Drying Dreadlocks – We Tried Everything! How to Wash Dreads – Drying Dreads (2019)

Drying Dreadlocks – We Tried Everything! How to Wash Dreads – Drying Dreads (2019)


Hello my dreadlock friends. If you have dreadlocks then you already know
that drying them is a pain in the a*$. In this video i’m going to be trying every
method that I could think of, or find. And we are going to find the the best and
most effective way to get those locks dry. So hold on to your croissants, and lets Skid into it. Before I get into this, its important that
you know your dreads and what they can handle. I tried a lot of methods in this video that
could be harmful depending on your hair type and the thickness of your dreads. So, if you have brittle dreads, weak spots
or really thin locks… I recommend watching this video all the way
to the end. Because I will be explaining which methods
are the most abrasive and which methods aren’t going to be harmful at all. So, we are going to start with the methods
that did not really work and work our way towards the best methods that you could do. Hopefully, if you have dreads and you are
watching this video, then you already know the importance of drying your dreadlocks. If you want to avoid getting mold or dread
rot then you need to make sure that you thoroughly dry your dreadlocks. And it will smell like you just played football
in the pits of hell. Of course there are people who are against
using methods to dry their dreads. And they just want to let them dry on their
own. Saying things like “blow drying causes damage”. But, if you blow dry correctly, then I feel
like it does very minimal damage… If any at all. Is it really worth it though… to not get
them dry and have to risk getting dreadrot or mold in your dreads? I will leave that up to you but I have included,
Towards the end of this video, some less abrasive ways to dry your dreads. It’s fun to do bad things. Dreadrot. I wanted to do hoodrat stuff with my friend. So, I thought I was some sort of genius while
I was at work one day… Mopping the floor. I went home, Hopped on amazon and bought this
industrial mop bucket. The plan was to mount the squeezer part(Which
is called a ringer apparently) to the inside of my shower. Luckily, before I mounted this on the wall,
and ran to home depot. I decided to try it in the bucket. And i’m glad I did because the mop bucket
is shit for drying dreads. Watch your profanity. It is possible this could work for somebody
with a different hair type, I would not recommend it though. The way you have to kinda cram your hair into
the ringer and squeeze them could definitely be abrasive to more brittle hair types…
or smaller dreads. Using the mop bucket is probably the worst
method for drying your dreads. It hardly drys them at all and it is probably
the most abrasive. But it did inspire this video, so that is
worth something. You got eczema? I got what? You got eczema. Head Banging or shaking out your dreads is
probably the most obvious way to dry your dreads. You don’t need any tools or equipment. Honestly though, if you have longer dreads
like these heavy fu*k*rs, you are probably going to give yourself a headache or a black
eye. If you have shorter dreads this can actually
work pretty well. WOW! The land of make believe! So, wrapping your dreads with a towel is one
way to get some of the moisture out, but the problem with this method is that the towel
only seems to pick up the water that is dripping out of your dreads anyway. Honestly, the only reason for doing this is
to keep your house from getting covered in water. I will warn you though, If you try and just
wrap your dreads… and you do it for hours, It is going to promote mold growth. So, just be careful doing this for too long. This is my nightly routine. A lot of people suggested that, throwing your
hair out of the car window would be a great way to dry your hair pretty damn fast. Well, it turns out that this method is incredibly
effective, but its PRETTY EXTRA. It was fun to try, but there is no way i’m
going to be doing this every time that I need to dry my dreads. I’m not going to be promoting this one either…
because its hard enough driving around with you maniacs anyway. Just keep your head in the car and use your
turn signal. A BLOW DRYER! Using a blow dryer is probably the most common
way that people dry their dreads, normally. There are some good ways to do it, and some
bad ways to do it. The thing you really want to worry about is
not putting too much heat on the dreadlock, and not putting the blow dryer too close to
the dread. The objective is to not fry the outside of
the dread but also get all of the moisture out of the inside. Yea, I think its best to have it on the warm
setting and then on the high… as high as it can go. So you are not burning the hair but you are
still getting breeze through the dread. I normally like to start at the root of the
dread. And hold it not too close, but not to far
away. You also don’t want to burn your scalp. On the warm setting you are going to be less
likely to do that. Start at the root and just kind of squish
your way down, squeezing any water that is still in it. And you kind of just repeat that process. On the hot setting it will probably burn your
hand. Work your way down, Squeezing out that water
as you go. Alright, one of the best suggestions I got
was using a leaf blower. It was actually incredibly effective. This probably dried my hair in about twenty
minutes, Inside. But I would be careful doing this inside because
every little piece of dust that is in your house that you did not know about, is going
to come out. But, if you can do this outside then you could
probably dry your dreads on a sunny day in probably ten to fifteen minutes. So this is easily one of the best methods
but you are probably going to have some frizz afterwards. So. Someone suggested the standing on the towel
method, which is great if you have someone else around who is willing to help you. Even if you don’t, you could use weights or
even your dog. This method is super effective, easy and time
efficient. It may be even more successful when using
a microfiber towel. I like how easy it was, how fast it was and
after the fact… when we went to blow dry it, it was almost not even necessary. Dad! Look! Its the good kush! Its the dollar store, how good can it be? So, we pretty much tried everything we could
get our hands on that would work for drying dreadlocks. There is a few things that I really wanted
to try. Like, someone suggested putting your lock
in this little boob towel. They call it the Tata towel. And I really wanted to try using a vacuum
cleaner and sucking the moisture out. But, I’m not putting my dreadlocks through
that one. And that probably not good for your vacuum
either. I learned a lot from making this video and
if you learned anything or have any comments, please let me know below. If there is anything i didn’t try maybe I
will make a part two to this video, so let me know. If you enjoyed this video… or you learned
anything please consider subscribing to my channel or just hit the like button. I do have many more dreadlock related videos
in the works. If there is anything you saw in this video
and you are wondering where i got it from, chances are there will be a link to it down
in the description. I will also be putting different links to
the time codes so you can jump between methods. And no, I don’t know where you can find weed.

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