Baking soda wash not working?
Dreads Hair and Scalp Health
You say that, but again I've had ABSOLUTELY NO issues washing this way. No decrease in dreading time/knotting, no residue, nothing. Plus, my hair before dreading was super oily, and it's actually helped cut down the oiliness a ton. I can now go a number of days without washing my hair where before I could only go maybe one, two if I was feeling really lazy and had nowhere to be.
Everything that you use is going to leave SOME residue, it's just unavoidable. I'm not going to pay twice as much for a non-residue shampoo, because in the end it will still leave some form of residue. If anyone is finding that the acv is leaving their hair too slick, then they probably need to cut back on the acv in their rinse or start using white vinegar which isn't as conditioning as the acv but will still remove any extra gunk that's built up.
As another side note, I also find that when I need a deeper clean that it's a bit gentler on my scalp to mix just a tiny bit (maybe .5tbsp)of baking soda in with my shampoo when washing. It gives a bit of extra scrub power without irritating my scalp.soaringeagle said:
using acv after regular shampoo wull make it too acidic
it will remove residue bit make it acidic sklippery smooth and mayube lead to oiliness most shampoos are perfectly ballanced to 5.5 acv i thinks a 3 ..the acv./bs mare ballanced to put the hair in the right rancge
using a baklanced shampoo your in the right range then u throw it out with acv
better to skip acv and use a non res shampoo instead
Honestly the b/s wash left my scalp with puss filled spots that were incredibly painful (and it did so regardless of the amount of baking soda contained in the wash). At this point, I switch between a number of different commercial shampoos or shampoo bars (handmade or otherwise) which I then follow with a moderately strong apple cider vinegar rinse. I will use the baking soda wash maybe once a month, but I don't think thatconsistentuse is for everyone.
As far as residue is concerned? After splitting a few dreads a month or so ago, I can verify that it really is over-rated; there was no flaky residue, and the knotting was SOLID (even closer to the roots) which means that it took forever for me to split those dreads completely. Commercial shampoos aren't anywhere near as detrimental as some have mentioned them being, especially when used in conjunction with the acv rinse.
However, if you do want to continue using the bs/acv wash routine, make sure that you're washing out the bs before you add the acv. If you aren't then the result of that chemical reaction is carbonic acid which does no more for your hair than rinsing it in water would. Also, if you're noticing any excess oiliness, I'd lay off the essential oils. They had a similar oiling effect on my hair the one time that they were used.