For those that are in the UK, or buy from LUSH, I wrote to them to ask about what shampoos they would recommend for dreads.
I wrote and explained that I had well formed, 2 year locks, and required a lather-free, natural product that didnt leave a residue (soapy or chemical) after being washed out.
They replied with this:
Thank you for your recent email and my apologies for my delay in
replying to you. Having consulted our head formulator, who has
recommended using a shampoo/conditioner that is designed for dry hair
with this in mind they suggested the following.
Trichomania: our coconut shampoo that makes hair lovely and soft,
available in 100g's this solid shampoo with a tropical scent of
coconuts and calming vertivet oil.
Breath of fresh of air: is a toner for your skin but has also been
recommended for use on dreadlocks. Combining Japanese seaweed with
mineral rich sea water, fresh spring water and aloe vera.
Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shampoo: is made using a yorkshire stout and is
really good for your hair, it cleans it and makes it soft and smooth
and it will make your locks smell irrestible.
I hope that this has helped however please bare in mind that if you
make your hair too clean then the dreadlocks may become loose. I
would be interested to know if you found any of these useful. If you
should have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
This being all well and good, those with sensitive skin might have a few problems. I recently used their BB seaweed face mask, and it made me blister, and get dizzy. But I do have sensitive skin after all.
The only other thing is, they recommend for dry hair, and all that says to me is that this stuff will condition your hair a lot, and for those with less mature dreads like myself, this could pose a threat to our knottyness.
You also have to bare in mind that they are trying to sell you something.
If you're unsure, I would check the ingredients, which you can read at www.lush.co.uk for all their individual products. Because lets face it, only a small small percentage of the ingredients has to be natural for something to be advertised as such. Which sucks.
Personally, Im still umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether to give it a go, expecially as everything else of theirs actually has a good number of chemicals in, and the woman was talking of conditioners and smells.. We'll see.
So, had anyone tried and Lush stuff on their hair, or has anything to comment on what the woman said? All replies grateful, I posted this for the memories