Hi Christina, for the Neutrogena anti residue shampoo, I add the amount I would normally use for regular hair shampooing, or a little more, to a squirt bottle filled with water and give it a good shake. I use an old hair dye bottle, you can use a picnic ketchup bottle or whatever. Then on wet dreads, I squeeze this mixture all over my dreads. I stay away from the scalp as best I can because Neutrogana should only be used 3-4 times a year, strong stuff, so this way my scalp does not get much on it. Besides, it is the dreads that need a deep clean. Used it today in fact, was mowing and hit a huge dust pile, the wind blew it all into me, so the shampoo gave them a deep cleanse. Works fantastic, you will see the dirt come out when you rinse it out. When you think you have it all out, rinse some more. This is good to have and use for when unexpected dirt happens, like to me today.....Peace
As much as I hate to use chemicals, I found some permethrin that is the best tick repellent. And you don't use it on your skin. Just your clothes. So it has minimal skin contact. It's not too toxic, and the oils on your skin break it down very quickly. It's supposed to work for about 48 days and through 6 washes with just 1 application. So I hope it helps.
I also got a tick key. Not that I can't use tweezers. It's just easier to carry it around on my key chain all the time.
Heey! Yeah things have been pretty crazy in my life recently. We finally moved to Ohio last month, packed up the car and drove what seemed like a million hours! It's nice here. I looove the nature and the cold compared to the deathly heat of Florida hah. The comb-out process went well, my mom is a cosmetologist so she get them out rather easy. A few were really knotty and difficult to get out and took a while though. Honestly I miss them and I'm debating on trying again....Not sure at this point. My hair does look really pretty not knotted up too. How have you been?! :) Nice to hear from you!!!