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Tarra Scott


Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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Baba Fats
01/08/13 07:39:45AM @baba-fats:

That's why I was saying there are things you can use to moisturize your hair. Jojoba oil is really close to the same kind of oil your scalp naturally produces. There's no reason to wash less often. If you used jojoba oil after each wash, you could wash at least once a week, and your hair would be so much cleaner and lock up so much faster.

That loose hair in front would start to lock up in no time

ღHippie Loveღ
01/06/13 05:10:20PM @hippie-love:

Welcome and Happy Dreading.

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01/06/13 11:26:50AM @soaring-eagle:

welcome but u dont want to be doing aall that 1 no stocking caps thats silly 2 nothing to 'hold" 3 wash wash wash washing helps dreads dread wash 2 times a week 3 dont finger roll just leave em alone dont twist i cant stress that 1 enough never retwist

wash all that gunk out the root stimulater stuff u want clean hair nothing else and when u moistirize use something lighter then olive oil olive oils too thick too slippery too hard to wash out

aloe or jojobas better and you want to use only enough to keep it from being too dry if u use alot your malp[king the hair too slippery to stay locked

the more you wash the faster it locks the more gunk you put in the longer its going to take

that stuff your using will turn your black hair grey noit from aging it just from the build up u want none of that at all

Baba Fats
01/06/13 10:56:32AM @baba-fats:

I forgot to add that locks need to come unraveled a bit before they mature. All locks do it. It's not unhealthy. It's needed. Locks need to tangle in the pattern they are most comfortable with. Forcing it to happen a certain way only causes damage

Baba Fats
01/06/13 10:53:36AM @baba-fats:

The only difference with black hair is that it's textureddifferentand needs more conditioning. It doesn't stay cleaner longer. It gets dirty just as fast as every other hair type.

You can use pure aloe, cocnut oil, or jojoba oil to keep it conditioned and from drying out. It should still be washed more than once a month. All hair should be washed more often. Maybe not every day like some people think. But 2-3 times a week is best for every hair type. Just because it doesn't smell bad doesn't mean it's clean.

As for retwisting, do it more than 2-4 times a year is still too much. Every time it's retwisted, it rips out some hair which thins out your roots and causes your locks to think out and get weaker. They can, in time, get twsited enough that they fall off. This is a while off, but it happens more than you'd think.

Baba Fats
01/06/13 08:40:36AM @baba-fats:

Welcome. But you should be washing your hair way way more often. 2-3 times a week is best. Clean hair locks up faster and better. Plus you don't need to wear a stocking. That will prevent your scalp from getting as clean as it can. You never need to wash your hair directly. You need to keep you scalp clean. As you rinse, the soap will run through your hair, cleaning it out.

I'm not sure if by "rolling your hair", you mean retwisting it? If so, stop. Retwisting your hair causes too much torque on your roots and scalp and leads to a condition called Traction Alopecia. This leads directly to baldness. You should never see scalp showing in between your sections.

03/08/13 07:09:06AM @darkstar:

That's all I do. Except putting those strands back in. lol.

Yeah, just take an edge of it and scrub your scalp, ignore your hair itself. Get your scalp nice and soapy, let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse it out

01/28/13 07:58:14PM @darkstar:

I bet. 1/3 cup in 1 gallon wont even remotely get the cleaning you want. BS is supposed to exfoliate your skin. With that little I'm surprised you didn't end up with dead skin flakes stuck in your hair where the BS didn't clean it out all the way

01/28/13 06:07:35PM @darkstar:

Oh, I forgot to mention, when you start to use the ACV, only leave it in for a fw seconds. Don't let it sit there long.

01/28/13 06:06:44PM @darkstar:

The sea salt can be sprayed on or soaked in for a few minutes, but not left in for more than 2 hours. With the BS wash, it's a deep cleaning wash,but ca be used eveyr wash. I did it 2-3 times a week for a few months with no problems. You mix 1/2 cup BS in 5 cups of water, pour it on and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse it off well. You can add sea salt to this wash if you want. If your hair and skin is naturally oily, skip the ACV rinse completely for a while. Oily skin means your skin is already too acidic. ACV will only aggravate the condition. The BS will start to slowly raise your natural pH and keep your from getting oily. After a while you should stop being oily altogether. Then, you can VERY slowly add the ACV into your routine. Just a capful of ACV in 1 gallon of water once a week. If, after a few weeks, you still stay dry, do it twice a week, then for all of your washes. Once they start to mature, you can start to use more ad more ACV. Mature locks can handle the same ratio of ACV to water as BS to water.

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