Question about washing method
cool I'll order it then...
Hey! So I found out I can have a "Faith in Nature" shampoo delivered to my door, in like 1 or 2 days from the vegan store....
they have a hella lot of variety but I narrowed it down to this one
I'll do my best to translate!
"Tea Tree Champoo"
No Parabens, SLS, Colourings or Conservants... Biodegradable
Ingredients : Aqua (water), Ammonium laureth sulfate*, Maris sal (sea salt), Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil*, Citrus limon peel oil*, Citrus aurantifolia oil*, Citrus aurantium dulcis peel oil*, Polysorbate 20*, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, Citric acid*, Limoneneº
* vegetal origin, º from essential oils
Ok.... what do you guys think
So I found out amazon.co.uk has dreadlock shampoos in there that's good!
But one question, have you ever heard of washing with just ACV? no Baking soda
It would be dilluted since it's for dreads I'm guessing.... I guess I shouldn't worry about since I won't need a wash anytime soon but i'm curious, and ACV = easy to find, dread shampoo = has to be ordered....
but yh mostly wondering
Ignore my before post, it's cruelty free and vegan with the exception of their beeswax.... I would really like to not support their site since they promote those shitty practices but, it's like getting a vegan burguer at burguer king (i never did but if it's all you have you're buying the vegan product telling them that's what you like) ... but still give suggestions if you have
well the baking soda is harsh..it eats away at the skin.. it exfoliates by burning off the top layer of skin..that is most likely what you have is fried skin..yes it removes it by turning it into a paste but your burning off your skin
teatree rosemary essential oils treat dandruff, but each bottle is as much as the teatree rosemary dreadlockshamopoo
if you cant afford them cause of shipping the teatree bronners (diluted) ids next best option
What about deep cleanses (every 6 months, or every year), any need / help.... I can't completely shame baking soda because it has helped me so far, but well, I'm trying to find a better option here, this is in england, I live in Portugal so shipping should be cheap, is it a good option despite the fact of the bad rep knotty boy has for selling out backcombing an d crocheting and what not... talking about the product here :https://www.knottyboy.com/shop/product/liquid_dread_shampoo/ ... looking at the ingredients I see nothing bad
Also, that fried skin u'r talking about, it grows bck yeah? xD It's not like damaged right?
Okay, so there are no actually natural , dread specific or not shampoos in my area! I can't afford to buy one from dreadlockshampoo.com... so I'm using sodium bicarbonate and vinegar rinses, and yes I know it's not the best long-term but it's all I have...
Ok, so I wash whenever I need too, and that for me is weekly, sometimes 2 weeks
And it does it's job right, it makes the hair look clean again, makes the process go faster, etc etc
But It doesn't get dandruff out much, if there's a light I can easily see a lot of it on the roots and it doesn't go much up... it generally stays down there, also on the borders of where the hair meets the diffrent points of the face, if that makes sense, there is some more dandruff (in liquid/sticky form) that was supposed to have went down with the baking soda... but well, didn't! and then I have to clean it with a towel but even so it's hard to get all out cuz it gets trapped in the roots of said places.
So.... what am I doing wrong?
I get in the shower, rinse water and scrub
then I have a cup with said baking soda in the bottom of it , and fill it with the warm water of the shower, it dilutes well in the water, I then spill said cup onto the top of my head, the sides and the back and do another scrub, then I rinse it all out, grab my dilluted vinegar bottle, again, top, sides, back, scrub, rinse
and that's it
Other then this "problem" (i wouldn't call it a problem) , evrything is going fine :]
Seventh Update (1 august 2017)
So, on this seventh update what have I got to say... first, I have to say that some days my hairs feels heavier and knottier, and more compact other more loose and fluffy (that's normal in dread progress), and today was a loose fluffy day, same as sixth update..
My personal views, doing these update will be fun and a nice way to look at my progress! although, there are many things a camera doesn't capture, especially a not very good one like my phone.. but all hair is either looping , or joining a more mature section than themselves.. that's good
I'm not seperating much unless some cases where , say a dread from behind the ear is trying to join one from the front of the year, or the ones at the nape if they're joining too much etc.. but other then that I have't found the need to seperate at all, at leaast yet I guess... Will be updating :D