Doing the natural method
Yeah. I put up my picture in the original post. It's quite coarse and kinky, but I love my hair. I just want some advice so I can know what I'm doing right and where I can improve. That's all.
Desirae and soaring eagle,
Here's what I currently do with my hair:
Daily: wash hair with just water during my shower --> shake out water after I'm done --> air dry for 10-30 minutes --> scrunch out any leftover water --> oil scalp in four sections with olive oil --> section hair from front to back --> shake head
Weekly: do baking soda/ vinegar method to clean my hair, then pretty much do the same stuff as daily
I would use ACV but it causes me to break-out so I use white vinegar instead and it seems to work practically the same.
I also spray my hair with water and sea salt (2 tsp because I don't want to dry out my hair) every 2-3 days. I do it at night and then rise it out in the morning.
I can't buy jojoba oil right now (not in my budget), but I do have the following oils available:
lavender/tea tree (combined)
I also have pure aloe vera juice.
Which of these would be the best to add while washing my hair?
Desirae Rose said:
Looking forward to seeing how your locs progress. ^_^
How often do you plan to oil your hair for now?
Just gotta add a bit of a correction, though. Afro-textured hair (well, the scalp, really) DOES produce oil the same as everyone else, but due to the way the hair is, the oil doesn't reach the full length of the hair (well, that, and also many people with that type of hair don't properly take care of their hair and scalps, so a lot of mistreatment also leads to brittleness and dryness). ^_^
Hello again. I have been letting my hair do its thing for the past three months and so far I'm loving it. No more picks, no more creams, no more salon visits. It's really nice save for the occasional ignorance from my family but oh well. However, I just want to show my progress and see if you guys think I'm on the right track. I just washed my hair today using baking soda and vinegar. Then I oiled my hair with olive oil and seperated my hair into different sections. I only have a picture (kinda blurry though I tried to sharpen) of my front, but if you need to see the back I can put a picture of that up too. Any advice would be great.
Hmm... not sure. I don't think wax is used with interlocking but when my hair was dirty there was this crusty nastiness at the root of some of my dreads. It was inside the knot.
I want to follow your method, but my mother saw my locs today and she's trying to press me into going back to the same salon that caused my troubles in the first place. I'm putting my foot down on that BS.
After reading a bit on this site I realized that I made a mistake in going to my local salon to get my dreads put in. They took some 2-strand twists which I already had done at the same salon and interlocked them. This happened 2 weeks ago. They didn't turn out well and to make matters worse some of them either unraveled or fell apart and I was left with an itchy scalp to go along with it. No matter how much olive oil I put on my scalp the itch would not stop.
Yesterday I washed my hair with a shampoo bar (I didn't need to vinegar rinse that time due to all the olive oil on my scalp) and retwisted my locs after I let them dry for several hours. My hair is in relatively better shape, but a few of my dreads have very loose hair. Is it too late for me to start freelocking or can I continue in that direction? I can add a picture of my current hair if that would be helpful.
i would not go about twisting it that way u see all the exposed scalp?
dreads shouldnt look like that
just let em be let em dread u dont need to work on them or fix them u just let them dread