Not sure if this is right...
As for our resident chemist, 1/2 a cup BS for 5 cups of water is average. For some water types, it may be too much or too little. But usually just right. And 5 Tbls is only a little under 1/2 a cup.
I hear you. Let me guess... You sleep on your back? Most people find that they see more knotting and congoing on the side they sleep on.
Check out my separating tutorial. Part 2 will be coming around at some point (When I actually have locks that need separating. Mature locks don't need it as often)
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Dr. Bornners is good, but only washes out in soft water.
But the BS/ACV wasg is my favorite. But again, it only works in soft or distilled water
Ok, I didn't see anyone mention it.
So, when you do the BS/ACV wash, pour on the BS mixture. wait about 10 minutes, then rinse it off with water first, before doing the ACV rinse. When BS and vinegar mix they create gas and heat. did you feel any fizzing on your scalp when you poured on the ACV? That's not what's supposed to happen. once won't hurt your hair. a few times probably wouldn't. But the chemical reaction is not good to expose yourself to without good ventilation and gloves on.
So just remember to rinse the BS off before using ACV
Congrats. Welcome to the club of wanting fat locks. But they take a but more care than others. Check out this post. It'll help you out a ton: