If thats directed towards me, No, I haven't even started with the ACV yet, as I read it has a softening effect, and thats just not something I need right now! lol. I'm glad to hear its not only mine that has done this... I was concerned I was just doing it all wrong or something!
Oohh.. thanks so much for mentioning the shower head thing... I never thought of that! That could be another reason I've had some issues! I was rinsing with the bath nozzle, on a low pressure, but still!NW, thanks! That makes way more sense! lol! Chewin Change said:
Wait a sec I just noticed you said bs/acv mixed. You're not mixing the two together are you? And you're rinsing in between applying the two right?
Hun from what I've noticed, if you use more water and proportionally more baking soda it tends to get your hair cleaner. And a hot wash and rinse before the cold rinse is important... As SE said in a thread it lowers the viscosity of the oil. Keep in mind it will drain to all of the ends of your hair so rinse your hair with hot water thoroughly until you're sure you're clean, then do your cold rinse for a bit.
The whole two steps forward three steps back thing is absolutely correct for natural dreads with hair like mine (yours sounds like mine) in the first couple months. You see dreads form, then you see them disappear and reform. It's a hint of things to come. But one knot attracts more and it's exponential.
The dreading is already happening. The initial knots are the slowest to form but once they start they speed up fast. It's just very hard to spot because it's starting at a small scale first.
I used to use my hands a lot when I washed. Not anymore as of today (I've been cutting back touching while washing bit by bit). And a lot of the dreads on the top layer of my hair that formed stayed put this wash. That was also from using a ton of rinses /w water out of a gallon pitcher instead of running my hair under my shower head (which can be forceful at times, and has a combing effect).
Also, it's important to rid your face of any oils throughout the day so it doesn't catch onto the hair. That and you'll feel cleaner. You also might wanna try covering your pillow with a towel if you use a tam. After sleeping on a towel I noticed the tam catches on the towel and creates more movement
Ahh... that makes way more sense