Want dreads, but have no money? Heres what to do:
Hey Cindy, if you have straighitst hair I recommened you use the vinegar. I blow dried my hair after soaking, and I had baby dreads after 5 hours of backcoming
So what are ur ratios for the mixes? Also how long is ur hair?
in nearly all cases the key to dreading lies in the right mix for your hair
if oily skip acv use bs
if dry acv is a plus african hairs pretty muchil free naturaly so needs some moisture
the right wash makes all the difference
i alter mine by result i want more that wash
if i want em super soft and cuddly add jojoba aloe anything like that
but arfter awhile of that get alotta loose hairs so increase the salt decrease the oils
and find dozens of new babies every wash
Go to the grocery store. Or even the dollar store for some items. To prepare your hair to lock, start with a white vinegar wash. Smells HORRID, but it frizzes your hair right up, and makes the initial locking process easier. This is great for fine straight hair. For curly hair, try a salt water rinse. For maintenance, washing with baking soda is HEAVEN!! It cleans your scalp up, make your dreads soft, and just feels awesome in general. I like to add a bit of sea salt to help lock up a bit while washing. Air dry, possibly in the sun. Then go buy some essential oils, or make a tea. I made a rosemary mint tea, and I spray that every few days to freshen em up. As for aloe, make sure its aloe VERA. I live in FL, so its on every corner, (yay me!!) but it can easily be bought at grocery stores in the produce.
So, in my bathroom I have a spray bottle for my hair tea, and a spray bottle for my salt water. I also have a gallon pitcher, and some baking soda. I am locking up, my dreads are soft and smell good, and I am proud to step out of my house. Most of these items only cost a few bucks, so even if something didnt work for me, I dont feel like I wasted the money.
Also, for those starting out, every hair type is different. Just because it works for me, doesn't mean it'll work for you. I wish I had been told this at the beginning, because I was told so many things, it was just confusing. Try things. experiment. As long as its a natural product, it shouldn't do anything wrong but slow the process a bit.
SO... good luck to all, and have fun. Be proud. And if you have any questions on recipes for the rinses, just let me know!