ACV ewww >_<
Ah well I must have a weak nose hahaha power to you though.
I can still smell it in my hair and I washed 3 hours ago >_< lol
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Ahh well im going to try the baking soda and acv wash for a while and see where that takes me. thanks for the advice ^.^
Denise LaGrand said:
I am new to dreads (1 month) but have been doing natural hair care for years. I transitioned from regular commercial shampoo (Pantene daily clarifying bc my scalp was soooo oily) to natural/organic shampoo (desert essence, Jason, etc), to ACV/baking soda to dr Bronners to my own homemade soap and now to mostly water only - using my soap only when it gets smelly (like with smoke from a bar). What I have found is that no one thing works for everyone, and even things that work for you can change with time, hormones, water type (hard vs soft). So you have to experiment. You have to decide when you need to stick it out (each transition can take awhile for your scalp to adjust to) and when a method just isn't working. I am glad I did this part before starting to dread - I'm not sure it would have been as successful doing both simultaneously - but now my scalp and hair are healthier than ever.
So my advice is to get rid of your shampoo and just experiment - it will take a month or more for your scalp to quit reacting to the shampoo chemicals, so don't expect perfection right away!
okie dokie thank you
Yeah, just pour it on and rinse it pretty much straight out.
Ok so would I do the same with the ACV? Just pour it on my head and rinse it out? And will do! Thank you much!
ACV is apple cider vinigar, it conditions and balances the ph on your scalp and hair after baking soda wash. You dissolve the baking soda in the water, so the consistency is like water, then you pour it over you head. Dandruff seems to come after you start dreading for some reason, just about everyone experiences it, it will settle down in some time. Search 'baking soda wash' in the search bar on this page, it will tell you everything.
Ok ^_^ I cant imagine washing hair dye out of dreads, it takes forever to get it out of my hair in general, must be a pain in the butt, but im willing to do it
go for it whenever I bleached mine in the first 3 months, and right now I have pink and purple hair that stuff has conditioner in it so I suggest if you want crazy colors wait until your dreads are around 9 months and a bit locked up I love dying my dreads, they feel so soft afterwards! but make sure to get all of the dye out, having that stuff sit inside is really bad
So just baking soda and water? Should it be a certain consistency?
What is acv?
soaring eagle said:
use only baking soda tetreee and rosemaery ouild no suave
do an acv rinse after
sea salt will dry it more
Okay. I will. Im thinkin about redish orange and purple Thank you for the input though
I bleached/dyed my hair right before I stopped brushing. I waited about 2 1/2 months before re-dying just to try to allow some knots to form. Whatever you do, just make sure you rinse the dye out really well.
Only on my 4th day and i already have dandruff.
Itchy!! Trying not to pick and scratch.
I read on my tea tree oil bottle that its supposed to help with dry scalp?
How much should I use?
Also I'm slightly afraid to wash my hair the first time cuz I want to do it right. I only have suave shampoo.
I'm quite broke so I need something around my house that I can make to wash my hair with until I can get the good stuff .
Can I add baking soda or sea salt to my shampoo and that work ?