Rinses and/or soaks: boil a handful of herbs in a medium pot filled with water. Boil for 15-30 minutes until its a dark, strong tea. Strain and save the tea. Allow it to cool, then soak your dreads and scalp. You can let it soak for 30 minutes before rinsing with apple cider vinegar, then water, or rinse right away if you're short on time.Nettle & Rosemary-a fragrant stimulant for the scalp. It prevents dandruff and promotes hair growthSage or Fennel- good conditioners with no residue or greasinessParsely: clears up dandruffNettles: excelent to treat dandruffMint Tonic: before you shampoo your dreads, massage in the following tea. Put 2 tablespoons of dried mint into 1 cup of water and half a cup of vinegar. Simmer for 15 minutes. Steep with a lid on the pot until the tea is cool. Strain and massage tea into scalp. Stimulates the scalp, prevents dandruff and promotes hair growth.Oily Dreads: Use this as a final rinse. Put half a cup of rosemary into 1 and a half cups of water. Bring to a full boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Let it sit for 24 hours, covered. Strain, bottle and use every other day for 1-2 weeks. Thereafter, use it once a week.Dandruff Treatment: In a seperate container, mix 1 cup burdock leaves, 1 cup chamomile,and half a cup sage leaves. Pour 2 quarts of apple cider vinegar into a gallon jar. Add the herb mixture to the vinegar. Let it stand for 2 weeks. Strain and apply to scalp once a day. Do not rinse off. Let it dry on your dreads. Wait until the next day to rinse out.Dandruff treatment: Add 4 tablespoons of nettles to 1 pint boiling water. Steep overnight. Strain and add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Massage into scalp. Do not rinse out.Darkens Hair: Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 3 tablespoons of rosemary. Let it stand overnight. Strain and use as a final rinse.Rinse for Redheads: To prepare the rinse: pour 4 cups of boiling water over 1 cup of calendula flowers. Let stand for 30 minutes. Strain off the flowers and use the liquid as a final rinse after shampooing. Catch the runoff, and use liquid to rinse again, repeating at least 20 times. Let dreads dry in the sun.Darken Grey Hair: Pour 1 cup boiling water over 4 tablespoons of dried sage. Let it steep overnight. Combine with 1 cup black tea and work into hair every night until colour desired is reached.Lighten Hair: Pour 1 quart boiling water over 1/2 cup chamomile flowers. Let it steep 30 minutes. Add the juice of 2 lemons. Have a basin ready to catch the rinse,as you will need to repeat it at least 20 times. Pour directly on clean hair as a rinse.Mould & Mildew remedies:Dry your dreads in the sun as often as possible.Add 1 cup of thyme to 1 quart of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and let it cool. Use as a rinse/soak for your dreads.Mix 1/4 cup water with 1/2 cup white vinegar and a few drops of tea tree and lavender essential oils in a spray bottle. Spray on your dreads-do not rinse out! The vinegar smell will dissappear as it evaporates.
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
updated by @soaring-eagle: 02/14/15 06:38:06AM