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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 05:47:05PM
318 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

After trying really hard over the last several hours off and on to try and rinse out the oil, the hot water hasn't really seemed to have much an effect on the oil...I guess this shows me that maybe I won't really need to oil my hair that oten...and looks like I may have to end up using dish soap (I have Dawn Ultra), even though I really don't want to have to resort to that...I mean at some points it feels like I may have gotten it out of my dreads or rather the one dread I think has it...but as I squeeze it now, part of that dread feels sticky....I am wondering if I just need to let them dry, that maybe I really did get it out, I can't really tell.

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 04:28:07PM
318 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

Ok, I will remember that for next time. Is it ok to condition my hair weekly or is it best left for about a once a month to maybe like every 3 months sort of thing?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 03:45:58PM
318 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

Ok, so if that amount isn't too much, then is it that maybe I should have rinsed out it more thoroughly?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 02:06:34PM
318 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I just soaked my hair in a bucket of hot water for a little while, some of the oil seems to have left....will do that again in a few minutes....then blow dry my hair so I can get it dry soon....since I'd rather not leave it wet....I mean I figured out I had the oil stuck in my hair when I was outside and felt it solidify....so does this mean that like 6-10 drops of oil may be the max for a soak? Since what I think was 12 or maybe more was WAY too much. ....I am trying to avoid washing with shampoo today since I had already shampooed my dreads on Monday....I did what I did today cause my head was pretty itchy. 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 01:43:27PM
318 posts

Information Regarding Apple Cider Vinegar


Dread Products

I'm entirely sure if this link is correct, as there is plenty of contradictory information out there, but according to this link, ACV does weaken hair:https://www.reddit.com/r/curlyhair/comments/3ccdj4/psa_dont_use_apple_cider_vinegar_acv_rinse_on/ ...I don't know if it's over a long period of time it does this or what, but I hope not cause it may be my only option for getting some oil out of my hair....

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 01:39:15PM
318 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

Ok, yes sadly I have confirmed it, I have some oil built up in at least part of one of my dreads....is ACV the only means to get it out, or could I use hot water?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 12:53:07PM
318 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

Shoot it appears I have excess coconut oil in my dreads, to get it out, could I just soak my head in hot water or do I need to use ACV to get it out?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 12:07:10PM
318 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I ended up using coconut oil, and sadly also ended up using more than 6 drops (maybe about 12, or maybe a little more, it's kinda hard to tell since the eye dropper I was using had the oil come out quick). Since I had to fill up nearly the whole of the bucket I was using....but oddly enough after washing it throughout my dreads my roots don't seem to be overly conditioned. Additionally, I did the soak for longer than only a few minutes....at the time the water I had was clear, by the end it seemed to be a yellowish color....was that from something that was washed out of my hair or from the oil I put in? Additionally, they don't seem to lost any tightness....in spite of this attempt the hard spots don't seem to have changed much, but it may just be that it could take more than one soak to fix these spots, obviously...so would it be useful to even try this soak again another time? If so would it be like once a month type thing or sooner than that?


updated by @Raven's Light: 02/02/17 12:15:23PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 12:16:12AM
318 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

So, an ACV rinse maybe worth a try then? ( I am sort of already feeling like my hair needs moisture anyway....with the way my loose hair has been I am feeling like getting my hair at least wet feels like a good idea....but I'm going to think on that and decide tomorrow, at the very least I'll probably get it wet)


updated by @Raven's Light: 02/02/17 12:19:33AM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/01/17 10:55:31PM
318 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I'm not entirely sure it was interlocked, as I haven't interlocked my dreads since they were like 6-7 months old - which was now almost like 3 years and 8 months ago, as my hair will be 4 years old in May (although there was one dread that was partially interlocked maybe about when they were still young, but it wasn't done fully nor was that ever repeated after that, so I kind doubt that was the case....and I don't even remember which one it was). So if it is reisdue, ACV, although not a great solution to my problem, is literally the easiest thing for me to use, because I already have it, and can just do a soak....

That spot may also be the spot that I thought was a weak spot that I found on my dreads when they were being maintained....if it is from the interlocking in the past is there any way to fix that spot?

So really I'm wondering should I do an ACV soak or is there some way to fix the spot if it was caused by past interlocking?

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