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Week 3

By: ChildrenAtMidnight
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Back from Florida and missing it horribly. My hair seems to agree as well. The ocean water felt amazing on my scalp and my dreads seem to be much happier after.

I've been washing my hair more often with the bs mix and started using the acv rinse as well. My hair has never been this happy. The dreads are getting frizzier with each wash and are clumping up well. The also seem to be much softer. I have noticed that some are trying to split in two again so I've been assisting them.

Other than that, everything seems to be working out well. :)

And for those who are curious, this is what I used for my bs mixture:

  • 3/4 cup of baking soda
  • 15-20 drops of tea tree oil
  • a small cap full of lavender oil (it didn't have a dropper end)
  • a couple squirts of lemon juice

I put this all in my blender, filled it the rest of the way up with water, blended, and then dumped it on my head and let it sit for 20 minutes. Followed that up with a acv and water mixture. Rinse rinse rinse with super cold water (miserable but worth it) and instant happy dreads. :D

the Barrellady
06/27/13 02:41:31AM @the-barrellady:

Glad you had fun in Florida, your dreads too...don't use lemon juice, it is a citris acid that seeps into the inner shaft in the hair slowly damaging it, you don't want that to happen. Your hair now feels soft because you are using the ACV rinse after doing the BS wash. Glad you started using it now, should have all along as BS dries out the hair over time, ACV balances back the PH. Careful how much essential oils you use at the beginning of your journey, 40 drops each wash may be too much for your length of hair and might slow down the journey for you. Tea tree and lavender is awesome, try just using 7 drops of each to start off if doing it each wash, that should be plenty for you right now.

BS ratio: 1/2 cup of BS to 5 cups water (you can add your essential oils) ACV ratio: 1-2 capfuls to 5 cups water, rinse this out within one minute or it will over-condition your hair.

You sound stoked with your journey, congrats. You are in for a wild ride that will give you beautiful dreadlocks.....peace

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