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Dreadlocks Shampoo Bars - Too Conditioning?

KafkaX
@kafkax
2 years ago
69 posts

Hey all,

What has everyone's experience been with the Dreadlocks Shampoo Bars from Vicki?

I switched over from the BS/ACV over a year ago, and it seems my locks are becoming more and more fragile using these. Im thinking maybe they are TOO conditioning?

Ive noticed my locks being a lot softer, but Ive also noticed ALOT more fraying, more loose ends, and MORE breakage accumulating since I made the switch cause I was told BS/ACV was too drying and damaging...

I wash only 1 to 2 times a week, and used the neglect method. I dont back comb, crochet, twist, or anything and am still having a lot of problems with my locks the natural way.

Anyone else have similar experiences with the bars from Vicki?


updated by @kafkax: 02/14/15 03:17:42AM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 years ago
27,412 posts

are they fully locked up if not use the liquid a lil longer but breaking that can happen to ant dreads that get wear and tear if they get thin spots but when i used baking soda i had constant breakage now with vickis its suyper healthy and only the very tips that got abused from getting stepped on or whatever

and thats rare

butif i use only the bars i do get alil extra frizz between dreads however i then use the liquid only once and bamn a dozen new dreads form by next wash

so if your finding u want alil extra dreading action use the liquid a wash or 2




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KafkaX
@kafkax
2 years ago
69 posts

The ends on some of them are fully locked and packed pretty good. Its right above this section that Ive noticed a lot breaking happening because the the lock(s) like this, arent as locked up as the bottom few inches, causing a massive weak spot which over time is where it will end up breaking, like 80% of my locks.

Ive switched from the bars to a 2:1 wash ratio of liquid:bar.

Well see what happens. My locks are going to be 4 years old next year, and honestly with the exception of a few (that havnt broke yet) they are the same size as when I started. Barely ANY growth. All damage, fraying, and breaking.

Sucks. Going natural was definitely not the best route for my hair type apparently.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 years ago
27,412 posts

are u tying them back with rubber bands




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KafkaX
@kafkax
2 years ago
69 posts

I havent tied them back with anything in about 3 years.

I used to use really gentle frabric ones every now in then during my first year, but even that wasnt that often.

All Ive done literally for the past few years is wash. I dont even separate anymore because my thinner locks were just getting mangled. Im about the least finnicky person I know with my dreads. No crochet. No backcomb. No wax. No palm roll. No nothing, except wash once to twice a week and I have more damage then anyone who backcombs, crochets, uses wax etc.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 years ago
27,412 posts

must be dietary or stress

hard to guess

but try biotin maybe that shouldstrengthen the hair




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KafkaX
@kafkax
2 years ago
69 posts

Been on Biotin for the past year...

I practice yoga/meditation practically daily. Eat pretty healthy. Mainly vegan, high fruit intake, dont think its either of those honestly.

I think its honestly some hair types arent meant to go natural. Like mine. I know people with unbelievably unhealthy lifestyles that have thicker, stronger, and "healthier" locks and they also backcombed or crocheted their locks too.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 years ago
27,412 posts

might want to consult a dr a dermantologist or whats it called i think dermantology covers hair too but theremight be another specialist if u woulda backcombed or anythi8ng it would only be alot worse

if your vegan with mostly fruite then mostlikely it could be protein and or calcium b6 is an important vitamin to growing longer stronger hair but without protein and calcium your missing the building blocks that the hairs really made of so it will be weak

maybe a nutritioninst is really what u need but u can try vegan protein and calcium suplimentation

that seems pretty highly likely if yoiur on a mostly fruite diet thart those 2 essentialtthings maybe severely deficient




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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 years ago
27,412 posts

im talking like an expert in these things but im not its a hunch a strong huncyh that you should consult an expert aboit




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Jimmy DC
@jimmy-dc
2 years ago
87 posts

hmmm yeaa I'm with se on this one, maybe you're not getting enough protein, but I would assume you did a good amount of research before becoming vegan. If not definitely make sure you're getting enough of everything, I took a nutrition class, just an intro one, and I learnt a lot but I'm no expert. I do like the vicki bars, though my scalp is drying up a bit, mostly due to the heater, or at least that's my hypothesis. Maybe try going back to acv and bs, if you think that was working better. Good luck man, and have a good new year and hope your dreads start gaining strength

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