Do what’s right for you! There’s no right or wrong way to create and maintain dreads and every person's hair type is different, so what works for you may not work for others. Do you want neat, tight dreads in a hurry? Then we offer a range of products which can help achieve this. Do you prefer the messy, uninhibited, freeform look? Then that’s great too, perhaps all you need is a good residue free shampoo.
Dread Empire products do not cause build up, mildew or rot. This is assuming you are following instructions, using the recommended quantities and of course, shampooing (and very importantly, rinsing!) as required. Now there is an exception to the concern regarding build up - wax and to a lesser degree the balm are more heavy duty products, designed to stay in your dreads in order to bind and tighten. Therefore, these produts are best suited to afro or dry, coarse hair types.