use of naturally derived moisturising agents, tonics, oils and conditioners – do yourself and the environment a favour and try to avoid harmful chemicals as far as possible!