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RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/08/12 05:43:06PM
50 posts

An idea I'd like to try with the baking soda wash


Dread Maintenance

Okay, so I tried the bowl method. It worked well, but I had one major problem. I kept getting the BS mixture into my eyes. You know a way to keep that from happening because I'm thinking of wearing my lab goggles while washing my hair.

Mowriyah Ysrayl said:

yea that guy in the video is a chef. but you can find some cheap big plastic bowls at walmart, kmart or some place like that. I use 2 plastic bowls, some times a glass jar for pouring and large plastic bowl for catching.

RSavage26 said:

I like that guys videos. His dreads are so beautiful. I might try your method Mowriyah in the future (his bowls look like cooking bowls and I don't have easy access to those right now) but for now I'm going to just limit how much comes out with my thumb like how Baba Fats recommended. Thanks everyone; now I don't know have to go searching for a used spray bottle. :D

Mowriyah Ysrayl said:

what i do is mix BS up in a small bowl and put a large bowl in the sink and pour the BS mixture over my dreads and let it catch in the large bowl then pour the BS mixture from the large bowl back in the small bowl and pour over my dreads again. here is a video of what im talking about.

Hope this helps peace....

http://youtu.be/NDgaw8YMH0w

RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/02/12 01:16:28PM
50 posts

An idea I'd like to try with the baking soda wash


Dread Maintenance

Yeah. I always rinse out between 10-20 minutes because I wash weekly. I would do it more often but because of my hair type I fear that washing more than once a week would mess up my hair.

Lou Cottle said:

i'm wondering if it would cause build up. are you planning on rinsing it out after letting it set?

RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/01/12 11:51:02PM
50 posts

An idea I'd like to try with the baking soda wash


Dread Maintenance

I like that guys videos. His dreads are so beautiful. I might try your method Mowriyah in the future (his bowls look like cooking bowls and I don't have easy access to those right now) but for now I'm going to just limit how much comes out with my thumb like how Baba Fats recommended. Thanks everyone; now I don't know have to go searching for a used spray bottle. :D

Mowriyah Ysrayl said:

what i do is mix BS up in a small bowl and put a large bowl in the sink and pour the BS mixture over my dreads and let it catch in the large bowl then pour the BS mixture from the large bowl back in the small bowl and pour over my dreads again. here is a video of what im talking about.

Hope this helps peace....

http://youtu.be/NDgaw8YMH0w

RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/01/12 04:52:35PM
50 posts

An idea I'd like to try with the baking soda wash


Dread Maintenance

I love the baking soda /ACV rinse method. It cleans my scalp so well. The only thing I worry about is that when I pour it over my head from my bottle it's not distributing evenly over my scalp. Would it be possible to mix up the baking soda wash, put it in a spray bottle, and just spray it onto my hair? Will it still be as effective?


updated by @RSavage26: 02/14/15 08:40:55AM
RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/01/12 04:34:02PM
50 posts

letting go- how my loopy dreads point out neurosis


Dread Maintenance

My hair is pretty "nappy", so I don't get loops. I've been letting my hair dread for about 7 months, but I think I hurt my progress by constantly separating my hair. So I've decided to just stop doing it except maybe every other time I shampoo. I get these tiny hair balls on the ends of my developing locs. Sometimes I find it cute and other times I worry that I'm doing it wrong. It takes a lot of guts and confidence to go organic I've realized. The only people who have supported me are my cousin and my younger brother and sister. Haven't gotten any bullshit comments from strangers though, so that's nice.

RSavage26
@RSavage26
10/20/11 03:16:27PM
50 posts

Beginner questions


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

SE,

I'm not sure if you're responding to me or Andre but I am African-American. The only oiling I do is for my scalp due to a skin condition I've had from childhood. It's nothing serious, but it prevents any breakout. Also, not all African-Americans have dry hair. Mine is actually fairly oily and soft so it differs from person to person. Before I started using the sea-salt spray (generally after washing my hair and only keeping it on overnight), my hair barely locced but after I started doing it locs formed easier. It also helped that I only seperated my hair every other day instead of daily liked I used to.
soaring eagle said:

are u african american the oiluing and salting kinda do oposites caucasian hair benifits from the drying effect of salt to get it loccking african hairs already dry by nature ..too dry so needs the frequent oiling


RSavage26 said:

Wetting your hair won't dry your hair out so long as you oil your scalp properly, preferably with a carrier oil of some kind. I know one common oil is coconut but that can be a bit pricey and hard to find depending on where you live. I'm not sure of your hair texture, but wetting my hair helps to keep it clean in-between washings. I also use a sea salt spray every other - 4 days to help my hair loc. I've been doing organic locs since may 2011 and over time my hair has eventually started to form baby dreads in the front and the back. It will take a while regardless, so patience is key.

Andre' said:

Will wetting my hair everyday in the shower dry my hair out? I use bs/ACV 1-2 times a week.... I shower everyday but only wet my hair? Is this an issue ?

soaring eagle said:

the acv wont do much without the bs

it will remove oils and conditionj but not clean

why dojnt u want to use the bs

and if u add the essential oils u wont have to scratch but scratching wont hurt u tho i fate itchingso the oils help alot

RSavage26
@RSavage26
10/20/11 03:01:10PM
50 posts

Beginner questions


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Wetting your hair won't dry your hair out so long as you oil your scalp properly, preferably with a carrier oil of some kind. I know one common oil is coconut but that can be a bit pricey and hard to find depending on where you live. I'm not sure of your hair texture, but wetting my hair helps to keep it clean in-between washings. I also use a sea salt spray every other - 4 days to help my hair loc. I've been doing organic locs since may 2011 and over time my hair has eventually started to form baby dreads in the front and the back. It will take a while regardless, so patience is key.

Andre' said:

Will wetting my hair everyday in the shower dry my hair out? I use bs/ACV 1-2 times a week.... I shower everyday but only wet my hair? Is this an issue ?

soaring eagle said:

the acv wont do much without the bs

it will remove oils and conditionj but not clean

why dojnt u want to use the bs

and if u add the essential oils u wont have to scratch but scratching wont hurt u tho i fate itchingso the oils help alot

RSavage26
@RSavage26
10/20/11 03:25:19PM
50 posts

I dont know what to say...white people look dirty with dreads!!


General Talk

Two things:

a) Don't embed music on your web page, twitter, tumbler, I don't give a fuck. That is annoying and it just wastes your bandwidth.

b) Guy looks like a teenager and honestly before I came to this site I used to feel the same way. I saw several white people with dreads when I was younger which were poorly maintained and assumed from ignorance that it was because their hair was just not meant to dread and they were once again taking a hairstyle associated with black people and trying to claim it as their own.

RSavage26
@RSavage26
09/04/11 08:40:20PM
50 posts

My hair keeps clumping together


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

By bunch up, I mean that it looks like an afro more than separated dreads.

RSavage26
@RSavage26
09/04/11 08:39:43PM
50 posts

My hair keeps clumping together


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I have Afro-textured hair. I am using the natural method to get dreads. What I do is basically wash and separate. Because of my hair's texture, I find myself separating every day after I'm done in the shower and after I've oiled my scalp with some olive oil but it seems to just bunch up together over time. I can feel my hair dreading, but it never seems to form separate dreads and it has been 4 months. Is this normal?


updated by @RSavage26: 01/13/15 09:09:36PM
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