So I have dreads now....There is this huge misconception that when you have dreads you do not wash your hair. That could'nt be futher from the truth. Sure you might not wash as much, but you certainly have to wash your hair, otherwise your hair will become oily and your knotties will come out thus leaving you without your dreadies. So I just wanted to clear that one up. When I wash my hair I use Dr. Bronners peppermint soap. I LOVE this stuff. Not only does it just smell good. I feel like it really cleans my hair and scalp. I also use it as a body wash. You can use this stuff in soooo many ways. From washing your hair to washing your kitchen floor to brushing your teeth and washing the dishes. This soap also comes in bar form and comes in losts of different scents. ( I love the peppermint and lavender...ohh oh and tea tree ) You can buy this stuff pretty much anywhere these days, but your best bet would be a natural/healthfood store. I usually buy it from my local Whole Foods or Lowes Foods. I really really recomend this soap to anyone interested in buying a natural/organic soap!! (They make a baby soap as well).