I've actually tried that soap in my hair. It got my hair really clean but it did leave a bit of a residue. I ended up grating up the rest of the bar and using it in my homemade laundry soap.
It kind depends on a few factors if this soap would be okay to use. Do you have soft water? True soaps have a hard time rising out in hard water. Do you live in a dry or humid area? Glycerin is great for people in a moist/humid environment because the glycerin will draw the moisture from the air and into your hair. If you live in a dry environment like i do than the glycerin will actually draw the moisture out of your hair and cause it to become dry and brittle over time.
Update: I did the color run a couple of weeks ago. I ended up wrapping my hair in a scarf. Unfortunately that didn't help much because the color is so fine that it was able to get through the weave of the fabric. I was a bit freaked out but with a frantic washing with a clarifying shampoo followed but a shampoo bar washing all of the color came out. The color run was a blast even though it was 100 degrees that day but we're already talking about doing another one. We're going to wait for cooler weather though:)
My hair is fine and thin. Some of my sections are much larger than one inch and the mature dread is only about the size of my pinkie finger. Due to my thin hair i have less hair per square inch than someone with thick hair. Your dreads will be super skinny at the beginning but will most likely double in size by maturity.
I decided to tnr one little dreadie to see if I want to go that way. My hair is going to take ages to start forming so figured it wouldn't hurt to see how I like it. I did a spot about the size of a quarter up underneath and it's super skinny, just a few millimeters. Should I go a bit bigger since my hair is so thin? I know they're supposed to mature into the size of the base amount of hair chosen, but I also heard that can vary with super thin hair?
So awesome, bug! Your journey is very similar to mine. Slow and from the bottom up. I didn't really reach dread maturity until recently at about 2 1/2 years but it was worth the wait:)
My son has been wanting to do a color run so for his graduation gift i signed us up for one. I'm a bit concerned at what the color will do to my dreadlocks. It says it's cornstarch colored powder. Anyone do one of these? Any trouble washing it out? I figure i could always wrap my hair up in a scarf but if washing it out isn't an issue then I'd like to have colorful dreadies for a day:)
The first one looks t&r with possible fake dreads in the mix. The 3rd and 4th pic are definitely temp dreadlocks. Just twisted hair and hairspray. I've seen those pics elsewhere stating so. You could always do the color with food coloring. It's basically dipping the dreadlock in vinegar and food coloring (or water in place of the vinegar for a temporary color). Look it up on youtube. Its pretty cool. Good luck with your journey!
cheap way to remove wax = hot water and regular dawn dishwashing liquid. i agree with barrellady, if your husbands dreads are new than it would be easier to comb them out and start over wax free.
baking soda will totally wreck your hair if you don't do an acv rinse after. 1 capfull of acv in a cup of water after bs wash.