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erik5166
@erik5166
2 months ago
30 posts

just a quick pic of the top and back of my head, showing the results of a many-month experiment of separating constantly, but leaving small sections that have formed. underneath all that, in the back, there are plenty of thicker dreads with some crazy loops and funny shapes, plus there are lots of thinner ones forming on top that the pic doesn't capture. one day i'll have someone snap a pic of all that for me. dig that mess up on top there :)

i've been washing every 3-4 days with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo(for cost and convenience), and also been using a lemon juice/sea salt mixture which seems to give results that i like. Other than that. just separating probably every day, which probably gives me the ultra frizzies, but oh well.

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updated by @erik5166: 09/24/16 06:12:52PM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 months ago
27,402 posts

don't use lemon juice! citric acids a strong enough acid to  dissolve rubber, glues, caulks, paints, tar, etc

whats worse it penetrates inside the hair shaft ..several layers deep where it just stays slowly breaking down the hair..granted diluted its not as strong as if you used it straight..but only use sea salt on its own don't mix with lemon juice




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erik5166
@erik5166
2 months ago
30 posts
☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

don't use lemon juice! citric acids a strong enough acid to  dissolve rubber, glues, caulks, paints, tar, etc

whats worse it penetrates inside the hair shaft ..several layers deep where it just stays slowly breaking down the hair..granted diluted its not as strong as if you used it straight..but only use sea salt on its own don't mix with lemon juice

ah damn, thanks for the info! i have been diluting it, but maybe i should just use sea salt..

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 months ago
27,402 posts

yea i would its all you need anyway




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RayneMama
@raynemama
2 months ago
30 posts

I only use see salt and I love it

erik5166
@erik5166
2 months ago
30 posts

I think the strangest part of my journey so far is the shrinkage, especially in the back, where lots of dreading is going on. of course the loose hair is still long, especially on the sides, making for a slightly awkward look. i wonder how this will play out.. hopefully the loopy dreads will start gaining back some length soon?


updated by @erik5166: 10/12/16 10:05:17AM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 months ago
27,402 posts

wont be too soon




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erik5166
@erik5166
one month ago
30 posts

A few progress pics from today, after doing a sea salt water rinse..

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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
one month ago
27,402 posts

considering the length its progressing very very well




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erik5166
@erik5166
one month ago
30 posts
☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

considering the length its progressing very very well

Thank you sir. By that do you mean that I started with shortish hair for dreads? my loose hair is basically to my shoulders or more, but there's been plenty of shrinkage in the back!

 
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