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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/21/12 09:42:22PM
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A bit confused when using Baking soda and sea salt mixture


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The only reason I could see not using it is for the same reason Eagle said. If your hair is too oily, it means it's already too acidic. Adding ACV will just keep it acidic, thereby keeping it oily. If you want to reduce oiliness, just use the ACV once a week in very tiny amounts. As the oiliness goes away, increase how often it's used. Then, as your lock mature, increase how much is used, and then how long it's used for.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/21/12 09:17:54PM
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A bit confused when using Baking soda and sea salt mixture


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I forgot to mention that too... Your hair and scalp as slightly acidic. BS is a base, which means that alone, it will raise your pH level slightly. ACV is acetic acid. It's a weak acid that will restore that higher pH back to normal ranges when you rinse with it. Even though it does act like a conditioner, it is necessary to maintain the health of your scalp and hair

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/21/12 09:08:27PM
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A bit confused when using Baking soda and sea salt mixture


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I use the BS/ACV wash every 2-3 days. I have almost always used the sea salt with the BS wash, and then done the ACV rinse after every wash. Never had a problem.

But I did come across a post earlier today about someone using sea salt that contained E536 (Potassium Ferrocyanide) as an anti-caking agent. Not every sea salt uses E536, but you should check if yours does. Mine uses a different agent that is not even listed as food-safe.

E536 is very toxic when it mixes with vinegar. It releases hydrogen cyanide gas. Be very careful when you buy your sea salt. Most probably do contain anti-caking agent, but you can at least look into which ones are safe for the purposes you are using it for.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/21/12 08:53:37PM
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I'd also recommend a disclaimer that if someone is running late, for whatever reason, to contact you and let you know, so no one ends up waiting around feeling jipped

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/21/12 07:37:43PM
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What a great idea. I'm in

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/21/12 08:10:34AM
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Hey! I know this might not be the best way to intoduce myself but..


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lol. One of my paintball fields is up 309, right outside of Hatfield

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 10:14:47PM
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Hey! I know this might not be the best way to intoduce myself but..


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No worries. Where in philly are you at? I'm in the North East.

Yeah, I'd comb them out, and start just washing with a lock friendly shampoo/soap. There are a few really good ones. In Philly, you can use either Dr. Bronners or the BS/ACV wash without worrying about hard water. Or Bucks County Soap makes really nice ones. Their site is dreadlockshampoo.com. Vicki love dealing with people from the area and is really friendly. She ships super fast too

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 09:43:05PM
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Hey! I know this might not be the best way to intoduce myself but..


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They look ok, but from the picture, it looks like your sections are pretty big. The locks may not seem that big, but as they mature and grow out, they end up being roughly as large as the section. it looks likeyour sections are about 1 inch or bigger for some. If you want fat locks, let me know. I have massive ones, and can give you some tips on how to wash and dry them so they don't grow mold inside. fat locks retain more water fr MUCH longer.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 09:21:04PM
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I am Gabriel =)


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I don't see why you couldn't do that. I use the spray bottle because I can spray it on and not drip all over the place when I walk around for that hour or so. But there's no reason you couldn't dunk your hair in a bowl of salt water. Just be careful about the ratios. You want it to be as close to ocean water as you can get. Which is 3.5% salt to water

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 08:48:03PM
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I am Gabriel =)


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No reason to not use it if you want to. But never leave the spray on for more than 2 hours. The salt will keep drying your hair and scalp out for hours and hours. So only use it the days you are going to wash. Spray it on, let it sit for an hour or 2, and the wash it off. You can make other sprays for your hair that don't have salt in them. But those should be used sparingly, cause the oil might delay some progress

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