Choosing the right shampoo for dreads isn’t easy. It’s a fine balance between finding something that isn’t going to over-moisturizing but that will leave your hair healthy and smelling nice and clean. To help you find the right product for you, we researched some of the best products out there and put together this review. Before we get started, here are some of the main factors you should consider when looking for this type of shampoo.
Anti-residue: Most of the products we chose are anti-residue, which is really important because too much oil or conditioner can really weigh down your dreads and even prevent them from locking tightly. The less residue left behind, the better.
Package Size: The liquid shampoos we included a range from eight to 17 ounces but a little goes a long way. We included some shampoo bars as well. Remember, though they’re only around four ounces or so, they last much longer than liquids.
Organic: Some of these products are made with organic ingredients but most are not. Keep in mind that ingredients can be natural without being organic so don’t assume the others are loaded with chemicals. Check out the ingredients lists to be sure.
Scent: Most of the products that we included on our list have a minty scent but are more earthy or have no scent at all. None of the scents are overpowering and they don’t linger too long, either.
Hypoallergenic: We managed to find a few hypoallergenic products which are great for people with sensitive skin or dry scalp. If you prefer one that isn’t designated as hypoallergenic, check the ingredients lists to check for known allergens.
Pieces: All of these products have one bottle or bar of shampoo. We just think it’s important to know if you like something before buying it in bulk. We did some sets with a companion conditioner or cream.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s get into our picks. If you’re in a hurry, take a look at our top and budget picks first. That’s the best way to see the range that’s out there and they’re right at the top so they’re easy to find. You won’t find the best dry shampoo for dreads here but you will find a lot of amazing options so stick around if you can. Alright, let’s get to it.