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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/06/12 11:30:59PM
2,710 posts

greasy hair...


General Questions

What are you washing with and how?

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/06/12 07:57:40PM
2,710 posts

Natural no comb method.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Right right. So you could probably get away with washing well with a strong BS wash, and forget the dawn. If you have nothing for the residue to get trapped in, then the BS should strip away any that is clinging to your hair follicles

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/06/12 07:34:30PM
2,710 posts

Natural no comb method.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Ok, cool. But you don't wash with it like you normally would wash your hair. Get yourself a big bowl, preferably a pot. Fill it with the warmest water you can keep your hands in for long periods. Squirt in a generous amount of the soap. Then 1 by 1, dip your locks into it and work the soap into them. Try to do it for about a minute each.

Then go ahead and do your normal wash. I'd do this each time before your normal wash for a couple of weeks to be sure it's all gone. it's a bit time consuming. But it's worth it to be sure residue is out.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/06/12 06:56:04PM
2,710 posts

Natural no comb method.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

How many times did you use it? Suave leaves residue behind. Even the anti residue stuff leave some behind. If you used it once or twice, multiple BS washes should get rid of it. But if you used it continuously, you might want to look into a residue removal session. Dawn Dish soap or the wax remover from dreadlockshampoo.com is great for it. But a lot of residue wont just wash out in your normal washes


updated by @baba-fats: 07/13/15 10:48:02AM
Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/06/12 06:25:40PM
2,710 posts

Natural no comb method.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

What have you been using so far? Most normal shampoos leave a residue that might need to be removed

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/06/12 06:11:03PM
2,710 posts

Natural no comb method.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

How often do you wash now, and with what? When they are forming, you want to wash more often than when they are mature. 2-3 times a week is great for baby locks. When mature, you can lower it to 1-2 times a week

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/06/12 06:09:32PM
2,710 posts

Natural no comb method.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Welcome and congrats. You'll love it.

So, you will be expecting in the first few weeks to see them start to really section themselves off. They won't be forming mature locks yet, but they will start to show you where the sections will be forming.

They will start to tangle a bit, and then will probably untangle again. Then they;ll tangle again and then untangle. This happens. It's forward progress. Everytime they come undone, they are really just finding their own way, and positioning themselves where they feel most natural and comfortable on your head.

When they really start coming together, you will be seeing some serious shrinkage, probably. Many people notice that they lose between 1/3 and 1/2 their original length. At this point, you will be sing bumps and loops and stray hairs everywhere. It's a good thing. Loops and bumps mean that your hair is starting to catch on itself and form knots. Let them be. Just wash and separate as needed. Try to not let them form any huge locks that might get painful later on.

The 4th months tends to be the messiest stage. So when you are around there, and start feeling despair because they are not coming along as you thought, just keep going. Soon after that, you will see some dramatic changes and tightening of your locks.

Check out the timeline pages and see what others are going through. Valerie is still in her forming stages, I believe. She's got some great pics of them. And Heather has awesome pics of the loops in her locks

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/05/12 10:19:57PM
2,710 posts

silly locticians


General Talk

I know. I was in Kansas for a week in 05. When I got home, I thought I was tanned. Nope. I scrapped off a huge layer of dirt with my nails. That was only 1 week. I couldn't think of what 2 weeks would do

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/05/12 10:10:47PM
2,710 posts

silly locticians


General Talk

She also commented that you should wash your hair twice a month like you would normal hair

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/05/12 09:59:22PM
2,710 posts

silly locticians


General Talk

Yeah. Well, of course she did. She expects all locks to look like checker boards of bald scalp

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