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Updated. I'm loving the loopyness. It's so interesting how much quicker the right side of my head is progressing compared to the left.
updated by @P3rmaAMP: 10/26/16 11:47:33PM
I'm not a chemist but I have done research and have a friend who is a professional chemist help me out. The main issue is the baking soda.
PH scale runs from 1 to 14. 1 being the most acidic 14 being most basic and 7 being neutral. Hair in its unaltered and slightly damp state has a PH of 4.5-5.5 so it is acidic in nature. Baking soda has a PH of 9. Full strength apple cider vinegar has a PH of 2.8-3.5 depending on quality.
When you put baking soda on hair it opens the cuticles. When the cuticles are open they absorb too much water. Baking soda is also abrasive which can also lead to damage. Apple Cider Vinegar on the other hand closes cuticles.
try to break that habit
Definitely working on it. I've come to realize I have many habits concerning my hair. Not only did I near obsessively keep my hair pushed behind my ears but I also used to pick at the ends, play with it and combed it with my hands a few times a day. It's been a major adjustment to learn to leave it the heck alone.
i do know a lot of pilots
might just be able to arrange something
Haha. Now wouldn't that be fun.
It seems many people have issues with the fine hair around their ears not locking up. I'm having the opisite problem. It's all matting together in one big clump. Probably because I push it behind my ears and my glasses. I hadn't separated it the last few days and had to rip it apart. Lost some length because I couldn't get the tips untangled so I just tore them off. On a good note the rest of my hair is staying decently separated. The last few days it's really starting to look a bit crazy.
haha that's awesome and have fun in Hawaii
want to take me with you?
I'm sure I will. It's going to be awesome working for a WWOOF associated farm learning permaculture and just enjoying Hawaii.
Not sure if you'd fit in my suitcase with all the rest of the people that are trying to fit in there. If I took everyone that wanted to come we would have to rent out a private jet! The lucky one is my dad. He's already been there six months.
I was having issues with the images showing up out of order. I'll change them all to the first post when I have time.
I did a salt water soak yesterday and it seems to have helped quite a bit. I can't wait to leave for Hawaii next month. I know that tropical weather and frequent trips to the beach will really help.
The only person that has said anything is one of my coworkes. She's absolutely fascinated by the changes and I keep catching her picking up the little baby dreads and counting them.
Since I'm starting to show some progress I decided it was time to start a timeline. I'm three weeks now. The right side of my head is definitely progressing way faster because I sleep on that side more. I've been forcing myself to sleep on the other side so those are actually doing something now. The biggest problem I've had is that since I'm no longer playing with my hair I'm chewing my finger nails more often. But you trade one habit for another. Side note. The only things I'm doing with my hair is separating and washing every four to five days with Vicki's Dreadlock Shampoo.
First photo is day 1