Welcome to the community and to the best site on the web for all your healthy dreadlock information. So you are going to use the baking soda / apple cider vinegar rinse, good choice as it exfoliates the scalp without touching the hair. But, looking at the map below, you live in an area with very hard water. So for the baking soda, you will have to either: use bottled water to mix the baking soda with or boil the water first and pour it out slowly, leaving the residue in the bottom of the pot. The ratio is 1/2 cup of baking soda (BS) to 5 cups water. Pour this over wet head and leave on for at least 10 minutes, then rinse out well. No scrubbing needed. Next mix 1=2 capfuls of apple cider vinegar (ACV) to 5 cups water, pour over head and rinse out right away or within one minute. Leaving it on any longer will over condition the hair.
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Welcome to the community and to the best site on the web for all your healthy dread information. As Baba Fats mentioned, unless you have an overly oily scalp, always rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar after doing the baking soda wash, the ACV restores back the hairs PH balance. Mix 1-2 capfuls of ACV to 5 cups (1.18 liter) of water, pour over rinsed out head, and rinse this out within one minute, any longer and it can over condition the hair. Without using this, your hair will slowly get fried, dried out by using baking soda alone. Baking soda ratio: Half cup ( .24 liter) of BS to 5 cups water (1.18 liter) pour over head and leave on for 10-20 minutes without scrubbing to exfoliate the scalp. ...rinse out well....follow with ACV rinse.....peace
Welcome. Are you doing an apple cider vinegar rinse after your BS wash?