Detoxing locs with shampoo bomb instead of  ACV and Backing Soda

Why I stopped using the ACV/ Baking Soda to Detox your Locs


Baking soda and Apple Cider Vinegar is a renowned combination to detox locs. You may have already heard, tried, or considered them. 

While both of these could help give your sisterlocks a thorough cleanse, there is a high risk of stripping your hair of its much-needed moisture and oils. What you need is an organic washing solution, like Loc bombs, to keep your hair healthy.

The difference is day and night with these Loc bombs. My dull looking locs started to shine instantly. 

What is an Organic Loc Bomb?

Organic Loc bombs are shampoo balls made with natural ingredients to deep clean and nourish your locs. These include Epsom salt and a combination of essential oils. They are called bombs because they erupt in bubbles before dissolving in water.

You can get them in Lavender, Lemon grass, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint fragrances.

ACV and Baking Soda Vs. Organic Loc Bombs

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda do clean your hair. However, they may be too harsh for your locs. 

Here are some considerations that will influence your decision to switch to the super gentle and nourishing Organic Loc Bomb:

  • Growth

A good wash is critical to steady hair growth. In its absence, the buildup of dirt and oils on your scalp would cause poor circulation of nutrients to your follicles and prevent hair growth.

However, getting the dirt out of your hair is not enough. Choosing a product that does this gently and retains enough moisture is just as important. That is why we recommend our Organic Loc Bombs.

  • Texture

Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda have high alkalinity levels, which can be very harsh when poorly balanced. Applying both to your dreadlocks will do an excellent job loosening up dirt and grime. Unfortunately, this could also dry out the natural oils in your hair, leaving it dull and brittle.

Loc bombs, however, are organically formulated to balance a good cleanse and preserve your hair's natural sheen and texture.

  • Hydration

Loc bombs are formulated with Epsom Salt and essential oils. Together, these give your hair a refreshing and hydrating treatment. On the other hand, ACV-baking soda solutions dry out the moisture in your hair because they do not contain properties that can restore moisture.

  • Safe Deep Cleanse

The ACV-baking soda method and our Loc bombs both do an excellent job of removing junk and dirt buildup in locs. However, due to the harsh nature of plain old ACV washes, it is not safe to wash your hair often. Doing so would increase the risk of thinning and breakage. Our detox bombs are, however, safe for deep cleaning during the week, bi-monthly or monthly. 

  • Risk Of Damage

Frequent ACV and baking soda washes would make you prone to dry, itchy scalp and weakened strands. This is not to say that it is the worst thing ever. But your hair deserves better, don't you agree?

With organic loc bombs, you don't have to worry about drying out your hair, or heavy breakage. The essential oils in their formulation will ensure that your scalp and locs are richly moisturized.


Loc bombs do more than leave your hair clean and refreshed; they smell amazing too! So, choose your flavor and head on to a fantastic wash day. Click to shop Loc bombs

Organic Shampoo Bombs to wash Locs, Dreadlocks, Sisterlocks and to detox, remove odor from Dreadlocks, Locs, Sisterlocks

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