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Welcome and great start! One advantage you have with your hair not being crazy long is that your dreads will form and mature (and then grow) faster. I wish I had started dreads when I was 22. ;p
Actually, the more you wash your hair, at least with shampoo, the oilier it gets after a couple days to compensate for washing away the natural oils all the time. With BS/ACV it should be less of a problem, and like others said, you can wash it a few times a week now, especially with short hair, but it'd be good to get your hair used to washing less often. You can try adding a day between washing for a while til you're up to a week or so.
I switched to BS/ACV a couple weeks before I started my journey and at first my hair would get kinda oily after a few days but now I can go at least 4-5 days before I notice my hair change at all.
I like using BS/ACV though. ;\ I've only been doing it for about a month now, once every 7-10 days, and my hair hasn't been negatively affected yet, but I like the idea of using something completely natural. I would like to keep using it for a long time but I suppose it's not a good idea huh? Does the dry, brittle hair happen to everyone who uses BS over time or it just depends? I rinse my hair with cool water at the end to close the cuticles and I'm sure that helps. I just wonder if that's enough.
I know what smell you're talking about and I've had similar questions. To me also it smells just... natural, neither good nor bad. I'd say it's more on the good side lol. It's just the oils in our hair and the hair itself. When I smell my hair, the only word that comes to mind is.. crispy.. don't ask me why. It doesn't feel crispy, it's soft! ;p Also I've had someone smell my hair and she didn't really smell anything, so that's good. No one has said anything to me yet lol.
I recently stopped using shampoo/conditioner and just go with baking soda and ACV. I'm on week three of this and my hair has adjusted and is less oily. I've noticed it's shinier now and actually brighter in color (brown). Like tonight, I totally forgot I hadn't washed my hair with BS/ACV in a full week. I didn't notice since my hair seemed fine and actually still doesn't have that smell since washing it a week ago. Of course I scrub my scalp with my fingers every time I take a shower so that counts as washing but when I say washing I mean BS/ACV.
I'm just now starting dreads. I guess these last few weeks were to get my hair adjusted for it all, unbeknownst to me at the time. It's been on my mind here and there for a while but I'm doing it now!
Along with the Biotin, you could add some rosemary essential oil drops in your ACV rinse. You can use the rinse after the shampoo even if you don't use the BS. It promotes hair growth among other benefits!
Hair care: Rosemary oil and rosemary teas are widely used for hair care in shampoos and lotions. Regular use of rosemary oil helps to stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of the hair. Therefore, it is an excellent tonic for bald people or those who are beginning to show signs on male pattern baldness.
I'm not at the point yet where I can put in beads but good to know about the wood! I think when I get there I'll just avoid wood and metal.. unless I happen to find a really cool wooden one that's worth it.
Actually I have one dread that's starting to form enough that I think I could put a bead on but I'm just easing myself into everything (plus I don't have any beads yet anyway).
Isn't it good to move them around, at least when washing your hair, so nothing gets stuck under the beads? If so, how do you move them around at those times while making sure they don't fall out the rest of the time? Maybe push them back up til they get stuck again after washing?
I agree with a lot of what David Icke says. Sure, some of his stuff is pretty "out there" for some, and he goes further than most dare to, but he's done a TON of research (I've read one of his books) and he knows what he's talking about. Truth is definitely stranger than fiction.
As for the salt, I guess just be careful where you buy it. I haven't used anything from dreadlockshampoo.com but I plan to when I need some! One thing I know is that naturally occurring fluoride is fine (it's even in breast milk). The stuff you want to avoid is the toxic, industrial scrubber waste fluoride they put in our water and toothpaste. I also know iodine is good and it's been removed from I think our water over the years, but what ppm is good and other details I couldn't say.
Without going into it much more, the idea of divide and conquer the human race through endless conflict has been the MO of the top of the pyramid for thousands of years. Who/what they are and other related things I won't say what I believe. It doesn't really matter what they are... they're still pure evil, and they do exist.