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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/21/12 03:03:33PM
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Sea salt and anti-caking agents


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Funny enough, I just checked my sea salt. It also has an anti-caking agent. But mine is calcium silicate. Wiki doesn't even have a section for it's use in food products. It's used as a "safe alternative toasbestos".

I think I got mine from Whole Foods. So just be careful when you buy Sea Salt. Even a store, such as whole foods, who claim to pride themselves on being natural, don't really care about your health.

That's why they make such a big deal about selling Agave as a honey substitute. Agave is one of the worlds most harmful food products to put in your body

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/21/12 11:38:45AM
2,730 posts

Sea salt and anti-caking agents


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Citric acid is stronger than acetic. It's still not in the list of 6 strong acids, but it's much closer than vinegar. So, glad to hear you stopped using it. Citric acid destroys your hair.

It's not toxic in it's own right. Only when it's in contact with a strong acid. In many solutions, it just forms a different salt. But, not all salts are safe to use like sea salt is. Plus, your stomach acid is HCl. That's a very strong acid. I would never use E536 just for the reason of it mixing with a strong acid inside your body

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/21/12 10:31:24AM
2,730 posts

Sea salt and anti-caking agents


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Avoid it. It's chemical formula is K4[Fe(CN)6]

When mixed with strong acids, it releases HydrogenCyanide gas, which is toxic. While acetic acid (vinegar) is not a strong acid, it might be strong enough for this reaction to take place. It's better to play it safe than take your chances of passing out in the shower and cracking your head on something, or worse.

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
2,730 posts

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
2,730 posts

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
2,730 posts

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

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 08:40:09PM
2,730 posts

some new dread questions


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Bumps and loops mean that your sections are knotting. As knots and tangles form different hairs grab hold of other hairs further down or further up the shaft. That's where the loops come from. It's a good sign. They do eventually flatten out, but in the end, they are still there, to a point, but look more like texture than loops. You'll never end up with perfectlysymmetrical locks.

As for combing out the tips I'd recommend jojoba oil, before olive oil. While olive oil will work, jojoba is closer to the natural oils that your scalp and hair produce. So it's a safer bet. Just dab a little bit on the tips and use a soft bristled brush (toothbrush is better), and gently brush them out

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 05:34:33PM
2,730 posts

To Congo?


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And only rip them apart when the body of the lock starts connecting. If they are tangled within 1/2" of the root, let it be. They should always be in a state of semi tangle by your scalp. I posted a video a few days ago about how to separate

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