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
Welcome to the community Djordje and to the best site on the web for healthy dreadlocks. Greetings to Serbia. Here is the Baking soda (BS) & apple cider vinegar (ACV) ratio you wanted: Mix .24 liter of BS into 1.18 liter of water...dissolve the BS....pour this over your wet head....leave it on for 10 minutes or more to exfoliate the scalp...it will loosen all the dead skin etc. all on its own without scrubbing the scalp...now after the 10 minutes or more, rinse this out well. ...(under 10 minutes and it won't exfoliate properly)....now that it is rinsed, you will mix 1-2 capfuls of apple cider vinegar (ACV) into 1.18 liter of water...pour this over your head and rinse it out within one minute...this balances back the hairs PH level from using the BS. If you don't always use the ACV, after baking soda (unless you have the oily scalp) then you will dry out your hair and it will take months to repair. I did not always use it and it took about 4 months to get soft hair back again.
So, wash 2-3 times a week, dreads love clean hair and mature faster this way. By the one year mark,or once they are mature,you can wash once a week.....
Enjoy your dreads Djordje...peace