When I started dreading in August, I used the BS/ACV wash. This worked just fine with no issues up until about a month ago when the wash started burning the skin on my shoulders and back every time I washed my dreads. I would have itchy, red skin for hours. I tried varying the amount of BS from almost nothing to a lot, and it didn't make a difference. Then I noticed that my homemade deodorant, which was made with BS, was also burning my underarms and in some areas making them dark! I now use a homemade herbal deodorant... So I stopped using the BS/ACV wash. I want to share the recipe I use now in case anyone else is experiencing problems with the BS/ACV wash.
1 cup castile soap
1/4 cup of water
4 tsp ACV
1 tsp glycerin
and essential oils of your choice. use about 3 drops each.
I store that in a small bottle, and when I'm ready to wash my hair I get a peri bottle and dilute it 20% shampoo, 80% water. Spray on my scalp, wash, and rinse well. I do have hard water and this has not caused residue for me. Castile soap alone did cause residue, but this has not. and it doesn't burn.
updated by @justsomechick: 01/13/15 09:40:54PM