Dreadlock FAQ

Can you swim with dreadlocks? In Chlorine and salt water

Kan man svømme med dreadlocks? I Klor og saltvand

Will swimming with them ruin my dreadlocks? And can I swim with my new dreadlocks?

You can easily swim with your new dreadlocks. If your dreads are still very new, they may fall apart a bit, especially at the ends, and afterwards you'll need a lot of backcombing and palm rolling to hold them back together. But you don't have to worry about them falling apart completely - palm roll them when they're wet, and then just grow them back up when they're completely dry.

In the start-up phase when you have brand new dreadlocks, swimming in chlorine or salt water can actually help your dreadlocks to tighten up, and if you can sit out in the sun after the swim, it really helps to tighten up. It's just important that you remember to rinse your scalp afterwards.

But remember, at the same time that chlorine and salt water tighten your drealocks, both are very drying. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid both chlorine and salt water as far as possible. -If you do end up in the water, we recommend that you wash and care for your dreadlocks extra well afterwards, so that they don't dry out and become hard.

Feel free to use a good cleansing shampoo followed by a good oil to care for and maintain your dreadlocks.

If you want to get in the water, but want to protect your dreadlocks completely, or don't want to wait for them to dry, you can get a swimming cap .

The ones we sell are specially developed for dreadlocks, so there is plenty of room for the locks.


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