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Help me with my oily hair!

Caleb William Hart
@caleb-william-hart
4 years ago
14 posts

Hello again everybody! Thanks for the answers and replies to my last questions, it really helped a lot and I'm LOVING my journey so far, even though I'm only 1 week in I can already feel a difference, mentally. Although, I have had one concern of late...

I have always had naturally oily or "greasy" hair. For as long as I can remember, I will shower at night, and wake up with oily hair! It's never bothered me too much, as in the past I have just slicked it back into kind of a greaser pompadour. I am concerned, however, that it will affect my dreadlocking process, and I do need to keep somewhat presentable at least at work, as I work in customer service. My job is very physically demanding, as I am outside every single day working in the heat, and of course, I get very sweaty throughout the day. I take a shower on a daily basis, so as not to smell like the bottom side of a silver back gorilla while working and living.

The questions this all boils down to are these:

1. Are there any methods I can attempt to make my hair a little less greasy?

2. I have purchased Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Spray, from dreadlockshampoo.com. I was wondering how frequently I should use it? I recall seeing somebody ask a similar question when I first started visiting this site, and soaring eagle replied to there question stating that you should really only use it as often as the average person goes swimming in the ocean, so I presume maybe 1 a week or so, but I was wondering, since I have very greasy hair, would it be okay to use it as often as I do the baking soda and ACV cleanse (about every 3 days, sometimes 2)?

Thank you for your time, and I hope that you can help me out a lot! Lots of love friends!


updated by @caleb-william-hart: 01/13/15 09:55:15PM
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
4 years ago
1,302 posts

Look at the top of the site and see a tab that says members, click on that, now you will see some white tabs, one says "hair scalp heath experts", click that, now scroll down a little and you will see 4 members that are specialists for the scalp. You can click on their names or pics and send each of them a comment concerning your scalp. They should be able to help you out.....I am sure other members will reply here, but send them a post anyways.....good luck .....peace

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
4 years ago
28,091 posts

u can use it every 3 days and if yoir oily skip the acv for a week or 2 you'll make your hair less acidic therefore less oily

once it shifts from oily to dry slowly add acv in a very weak state




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Caleb William Hart
@caleb-william-hart
4 years ago
14 posts

Hey thanks a lot Barrellady!

soaring eagle said:

u can use it every 3 days and if yoir oily skip the acv for a week or 2 you'll make your hair less acidic therefore less oily

once it shifts from oily to dry slowly add acv in a very weak state

Caleb William Hart
@caleb-william-hart
4 years ago
14 posts

And hey SE I have another question I was hoping you could answer for me, being so early on in the dread process (only about 5 days or so) should I try to keep my hair dry since I shower daily? I haven't been shampooing it or anything, just cleaning my body, but I have been letting the water run through it. Also, I tend to shake my hair dry, kind of like a dog, after I get out of the shower, will this affect the process at all, like should I just sit outside and let it air dry?

soaring eagle said:

u can use it every 3 days and if yoir oily skip the acv for a week or 2 you'll make your hair less acidic therefore less oily

once it shifts from oily to dry slowly add acv in a very weak state

Ojas Acharya
@ojas-acharya
4 years ago
173 posts

Hi Caleb, its okay if u wet ur hair everyday since u are only 5 days in.. but as ur sections will form tighter n as ur dreads will mature, washing them everyday is not a good idea. you should make sure that ur hair dries completely between washes. otherwise there can be mold which wont smell anywhere close to good and it isn't even good for your overall health. And dont even wash them at night. wash them during the day. sleeping with damp dreads will again set in mold. As SE said, u may skip the acv rinse till the point that ur hair isn't oily anymore.. washing ur hair everyday can also be a reason for oily hair. short hair/long hair/straight hair/dreadlocks... any type of hair they may be, its not recommended to wash them everyday. your scalp keeps releasing oils. these are ur natural oils and they are necessary. the more often u will wash the more often u will strip these oils off and hence the scalp will have to produce these oils more often. the less u wash the less oily they will get in the course of time. keep washing them once in 2-3 days and u'll gradually start noticing that your hair gets less oily than how it used to be..

And no, shaking ur hair doesnt harm ur process in any way. Shaking will push out the big drops of water, thats what it will do. sun and wind are always good for drying. good luck :)

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

I forgot to mention, when you are done your shower, give you head a cold head rinse, as cold as you can take..This will help close the pores on your scalp, thus helping to reduce the oil production. ..also helps for scalp itch.....peace

Caleb William Hart
@caleb-william-hart
4 years ago
14 posts

Thanks a ton Ojas and Barrelllady! Glad to have awesome helpful folks along my journey!

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