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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 06:53:15PM
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Quick question(s)


Dread Maintenance

It's not really good to wash days in a row. BUT... If your hair isn't really locked up yet, and it really itches, go for it. Are you mixing oils with with your wash? The oils should help it from itching between washes

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 10:03:15AM
2,710 posts

Quick question(s)


Dread Maintenance

If you are just starting out, I'd recommend BS/ACV. It's a no touch wash. The gentlest type. You just get a bowl, or bottle (I use an old 1 liter Vitamin water bottle). Mix your BS and water and any oils you want to use. The oils will help keep you from getting itchy in between washes. Then just pour it on. Try to make sure you get every part of your scalp. Let it sit there for 10 minutes. Then Rinse it off. Then mix the ACV and water in the same container. Rinse this off right away when you are just starting. When thy are mature, you can leave it in for a couple of minutes.

With the BS wash, you don't scrub at all. The chemical reaction of BS and water does the job for you.

With shampoo or soap, you do have to scrub it into your scalp. It does loosen knots a bit, but they come back together soon enough. There's no top secret method anyone uses to grow their locks. I used liquid Dr. Bronners for 5 years before I switched to the BS/ACV wash. I never had a problem with them coming undone and staying that way. Baby locks are supposed to tangle and untangle. It's how they start locking

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 09:39:46AM
2,710 posts

Quick question(s)


Dread Maintenance

Your hair's natural pH is around 5.5. It's acidic. So is your scalp. BS is a base. If you just wash with that it'll dry out your scalp and make it itchy. ACV is used to reset your natural pH. If you don't have any at the moment, you should get some. But you could use a different vinegar if you have it. Just use a little less

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 01:48:45AM
2,710 posts

greasy hair...


General Questions

Yeah, depending on where you are in Kt, you are looking at some pretty hard water. The Bronners will not rinse out and is causing buildup of residue. If your locks are that hard when you wash, you should look into getting an anti-rsidue shampoo and try using it once to see if it removes it. Anti-residue shampoos are not for use on a regular basis. So see how it works after 1 or 2 washes

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 01:08:57AM
2,710 posts

I'm so that glad this site exists


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

how young are they? If he just started, as in, they are under 2 months, it might be worth trying to convince him to just comb them out, wash out all the wax and start over. He can get it out with anti-residue shampoo and some scrubbing. If they are further along, Dawn dish soap is pretty cheap. Get a big bowl, or pot of water. As warm water as he can stand to keep his hands in for long periods. Fill the pot, squirt in a generous amount of the soap, and dunk each lock in for about a minute or 2 and work the soap into his locks. Then wash his hair like normal. 1 session won't be enough, though. If he used wax multiple times, He'll probably have to do this 2-3 times a week before each wash for a couple of months to be sure all of the wax is out. It's a bit time consuming, but it has to be done more than less. It's better to keep doing it even if you think it's all gone

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 01:02:34AM
2,710 posts

"real" meaning of dreads/king solomon?/negative encounters


General Questions

I learned all about that story. Never heard of him called Shimshon, though

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 12:39:26AM
2,710 posts

I'm so that glad this site exists


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Stopping using it isn't enough. For the health of his locks, it has to be removed


updated by @baba-fats: 07/18/15 02:41:30PM
Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 12:05:42AM
2,710 posts

I'm so that glad this site exists


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I thought you didn't. Locks that were waxed once or twice may seem fine down the line because loose hair covers up the wax, but it is still inside them. It traps water and causes them to rot. It might not start smelling right away. But when they smell like a wet dog after he showers, even if the smell goes away when they dry, that's a sure sign that mildew or mold is growing. Many people think that if they smell fine dry then nothing is wrong. That's a myth. Mold doesn't always smell all the time. But it does eventually get a musky odor that is constant. Other may not smell it right away, but given time, as it grows more and more, others will smell it too.

Wax also forces locks to not mature and stay in their infant stages. It is just glued together. I'm sure you know. When waxed locks finally have the wax removed, people find that their locks are no where near as mature as they thought. This scares many people into ignoring the simple fact that something you'd use to waterproof your car does not belong in your hair.

I'd keep trying to explain to him that wax is damaging, but don't judge him on the fact that he wants to keep it there. When he finds out that wax is ruining his locks, let him come to the conclusion on his own and don't say "I told you so". This will make him reject your help later down the line if he wants to grow them again.

If you want to, you can use my story about what wax did to my hair. I think it's in the featured discussions under recovery. Not sure. It's definitely in the dreaducation page. Or message me for a detailed explanation

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/06/12 11:33:55PM
2,710 posts

I'm so that glad this site exists


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

It will be stuck in there forever if you don't vigorously try to get it out. There are methods, though. Dawn dish soap, Wax-B-Gone from dreadlockshampoo.com are both good products for removing it. There is a good description of how to get it out in the dreaducaion page. It's not easy, and can take a long time, But if you don't, you run a VERY huge risk of growing mold and having locks rot and fall off.

How long ago did you use wax? And how many times?

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