DreadHead Head Honcho
Whether your dreads are mature or brand new you probably find yourself fantasizing about running a comb through your hair, feeling it slide across and tingle your scalp, imagine how good it would feel....don’t be embarrassed... we’ve all had those thoughts...and with good reason. It turns out your scalp needs stimulation, it’s crying out for attention. With no way to remove dead skin cells, neglected scalps can get itchy and even produce dandruff. The solution? Stimulate that scalp! The Head Honcho’s fully manual design offers the user tremendous flexibility in the speed, pressure and location of stimulation!
What does the Head Honcho do?
It stimulates your scalp, increases blood flow to the roots of your hair and helps your scalp exfoliate.
Sounds like fun, but why is that important?
In short, because regular hair gets all these benefits from brushing or combing and dreads don’t get brushed or combed. Increased blood flow has been shown to promote hair growth and helping the scalp exfoliate properly can naturally reduce dandruff and itchiness.
How is it different that just scratching your head with a hair pick?
It’s not. In fact, it is a hair pick!
So why should I buy it from you guys instead of picking one up at k-mart?
Because we are cool and you find yourself strangely driven to buy stuff from us.
I hope you’re joking, cause that’s about the lamest reason I’ve ever heard!...
Ok, I am joking. Let me give you a lil history about the Honcho. Lots of people have an itchy scalp especially when starting dreads. Most often this is from not washing enough, but not always. I wanted to find out why. I after some reading about hair and scalps I realized that if you have dreads you really need to continue to stimulate the scalp to keep its pores open and remove dead skin cells that would normally be removed during brushing.
Daily combing or brushing of the scalp is an important part of keeping it healthy. Brushing eliminates waste materials like deposits of uric acid crystals, catarrh and other acids and impurities that build up and become encrusted on the scalp. Brushing also stimulates the capillaries, increasing blood circulation and the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the hair stem, root and bulb. Most importantly, regular combing or brushing stimulates hormone- and oil- producing glands, which keeps the pores of the hair and scalp open, allowing them to breathe and retain their natural oils.
Hair loss problems can almost always be traced to the sebaceous glands, the natural oil-producing and lubricating system of your hair. If the glands are out of balance, they will either overproduce sebum, the natural fatty oils that deliver nutrients to the hair, or under-produce it. When they overproduce sebum, the hair follicles drown in their own oil, which interferes with the nourishment of the roots. The scalp is then weakened and the hair begins to fall out. When the sebaceous glands under-produce sebum, the hair roots and follicles become undernourished, causing the hair to become dry and brittle and eventually fall out.
Oftentimes, the foreign matter from mousses, gels, hair sprays, shampoos and conditioners clog the pores and follicles of the scalp as well. These dangerous residues not only interfere with nourishment to the roots; they disrupt natural hair growth by confusing the sebaceous glands, which regulate the fallout and reproductive cycle of the hair. Proper combing and massage, and reducing or eliminating exposure to products that leave residue, helps bring the sebaceous glands into balance by keeping the scalp clean and stimulating glands and capillaries, ensuring a nourishing flow of blood to the follicles.
After learning this I knew the right hair pick would be an awesome dread accessory so I tried to find a pick that fit the bill. Seems like an easy thing to do but it proved otherwise. For starters most picks don’t have nice smooth tips on the pins. Many look rounded but on close examination they have tiny steps or a flat end at the tip. These edges are rough on the scalp and snag the hair. I tried everyone I could find from "power firsts" to peace signs and almost everyone I came across had evil sharp edges.
I did come across a couple with smooth tips but the pins were too large or the spacing was too far to be effective. After trying dozens of picks I finally found exactly what we wanted. Perfect spacing, thin pins that could easily penetrate a mass of dread roots and smooth tips that feel great while they do their job. On top of all that it folds for easy storage in a pocket or bag. So we dubbed it the Head Honcho and I put’em up on the site for your Honchoing pleasure. So look around, and if you can’t find a good pick locally try these bad boys out, they really are perfect.
So why did you call it the Head Honcho?
It was actually a tough call between the Head Honcho and the Scalp Helpa....and I like saying honcho....honcho honcho....HONCH-OOOOO!