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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/04/12 05:29:53PM
2,730 posts

Water and Baking Soda/Salt


General Questions

I use an old 1 liter vitamin water bottle. I add 3-4 Tbls of BS, mix it up well, and add my oils. Pour it on and then wait 10 minutes to rinse. Sometimes I add sea salt, sometimes not. But if you do, only make it about 3.5% of the total volume. sea water is 3.5% salt. So you want it to be as close to sea water as you can get it. Then I use the same bottle and mix about 3 Tbls of ACV with the water. add my oils again, and pour it on. My locks are 6 years old and fully mature, so I can leave it on a few minutes. Bu for baby locks, just rinse it off right away. Also, for baby locks, only add about 1Tbls ACV to the mixture.

As for the salt spray. If you use it, don't leave it on your head for more than an hour or 2. Spray it on the same day you are going to wash your hair and wash soon afterwards. If you leave it on long term, it'll dry out your scalp and hair drastically and make you itch out of control.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/04/12 12:24:25PM
2,730 posts

anti itch spray?


Dread Maintenance

That's where it is. I knew it was still here but keep losing it. They have an awesome selection and pretty great prices

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/04/12 11:27:13AM
2,730 posts

anti itch spray?


Dread Maintenance

lol. I have a buddy who runs a recording studio and practice space in Boston. If I ever get a chance to visit him, I'll let you know. I'm not that far away

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/04/12 09:45:14AM
2,730 posts

anti itch spray?


Dread Maintenance

I always have a little spray bottle in my bathroom with rosemary/treatree/peppermint oil in it. It's about a 6-8oz bottle. Add a healthy squirt of jojoba oil. then 5-10 drops of the teatree and rosemary. about about 5 of the peppermint. fill the rest of the bottle up with water and shake well before using it. The peppermint is what is going to relieve most of the itching, but too much of it will burn and irritate your skin. All essential oils are pretty caustic to your skin. That's why you should always dilute them with either tons of water or jojoba/sweet almond oil.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/04/12 09:38:41AM
2,730 posts

brittle dreads


Introduce Yourself

Lavender is a natural anti-bacterial. If mold is growing, the Lavender should help kill it. The vinegar will help remove it.

If the Lavender doesn't work, a good long soak in water with the wax-b-gone and a healthy amount of clove oil should really help kill the mold/mildew and start removing the wax.

Remember, though, that the wax has been in there for years. Over that time, is got compressed, melted a bit in heat, and is now deep down inside your locks. 1 session will not get all of the wax out. This is an ongoing process, that can take months. Every time you wash your hair, use the wax-b-gone first. Soak them and work it into your locks. Then do your normal wash to remove what you can.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/03/12 10:41:49PM
2,730 posts

Not alot of dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

Take a look at mine. I have the same issue as you. So see what the new babies on top of my head look like. The new ones that grow will be a bit shorter, but they will eventually grow out and fill in the top of your head

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/03/12 10:35:11PM
2,730 posts

One wants to be two?


Introduce Yourself

Mine are 6 years old. I have one on the back right of my head that always tries to be 2. But as it grows and matures it still forms into 1. It may become a bit flatter than the others, but it'll still knot into 1 lock for the main part of the body.

Just leave it be. If it starts to hurt or pull tightly on your scalp, we can help you separate them, but until then, just don't worry about it

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/03/12 12:29:46PM
2,730 posts

A up, how we doin?


Introduce Yourself

It's not difficult. Drying really fat locks just takes some extra time. I have a few good tips on how to speed up this process. It just deals with wringing them out a few times in different intervals and then how to blow dry them if you need to.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/03/12 08:34:50AM
2,730 posts

A up, how we doin?


Introduce Yourself

Welcome. but there's no need to TnR the tips over and over. They should be loose. Loose tips helps the water drain out of them when you wash. And they are only a few months old, right? So the whole lock is going to loosen up and tighten and loosen and tighten over the next few months. Every time you reTnR them, you are setting the progress back to day 1. They won't actually mature if you keep making them babies again.

I can't tell from you picture, but if you are only redoing the tips, are you using rubber bands on them? If so, stop. Rubber bands restrict movement, cause weak spots, and can get sucked into your locks where they will break down and start to rot causing mold and mildew in your locks.

Good luck. We're all here to help and answer and questions you've got, and give any moral support you may need

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/02/12 06:56:47PM
2,730 posts

Braiding?


Dreading Methods

If you left the braid in, they would eventually become locks. But not for a while because they would need to untangle themselves a bit first so they can start to knot. If that's what you are asking. But this would not be natural.

If you mean, would braiding help kink up your hair a bit, so when you took the braids out, they'd be more likely to form locks? In a way, yes. But not so much that it would speed up the process by more than a few days/weeks. They might be mature at 11 months instead of a year.

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