White gunk on scalp, Dry skin? Baking Soda? Help!
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Alright, first, EVERYONE should read this post as well as the responses, as the OP works as a pharmacy tech with vast knowledge in chemistry.http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/baking-soda-and-sea-salt-ratiosOn that note, SE, I understand where you're coming from telling him to add more BS, however, make sure you don't add too much, as this can be harmful to the human body. They talk about it in the responses of the above thread I linked.
At one point, they do use some technical jargon, but a little google, can help you there. Me personally, wouldn't go more than 3/4 of a cup/p 5 cups of water as you run the risk of the alkalinity being too high.
Lemme break it down to Barney terms. Normal BS solution(1/2cup w/ 5 cups water) has a Ph balance of, roughly 7-8. If you increase the amount of BS, the balance goes up to something like Nair! Nair has a Ph balance of 12. Reducing BS amount will lower the balance and effectively renders the solution moot.
Again, read through the thread I linked, and that should help you with the questions you have.