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I read somewheres that in the spirit of true neglect rasta's wash their hair with only water. No shampoo soap oil or anything. Has anyone else heard of this n how effective or damaging could it be to one's hair?

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ive heard of people doing it not specificly rastas i know alot of rastas use ackee or aloe to wash just straight from a plant

the few ppl that ive talked to who did it swore by it but they were kinda..questionable people to say the least..lol

its worth a try but i just know i could never do it
ive also talked to people who wash only once a year ?(worlds longest dread guy i think does that)
i just cant imagine ever doing that
I used to only wash my hair with water and to be honest if you never sweat and never go anywhere with cigarettes or greasy food your hair won't smell. Naturally your hair does not smell much, it just picks up all the smells that are around it. I still only wash it with soap when it smells funny, and thats only after I go to the club or things like that. I don/t think it would actually hurt your hair at all though.

I think dreads may cling to smells more effectively then straight hair too. I wash my dreads more then I washed my hair before dreads.
i've also heard bout washing your hair with oranges????
How do yall feel about this?
orange oil can be used to remove wax
dunno what else good it does
i've heard of this too, but i could never do it. my head produces so much oil that after a day or two my hair looks limp and greasy. i've tried bathing without soap, etc. and it doesn't remove odors. i wash every 2-3 days with dr. bronners or baking soda water.
Well, yeah but it hard to just avoid bad smells, if that were possible then bad smells wouldn't exist! It's easier to just wash with baking soda because that really gets rid of foul odors :)
To each their own though I suppose.

Lex said:
I used to only wash my hair with water and to be honest if you never sweat and never go anywhere with cigarettes or greasy food your hair won't smell. Naturally your hair does not smell much, it just picks up all the smells that are around it. I still only wash it with soap when it smells funny, and thats only after I go to the club or things like that. I don/t think it would actually hurt your hair at all though.

I think dreads may cling to smells more effectively then straight hair too. I wash my dreads more then I washed my hair before dreads.
When you start with dreads neglect way do you need to be extra careful when you wash your hair? How do you do it with baking soda? Do you just soak them or what? Thankful for some info :)
have to no but it helps
and yea u mix it pour it on let it soak
10 min
then rinse well
then u can do a vinagar rinse


Jonatan said:
When you start with dreads neglect way do you need to be extra careful when you wash your hair? How do you do it with baking soda? Do you just soak them or what? Thankful for some info :)
I wash with water only a lot. But then again I wash with baking soda/ACV once or twice a week. Sometimes even three times.
ive only ever washed with water, and sea water its done me for 8/910 yrs however long ive been dreading for. never noticed a bad smell never been told they smell. maybe i jusat keep good company? the only time i notice a slightly strange smell is when they are in the process of drying other than that it all seems good.
your dreads will probly end up like this lol j/k but im pretty sure maby with water a couple times only then shampoo a couple times mix it up
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All of that. I'm in the process of transitioning to water only, but am still battling with baking soda and acv. Some days, when my hair is really dry, I just rinse with the acv and that's it. I've seen and met people (even some with straight hair ) that never washed with anything but water, and their hair is not smelly, shiny, healthy and gorgeous. From the research that I've done, it seems that it usually works better on people with dreads or curly hair anyhow, as it's easier for the curls or dreads to absorb and distribute the oil. People with straight hair still have to brush frequently or take a wash rag and drag it across the length of their hair to help distribute the oil. Granted, I'm also talking regular washing (every week, to twice a week) not like only washing once a year...that sounds just disgusting.

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Once you get over your hair freaking out and make it past the oily transition period, your hair becomes very lovely. With shampoo, it strips the natural oil out of your hair, causing your hair to produce waaaaay more than it should. So naturally, when you stop your hair is still over producing. I was forced into water only after Hurricane Katrina and for about two months I wanted to shave my head totally bald. But once it evened out, my hair was fabulous. No breakage, no dandruff, no problems. Just that transition period is HELL. Though you can set up a plan where you stop using shampoo, transition to baking soda, and then slowly transition to water only. It's amazing for you hair. I'm back to baking soda only and I'm hoping one day to get back to water only. Just do a quick google of "no poo" and you should find some great resources.

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