Organic Root Stimulator Lock & Twist Gel Horror.
Saved Dreads Success Stories
It's been almost a week since I had my buddy over to do the hair gel, backcomb and lock and twist method and all the crap is out of my hair. He used very little of this gel, which is water based, and it seemed to be a good thing when it was still fresh and gelly, but after even the first day it dried up and made my head feel like hell. The hair was stiff and immobile and there was no locking or even hairs loosening up/twisting. They looked nice and neat but my head was starting becoming slimey and itchy. I posted on the Dreadlocks subreddit about them and was lucky that it was run sort of like this site. A lot of people told me to wash it out and one nice redditor (I can't remember their name now.) linked me to this site. Then I met Soaringeagle and read around here a bit and larned the true horror of hair products and dreading "methods." After a few days of the BS and ASV rinse my hair and scalp feel so much better. I've done the rinse three times which is pretty much what it took to get all that crap out of my hair. After the first rinse my back was covered in greasy slimey nastiness from the gel. AFter the second rinse there was slightly less but there were still afew hard stiff clumps of hair. I did third rinse yesterday and did a spray of some oils and (very tiny ammt) of vinegar and mostly water. I woke up this morning to almost an entire of head of new healthy soft clumps and I can already feel hairs in the back starting to thinkin up and move around more naturally.I made the mistake of going to Sally's to buy products. The girl wasn't sure and said "I heard this stuff works, if it doesn't bring ti back with your receipt." I haven't even bothered with the shampoo I got except for the day of the process. I'll probably take it back tomorrow. I wish I had found this site sooner, but at least now I can begin my dreading Journey the proper way and I learned a valuable lesson. If you want to do dreads and keep your hair and scalp healthy don't put anything in them. Respect your hair and it'll respect you. Abuse it and smother it and it'l make you very angry.
updated by @Wheelz: 01/13/15 09:18:42PM