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TheOhm
@TheOhm
08/13/12 10:59:22AM
21 posts

Brittle and breakage


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

so im noticing that my hair does not have itsusualelasticity that it did before using baking soda in place of shampoo. frankly it breaks with no give what so ever.

I was wondering if i am doing something wrong. the process im following now is waiting as long as ican to wash (2-3 a week) using acv on the third wash.... my scalp is super itchy but i will say my face is loving it

Should i be using acv more? should i addessentialoils?
does dry hair have to be brittle?


updated by @TheOhm: 02/14/15 03:27:04AM
TheOhm
@TheOhm
08/02/12 06:47:07PM
21 posts

What is your reason behind locking?


General Talk

Do you even have a reason or is it for pure vanity?


updated by @TheOhm: 01/13/15 09:32:29PM
TheOhm
@TheOhm
08/02/12 04:24:12PM
21 posts

Braiding?


Dreading Methods

Would braiding 1x1 inch sections into your hair prior to starting the neglect process help encourage dreading for those with very fine or straight hair?


updated by @TheOhm: 01/13/15 09:32:27PM
TheOhm
@TheOhm
08/02/12 04:15:11PM
21 posts

Wide spaced bristil bursh


Dreading Methods

uniform would have its advantages 1.more likely that youll have more dreads 2.being theyre organized a bit. 3. more acceptable in a workplace or professionalenvironmental.

i guess im not really in a rush so delaying the process for me is no big deal, if i had smaller dreads to start icould have a bit morecontrolcongo-ing them together into bigger dreads... does that make sense.
I guess i want somecontrol over my hair.. but i dont mind giving them its freedom to grownaturally.

TheOhm
@TheOhm
08/02/12 03:28:58PM
21 posts

Wide spaced bristil bursh


Dreading Methods

could a brush be used to delay the dreading process to make more uniform dreads? similar to dreads worn by those of the sadhu?
Ive been looking for the method they use to make their dreads but cannot find anything other than cowdung.. which i may have to try with dreads as nice as theirs :)
But it doesn't appear to be pure neglect being a lot of they are very uniform.


updated by @TheOhm: 01/13/15 09:32:23PM
TheOhm
@TheOhm
08/02/12 03:09:17PM
21 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

haha i love how ur all so apologetic. those are the responses i was looking for.
Ha this website is great but my computer gets a bit slow so i can have difficulty navigating forums.. organization and a bit... of dare i say.. backcombing(or separating congos is more appropriate) would do it wonders... i really dont think bakingsoda has detergent(cleanser) qualities which is why it is great. but i guess you could say exfoliation will remove dirt. I also was reading that the lemon juice only reacts when heated or something besides the point. I love my lemon :( tastes so good when washing lol

So bs for reducing oil production & acv is for removing oil and normalizing ph and to stop over production of oil?

Any word on dr bronners? why didnt the baking soda & acv remove the gummy stuff?

Oh i have one more good question but ill start another thread for that one.

Thanks for all your advice and responses. sorry for any hostility.

TheOhm
@TheOhm
08/02/12 12:42:37PM
21 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

ummm

Tied up in knots said:

and not rinsing with ACV. Most of the sites even assumed you mixed both together for a chemical reaction.

SE's recipe indicates or alludes he is mixing both together.. just an fyi.
"for a weak acv id add just a splash, maybe a capfull or 2 to the same gallon size pitcher for a strong version id use a cup or more of white vinagar"http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/super-clean-dreads-safe-...

All of that is ridiculous. And they all seem to be blogs written by housewives. Not people with science backgrounds. We've had a pharmacy tech explain the ratios. I'd trust a pharmacy tech before I trusted some blog site. http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/baking-soda-and-sea-salt...

this link says acv is OPTIONALcontraryto what you said and what everyone else on this website thinks...so yes that would be pretty alkaline/drying/damaging... you see i dont have dreads (yet)... so if itcauses hairs to break they dont knot, they fall out.


updated by @TheOhm: 07/23/15 04:07:43AM
TheOhm
@TheOhm
08/02/12 12:23:53PM
21 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

Woah all your responses are socritical.. learning from soaring eagle are you young jedi... (or sith...)

First off baking soda is not acleaning agent. it is an abrasive(scratches)... being it does not remove oil.. vinegar is yourcleanser give it the credit itdeserves. so dont put the baking soda on some kind ofpedestal...unless you want to give itcredit for making ur hair brittle and knotty

Most of my information iscoming from personal experience andexperimentation. all the otherknowledge iacquiredcomes from this site..."baking soda is alkaline" "baking soda can be irritating"..was using the lemon todissolvethe excess baking soda and accelerate locking... it wasfreshlemon/juice. i was doing a wash like once twice a week.
as to my recipes or mixture ratios it was 1 part baking soda lots parts water in spray bottle. i choose to beat my own drum. this website isnt the only withcreditable information,don't be so vain.

Btw if i want tocomb andseparatewith my fingers i will if it makes me happy, if it takes me longer to dread so be it, but my dreads will be formedconformed to my behaviors and intentions, so dont get all dread police/political hippie on me.

Perhaps i shouldve voided my story and simply gotten to the point and askeddirectly.
So can youremove oilnaturally? (Without bs acv) (i bet you wish you knew)

Here's what i really wanted to know which none of you were kind enough to answer.
Did you experience excess amounts of sheddingduringthe neglect/natural process?

wheres the love?

TheOhm
@TheOhm
08/02/12 04:43:38AM
21 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

so i started neglecting around the end of may (26th) and i was washing with baking soda and salt with a lemon alternative to thevinegarrinse. I loved it at first. it made my hairclump and dry rather thatsilkywith shampoo. So after awhile i had some irritation and i had so much shedding... i assumed i had breakage aswell from the baking soda. So after awhile i had a lot of oil build up..mostly at the scalp and roots...i tried a fewdifferentwashes butcouldn'tget rid of the oil. so i went out and bought... dr bronners.. sigh.. at first it was great loved the lather and it didnt detangle or make it silky... but after the thirdwash i noticed that gummy white residue i hear about, wasnt washing out even with distilled water and very diluted portions...so i did acouple of baking soda washes with acv rinse but still no effect... icouldliterallyfeel this sticky glue on my hands from it. SOOO i did what most of you will findblasphemousaround these parts.. i brushed my hair :O (but it was wooden aKangha of sort but not so finely toothed more of a brush) to remove theexcessiveshedding hair... did another scrub..and then... real shampoo! (guess i shouldve used regular soap first)(it was mane and tail) the stuff for horses.... now i have the most straight arrow stringy hair ever...back to ground zero. So heres what i want to know for from now on.

Did you have to deal withexcessiveamounts of shedding from neglect?
This was the most irritating, pullingclumps out with my hair tie or anytime i pulled my hair or ran my fingers through it (which i know iscounter productive to dreading)

Did you have irritation/breakage from bakingsoda or dr bronners?
I read Baking Soda even with acv is very damaging to the hair & scalp, are there any alternatives with the same tangling effect?

Ugh ican still feel the dr bronners residue on my hands o.O

And i havent been able to find a soap/shampoo that removes oil without making silky.
dronners made it frizzy and straw like... which im fine with as long as i dont have an oily scalp...which i dont see bs&acv helping much with.

So how do you remove oil?
Did you have to deal withexcessiveamounts of shedding from neglect/natural?
Did you have irritation/itching/breakage from bakingsoda or dr bronners?

much love.


updated by @TheOhm: 02/14/15 06:11:11AM
TheOhm
@TheOhm
08/02/12 06:34:23PM
21 posts

religious significance of dreadlocks


History and Religious Significance

Its a secret. and i prefer to keep my secrets on 'lock' and key. ;) care to share your reason for having dreadlocks. I think that one deserves a topic of its own.

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