My pleasure Rebecca, any time...peace
I see you have tats, there is a tattoo group on here you might be interested in joining....peace
Welcome to the community and to your new journey growing dreadlocks. I also did the T&R and have a posting that may help you out: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-to-expect
here is a map of your area to show your water type...peace
Welcome. While Dr. B's has become the main soap for dreadlocks, it's not well known that castile soaps don't work well in hard water. They don't rinse out enough, and leave tons of residues. It can take a while to see the residue show up, though
welcome check your water where u live if u have hard water use www.dreadlockshampoo.com not bronners bronners is great but not in hard wateralso be sure u dilure it 12 times more water then soap (min)
you might find the shampoo you mentioned a bit oil heavy. one thing I've discovered, using the same shampoo all the time isn't always best either. alternating every few washes with the baking soda/acv works wonders. with oily hair, you may even skip the acv until your locks mature. if you want a 'quick fix' I recently found that shea moisture makes a head to toe baby wash that leaves your locks surprisingly clean and does not contain sulfides. I like the one with argon oil.
Thanks for the feedback; I'm surprised about the lemon, but I trust the site so I'll cut it out of my routine; It was never a big part of it so I'd rather play safe than sorry.
Welcome to the community Sergeant Pepper, you must be excited waiting all these years, now your journey has begun, so congratulations. Lemon is not good for the hair, or dreadlocks, too acidic, so you should stop adding that to your maintenance. The dreaducation section at the top of the site has great tips, also, I have a posting that may answer some questions you might have about your journey. Have a fun ride....peace http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-to-expect
welcome but skip the palm roll it does nothing at all
lemi]=on too that seel]ps into the inside of the hair shaft and slowly dissolves it from the inside