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Are these shampoos residue free and suitable for dreads?

Rosie Lee
4 years ago
6 posts

I have been using the Suma Clear and Simple shampoo (not specifically for dreadlocks) on my now one month old dreads and just wondered if someone could check the ingredients for me to make sure there's nothing that might leave residue.

Aqua (water), sodium laurel ether sulphate (from coconut oil), cocodiethanolamide (from coconut oil), citric acid (from maize), sodium chloride (sea salt).

I've also been looking at this dreadlock shampoo bar from an ebay shop for once my dreads are a bit more mature...

Aqua, Glycerin, *Sodium Palmate, *Sucrose, *Sodium Cocoate, *Aloe Vera, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, *appropriate Essential Oil.

Any opinions on these would be great! I'd love to try the dreadlocks shampoos everyone recommends on here but postage to the UK would be more than I can afford. Also any other suggestions of liquid or bar shampoos available in the UK would be great :)

updated by @rosie-lee: 01/13/15 10:05:30PM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
4 years ago
28,589 posts

1st 1 contains sls (sodium laurel sulphate) wich tho it doesnt build up is a carcinogen recomended be re,movedd from all cosmetics and unsure bout the rest tho sls is also an iritant that causes dandrudd psoriAsis dernmatitis and in some caeses hair loss

the 2nd bar looks ok tho with the aloe is pretty conditioning so avoisdtill mmature

trhe shampoos recomended here are flat rate shippling so the shipping is the same wether u get 1 or 4 or 5 or 6 (depends wich products u get)

liquids i think u caan get 4 the bars 6 or something like that

27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international
Rosie Lee
4 years ago
6 posts

Hey Eagle, thanks for the info :)

I have been looking for a liquid shampoo without SLS or SLES but the only ones I've found have about 50-60 other ingredients... many of them questionable.

I'm definitely tempted by the dreadlock shampoos. Maybe I'll get a big order for christmas or something but for now I'm on a student's budget.

How old do you recommend dreads should be before switching to bar shampoo? Or is it more about how tight your dreads are actually feeling?

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