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!

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in weeks, not years.

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Maintenance Kit For New Dreadlocks


For your new treasured dreads, we've put together a perfect combo of everyday dreadlock maintenance essentials, at a discount.

Everything you need to get your dreads tight and tidy and keep your scalp smelling sweet and feeling tingly-fresh!

See below for full details, or click the Build My Kit button below to get started.


  • Kit Contents
  • Directions
  • Ingredients

This kit contains products that specifically help in the development of dreadlocks that are brand new to approx. 12 months old, and dreadlock scalp balm for the beginning stages.

At Knotty Boy, we're helping to make maintaining incredible dreadlocks easier on your hands and on your wallet :)

See the following tabs for more information, or click on Build My Kit above to get started.

Comes with:

  • 1 - Dreadlock Shampoo Bar
  • 1 - 8oz LockSteady Tropical Tightening Gel
  • 1 - Knot-Tea Scalp Tonic, your choice of:
  • • Salt Spring Island Mist
  • • Lasqui-Tea Island Chai
  • • Mayne Island Mint
  • • Texeda Island Twist
  • • Island Paradise Combo
  • 1 - 8oz Peppermint Cooling Spray
  • 2 - Shower Caps
  • 2 - Knotty Boy Stickers
  • 1 - Natural Cotton Kit Bag w/Blue Logo

LockSteady Tropical Tightening Gel

  1. Wet hair, and rub a tablespoon of Gel into your palms
  2. Run your gel-smeared hands down small bundles of locks from scalp to ends
  3. Palm-roll each dread. For maximum hold, palm-roll again while still tacky.
  4. Allow locks to air dry, or use a hairdryer on ‘Low’ to dry locks completely.
  5. For quick lock-tightening on the go, try mixing 1 part Gel to 3 parts water, add to a Spritzer Bottle, shake well and spray lightly all over. Palm roll if desired to bring frizzies and loose hair under control.

Peppermint Cooling Spray

Shake well, spray as needed onto scalp and locks.

Knot-Tea Scalp Tonic

  1. Gently squeeze each bag before brewing to release Essential Oils in the herbs.
  2. Pour 1 cup boiling water over one tea bag in a cup or mug.
  3. Allow to stand until the tea is room temperature, then pour Tea into a clean, empty Spritzer Bottle.
  4. Spritz lightly on dreadlocks and scalp, but do not over soak. Use once every two days or so, for continued freshness.

Knot-Teas will last up to one week in the refrigerator. Not intended for consumption.

Dreadlock Shampoo Bar

• Wet scalp and locks, and get the Bar wet, too. It becomes very foamy, so either work up a good, thick lather in your hands and scrub it onto your scalp, or you can rub the Bar directly on your scalp between the locks and work up a lather that way.

• Once lathered up, get down to your scalp with your fingertips and give it a thorough, gentle scrub all over./p>

• Let the Essential Oils sit and do their thing for a minute or two.

• Rinse, allowing the Shampoo to run through your 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.

• Repeat as necessary. You will be able to feel how squeaky clean your scalp is after it's been rinsed, and where you need to shampoo again.

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

LockSteady Tropical Tightening Gel

Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Sucrose, Xanthan Gum, Hemp Seed Oil, Panthenol, Quinoa, Oats, Lime Essential Oil, Geogard® (Preservative).

INCI Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sucrose, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Hydrolyzed Oats, Citrus Aurantifolia Peel Oil, Benzyl Alcohol (and) Salicylic Acid (and) Glycerin (and) Sorbic Acid

Peppermint Cooling Spray

Ingredients:  Purified Water, Witch Hazel, Peppermint Essential Oil, Solubilizer (surfactant), Glycerin, Hemp Seed Oil, Aloe Vera, Potassium Sorbate.

INCI Ingredients: Aqua, Hamamelis Virginiana Water & Alcohol, Mentha Piperita Leaf Oil, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate.

Knot-Tea Scalp Tonic

Texeda Island Twist Knot-Tea Scalp Tonic: Nettle, Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass & Comfrey. | INCI Ingredients: Urtica Dioica, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Powder, Cymbopogon Citratus Leaf, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Powder.

Mayne Island Mint Knot-Tea Scalp Tonic: Catnip, Spearmint & Rosemary. | INCI Ingredients: Nepeta Cataria, Mentha Viridis Leaf, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf.

Lasqui-Tea Island Chai Knot-Tea Scalp Tonic: Chamomile, Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove, Anise & Cardamom. | INCI Ingredients: Anthemis Nobilis Flower Powder, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark, Zingiber Officinale Root, Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower Bud, Illicum Verum Fruit, Elletaria Cardamomum Seed Powder.

Salt Spring Island Mist Knot-Tea Scalp Tonic: Sea Salt, Lavender & Rosemary. | INCI Ingredients: Sea Salt, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf.

Not intended for consumption.

Dreadlock Shampoo Bar

Ingredients: Saponified Oils Of Palm & Coconut, Purified Water, Saponified Castor Bean Oil, Glycerin, Hemp Seed Oil, Essential Oils of Tea Tree, Rosemary & Peppermint

INCI Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate, Aqua, Sodium Castorate, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil.

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

maintenance kit for new dreadlocks with 8 ounce tightening gel, 8 ounce peppermint cooling spray, shampoo bar, knot tea lasqui tea island chai, two round stickers, and natural cotton drawstring bag with blue logo

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kit contents:

LockSteady Tropical Tightening Gel
LockSteady Tropical Tightening Gel
Dreadlock Shampoo Bar
Dreadlock Shampoo Bar
Peppermint Cooling Spray
Peppermint Cooling Spray
Knot-Tea Scalp Tonic
Knot-Tea Scalp Tonic
Shower Cap
Shower Cap - 2pcs
Knotty Boy Sticker
Knotty Boy Sticker - 2pcs
Natural Cotton Kit Bag
Natural Cotton Kit Bag
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