How can I take care of my Synthetic Dreads?

How can I take care of my Synthetic Dreads?

One of the most frequently asked questions is how can you take best care of Synthetic Dreads. And I'm not only talking about the Synthetic Dreads, but also about your scalp and your hair of course.

It is very important to take good care of your scalp and your Dreads so I will give you all the information you need!

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How long can I wear my Synthetic Dreads?

Synthetic Dreads can be worn for about 2 months. Do you want to wear them a little longer? Make sure you let them sit for a maximum of 3 months. That's because you lose about 80-100 hairs per day and this all stays in your roots. You comb these loose hairs out of your hair when you have removed the dreads. The longer you wear the Dreads, the more loose hair will be released and the greater the chance that that loose hair will get tangled in your own hair. This makes combing out very difficult.

How can I sleep with my Synthetic Dreads?

To prevent frizz on your own hair, a nightcap is recommended to wear while sleeping. The nightcap protects your roots and your hair from frizziness.

How often can I wash my Synthetic Dreads?

Our advice is to wash your Synthetic Dreadlocks once a week. Use our Spray Shampoo or Cleansing Spray for this, this shampoo has been specially developed for Synthetic Dreads. If you like, you can use a Liquid Shampoo to wash your Dreads.

Do not wet your Dreads more often than once a week. The Dreads absorb a lot of moisture making them heavier, this ensures that your dreads can sag. The more often you wet your Dreadlocks, the sooner they will sag.

Do you want to take a nice shower, but not get your Dreads wet? Then use our Showercap, which is big enough for a large bunch of Dreads.

Does your hair or scalp get a little greasy in between washes? Even then you can use the Cleansing Spray, you only need to spray it on your scalp and not rinse it out. This product is therefore multifunctional.

How do I take care of my scalp when wearing Synthetic Dreads?

You may have some itching on your scalp, this may be a reaction to the material or the tightness with which the Dreads are used. The Refreshening Spray is the best solution for this! You spray this spray on your scalp and your scalp will get back to normal again.

Do you have specific sensitive areas? This can be on your neck or around your hairline. These areas recover best when you apply a soothing oil.

How can I remove my Synthetic Dreads?

Use a seam ripper to cut the rubber bands. Then braid all the Dreads out of your hair. When you have taken out all the Dreads you will have a large bunch of curly hair! You can comb your hair wet or dry, using a conditioner can make combing out a bit easier.

Then wash your hair with a good shampoo and possibly use a hair mask.

You can wash your Dreads in a laundry bag at 30 degrees in the washing machine with a little laundry detergent. You can also wash them by hand, preferably use a Liquid Dread Shampoo.

Our Synthetic Dreads are reusable

Are your Dreadlocks out again? But would you like to re-install them? You can! Our Synthetic Dreads are reusable! Our advice is to leave a week in between removing your Dreads and re-install your Dreadlocks, so that your scalp can rest for a while and you can wash your hair a few times.

We have put together a care package especially for you. This package contains all the products you need for the proper care of your Synthetic Dreads. This package is also cheaper than when you buy all products separately. Do you want to order this directly with your Dreads? Then click here.

Have fun with your Synthetic Dreads!


-X- Renate


With my 20 years of experience with Synthetic Dreads, I have incorporated my 5 golden tips about the care of Synthetic Dreads into a beautiful eBook. Would you like to read my experiences and tips? Then click here to download my eBook for free.