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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/22/12 08:32:36PM
2,730 posts

1st month problems


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If they want to split in 2, let them. That specific section of hair might just lay on a spot on your head that naturally becomes 2 sections.

Let them be. They will come together.3 months is still young. The 4th month tends to be the messiest for many people. So you should probably see them coming together pretty soon,

I use a 1 liter bottle and mix 1/2 cup BS with 1-2tbls of salt. Then whatever oils you want.

Pour it on, and let sit for 10 minutes or so. The rinse, then mix about a capful of ACV in the same amount of water. Wash this off right away. When they nature, you can use more ACV and leave it in longer.

And palm rolling does nothing. It's only useful when wax is involved to make them look like locks. But it really is only a quick fix. I posted a video about what palm rolling did to my locks. If you watch it, you'll never palm roll again.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/22/12 08:24:51PM
2,730 posts



Welcome. Congrats on going the neglect route.

Random question: What's the meaning behind your user name? I know 1+1+1=1 is a homeschooling concept

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/22/12 07:59:02AM
2,730 posts

just starting out


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Palm rolling really does nothing. It just needs to be done over and over again every day, and each individual time doesn't actually make a difference. Unless you do it hard and vigorously, then it'll do some real damage to your roots.

The tips should be loose and wispy. Tight blunted tips hold water longer and take hours longer to dry. It's best to just leave them be. If they want to blunt on their own, they will

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/21/12 11:32:54PM
2,730 posts

Washing My Dreads


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White vinegar is not ideal. Apple cider vinegar is much better.

If you have baby locks, don't leave the ACV in for any length of time. Just pour it on and wash it out right away. It is an acid, so it softens your hair and closes your hair follicles. This does make it a bit slicker. It's needed to balance your pH. If you have oily hair, you don't need to use it every time, but should use it at least once a week until you're not oily anymore. Once you're not oily, use it every time.

Baby locks should only use about a capfull per 1 gallon of water. Mature locks can use a few Tbls in a gallon of water.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/21/12 09:42:22PM
2,730 posts

A bit confused when using Baking soda and sea salt mixture


Dread Maintenance

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
2,730 posts

A bit confused when using Baking soda and sea salt mixture


Dread Maintenance

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
2,730 posts

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

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