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Shawnee
@Shawnee
02/06/12 01:50:13AM
19 posts

Washing with Dish Soap? Like Dawn?


Dreading Methods

Thanks Heather, I'm going to alter it a bit and see how it goes. I wrote this last time I washed. I usually go three days, but I might wash tomorrow. Every two days would make it 3x a week, and I've been washing every 3 days, making it 2x a week, so maybe washing more often would help until I see some dreads appear. I am not trying to be in a hurry, I just would hate to waste weeks not making any steady progress because of what I'm washing with. I figure people (like chemists) who make shampoo probably have to experiment with ph just like I have to with the bs/acv wash. Baking soda worked great for my tnr dreads, but after a while I started to get a build up on my scalp. Maybe I'll try just a bs rinse alternated with a bs/acv rinse.

Shawnee
@Shawnee
02/04/12 02:34:20PM
19 posts

Washing with Dish Soap? Like Dawn?


Dreading Methods

Thanks, all of these answers have helped a lot! I added a bit more bs to my mix today, and a little tiny bit of sea salt but I feel like it's greasy today, maybe I didn't rinse well enough? No one I know around here has natty dreads... I have two friends that went all natural but they say they don't wash their hair but once a month, they aren't much help to me lol. I'll consider trying dish soap, but I feel like it's got chemicals in it... I'll look at the bottle. That might dry me out too much. Idk. I'll tweek my bs/acv wash again. I feel confident this time.

@Eagle: Thanks so much, I have to post a picture soon of my Buddha belly ;-) I am having a little girl, her name will be Maya Lynn, she is due April 12th. She's helped me make big positive changes, and I need this dread journey to loosen up and chill out. I've had a lot of anxiety this pregnancy and a lot of self image ups and downs. My husband tells me I'm more beautiful than ever, but sometimes I just feel fat... hahahaha... the hormonal joys of being pregnant. I've enjoyed every minute of it though, even the lows, but I'll be relieved when it's over and my baby girl is here and safe. We are doing a homebirth and it has inspired me to become a midwife myself.

Shawnee
@Shawnee
02/03/12 11:27:10AM
19 posts

Washing with Dish Soap? Like Dawn?


Dreading Methods

I saw a picture of a girl who said she washed with "dishwasher soap"... it seems like a bad idea to me... What do you think? Also, I wash with baking soda, acv and essential oils mixed, and I'm having knots already but my hair gets greasy soooo fast, I have thin straight white girl hair, but I'm a pretty oily person, I wash every three days but sometimes by day two, I feel ready to wash. I've had dreads before, but they were forced in with twist and rip. They were beautiful, and I didn't damage my hair at all, I'm a great twist and ripper, but I'm trying to do it all natural this time. I was gonna start like September 2011, but I decided to cut my hair short instead. Now it's growing out and I'm letting it go. It's shorter in the back and longer in the front, and I feel like it will be a while before I see progress in the back... I forced in a little baby right next to my ear, as it was already sectioned and knotting slightly, just to have a little reminder where I could reach it easily and play with it to kind of keep my motivation up. I have trouble sticking to the natural method, I get impatient and ending up brushing my hair. Plus my mom thinks I'm insane. I'm 7 1/2 months pregnant now, and I kind of want my dreads to grow up with my daughter. Any advice/encouragement/thoughts in general? I'm mostly interested in others with similar hair types to kind of tell me their stories. My hair is prolly like 6-8 inches in the front and shorter in the back, I had like a bob that grew out... it's thin and gets oily fast.


updated by @Shawnee: 02/14/15 07:51:25AM
Shawnee
@Shawnee
08/27/11 02:18:13PM
19 posts

EO Shampoo


Dread Products

Well I let it go for about 5 days, and then instead of massaging it into my hair, I squirted it into a plastic container and diluted it with water, and it worked just as well! I love it. No residue, no itchy, just perfect and clean. And it doesn't get greasy until about day 4. The kind I use isn't on here. My husband had it for a while, never used it. I found it when I first started living with him, but didn't try it until recently when I read the bottle. I'm sure any of the shampoos are great because they are totally organic! Made from essential oils!

Shawnee
@Shawnee
08/23/11 01:38:49PM
19 posts

EO Shampoo


Dread Products

Thanks so much, SE! I'll try that.


updated by @Shawnee: 07/18/15 05:25:46AM
Shawnee
@Shawnee
08/23/11 10:27:51AM
19 posts

EO Shampoo


Dread Products

oh, i washed with my EO yesterday and now i have no separation or knots. how long should i go between washes? my friend ryan says he washes every couple weeks. that's too long for me.

Shawnee
@Shawnee
08/23/11 10:26:07AM
19 posts

EO Shampoo


Dread Products

i've tried Dr. Bronners undiluted and it made my hair way too soft and oily.

Shawnee
@Shawnee
08/23/11 10:24:51AM
19 posts

EO Shampoo


Dread Products

can i use white vinegar over acv? if not, i'll go out and buy some. and i don't know where the EO came from, my husband got it. if you google it, they have a website! would sea salt and warm water have the same effect as the vinegar?

Shawnee
@Shawnee
08/22/11 03:57:25PM
19 posts

EO Shampoo


Dread Products

Has anyone heard of EO Shampoo? I was using this shampoo before I stopped brushing my hair and I just loved it. When I decided to start growing dreadlocks, I figured I'd go back to baking soda wash with a little bit of tea tree and lavender. That worked for my twist and rip dreads, and I only washed them about once a week (and I did it this often because I as a cigarette smoker at the time and my hair absorbed all that smoke, I have since quit). No residue, great smell, etc. I washed with just a tablespoon of baking soda to a few cups of water as my hair is not very long, and a few drops of tea tree and a few drops of lavender. For me, it seems, the less, the better. But I was scratching my head the other day, and I got all this nasty white residue under my finger nails. It was baking soda. So I hopped in the shower and rinsed with just water, scratched my scalp all over, and this seemed to get rid of it. For the next three days, I didn't wash. Then today, in a few spots on my scalp, mainly the front and just under my ears in the back, was more of this residue. So I figure this was dead skin. So I tried like 3 drops of Dr. Bronner's citrus formula to 3 cups of water. This didn't help. So I broke down and used my EO shampoo. It cleaned my scalp thoroughly and made me feel way better. Now I'm going to try to go until Friday without washing, as I have a wedding to go to on Friday. I am only 15 days into not brushing, and I don't even really have knots. I am afraid this shampoo might make my hair to soft, but it doesn't make it oily and it just cleans it so darn well! My question is this: Does anyone else use this EO brand shampoo? I am using the citrus kind, as I love citrus and I have heard that lemon juice really helps dreads. It's called Essential Oils, EO for short. It says that it is organic, for all hair types, and it is made from nothing but essential oils and herbal infusions. It seems a lot like Dr. Bronners, except it's more like a gel. It doesn't even lather nearly as much as Dr. Bronner's does, and it doesn't feel or look like it's leaving any residue. I think this may be the shampoo for me! Even if it means the process takes longer, I am not good at this experimenting thing of trying to balance baking soda and essential oils. And I don't like the idea of vinegar. So if anyone has heard of EO, and/or uses it themselves, can you give me some feedback?


updated by @Shawnee: 02/14/15 07:51:24AM
Shawnee
@Shawnee
08/17/11 08:40:01AM
19 posts

knottyboy down dreadheadhq soon to follow


General Talk

THAT'S AWESOME! Way to go! What do I have to do to help?

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