I love Dr. Bronners. I've never had a problem with it.
I haven't tried the BS and ACV wash, but I hear good things about it.
It is, but to be honest, I just opened a new bar to wash mine yesterday, and as the dried I found a lot of soap left over after my last rinse that I had to jump back in the shower and rinse again. Much more thoroughly. It smells very nice, and does make your hair feel clean, but make sure you rinse it out more than your feel like you had to with other soaps. Focus on your roots. I found tons of soap left over there. It might be because My roots are very very thick. Some are an inch or wider . If your locks are pencil size, you shouldn't have a problem, but just to be cautious, make sure it's all out my twisting and squeezing them while you run water over them.
If you're my age, around 25, most of our kids will grow up with parents with either tats, locks, or gauged ears. It'll be totally normal for them. I love the comparison of your kids growing up with a living colouring book in the shape of relatives. That's awesome. I never thought about that. My kids will be the same. I've got a full back piece and I'm nowhere near done.
Glad to know you're not worried about what other parents think. If your kids end up ok, then there's nothing anyone can say about you
Well, ACV is a conditioner. You could try to cut back to 1/2 a cup or even a little less. And yeah, the ocean is always better than a spray bottle. But the same goes for that. Wash your hair after you take a dip. The salt is caustic to your skin. Good for you in many ways, but not if you leave it on long
Well it would help to know what you are washing with. Too much oil, maybe? Maybe to much ACV if you're going that method? There are many reasons that your hair could soften. It would probably slow the process down, but not stop it. Have you tried using a sea salt spray? About 1/4 tbls to a few cups of water. Don't leave it in though. Spray it on and wash it out soon. By that I mean either after a few minutes or no more than 2 hours.
6 month in with fine hair can still be in the middle of the process. They are still tightening and loosening. In a few months they'll stop.
But first, tell us what your washing with, in detail if you can
Would you feel bad about yourself if your kids decided to grow locks? People would look at you like you're a bad mother who lets her kids do crazy things like that. But what your kids do to their appearance does not reflect you as a mother. They are just expressing themselves. The same rules should apply to you. What you do to your appearance should not reflect on you as a mother. You are just expressing yourself.
Sure, there will always be those few people who think you are nuts and that you must condone drug use and that lifestyle. But in reality, all locks reflect are you and your values. And no one can no your values unless they know you as a person.
So don't let others get you down. If they don't know you, and are not willing to try, they're not worth the attention. It's hard at first, but you will learn to ignore negativity and bigoted comments. Just keep it up and believe in yourself.
Congrats in finally finding the strength to lock up. It'll be great and I'm sure they'll look wonderful on you.
no problem. I hear it all over the place that people use salt sprays and then say their head's itchy. Just think about what salt does to metal. It's not a whole lot different from what it does to your skin.
Always mix essential oils with either Jojoba or Sweet almond oil. The essential oils themselves are caustic to your skin. Alone they will irritate your scalp and cause an itching/burning sensation. The jojoba/almond oils are applicators. They cut down the concentration of the oil while spreading them out more.
I use a 4oz spray bottle filled about 1/4 with Jojoba, 20 drops teatree, 20 drops rosemary, and the rest with water. My hair gets a nice cool and refreshing feel without feeling greasy or oily afterwards. The same combination but with spearmint and eucalyptus will give you a boost of energy and wake you up too.
Spray maybe once a day or so. If you feel like your hair feels oily, just add more water to the mixture, and cut down on the oils by a few drops. As the bottle empties, you can just add water. It'll lower the concentration of the oils, but it won't effect how they make you feel