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Week 2

By: ChildrenAtMidnight
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I'm about 2 weeks into this journey. It feels like my dreads are already starting to take form. It's an exciting feeling when I wake up and all of my hair is happily clumped into baby dreads.

I'm up to 39 dreads so far. I have a feeling this may increase though due to the fact that some of my larger dreads seem to want to separate. I've been helping them do so and figure it's best for my hair to decide what he wants to do.

I'll be heading to Florida on Thursday for vacation. I can't wait to soak in the ocean and let my dreads get ahold of some natural salt water.

As for the negatives, my scalp seems to itch still. The baking soda shampoo I created helped for a day at most and then my scalp was back at it again with the itching. I'm going to keep experimenting and of course, washing them every three days rather than every week to see if this helps.

the Barrellady
06/18/13 03:33:42PM @the-barrellady:

I did not always do the ACV following BS and do you know what happened? I fried out my hair over time, it became so dry..Took months to repair with essential oils etc. So lucky you found out only 2 weeks into it....peace

the Barrellady
06/18/13 03:18:43PM @the-barrellady:

Your welcome, just remember to let the boil water sit so the minerals can sink to the bottom, then pour out slowly....peace

06/18/13 02:54:13PM @childrenatmidnight:

Whoops. ACV rinse is the one thing I forgot to do. I'll try to boil my water next time as well. I've been doing the cold rinse afterwards as well.

Thanks for all the advice. :))

the Barrellady
06/18/13 01:05:30PM @the-barrellady:

When using baking soda (BS), you should ALWAYS follow it with an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse. Use the BS as its own wash....1/2 cup of BS to 5 cups water, pour over wet head and leave on for 10-20 minutes, this will exfoliate the scalp without scrubbing....rinse out mix 1-2 capfuls of ACV to 5 cups water, pour over head and rinse out within one minute....this balances the hairs PH from using the BS. A good tip is to finish off with a cold head rinse, as cold as your head can take, no matter what washing type is used.

The ocean will be great for you, natural too, just remember to rinse out your hair after, leave it in for 2 hours tops. Ocean water is not the cleanest type, so you can even rinse it out right away.

You have hard water in your area, so when using the BS, which does not dissolve properly in hard water, you can do two things. Either boil the water first & gently pour out the 5 cups, leaving the mineral sediment in the bottom of the pot, or take the easy way like I do. I purchase a large water bottle and use that water (I buy the water cooler size to save on $). This only needs to be done for the BS, not for the ACV

Have a fun and wild journey.....peace

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
06/18/13 12:05:34PM @soaring-eagle:

washing more def helps
how are u doing the bs

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