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extra clean dreads baking soda wash fans

love that super clean feeling ya get after washing your dreadies in baking soda? wanna share your special recipie variations?

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basic baking soda deep cleanse

basic baking soda wash

in a large pitcher or bowl, add between 1/3 and 2/3 cup baking soda,
add any oils you wish (see below)
then add water (bout a gallon) stir to break up any clumps

pour over your head and dreads soaking them well.
allow to soak a good while, 10 minutes or longer.

herbal oils that are nice to add

lavander, smells great helps with mustyness or mold issues from improper drying
teatree oil very strong anticeptic kil germs helps with dandruff (use sparingly too much will cause dryness and worsen scalp itch
rosemary excelent for dandruff smells nice
pepermint (use only a very small amount) gives a cooling tingling feeling soothes itches and clears sinuses (overdo it and you will be in tears with runny nose for days, (recomend using only a few drops.. try 1-5 till you see how string you like it)

thyme as a tea or oil reduces oiliness

there are others these are the basics
if you have your own special recipe post a thread here about it

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Baking Soda = Clean Dreads... and Shower!

Started by Sarah Jan 15. 0 Replies

Anyone else notice their shower takes a lot longer to need cleaning? My shower stays looking as clean as the day I moved in for months longer than it used to when using shampoo.Continue

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When i wash my dreads, i like to get the dreads real wet then take a glass, and fill it a little less than halfway full with baking soda then the rest of the way with water.That way it starts of…Continue

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The first time I washed my neglected hair I used a massive bowl and mixed BS and water. I was planning on pouring it over my hair and avoiding my face (i don't really know why, lol) but not being…Continue

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Started by Ixchel. Last reply by Ethon O'Brien Jun 2, 2012. 3 Replies

Other than buying specialty dreadlock shampoo what can I use other than baking soda?I like the way baking soda was working but since it strips the color out of my hair I don't want to use it until…Continue

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Comment by Good Energy on May 2, 2010 at 3:08pm
Well I altered the recipe a tad this week. Head was itchy so I checked ou my oil book and saw Eucalyptus oil is good for dandruff. I didn't have any. But I did have Eucalyptus dried herb. So I made a tea. About half gallon (alil less) of water mixed with about an 1/8 oz of dried herb. Boiled it, although it should be right before boiling. Let it steep for 10-20 minutes. I ate my lunch. Then I poured into my gallon jug that I mix everything else in. Baking soda, oils, etc. Then washed em like usual. And viola! Worked real well. Gonna do it again today.
Comment by Melanie on April 17, 2010 at 10:09am
Orage Clock: There should not have been a strong smell from the bicarb, in fact it is used to clean fridges and other food and drink storage items because it neutralises odours and leaves no smell of it's own. It's concentrated stuff so you don't need to use very much : )

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on April 16, 2010 at 3:13pm
u mean u dont want to wash with powder but yea
it also contains partialy nutralized salys so its like the result of adding gaking sioda and vinagar u get a salt thats neither base or acid but isnt completly nutralizrd either..even without corn starch and aluminum its a weakened version at best
Comment by Kris D. on April 16, 2010 at 1:24am
Can I use a BS wash on non-dreaded hair?
Is there anything special I should do, if so?
What's the difference between baking soda and baking powder?
Comment by TaMMiKiNS on April 4, 2010 at 8:40pm
Cheap baking soda- Sam's Club- 13.5 lb bag for $6.50...
Comment by Melanie on March 25, 2010 at 12:45pm
I still have'nt sourced a CHEAP supply of baking soda but I have now used it on my hair twice...and the water turned out just as brown as it was the first time, only this time I just used the soda on it's own. It's gross to find out that my hair was nowhere near as clean as I thought it was!! Any idea of how long it will be before so much dirt stops coming out?

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on March 23, 2010 at 2:35pm
haha yea same ive been adding lil neem seed ouil and olive oil too lately and the combo has really done wonders for my scalp
Comment by charWEEZY on March 23, 2010 at 2:22pm
me too, it really eats away the dirtyness...love it :) i discovered doing that from the excess baking soda @ the bottom of the pitcher and it would foam & bubble when i poured the vinagar in...and i was like hmmm that would feel badass on my scalp..haha

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on March 23, 2010 at 1:48pm
i love the warm foamy feeling when the vinagar hits the baking soda :)
i used to rince the baking soda out before doing the vinagar but not anymore now my scalps in the best shape its ever been in
Comment by charWEEZY on March 23, 2010 at 1:42pm
i love love the tingle after :)
 
 
 

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