Dreadlocks originated in Kenya with the Mau Mau ("Dreads"), who fashioned their hair as a form of quiet protest to the white colonists. Popularized by Bob Marley, who wore dreads as a follower of the Rastafarian religion, this look has morphed into a mainstream style statement, embraced across cultures by people of all colors. Regular shampooing using a residue- and sulfate-free shampoo with emollient ingredients will help maintain a hydrated scalp and well-nourished hair. Twisting your hair each week with almond oil or beeswax will help prevent matting while maintaining the luster in your locks.

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Pour ACV into a large pitcher. Add essential oils and water until full. Pour over head and let soak 3 – 5 minutes. Rinse well.

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