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Beijaflor
@beijaflor
06/26/12 07:17:40PM
20 posts

Let's Get Personal


General Talk

At first, when I was younger I wasnt a fan of locs. Being a person of African descent there is alot of natural self hate in our community. So while I wasnt a fan of my straight chemical hair I wasnt so much against natural hair, I just never knew it because all I could remember and all I had seen was was the hair that I was raised upon. But once I became in my mid teens that changed. I broke off into my own and I educated myself on who we really supposed to be. I also fell in love with who I naturally was, and so I chopped my hair off to one inch. Now I am loc'ing because I appreciate its beauty and it allows me to be free... in the physical, mental, and ultimately I hope fully in the spiritual. I have never felt better and more in love with my skin, hair, and every other aspect of who I am and who we are as a whole.

Beijaflor
@beijaflor
06/26/12 06:58:39PM
20 posts

Besan and Coconut Oil Regimen (Inspired by Traditional South Indian Routine)


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Thanks DemeterGray! Just be careful with how much you use, I have naturally dry and very kinky hair and I only use three finger amounts on my hair (literally sticking my finger in the oil andthat'sthe only amount i use), but I also have baby locs. but ill do it a bit at a time to prevent unecessary loosening just in case to find out how much your hair can take or maybe try it on one loc to be on the safe side that way just one loc could possibly loosen instead of all of them.

Beijaflor
@beijaflor
06/25/12 02:48:59AM
20 posts

Besan and Coconut Oil Regimen (Inspired by Traditional South Indian Routine)


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@Manj: Thank you ! I love Indian culture and I thank you for sharing and "approving" my post!! =)

@amanda: I hope you have great results with the Besan routine! Im usually not too good at explaining stuff so I am glad that it was easy for you to follow =)

Beijaflor
@beijaflor
06/22/12 12:52:32AM
20 posts

Whens the best time to start washing my dreads?


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lol.. they said everything pretty much. hehehehe.

Beijaflor
@beijaflor
06/21/12 06:06:26PM
20 posts

Whens the best time to start washing my dreads?


Dread Maintenance

What is your hair texture? and are you doing the natural method? I have very kinky hair with no existent curl pattern and i am doing the loose two strand twist and neglect method. this allowed me to wash my hair anytime i want.. actually i began washing my hair about 2 days afterwards. and ive been washing twice a week since then. its been almost one month (will be in a few days) and i am already budding and locking with some locs. i use besan (chick pea flour ) to wash my hair. you can check out my post in the dreadlock products section in the forum about how i use besan to wash my hair.i hope this helps

Beijaflor
@beijaflor
06/21/12 05:04:47PM
20 posts

keep my dreads or start over?


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I agree, its not worth cutting them out. Nurture them and they'll grow.

Beijaflor
@beijaflor
06/21/12 04:59:19PM
20 posts

Besan and Coconut Oil Regimen (Inspired by Traditional South Indian Routine)


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You can also find it under Chickpea or Garbanzo Bean flour. Besan is the Indian term for that flour so it should easily be available in health food stores or even your regular grocery if you are lucky.

Beijaflor
@beijaflor
06/21/12 02:33:02AM
20 posts

Besan and Coconut Oil Regimen (Inspired by Traditional South Indian Routine)


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I get it from health food stores. You can get a whole bag of it for around 5 dollars and that would last you a good 6 months-1 year depending on how often you wash. Even longer if you wash once a week. i wash at least twice a week and i still have a lot.

And yes, i agree with Soaring Eagle that for non afro hair that it may be too much moisture. Coconut oil goes through all of your hair layers.. so thats 100% moisture penetration and its the only thing that moisturizes your hair that way next to water. Even I use just a finger-amount for my hair.. especially since they are baby locks.Also apply to only dry hair , if you apply it to wet hair it would hold in water longer which makes your hair take a little longer to dry.

Beijaflor
@beijaflor
06/21/12 12:53:36AM
20 posts

Besan and Coconut Oil Regimen (Inspired by Traditional South Indian Routine)


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With the push of Soaring Eagle, I wanted to share with you guys my washing routine that is/was used throughout Southern India traditionally. While I am not Indian, I use this regimen with the up most respect and I am receiving great results. It is great for anyone and it really keeps the hair clean and soft.

The Besan (Chickpea Flour) is used as a hair shampoo. It naturally has the highest saponins among all of the foods that contain saponins. In India, they take the flour and mix it with water and apply it to their heads for a few minutes. Then rinse. And then apply coconut oil every other day. I have modified this to better fit us with locks. What I do is I take a 10-12 oz container(make sure it has a top), then I take a panty hose and stretch it across the top, and I take roughly a teaspoon and a half (sometimes 2 teaspoons) of besan it put it in the panty hose. then once done I pour some hot water through the hose until the container filled up. Then I shake it and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. I use the panty hose so that the particles will not become stuck in my locs and usually the tea ends up being particle free.

Once done, I go and rinse my hair through some plain warm water to loosen up the dirt and then I remove the panty hose from the container, squeeze out the excess water into the container, and then pour the tea over my head. I leave it one for at least 5 minutes but you can leave it on longer for a deeper cleanse.

Then I allow for my hair to dry without applying any coconut oil. Usually I apply coconut oil before I wash which is a traditional way of washing that was usually done so sometimes depending on how long I left it on I dont need oil but I still put on a tiny bit if needed once my hair is dry. Since my locs are young, I apply coconut oil maybe twice a week so that my locs would not have to much moisture which may stop the dreading process.

Thats it! If it helps my locs are 3 weeks old and I am a brand new member. I hope this helps.. Please feel free to comment or ask questions.

(edit by soaringeagle) if you dont have african type hair or pretty mature locks you should skip the coconut oil cokmpletely till mature


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