Regarding shampoo, somewhere I saw @soaring-eagle mention a charcoal shampoo that isn't listed on the dreadlockshampoo.com website and also that baking soda can weaken hair.
I've seen elsewhere, that dreads should be soaked once a month in baking soda to prevent mold.
Does this charcoal shampoo do this?
Or is it necessary to use anything as a monthly soak, if you're already using a great shampoo?
I wouldn't recommend soaking in baking soda. That's a sure way to end up with severely damaged hair.
The charcoal shampoo is a deep cleaner. If your hair feels especially dirty, you were using shampoos that left residues or some such as that. That's when you use it.
The best way to prevent mold is to make sure your hair is dry before putting anything over it like a hat and before you go to bed. You can also put mold inhibiting essential oils in your hair or shampoo. If you get mold or worried you might Dreadlock Shampoo has a mold preventer and treatment called Rot Knot.
updated by @p3rmaamp: 06/24/17 09:06:26AM