No Wash Dreads?? anyone done it?
I did the first wash with just tea tree and bicarb yesterday - what a difference leaving out the acv has made!! Have you tries that Lisa? i know a bloke with waist length dreads who doesnt wash the length every time he washes them - he ties them back at the nape of his neck and soaks his scalp in the soloution - could you do that? Although i will tell you the length of my dreadlocks are beahving today like they havent been washed - before when i used acv all the loose hair and new growth would be fluffy and seperated(i have curly hair) and after a few days they were a bit oilier and started forming ringlets that wound themselves the dreads and looked likek they wanted to begin matting in - but every wash disturbed that . This time my hair looks and feels clean - not greasy - but the loose hair has stayed where it was wrapped round the dreads and after one night of sleeping on them some is tangling in nicely already!! i guess the acv was too conditioning. I also rinsed in cold water. Give it a go and see if it does what you need x
Lisa Wade said:
This is the same question I have. I'm looking for a mixture or method to use on my oily scalp in between washing so I don't have to completely wash my locs all the time. I know it prevents all the loose hairs from completely locking in, but I don't know what to do. Hopefully someone out there understands and can recommend a method...Thanks
thanks for the advice about acv - i will stop using that. i have clearly said i have every intention of still cleaning the dreads - i imagine they would be nasty very quickly without washing them . i said i intended to do the bicarb deep clean as often as needed - and was looking for experience of how long that might be. But the thing id like to change is regularly washing my scalp in something that is removing the natural oils and therefore encouraging my body to produce more oil there. If you need un greasy roots for them to dread up then going through the oily stage until your hair self regulates might well work - as i said twice earlier i intend to use water and tea tree - and after the advice given here will also try a little bicarb - to keep my scalp healthy, but would like to be free of the cycle that has happened where i wash my dreads and a few days later my hair is greasy again and needs to be washed. i have a lifestyle that means i will not always be able to keep this routine up for longer periods of time and was looking for solutions.It would seem to me that my roots and my dreads themselves could easily be looked after and kept clean with 2 different methods, allowing me to go longer without cleaning or looking greasy. Maybe i didnt explain myself well enough. thanks again for advice