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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 07:22:48PM
2,730 posts

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Dread Maintenance

Yeah, them you have hard water. The BS is not dissolving completely nor is it getting rinsed out. That's causing the itchiness. If it is still itching, wash it with just pure cold water. Then go and see if you can either get distilled water or, better yet, a soft water shower head

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 07:12:35PM
2,730 posts

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Dread Maintenance

Ok... Where in the UK are you?

Because of your location on the map, you might, and probably do have hard water. In hard water, the BS will not be able to break down completely. This means that you can't rinse it out completely. When a base like Baking soda is stuck in your hair, it'll just keep reacting with whatever moisture is on your head. No matter how much ACV you use, or how much your rinse, the BS will not get washed off, so it'll just keep making your scalp more basic that it should be. This causes itching and brittleness.

There are ways to stop this. You could A) boil you water and very gently pour off the pure water and leave the minerals behind. Don't pour fast, or all of the water off, because that'll just remix the minerals. Or B) make or buydistilledwater. I'm not sure where you can buy it there, but making it isn't that hard. Or C) get a soft water purifying shower head. This is the easiest.

With the pure water that you either bought,made or boiled, though, you shouldn't have anymore issues with BS not fully dissolving

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 06:53:15PM
2,730 posts

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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
2,730 posts

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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
2,730 posts

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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
2,730 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
2,730 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
2,730 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
2,730 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


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