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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/02/12 06:17:12PM
2,730 posts

well hiya.


Introduce Yourself

You're washing fine. 2-3 times a week is recommended.

How old are they? sorry, I forgot to check your page again.

They always come undone before they tighten. It's part of the process. The problem with starter methods is that it creates a false feeling that they are further along than they are. Them untangling seems like they are going to take longer, but it really is a step forward. They have to loosen up in order to tangle and become mature. You don't want to do anything to stop this unraveling. Every time you "touch them up" you are really resetting your progress back to day one.

Just be patient.

I was a cook for 5 years when my locks were just starting out. You can always wear a plain black tam while at work to cover your hair. It is the most professional look. And tam's wont interfere if you don't wear them all the time.

Dr. B's is great of you have soft water. if you have hard water, it will leave a residue and won't wash out completely. It can weigh down your locks and make them feel sticky after a while

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/02/12 12:57:28PM
2,730 posts

American crew tea tree shampoo


Dread Products

lol Eagle. But the toxic waste removal is more expensive than it's worth. I've tried recycling batteries. The container you need to rent is like 200 some bucks a month. And new batteries are actually not toxic to just throw away anymore

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/02/12 11:39:00AM
2,730 posts

American crew tea tree shampoo


Dread Products

Well, like I said, That shampoo is horrendous. Check out the soaps from dreadlockshampoo.com. They are specifically designed for locks. And they will work perfectly in the hard water you've got in Utah.

Dr. Bronners is good, but will leave a residue in hard water. The BS/ACV will also not dissolve in your water. You could get a soft water filter and be OK, or you could boil your water and use the poured off pure water to mix the BS in. Or you could go one step further and distill your own water. It's not that hard to do.

But the dreadlockshampoo soaps are going to be your best bet. They aren't that expensive and you wont need to buy anything for your shower or do anything with your water prior to washing. They also well liquid and bar soaps

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/02/12 11:01:06AM
2,730 posts

American crew tea tree shampoo


Dread Products

In essence:

http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/05/03/the-most-toxic-soaps-an...

American crew shampoo is the #4 most toxic shampoo on the market. It scores a 9.0 out of 10.

It should not be used on any type of hair. It's a wonder why it hasn't been officially banned from production yet

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/02/12 10:50:20AM
2,730 posts

American crew tea tree shampoo


Dread Products

Not even close.

American Crew Tea Tree Shampoo Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Symphytum Officinale, Chondrus Crispis (Carraneenan) Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten, Myristamine Oxide, Polyquarternium-7, Polyquarternium-10, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Methyl Gluceth-20, Isoceteth-20, Panthenol, Allantoin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Green 5 (CI 61570).

1) Sodium Laurel Sulfate is toxic to your health

2) Methylisothiazolinone Is extremely toxic and has been directly linked to a couple of different types of cancers. The FDA has said that pregnant women should not come in contact with it because it will cause birth defects. The workers who produce it are required by the FDA to wear protective gloves and masks when handling it. Why would you apply it directly to your skin?

3) EDTA is Toxic to your health, and allows other chemicals to penetrate your skin easier

4) Methylchloroisothizolinone is toxic

5) Phenoxyethanol is a known central nervous system depressant. It's known to cause vomiting, and dehydration

6) What the past 5 weren't enough?

7) Polyquarternium-7 and 10 are known to cause cancer

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/02/12 08:24:25AM
2,730 posts

Apple Cider Vinegar wash


Dread Maintenance

If you're getting oily faster, it means that your scalp is too acidic. As much as you should be using the ACV to reset your scalp to a healthy pH, you should not be using much at all, right now. Use about 1 capful of it in 1 gallon of water once a week. If you wash 2-3 times a week, DON'T use the ACV rinse in all of them. Just pick one day to use. it When your scalp stops being oily, you can start to introduce the ACV to each wash. But again, only use about 1 capful in 1 gallon of water.

Your hair and scalp will readjust and you will begin to be able to use more in time.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/02/12 08:17:29AM
2,730 posts

2.5 weeks w/out washing


Dread Maintenance

You can take a shower once a week or less, and not smell. As you go, your body gets used to not producing the same amount of oils. BO becomes almost non-existent. It doesn't mean your still clean.

So just because your hair doesn't feel itchy, or get oily, or smell, doesn't mean it's just as clean as it ever was. A dirty scalp is just not conducive to healthy hair or locks.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/01/12 10:16:34PM
2,730 posts

Never using shampoo again!


Dread Maintenance

BS is cheapr. And clarifying shampoo should never be used more than 2-3 times a year. But it's good to use if you have buildup. One goo ash with it should remove most all of the buildup

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/01/12 10:10:29PM
2,730 posts

Never using shampoo again!


Dread Maintenance

You may have some buildup there from it. Have you used a clarifying shampoo to clean it up?

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/01/12 09:20:52PM
2,730 posts

Never using shampoo again!


Dread Maintenance

Normal shampoo is terrible for dreadlocks.

The BS wash is great, but you could always use Dr. Bronners or the Dreadlockshampoo.com soaps. They are specifically made for locks and will make them super clean, and they won't itch at all

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