thick locks ? help
Hi, i am with you ... i like the thick locks too.. :P I dont think you should comb out or resection or do anything... Easiest would be to let a few of them congo on their own.. Separate the rest....
Woooaaaahhh!!! Moustache dreads, are they!!!!??
Yes you can add jojoba in ur acv... you can even add essential oils in ur bs mix. You can even add around 4 drops of ess oils in normal water and use it as your final rinse.. no need to rinse that out. I sometimes add a few drops of oils in my normal bathing water. It soothes your senses... Very helpful to uplift your mood... But, in my opinion, most helpful for the scalp would be massaging 1nce a week maybe. Leave it on for a couple of hours and then wash your hair...
Hi Tara, yes as SE said 1:10 is the ratio for your baking soda mix... This is the most standard ratio that u can use. However some people's scalp might be different so be flexible and adjust ur ratios after a few trial and error. You will surely get the hang of it and understand whats best for u.
I use 100g of baking soda to a little over a liter of water (1100ml maybe). You can soak your dreads in as u did or just pour it over your scalp and let it stay in for 20 min. After washing out the baking soda just put in a capful of acv or a tablespoon or two in a liter of water. Pour over the head and let it stay in for a minute and wash that out well... If after a wash your hair feels dry its an indication that you might need a lil more of the acv, or u might have to let it stay in a lil more longer. acv will help make ur dreads feel much softer. If after a wash ur hair feels oily, it could be an indication that u might have used a lil more acv than needed (but more the dreads get mature the more conditioning they may need). If after a wash u feel a sticky white thing still left on your scalp, it probably could be an indication that the bs mix was either a little weak/wasn't left on for long enough/ the exfoliated skin wasn't rinsed out properly.
For the essential oils, i have used lavender, tea-tree, rosemary, peppermint and geranium oil. They can be used in dilution with water... But all oils are different and should be used in different amounts. But better would be carrier oils.. Jojoba oil is not an essential oil. Its a carrier oil in which u can mix your ess oils. Jojoba oil is excellent for the scalp. I have started massaging my scalp 1nce every sunday with 6 drops lavender and 3 drops tea tree mixed in jojoba or coconut oil (u may use a lil more). All the above mentioned oils are very good for the scalp and i feel its quite necessary, once your dreads start maturing, a little bit of conditioning is absolutely fine.. lavender and rosemary is good if u have a dry scalp, lavender peppermint is good for oily scalp. tea tree is one of the best for dandruff if used in lesser amounts and even for oily scalp... 20 drops i guess is much more than u need...
Sorry, this went tooo long... i'll shut up now :P hope this will help
If u ever want to give up anything, give up on interlocking and crochet. Undreaded hair is normal and they will eventually form a new dread or be a part of an old one.. Keep washing them regularly and let those crotchet dreads loosen up. I think they will absolutely fine... Dont even mind loops and different shapes, they are just a part of the natural process of dreadlocks and only add more character to your dreads. Good luck
Hello, you would rather leave the roots alone... Give them time and they will tighten up on their own. If your locks are tight all the way to the scalp its not a very good thing becos it might put strain on your scalp and may hurt you. 1-1/2 inch loose roots is actually a good thing.
Stop doing what you are, that could be the first step to avoid the itching. It might ease out automatically in a few days. If it continues try massaging your scalp. Blood circulation and nourishment can keep the scalp happy. I had a very sore scalp a few days back... I massaged my head with essential oils mixed in jojoba and i feel nothing any more. Good luck
Hi Karl, baking soda and baking powder are two different things. Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate. whereas baking powder contains other stuff like starch etc. If u gonna do bs/acv washes make sure u only use baking soda and not baking powder. Hope u get your ratios right? When u dont wash your hair it does tend to smell because of your natural oils. So how about washing it twice a week maybe..? As a matter of fact in early stages if u wash more often your hair will knot up faster.. I used to wash it every other day in my first few months. Good luck man
Warm water helped mix the baking soda way much quicker for me than normal water. Then pour it on your head, avoid it going in your eyes. Let it stay for atleast 10 minutes. wash it off with normal water. Then pour the acv mix on ur head and wash it out within a few seconds.. As ur dreads mature let it stay in for a couple of minutes before washing it off. Really easy no-touch wash for the dreadies haha. Good luck .
Hi there, loops, bumps, zigzags are only a part of the process. Whether u go natural or twist n rip or backcomb your dreads will always form crazy shapes until they reach maturity.. Enjoy these loops because its a part of the journey, it only means you are moving ahead in the process. These loops and shapes are actually so much fun and they add interest to your dreadies. There is nothing you need do about them, they will even out slowly.
As for the loose hair why are you worried about them..? loose hair will always be there. It only means that you are having new hair growth.. Now isn't that a good thing? The loose hair will eventually knot up and be a part of other already formed dreads, or if the section is big enough on its own it will form a new dread all together when the hair length is suitable enough.. Only patience is what u need. Your dreads are very good btw. Have fun