essential oils for dreads and scalp health
awesome, thanks! i'll give it a go
do mix the oils with the BS or do you rinse with them?
This is awesome - so much info! Thanks!
I have a question though. I've been using the BS rinse and it's working great. My hair used to be extremely oily but it's slowly getting better...which is a huge step for me. Now, my hair is starting to feel a bit dry - no dandruff problems yet. I have fine, soft hair and it's feeling a little like it may be getting too dry (it could maybe be I'm just be that I'm not used to it either). Anyway, I don't want to start adding oils and have oily hair again, but I'm wondering if I don't add any will I have problems in the future? Just want some healthy hair
I should note, that I live in a small town in Korea so getting these oils on the cheap is a little difficult (language barrier or shipping costs). I have a friend back home that will be in Korea soon so I was just going to have her pick some up for me. Any recommendations?
Though he did say neutral in his original post, I think what SE is getting at is a quick and easy way to make a situation better. A few trial and error attempts with some lemon juice seems like a pretty easy experiment with the possibility of a solution. I'm no scientist but if you can get the ph closerto neutral I think you'd be better off. By saying it's a "Fail" is a pretty negative way to look at some advice - unless you've tried it of course
Panterra Caraway said:
Yeah, this is a possibility...but the biggest problem is that you would have to test the ph of your hair, water and all substances used to get an accurate reading and then, use highly controlled amounts and proportions of each thing to get as close as possible to balanced ph. Thus, turning shower time into a mathmetic equation...not doable. Fail.
I was going to start another post with this question, but seeing as this one is the most recent I'll just ask it here to whoever is listening:
After I was with BS my hair looks very shiny all day long (mainly the top). People are talking about how they wash 1-3 times a week, but that seems impossible with mine because it looks oily and shiny. I have very oily hair anyways.
I use 1 tablespoon per 1 cup of water. I sometimes spray saltwater into my hair, but nothing religiously (no salt in my BS mix). But that's all I do, no ACV or anything because, from what I understand, that will only increase the "silky" "shiny" look
I'm noticing some white build up on my scalp which feels like baking soda. I mix up the BS so the water is completely clear in hot water before I use it (I usually let it sit for 20-30 minutes, but today I only let it sit for about 10). Then I wash it out (sometimes for 7-10 minutes) by just letting water run over it. I have very low pressure water so maybe it's not getting it all out??
Is there anything I can do? My hair just feels weighted down and looks shiny/oily..
Just wondering how you used the dish soap. Did you bubble it up in your hands and actually scrub it in or just wipe it over the top? I guess I'm wondering bc I would think that scrubbing the hair would take out any dreading.
I haven't started it yet and I'm thinking that when my hair begins to dread I could just wipe each dread down with the soap, but how did you get it to dread if you were washing everyday?
Ya you should try it!!! I'm sure you can use any type of dish soap, I think it's all residue free, that's just what I wash my dishes with so I used that kind!!! Haha rub it in your hands to get it a little bubbly, than wash your hair, it takes a good rinse to get it all out though. And a little goes a long way, especially if you have short hair!! Good luck, let me know how it turns out!!!
Wow, I think I'm going to give that a shot! I've got very oily hair as well. I've only been using the BS mix for a few washes now and it seems to be helping a little - it might be too early to tell though. I mainly link it's less oily because I never touch it.
Now, to see if Korea has green palmolive, haha..
Did you only use dish soap? And you literally washed every day? How long did they take? And what kind of dish soap?
Haha, sorry for the string questions, but I'm curious because your dreads look awesome!
Before I started my dreads my ponytail was as big around as my middle finger!!!! Now i can't even get my thumb & middle finger around my ponytail!!! I just started washing everyday with dish soap and they started sectioning themselves, and started getting my first dread about 3 or 4 weeks later and then they just took off on their own. They are now 16 months old and I LOVE THEM!!!!! Good luck!!!
Hey Jorge, welcome. I'm very new myself, just started about 5 days ago. I also have short hair, about 4 inches. At first I just wanted dreads until I came across this site. After reading up and learning about the lifestyle I've decided natural is the best route for me. Basically, from what I've read around the net this is the best there is if you want dreads for what they are, not a fake commercialized style. So good luck to you on your journey!
Also, do you have a link to that video. I haven't been able to find too many people with short hair who started dreading and would be pretty gnarly to see - also a bit inspirational. Cheers brother!