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the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
03/21/13 08:54:00PM
1,302 posts

Should i go "no touch" with BS/ACV or should i scrub the scalp?


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If you do the right ratio of BS, you do not need to scrub, nor should you. The BS will exfoliate your scalp all on its own. Ratio guideline, just incase you do not know: 1/2 cup BS to 5 cups water, ratio of ACV is 1-2 capfuls (teaspoons) to 5 cups water. You do not want to mess up the sections, so don't scrub. Try this out and see how it goes for you. \

Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
03/21/13 07:18:02PM
1,302 posts

Bandana Question and exercising


Dread Maintenance

Rinsing will not slow it down, it will probably speed it up.

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
03/21/13 05:55:29PM
1,302 posts

First new dreads wash with bs/acv - not good at all.


Dread Maintenance

1 capful = 1 teaspoon, not tablespoon


updated by @the Barrellady: 07/28/15 03:25:26PM
the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
03/21/13 05:44:52PM
1,302 posts

First new dreads wash with bs/acv - not good at all.


Dread Maintenance

I have translated the following for you to understand, I hope it comes out properly.

Kondicionierius yra paprastai produktas, kuris minktina plaukus.Js nenorite naudoti bet kur i i, tai bus padaryti js plaukai ilkiniai.Jei turite obuoli sidro actas, jis yra saugus naudoti, kad kaip galutinio skalavimo.Tiesiog naudokite 1-2 capfuls sumaiyti su vandeniu ir palikti tik 1 minut.

Jei plauti su soda, js neturite veitimas.Miinys 0,24 l 1,18 l vandens, sumaiyti su soda.Upilkite ant galvos ir palikti 10-20 minui, netrinkite.Obuoli sidro actas yra naudojamas kitas, palikti j tik 1 minut ir gerai iskalaukite.

Hope this came out right. Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
03/21/13 05:05:50PM
1,302 posts

would wraps help?


Dread Maintenance

Yep, using embroidery thread is dread wrapping. By using the criss cross method, it still allows the sections to be loose enough to dread, and loose enough to dry properly. You can join two sections together by using this method. Just don't do them too tightly, but tight enough to say in.

Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
03/21/13 04:51:05PM
1,302 posts

soap for dreads


Dread Maintenance

I have this post on my page, thought I should add it here also. I emailed the company of LUSH to inquire about using any of their products on dreads and this is their quoted reply to me:

"Unfortunately none of our products are specifically meant for use on dreadlocks. We do carry a number of gentle solid shampoos that dont lather a huge amount, such as Gentle Lentil and Trichomania, however, I wouldn't be able to guarantee that they would do the trick as they could still leave a residue which may be difficult to remove completely, also, as they are soft products, they may not be optimal as they don't work incredibly well with soft water. This being said, I think that you may be best to use a dreadlock specific shampoo."

It was a very honest reply. Many companies will lie to make money, they did not. For this I will still purchase their products for the rest of my families hair and awesome bath bombs for myself. Here is an example otherwise: I was at a vendors fair where people sold homemade and produced products. I bought the African Black Soap Shampoo & the lady assured me I could use it. She lied just to get a $35 sale from me. Caucasian hair can not use this shampoo until dreads are fully mature as it is highly conditioned to suit the needs of African American hair and will cause any progress on newly Caucasian hair to slip out.
the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
03/21/13 04:47:11PM
1,302 posts

soap for dreads


Dread Maintenance

Hi Elle, make sure you have soft water. If you have hard water, the Dr.Bronners will leave a residue in your hair over time. With soft water it is okay to use.

Elle Gee said:

Wow. Good to know! I love the nonresidue bars on dreadlockssite but lately I've been using peppermint Dr. Bronner's. Eventually I'd like to have both on hand :-)
the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
03/21/13 04:43:02PM
1,302 posts

First new dreads wash with bs/acv - not good at all.


Dread Maintenance

Sleeping with wet sections causes mold to set in. They will also start to smell. You do not want mold in your hair. You will find that once your dreads are mature, they take sooo long to dry, so it is best to wash them at the beginning of your day.

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
03/21/13 04:09:50PM
1,302 posts

First new dreads wash with bs/acv - not good at all.


Dread Maintenance

Your sections will knot up, which means they will tangle. This tangling will increase, turning that section into a dread. Over conditioning the hair can cause any tangling to slip out of the sections which will set back your dreading progress. Hope this explains it better :)

Sorry, I have never used aloe, so I can't help with that question.

peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
03/21/13 03:47:02PM
1,302 posts

First new dreads wash with bs/acv - not good at all.


Dread Maintenance

If you use the ACV rinse, you should not have dry hair. But I guess some conditions can still cause it, like skiing. Jojoba is best to use if needed. But remember, when starting out, you want knots to form, these cause dreads to form, so don't over condition or you may cause any knotting process to slip out.

Add essential oils into your baking soda wash, that will help you.

peace

jokubas bauza said:

Also, how to use aloe...i should add it on dry hairs after wash, or i can add it on wet hairs right after wash, and go sleep?


updated by @the Barrellady: 07/28/15 03:06:33PM
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