Besan and Coconut Oil Regimen (Inspired by Traditional South Indian Routine)
how much coconut oil and how do you use it?
how much coconut oil and how do you use it?
Last night i used the wax b-gone for the first time. First let me say thatI adore a home made product. It arrived with a sample shampoo soap barand a little hand writen thank you. You gotta love that. The fragrence is amazing.It was easy to apply and lathered up quicker than any shampoo I've ever used. the relief to my scalp was immeadiate. This is a very soothing product.I was affraid that it would be hard to apply,but its a honey like consistancy, so you dip two fingers in and then twirl adread around those fingers, then masage it into the dread. You dont have to be rough because it lathers so well and just gets right in there. I did gently part the tighter areas of my dreads to work it in farther. I wasnt conserned about loosening them becauseI know that they were tight from wax, not from nice clean knots.I gave each dread its own little masage and made sure to get the roots and my scalp. It took time, but i got all seventy something dreads and then rinsed rinsed rinsed with hot water. My dreads were so much lighter and less stiff as i stepped out of the shower.
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Im a fan of the head banging method, I do it on my man, my dogand my kid. I like to share.
wash in the AM, air dry, never leave a towel on them, head bang to throw water out of them or squeeze it out, i read that blunt ends hold more water, blow dry them if you need to but there will be heat damageinvolved.
Do I start using the bs/acv wash immeadiatly after the first round of wax removal? I've been told I will have to use the remover repeatedly over the course of a few weeks, I assume the instructions for use will come with the product, but when do I start washing? I am concerned about putting any other residues in my hair while the wax is still there, I dont wan to make the wax thicker. Does that make sense?
ok, so I just ordered the wax b gone, oh how I wish they could just teleport it to me, I dont want to wait any longer to get this wax out of my poor dread babies.
Soaring Eagle is right, my hair was locking up on its own, but I couldnt keep it seperated all the way up. In retrospect, I should have just had it sectioned and backcombed or tnr'd. But, I was ignorant and eager. Now they are started the way they are started and I have to go from here because I refuse to take them out again. But Im confident that with the help of my new friends here on this site and with some patience, my dreads will be strong and beautiful as I always imagined they would be. My husband just told me we can afford the wax b gone, Im going to order it NOW. wish me luck.
3RD ATTEMPT in 8 months to start my locks: I decided to find a proffecional that knew how to section and lock hair, oh and I did. She cost me 160$ and I sat in her chair, facing away from the mirror, for 11 hours. She washed my hair, salt water treated my hair, dried, backcombed, powdered, waxed crochetted, and then rubber banded the roots of each dread baby..... When she finished she told me that i didnt have to do anything to them, not palm roll, dont wash them for 2 weeks at which time I could put them in the ocean and then wipe my scalp with witch hazel, dont get them wet until then!, and the bands needed to stay on for 6 weeks at which time I was to come back to her so that she could maintain them for me and that was going to cost me 65$ each time. But, I was still blissfully ignorant ant so super happy to have finally gotten my dreads started right, so I thought, so I said a million thank yous and went home, with my do-rag for sleeping in that she had sold me so I didnt get wax on my bed, (thoughtful, right?, yeah, I thought so too.)
For four days, I was sooo happy, but then, my head started to itch, a lot. My husband sat down with me between his leg and stated aplying the witch hazel to my scalp with a q-tip. He was conserned at that point due to the fact that my scalp looked very irritated and red and the rubber bands were pulling the hairs so tightly. I couldnt stand the itching so i googled it and a forum from this site came up. I have been on here for 2 days now, today is 7/12/12. Soaring Eagle was one of the first to respond to my pleas for help, and my eyes were opened to all the wrong that that lady and I had done to my poor hair. All of the no nos of dreading are in my hair as I am typing this. Boy do I feel dooped.
My husband removed the bands last night and I will be using dawn to get the wax out until I can afford the wax b gone.
The message here is to please do research before you take the journey.