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So I seem to have a bit of a build-up on my scalp. I wash every other day with bs. As far as I can tell I've been rinsing thoroughly. Like if my hair is damp, or even dry I guess, if I scrape certain areas of my scalp with my fingernail, I get moist pasty gunky stuff under my nail :S

Any ideas what this is from?

Also, could be to do with the gunk, but I'm not sure, but my head has been getting itchier lately. I know dread itch can be common, but for like the last month is really when it started itching. I know it's common with new dreads, but mine are like 4 and a half months old. In the pst month they have been getting noticeably tighter and loopier. Could the recent tightening have caused the itching?

Thanks in advance everyone! :)

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I'm about at the same place you are 3 1/2mnths.  I take a blender fill with water just dump about for shakes of baking powder, 20 and 20 drops of rosemary and tea tree oil.  I only wash once a week.  havn't had any problems yet.

Maybe I should invest in some rosemary. I've heard it can darken your hair, so I've been hesitant, but it sounds like I should give it a whirl :)

youd have to make a  tea to darken hair the oil shoouldnt

most definitely your water. when i first started my journey i could'nt figure out how people were getting such a good clean with bs when all i was getting was undissolved bs in my pitcher and white goo on my scalp. doing some research i found that people who do "no poo" had figured out the bs doesn't break down in water with high mineral content. you need to use filtered water or you'll have to boil the water. i tried a bs wash the first day i got my water filter and i finally was able to see why people were raving about it. i took a 2 qt pitcher of filtered water and added 1/2 cup of bs and stirred. it made a wonderful fizzing sound (which it never had before) and when i felt the water it has a nice soft almost slick feel to it unlike the gritty texture when mixed with hard water. my hair and scalp get super clean and i follow it up with an acv rinse(2tbs. acv to 2 qts. water). my hair and scalp have never been this clean and felt this great. i still have a bit of flaking but my scalp is on the dry side so whatever. 

I went through that stage too, I washed hair everyday and scratched my scalp while the shampoo was in with my finger nails to loosen everything up. Now my scalp has adjusted and no more build up. Some here say wash less, I say wash everyday. I figure the washing motions tangle hair even more thus dreading faster. but hey, to each their own...  GL with your dredies :) 

Wow I'll definitely be trying the water boiling thing! Thank you for the detailed info! This might sound dumb, but do I boil the water and then mix in the bs once it's boiling, or just mix it up and boil it all at once? It probably makes no difference, but I just wanna make sure I get it down right lol

boil the water first and then take it off the heat and let it cool down for about 5 minutes before adding the bs. if you add the bs while its boiling then it will fizz up and over the pot edge. then let it cool down to a temperature that comfortable to pour over your head. add whatever oils you want too.

i wash my hair over the bath tub with my head hanging down in front of me so i have better access to my scalp. i make my bs wash in a pitcher and then pour it over my dry hair and catch it in a bowl in the bathtub. i then pour the water back into the pitcher and repeat this a couple more times and then rinse. i don't always do an acv rinse but if i do then i fill the pitcher with water again and then add about 2 tbs. acv and pour that over my head. then i rinse for about 10 minutes with cold water. 

hope this helps:)

Awesome! Thanks a whole bunch! I'm anxious to try this! :)
And thank you everyone for all your replies and help! Much appreciated! :)


Earthstudios said:

Some here say wash less, I say wash everyday. I figure the washing motions tangle hair even more thus dreading faster. but hey, to each their own...  GL with your dredies :) 


That's kinda how I look at it too :)
Okay, so I boiled the water first when I washed my hair last night. I too heard a fizz that I hadn't heard before lol. My hair definitely feela less grimey. There is still a little of the gunk on my scalp, but I'm hopeful that after several washes it'll be gone, and I might even need to add a little extra bs. I think after playing with the measurements a bit this should work great. I'm about positive it was the water issue. Thanks everybody!
try 3/4 cup next time and pour your water into a big bowl or the bathroom sink. Dunk your head in so that your scalp gets a bit submerged and then scrub at it with your finger tips. squeeze out any excess water and then put a towel on your head and let the BS sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing. it really helps get the gunk off.


Cristin Nessen said:
Okay, so I boiled the water first when I washed my hair last night. I too heard a fizz that I hadn't heard before lol. My hair definitely feela less grimey. There is still a little of the gunk on my scalp, but I'm hopeful that after several washes it'll be gone, and I might even need to add a little extra bs. I think after playing with the measurements a bit this should work great. I'm about positive it was the water issue. Thanks everybody!

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