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can anyone tell me why baking soda and acv are so highly recommended here? I mean, I use it whenever i wash my hair, and i do think it washes my hair, but i don't really know exactly how it cleans my hair. and i can understand the baking soda helping, but i have no clue as to why i put vinegar into my head. so im sure someone knows why.

another question, any clue to why baking soda makes my head sting when i use it? at first i thought it was cuz i used too much, but now i only use 2 spoonfuls and it still stings. and it stings mainly at a certain part of my head.

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baling sodas is a weak alkaline it breaks down into gases in water (releasing bubbles) the alkaline gas combo breaks down dirt lifting them out it stings on areas that need extra help dandruff buildup damaged scalp as it eats away the dead skin

after u use it and rinse it out your ph ballance is off acv is a weak acid and a degreaser too so it breaks down oils removing oiliness and restoring a healthy ph ballance
1 removes grime better then any soap the other removes oils and residues
together they make your hair a healthy ph and super clean
wayyyy too much u want a spoonful per cup 1/3 cup per gallon

but u can adjust to need from there thats a basic mix
I could see how this process and amounts of BS/ACV could vary with several things.
Like the maturity of your dreads, your hair type/condition, how long or thick they.. are.. yeah?

So I mean what would be a good combo for my dreads? (my dreads are about the middle of my back some are shorter around my face and about the thickness of my pinky lol.. I usually use 1 gallon of water with about 1/2 cup of baking soda. Ill put about 5 drops of tea tree oil and sometimes rosemary. after I let that sit, I use a gallon of water with 1/3 cup acv. Both mixtures I make pretty cold too. However, my scalp has been getting better but I have been noticing a lot my dryness/breakage too--icky skin tags :(. Maybe summer had something to do with it.... It sucks though. It really is my first "bump in the road" in my dread journey..

After I get them healthier, I plan on bleaching them. Which is just ick.. I know.. But I really cant deal with the abundance of skin tags and i just I love my dreads so darn much! So Ima just improvise.. lol.
Planning on going platinum blonde. I think that is the term? haha. Practically white. Hopefully it looks good, Im thinking it will. If not I'll just throw in some blending natural colors.
Hahaa.
Yeah hopefully they look good.

A skin tag is the little white skin particle that comes out when your hair gets ripped at the root, I think some of em are just the broken ends of some hairs too.. But SE said that back-combed dreads are more prone to them. I just have a shit ton. it practicly just looks like dandruf along my roots and stuff, but its not..


Chewin Change said:
That'd be pretty cool to make em platinum blonde I'd be your biggest fan lol.

What's a skin tag?
I've done the baking soda wash a couple times with cold water, letting it sit for a few minutes each time. I rinse with cold water too. After, I notice my scalp is itchy, almost irritated. I haven't done the vinegar wash, I'm afraid to since my scalp is already uncomfortable from the baking soda. Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong?
I used about 3/4 pf a cup of baking soda to a gallon of water.
Help...my scalp is getting dry and flaking and I want to get it under control before it gets too bad. Not to mention embarrassing.
Your scalp is probably irritated because you didnt do the vintager it helps to dissolved and baking soda thats lefter over and to much bs can dry our your scalp



amanda said:
I've done the baking soda wash a couple times with cold water, letting it sit for a few minutes each time. I rinse with cold water too. After, I notice my scalp is itchy, almost irritated. I haven't done the vinegar wash, I'm afraid to since my scalp is already uncomfortable from the baking soda. Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong?
I used about 3/4 pf a cup of baking soda to a gallon of water.
Help...my scalp is getting dry and flaking and I want to get it under control before it gets too bad. Not to mention embarrassing.

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