Hi. I've been a long time lurker of the site but only now decided to join since I have actually dedicated myself to the journey of dreading instead of contemplating.
As noted in my profile I currently use no products in my hair, just water. The water I rinse my hair with is mostly rain water(soft water thus somewhat cleansing). The main reason for stopping all products on my hair was to let my scalp reset from years of hundreds of different products. Also to slow down oil production prior to even starting dreads. Only this past week have I stopped combing my hair(I've decided to do it the natrual way as aposed to the failed T&R method I used last time.
Now I do have a question. I understand that the best soap for dreads is a residue free soap. I see many of the ones recommended are still made from saponified oils/fats. Which makes sense as that is the definition of soap where as others are detergents instead. It was my understanding that saponified oils/fats leave residue or is it only the superfatted ones that do? And if so what percentage constitutes as superfatted? I am a soap maker myself so if I can make my own hair soap I would like to.