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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 03:45:58PM
326 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

Ok, so if that amount isn't too much, then is it that maybe I should have rinsed out it more thoroughly?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 02:06:34PM
326 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I just soaked my hair in a bucket of hot water for a little while, some of the oil seems to have left....will do that again in a few minutes....then blow dry my hair so I can get it dry soon....since I'd rather not leave it wet....I mean I figured out I had the oil stuck in my hair when I was outside and felt it solidify....so does this mean that like 6-10 drops of oil may be the max for a soak? Since what I think was 12 or maybe more was WAY too much. ....I am trying to avoid washing with shampoo today since I had already shampooed my dreads on Monday....I did what I did today cause my head was pretty itchy. 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 01:43:27PM
326 posts

Information Regarding Apple Cider Vinegar


Dread Products

I'm entirely sure if this link is correct, as there is plenty of contradictory information out there, but according to this link, ACV does weaken hair:https://www.reddit.com/r/curlyhair/comments/3ccdj4/psa_dont_use_apple_cider_vinegar_acv_rinse_on/ ...I don't know if it's over a long period of time it does this or what, but I hope not cause it may be my only option for getting some oil out of my hair....

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 01:39:15PM
326 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

Ok, yes sadly I have confirmed it, I have some oil built up in at least part of one of my dreads....is ACV the only means to get it out, or could I use hot water?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 12:53:07PM
326 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

Shoot it appears I have excess coconut oil in my dreads, to get it out, could I just soak my head in hot water or do I need to use ACV to get it out?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 12:07:10PM
326 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I ended up using coconut oil, and sadly also ended up using more than 6 drops (maybe about 12, or maybe a little more, it's kinda hard to tell since the eye dropper I was using had the oil come out quick). Since I had to fill up nearly the whole of the bucket I was using....but oddly enough after washing it throughout my dreads my roots don't seem to be overly conditioned. Additionally, I did the soak for longer than only a few minutes....at the time the water I had was clear, by the end it seemed to be a yellowish color....was that from something that was washed out of my hair or from the oil I put in? Additionally, they don't seem to lost any tightness....in spite of this attempt the hard spots don't seem to have changed much, but it may just be that it could take more than one soak to fix these spots, obviously...so would it be useful to even try this soak again another time? If so would it be like once a month type thing or sooner than that?


updated by @Raven's Light: 02/02/17 12:15:23PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 12:16:12AM
326 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

So, an ACV rinse maybe worth a try then? ( I am sort of already feeling like my hair needs moisture anyway....with the way my loose hair has been I am feeling like getting my hair at least wet feels like a good idea....but I'm going to think on that and decide tomorrow, at the very least I'll probably get it wet)


updated by @Raven's Light: 02/02/17 12:19:33AM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/01/17 10:55:31PM
326 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I'm not entirely sure it was interlocked, as I haven't interlocked my dreads since they were like 6-7 months old - which was now almost like 3 years and 8 months ago, as my hair will be 4 years old in May (although there was one dread that was partially interlocked maybe about when they were still young, but it wasn't done fully nor was that ever repeated after that, so I kind doubt that was the case....and I don't even remember which one it was). So if it is reisdue, ACV, although not a great solution to my problem, is literally the easiest thing for me to use, because I already have it, and can just do a soak....

That spot may also be the spot that I thought was a weak spot that I found on my dreads when they were being maintained....if it is from the interlocking in the past is there any way to fix that spot?

So really I'm wondering should I do an ACV soak or is there some way to fix the spot if it was caused by past interlocking?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/01/17 10:40:08PM
326 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I have only ever really sprayed it on the roots of my dreads, so I'm not entirely sure if it is the sea salt, as the spot has been on that dread for a long time, it was actually the same spot I had posted a picture of a while back, asking what the cause of it could be. The hard spot (I think it may only be one, I'm not completely sure, though), is on the body of the dread, not near the roots, so avoiding the roots isn't really a problem.

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/01/17 10:25:21PM
326 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I use sea salt about once a week, I am wondering if it is residue build up from the bar soap I used that was a little overly conditioning, that is pretty much the only residue I can think of being in my hair. I have been leaning more toward thinking it is from residue from that soap, so is it more likely build up or is it possibly from my weekly sea salt sprays? Would ACV be a good remedy for this problem or is there a better way to solve it?

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