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

I now use Dreadlock Shampoo and I gotta say, they work fantastic with my hard water. When the salt softener runs empty when we don't notice, I don't have to worry about residue build up..Still use BS/ACV every couple of weeks to exfoliate the scalp...Peace

the Barrellady said:

thanks all, I'm just sticking with the fantastic BS/ACV that I've used for a year and dreadlock shampoo, and of course essential oils. That's all that works with my well water, so at least I have it all figured out, trial and error as the saying goes. Now the Nag Champa just washes my body, love the aroma, especially my incense sticks.

Hippie Moon
@hippie-moon
4 years ago
2 posts

is there a special way to wash dreads to avoid lice? I just started my journey the other day and i want to be prepared since i have small children and they might get it, crossing fingers they never get it.

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
4 years ago
409 posts

Use soaps with neem and/or tea tree oil in them as a deterrent and to kill them. If your children are not locked then you can even make a paste with neem powder plus a drop or two of tea tree oil and slather it on their head. Let it set for fifteen minutes and then rinse down the drain. I had to do it on my kids a few times when they were in elementary school. Every other month it was back to the tub with them to slather more sludge on. But you know what? It's a heck of a lot better than the chemical crap in the store that kills people or gives them genetic disorders and immune system failures. Natural all the way, Hippie Moon.

If you'd like to make such a deterrent easy for YOU to use as well as them, make a spray bottle of 1 cup of water + 3 drops neem oil + 2 drops of tea tree oil. Spritz on everyone's hair once a day or at least after shampooing.

Neem oil lasts a long time and it is very potent. Don't have to use much at all. I would suggest not purchasing more neem than what you can use in a year. Like.. an ounce or two at the most of the liquid and no more than six ounces of the powdered herb. I just had to throw out a huge 32oz bottle of oil the other day because it was five years old and I wasn't even a quarter of the way through it. It does go bad after a few years. Replenish your supply on a year basis if you can.

You can get tea tree oil at any drug store, though. By the ounce. Very handy!

I think I've seen neem oil capsules before... those would be very handy, too. You can just break open a capsule and drain the oil out and use one or two as needed.

Hippie Moon
@hippie-moon
4 years ago
2 posts

Thank you so much for this great info. My 3 children ages 1.5, 3, 6 just started their dread journey the other day. I will definitely be using this recipe thank you tons. I dislike chemicals and unnatural products I refuse to use them so anything natural is the way to go and you know real organic naturals work faster and harder than man made chemical make ups.

Angel Frye said:

Use soaps with neem and/or tea tree oil in them as a deterrent and to kill them. If your children are not locked then you can even make a paste with neem powder plus a drop or two of tea tree oil and slather it on their head. Let it set for fifteen minutes and then rinse down the drain. I had to do it on my kids a few times when they were in elementary school. Every other month it was back to the tub with them to slather more sludge on. But you know what? It's a heck of a lot better than the chemical crap in the store that kills people or gives them genetic disorders and immune system failures. Natural all the way, Hippie Moon.

If you'd like to make such a deterrent easy for YOU to use as well as them, make a spray bottle of 1 cup of water + 3 drops neem oil + 2 drops of tea tree oil. Spritz on everyone's hair once a day or at least after shampooing.

Neem oil lasts a long time and it is very potent. Don't have to use much at all. I would suggest not purchasing more neem than what you can use in a year. Like.. an ounce or two at the most of the liquid and no more than six ounces of the powdered herb. I just had to throw out a huge 32oz bottle of oil the other day because it was five years old and I wasn't even a quarter of the way through it. It does go bad after a few years. Replenish your supply on a year basis if you can.

You can get tea tree oil at any drug store, though. By the ounce. Very handy!

I think I've seen neem oil capsules before... those would be very handy, too. You can just break open a capsule and drain the oil out and use one or two as needed.

 
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