Welcome to the community...Peace
welcome if u use that ebventualy your dreads will turn a grey or white from the buildup
if its the gel with no wax use a clarifying or anti residue shampoo (i know they are toxic chemicals and a rasta wouldnt use them thugh jamacain mango lu]yme stuff probly is too)
if its the wax stuff get wax b gone (all natural any pure)
to tame frizz use just put\re aloe with ni]oting in it ..from the plants best
better yet ignore the froizz
Welcome. If you don't mind frizzies that much, good. Now you've got to get all of that gunk out of your hair. By the JML stuff, I assume that you mean their gel or wax. If so, it will only prevent locking from happening. Wax and syrups binds your hair together. They don't promote tangling. Hair needs to be completely free to move around and knot in order to mature.
If wax and gels are left in your hair, they will cause water to get trapped inside and begin to decompose your hair. The wax and gels will only serve to keep that hair stuck to other hair and you won't notice how damaged it is for a while. And because wax is a hydrocarbon, no amount of hot water and soap will remove it. You need a detergent to get hydrocarbons clean
Once a week is fine. More is better, but once a week is ok. Because it's so dry around you, moe dus tand dirt get caked in you hair than other places. Most will come out with water, but over that week, even with running plain water through your hair, it will begin to accumulate. And the Dr. B's will start to build up and weigh down your locks. I didn't realize that it was building up in my hair for years. It's not all that noticeable. But it does, and left unchecked it can cause problems.
Getting our locks wet more often will also help your hair lock up faster. As they get wet and dry, your hair gets more and more tangled.
I noticed that you say you live in Utah. You've got extremely hard water there, unless you have a water softener or soft water showerhead. That, mixed with the Dr. B's could be causing some of the problem. Also, you should be washing way more often. Up to 3 times a week. No less than once a week. but because it's hot out there a lot, you can wash 3 times and it should have no problem drying quickly. The more you wash, with a soap more suited for your hard water, you should not have any problem with your hair/scalp drying out
Only using it a little bit won't delay it much. But what I'd be wondering is why you'd be getting dry and itchy in the first place. What are you using to wash, and how often? Also, if you have hard water, Dr. Bronners doesn't work wll
welcome coconut oils best left till after mature but even then thers better options
Welcome. Do you have african textured hair? If not, then don't use coconut oil. It's too conditioning, and will delay the progress