Hello Nick! :D Thanks for the add, and hey are dreads were born on the same month. Haha, mine is about a month old now. Well then, happy dreading to you and may the heavens bless you Thanks for the add again!
You can wash anywhere from 1-3 times a week. For baby locks, I recommend washing every other day. As they mature, you can wash once a week.
But really, you can wash whenever you feel like it. If you're itchy, wash. If your hair is dry, wash. If it smells funky, definitely wash
Welcome. Clarifying shampoos are anti residue, not non residue. The difference is that anti residue shampoos strip the oils and gunk that is in your hair, but leave residue of their own. Non residue shampoos don't leave anything behind.
If your scalp gets oily naturally, don't use the ACV for a little while. oily hair means your scalp is too acidic. ACV will only make it more acidic, therefore making it more oily. Once it stops being oily for a long period of time, you can slowly introduce the ACV into the wash
Welcome to the community. You can use BS/ACV at any stage. You can easily mix your own sea salt water at home, if it is any hassle getting to the beaches. Either way, I would use the salt water separately to the BS mix. Let the salt water sit in your hair for an hour or so and the do the rinses.
Welcome and Happy Dreading.
Always, Hippie Love
Welcome to the site!! Just an fyi, the bs/acv wash is perfect for baby dreads, much better than the clarifying shampoo you're using. Go for it! Looking forward to watching your dreading journey! (We started about the same time!)
welcome but crochet is the worse thing for dreads its extreme destruction its dread abuse from here on out just wash and seperate nothing else they will turn out amazing if u leave em alone and let em dread
Welcome. Dreadlocks are made from messy hair. If you try to clean it up, it will prevent locking. Crochet hooks are the MOST damaging tool that can be used on locks. Worse than wax. The only thing a crochet hook does is rips your hair into smaller and smaller pieces, which thins out and weakens your locks. It also makes them stiff and hard. The most mature locks should never be stiff. They should be soft and spongy.
It's a good thing no one around you can crochet your hair. Leave it that way. All of those loose hairs at your roots HAVE to be there in order to snag onto new growth and tangle into secure healthy roots
Welcome to the community. Loose hair is a part of the process. Never, ever, ever use a crochet hook. Also, don't redo the TnR. Even if the dreads come apart, just let them be. They will knot back up in time. Whatever happens, just let them do their thing, even if it is super super messy with loads of loose hair. This is part of the process.