I only had around 15-20 when I started, and over the years that number has increased. I'm at like 55 or somewhere near there. I have new additions daily.
So stoked for you! Looking so good!
I think that slandering other people and their websites is just as bad as being a "troll"....
Props to you, Rose, for suggesting the tea-tree hair spritz. I've been using it, especially after a couple days of not washing it really helps with keeping my scalp happy and thus I can extend my between-wash time if I want to. It also smells great! My personal essential oil blend (mixed 1:10 with water) is like 83% tea tree oil and the remainder a blend of lavender and cedarwood. Smells delicious =) Next time I will try a bit o' patchouli with the tea tree.
I also have newbie dreadlings. I just switched from Bronners, actually, cuz I found it was leaving a tacky residue in my hair (I even used it as my only soap for the past 5 years, didn't even consider it until I found this site). So now I've been doing BS washes with "VERY" light acv rinse. Fortunately, the Bronners residue was very light, and seems to be entirely gone after a couple BS washes. I will switch to Vicki's just 4 dreads liquid soon, but i loove the BS wash with some essential oils, let that soak for a few minutes mmmmmm
I only have little dreadlings at this point, but I have been using Vicki's Locking Up shampoo (nagchampa). I wash 2-3x/week. I am a vet tech at the local humane society, so depending on what happens in my day, I feel the need to wash my entire self, ha.
Your locks are beautiful!! Definitely one of my new dreadie inspirations! How long did it take for you to get progress in the beginning?!
Haha, thank youu!
And yes, I go for the Dr. Bronners tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus or peppermint, liquid or the bar. All the different scents are great, the ones I think keep my hair knottier.
I also like to keep 1 part tea tree, 1 part lavender(optional), 10 parts water in a little spray bottle. It's great for tightening as well as keeping them clean and fungus free! Also, great for keeping lice away! My neighbors had lice and didn't know it, and I was hanging out at their house all the time - I was the only one that didn't get it because I spray with tea tree daily!