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Starting dreads, but just not sure what you'll need?

We've done the hard work for you by putting together the bare essentials for starting locks from scratch (and in larger Kits, a few fun extras), at a discount!

Incredible locks
in weeks, not years.

Create and maintain beautiful locks in any hair type easier, faster, and cleaner with Knotty Boy Natural Dreadlock Care products.

Pure ingredients, simple instructions and limitless customer support. Think Dreadlocks, Think Knotty Boy - the Original Since 1998!

Liquid Dreadlock Shampoo

$15.00

Knotty Boy Natural Dreadlock Shampoo, our most popular dreadlock care product!

Made from 100% pure saponified vegetable oils, small-batched the old fashioned way, our Shampoo contains virtually no conditioning agents, helping your hair lock up faster.


  • residue free - contains no conditioners to hinder the locking process
  • naturally foaming - no SLS or added chemical agents
  • rosemary, tea tree & peppermint essential oils help cool & soothe itchy, flaky scalps
  • works great as an all-over body wash
  • 100% natural, biodegradable & mountain-stream friendly

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Original 8oz

Original 16oz

Original 16oz 3-Pack

Unscented 8oz


$15.00


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  • 8oz original liquid dreadlock shampoo white opaque plastic bottle with white and blue label
  • 16 ounce original liquid dreadlock shampoo white opaque plastic bottle with white and blue label
  • set of three 16 ounce original liquid dreadlock shampoo
  • 8 ounce unscented liquid dreadlock shampoo white opaque plastic bottle with lavendery-purple label (almost mauve)

Save cash by buying this item in a pack! (optional):

  • 8oz original liquid dreadlock shampoo white opaque plastic bottle with white and blue label
  • 16 ounce original liquid dreadlock shampoo white opaque plastic bottle with white and blue label
  • set of three 16 ounce original liquid dreadlock shampoo
  • 8 ounce unscented liquid dreadlock shampoo white opaque plastic bottle with lavendery-purple label (almost mauve)
  • DESCRIPTION
  • Directions
  • Ingredients

The Liquid Shampoo is essentially a liquid form of the Bar, our original. While the Bar is naturally high-foaming due to its concentration, the Liquid is less so. Foam and foaming is not necessary for cleansing - in fact, foam formation takes place only after cleaning has occurred! Years of advertising have convinced us that the more suds, the better...but if there's excessive suds while shampooing, (or cleaning anything), too much soap is probably being used, or SLS additives are producing it.

The Essential Oils of Peppermint, Rosemary and Tea Tree invigorate and refresh scalp and follicles while the Shampoo washes away loose dandruff flakes. Our all-natural and residue-free shampoo will help you achieve a clean, healthy scalp and hair - less prone to dandruff and itch, stopping problems before they start. Healthy hair locks up better.

Learn more here about foam, shampoo residue, these amazing essential oils, and how the world's first all-natural Dreadlock Shampoo came to be.

Please note:  Not for use on pets! Knotty Boy Dreadlock Shampoo contains Tea Tree Oil / Melaleuca Alternifolia which can be toxic to our furry friends.

 

 

  1. Wet scalp and locks, then pour a small amount of Shampoo into the palm of your hand.
  2. Spread Shampoo evenly around scalp, working it down to the roots with your fingertips and giving them a thorough, gentle scrub.
  3. Apply more Shampoo as needed in order to cover entire scalp – remember, a little goes a long way and you won't necessarily get a lot of foam. (Don't worry, if you know you've covered your scalp, they WILL get sparkling clean.)
  4. Let the Essential Oils sit and do their thing for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Rinse, allowing the Shampoo to run through the dreads, thereby cleaning them without handling them too much. This is the best way to clean new, still-soft locks without damaging all that hard work you've put into them.
  6. Repeat as necessary. You will be able to feel how squeaky-clean your scalp is after its been rinsed, and where you need to shampoo again.

Be sure to check out the Answers and Dreadlock Maintenance pages for more complete info on washing and care!

Original: Purified Water, Saponified Oils of Olive, Castor Bean & Hemp Seed; Essential Oils of Tea Tree, Rosemary & Peppermint

INCI Ingredients: Aqua, Potassium Olivate, Potassium Castorate, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil


Unscented: Purified Water, Saponified Oils of Olive, Castor Bean & Hemp Seed.

INCI Ingredients: Aqua, Potassium Olivate, Potassium Castorate, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil.

All Ingredients are ethically sourced and cruelty-free. For a full description of each Ingredient, check out the Knotty Boy Ingredient List.

Learn more about shampoo residue, foam, these amazing Essential Oils, and how the world's very first all natural Dreadlock Shampoos came to be!

8oz original liquid dreadlock shampoo white opaque plastic bottle with white and blue label

Liquid Dreadlock Shampoo Original 8oz


$15.00

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