New in dreadlocks and ive already read many topics, im confused so i need help.
I use a super simple salt spray. You obviously need a spray bottle; mine holds about a cup of liquid. I zap almost a cup of bottled water (the thought of letting the tap water here soak in my dreads is just gross) in the microwave for a couple minutes. I put probably 3-4 tablespoons of sea salt (not table salt, not epsom salt: Sea Salt!) in the hot water and let the sea salt dissolve fully. I used a wooden spoon to stir every once and a while. When there are no particles left in the water, put it in your spray bottle (a funnel really helps with this) and shake it again. I usually shake mine up before each use.
I used to spray it on my dreads a few times a day, but it made my hair really dry, so I cut it back to once every day or two. Much better. I* use it in a few ways. I always spray some on after I get out of the shower. During maintenence, I mist on just enough at one time for it to stay damp until I pull each dread apart and palm roll it for few seconds. I do that to each dread in an area then I move on to the next. I also use it just randomly some times when I realize I haven't touched my hair in a day or two.
As for the shampoo, again, the best answer I can give you is a link to a forum post : http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/starting-dreads-nonresidue
The exact measurements I use are like, a cup of baking soda to one gallon water. I mix it up well, close my eyes, pour it all over my dreads and let it sit for like 15-20 mins. Rinse well with cool water. Put a couple capfulls of Apple Cider Vinegar in a gallon of water and repeat. Only leave this on for 2-5 minutes, though.
asce pabalan said:
thanks for the reply. this give me an idea.
how about the conditioning? what should i do and what do i need?
for the salt spray, what do i need to make for that spray? like the oils?
what ingredient you use for your baking soda?
what other shampoo could you recommend? they dont sell dread shampoo here in the philippines.