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Brenda Stump Fazio
@brenda-stump-fazio
4 years ago
7 posts

I make all natural shampoo bars made with Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil and a very small amount of Castor Nut Oil. Also Grapefruit Seed Extract, Vitamin E, Mica and Essential Oils. I would love for you to try one. You can find me at http://www.Etsy.com/shop/Mosalu if you are interested.
Here are some mentions about my bars:
1. terrascents.blogspot.com/2013/02/mosalu-shampoo-bars.html
2. www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/opinions-on-best-methods-to-use-essential-oils-to-treat-itchy?xg_source=activity
3. www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/serious-dandruff-issues?commentID=3754945%3AComment%3A1593033


updated by @brenda-stump-fazio: 07/22/15 12:18:35PM
Melissa4
@melissa4
4 years ago
2 posts

What ever you do, don't use dreadhead hq or knotty boy i think its called. I tried it while not having locks yet and it left a waxy residue. It made my head feel grimy and itchy. Good luck!

QuentinB
@quentinb
4 years ago
26 posts

The shampoo from dreadlockshampoo.com works great with hard water.

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
4 years ago
409 posts

Brenda! MOSALU!!! I Love you!!! SOoo glad to see you finally on the forum!

I can attest for the purity of Branda's soaps at Mosalu. I have three varieties I've tried on my own locks and it is a superb recipe. Nada but natural essential oils, too. No fake scents to clog up the hair. Scent oils are different than real essential oils.

My scalp and hair is sooo happy with her soap. All itchies are gone and my scalp can breathe wonderfully.

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
4 years ago
409 posts

Has anyone here ever purchased raw African black soap by the log(or half coconut), formed their own bars, and just used that on their head?

I see several 'pure' black soaps and then others that are cocoa butter soaps mixed with black soap. What are some opinions on this?

Any other Caucasians using black soap? I worry about the moisturizing properties of it on already-oily Caucasian scalp.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
4 years ago
1,302 posts

Hi Angel, African Black Soap has many conditioning agents in it for African type hair. It is not suitable for Caucasian as it will cause the dreads to loosen up. But it is a fantastic skin wash. I bought a bottle at and the lady assured me it was good for me, but after further investigating, I found out otherwise, so keep your $35.00 in your pocket.

Angel Frye said:

Has anyone here ever purchased raw African black soap by the log(or half coconut), formed their own bars, and just used that on their head?

I see several 'pure' black soaps and then others that are cocoa butter soaps mixed with black soap. What are some opinions on this?

Any other Caucasians using black soap? I worry about the moisturizing properties of it on already-oily Caucasian scalp.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
4 years ago
1,302 posts

Hi Noodle-Doo, Are you using the right ratio for the Baking Soda wash? 1/2 cup to 5 cups water, pour on head and leave for 10-20 minutes. This will exfoliate the scalp and get rid of dry skin without scrubbing. The BS changes the PH in the hair and scalp, so it should be followed by the ACV rinse: 1-2 capfuls to 5 cups water, pour on head and leave on for no more than a minute, then rinse.

As for other shampoos you have tried, if you have hard water, many do not rinse properly, including Dr. Bronners. The shampoos from DreadlockShampoo.com are made specially for hard water.

If ever you have a build up, sticky feeling etc. try using a anti-residue shampoo like Neutrogena, it worked great for me. It is recommended to only use it a few times a year, works great for removing residues. This is under $10 and can be found at most places, drug stores, Wall Mart, etc.

A member on here, Tim from Australia, uses the bars, ask him the best way that works for him.

Eventually you will find your balance and what works for you.

Peace

Noodle-Doo said:

I am SO confused about soaps and stuff. Tried BS with and without essential oils or ACV, it just didn't get clean - after a few weeks hair was so greasy it looked waxed! Tried Dr Bronners almond, it was amazing for my scalp, decent cleaning, but totally killed all knotting - went from separating twice a day to less than once a week. There was a strange (almost sticky) coating on the hair, that I could feel while it was still wet, but not when it was dry. Took two weeks of washing with regular shampoo to get rid of the Bronners, and the knots came back. Ordered a few dreadlockshampoo.com bars. Have only tried the peppermint one so far, it's decent for cleaning, but seems to make my scalp feel dry and a bit sore. Have gone back to mostly using normal shampoo now. No scum with detergents, at least. Haven't found the miracle solution that works for me yet. Am interested in the Songhai and African Black, but have a collection of shampoos and bars to use up first! I have moderately soft water, oily skin and scalp gets irritated easily.

Brenda Stump Fazio
@brenda-stump-fazio
4 years ago
7 posts

Hi my Angel!!! I'm so glad you are happy with your Mosalu Shampoo Bars!!!!

Thanks!!!!

Angel Frye said:

Brenda! MOSALU!!! I Love you!!! SOoo glad to see you finally on the forum!

I can attest for the purity of Branda's soaps at Mosalu. I have three varieties I've tried on my own locks and it is a superb recipe. Nada but natural essential oils, too. No fake scents to clog up the hair. Scent oils are different than real essential oils.

My scalp and hair is sooo happy with her soap. All itchies are gone and my scalp can breathe wonderfully.

fayes uraro
@fayes-uraro
4 years ago
2 posts

I'm a user of Nag champa soap :) I love it!

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
4 years ago
409 posts

Glycerin is a quirky ingredient in hair care. Try using a melt-and-pour glycerin soap like this---Borracho Shampoo Bar --- on your hair and see what you think. It's pretty disgusting. Strips the hair and then makes it feel like it has a residue on it.

Castile(bronner's) soap has such a high oil content that by it's very chemistry it has super-duper gylcerin content. Not so great for Caucasian hair.

Yeah, that baking soda recipe is extremely strong.

I use 2 tablespoons of BS in one cup of water in a squirt bottle with two drops of lavender EO. Squirt that on my roots and overall. Let it sit for 3-4 minutes, scrub around in my scalp with fingertips and then rinse well. Voila. I only do that once a week, though. The other times I wash I use good bar soap. The baking soda does make my scalp kinda tight but it wears off after 12 hours or so. I use this rinse as a clarifying wash, believe it or not. I've never used Neutrogena because I know it'd turn my hair to straw. Also, Neutrogena Clarifying Shampoo is NOT for sensitive scalps. I've read time and time again that shampoo is murder on people with flakes.

 
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