Is it okay if you only wear a tam to bed? That's what I've been doing for the past few months and I don't wear it if I shampooed my hair.
What I do is I rinse my hair on the hottest setting available on the faucet to my shower. I keep rinsing at that temperature, only lowering when it gets too hot for me to handle. After about 10-30 mins, it should all come out. If necessary, seperate your locks in the water so it can get to those hard to reach places and massage your scalp. Then, either rinse your hair with cold water, or do the ACV/White vinegar rinse (immediately rinse after if you have new dreads or wait for a few minutes if they're old) with cold water. That's worked for me. My hair may not be the same texture as yours so adjust as necessary.
christina popejoy said:
Ha ha don't know what happened to my follow up post so heres another one!
Followed the recipe down to a tea!
It felt all nice a tingly to start with. And clean but on closer inspection the soapy resudie dandruff is still on my scalp and base of dread, so much so they look a lil white near the roots. Feels soapy still?? is this the effect of using the Lush bar for a over a month and will take a few BS/ ACV washes to break it down??
I have a nut allergy too and I'm not sure exactly what kind of nuts you're allergic to but coconuts are not really nuts. They're the seeds of the coconut palm. So you're probably fine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut#cite_note-COD-2 ~ I know it's Wikipedia, but check the sources that go with each line.
Those locs look fine, speaking as a woman.
However, there's this guy. His locs are beautiful.
If you're going to college, believe me. The people who matter won't care about how your hair looks. All they care about is whether you're attending class, sitting through their lectures, and getting good grades. You could show up in PJs and most professors won't notice or care.
Marlon Moorer said:
well do you happen to have any pics of african american freeform male loc that look nicse.
The ones ive seen on youtube look kinda bad to me like this guy,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA8hakePj2c
or this guy
I have been going natural since about June-July of last year. I am an African-American woman with coarse and fairly thick hair. I think I hindered my progress by separating my hair every day (I didn't want my dreads to be too big). So I stopped separating in November. What I'm worried about is I see a few dreads forming in the back, but the rest of hair seems to only have buds or no dreaded hair at all. I even have a few dread balls hanging in the back. Yet when I occasionally look in the mirror, I see something that resembles baby dreads.
My current routine is to wash weekly with BS, up to 10 drops of Lavender/Tea Tree oil, and 3/8 tsp of rosemary oil combined with warm water ( I find it makes the BS dissolve much better). I wash out the BS mixture and then I do a white vinegar rinse (9 parts water and 1 part vinegar; no more than 250 ml) and rinse it out after 3 minutes. Is there something I'm doing wrong or am I just impatient? If you need any pictures, I can try and have some added to this post today.
I tried again today. Had a much better experience. i needed to bend forward more and keep my head down as much as possible while wiping my eyes in-between wipes. When I did that I didn't get any of the BS into my eyes. Does anyone cover their hair after putting the BS stuff in your hair?