How to do a Dreadlock Detox

Over time, dirt, impurities, and product residue can build up within dreadlocks. Detoxing your dreadlocks is an important step in maintaining their overall health and appearance. 

By regularly doing a dreadlock detox, with the help of an inflatable basin, you can easily and effectively remove impurities and buildup, leaving your dreadlocks looking and feeling clean and refreshed. Watch Linda showing the steps of her Dreadlock Detox routine in the video below.

The deep cleansing kit was great - my dreads are so happy & smell wonderful!" - Liz.


Dreadlock Detox Blog from Mountain Dreads

How to do a Dreadlock Detox

  1. Fill the inflatable basin with warm water and add in a detox soak which will help to remove impurities and buildup. We have detox kits available from Raw Roots and Dollylocks.
  2. Immerse your dreadlocks into the basin, making sure that they are completely submerged in the water.
  3. Soak your dreadlocks for 20-30 minutes, allowing the water and detox powder to penetrate the hair and remove any impurities.
  4. Gently massage your scalp and dreadlocks to help loosen any buildup and make it easier to rinse out.
  5. If using an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse, refill your basin with clean water and add in the ACV and soak again for 3-5 minutes. 
  6. Rinse your dreadlocks thoroughly with warm water to remove any residual impurities and to make sure that they are completely clean. You can follow up with a conditioning oil to help restore the hair's natural oils and prevent any dryness.
  7. Once you are done, allow your dreadlocks to dry completely. The Dollylocks Large Microfibre Hair Towel can reduce drying time by 50%.

I love my nag champa detox. It takes the work out of me detoxing, everything you need in one easy package. My hair feels sooooo clean after using it and I get so many compliments about how good I smell!” - Natasha.
Dollylocks Dreadlock Detox Kits - Nag Champa Powder from Mountain Dreads

How often do you need to do a Dreadlock Detox?

The frequency of detoxing your dreadlocks depends on several factors, such as your hair type, lifestyle, and environment. Generally, it's recommended to detox your dreadlocks every 3-6 months. Regular soaks can help to maintain the health and appearance of your dreadlocks over time.

Breathe new life into your locks and keep them healthy, light, and beautiful with this essential dread care step.  


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I was hesitant to fork out for this inflatable basin, but golly I’m glad I did. The struggles of balancing and manoeuvring over a basin or tub are over. Most comfortable deep clean I’ve done in my 11 years of dreads." - Kaleah.

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