interesting. well, i love to smell my hair after a campfire so i guess i'll be doing more of them this summer:)
well, i know that the webbing at the scalp should definitely be separated. you don't want to be able to move one dread and have all of them move along with it.
when i separate i go from root to tip and rip anything thats attaching to other dreads around it. i don't do it too often though because it tends to set my progress back but with your t&r dreadies i would do it after every wash just to keep everything in order while they mature.
so i was so excited to get my dread soap, and it smells soooo good. unfortunately it left my skin and hair very greasy like lanolin and I had to scrub it out.
I have tried the new Kiss My Face Peace soap and love it. it has similar ingredients to Dr. B's and lathers less than other shampoos, but smells good and cleans, doesn't leave a 'coating' on hair.
Ya know Heather, at first, Bronners and Maylees made my hair sticky...but as my hair has become more damaged and drier it doesn't anymore. I am telling you...you gotta surrender to the damage! I used BS for a long time until my hair was like a haystack and I always use the sea salt spray (ocean water) and then, when I went back to the Bronners and Maylees my hair felt normal and not sticky.
Heather said:so does the acv help get the residue out that the maylees leaves behind? i love the shampoo bars but every time i try them i get a sticky residue in my hair.
Panterra Caraway said:I started June 22, I am almost at 10 monthes and I saw almost nothing until 7-8 mos. I have stuck to a routine that I am finding to work. I used to try assorted things and progress was uneven. Here is what is doing the trick for me: I wash every other day with a Maylees Dread bar. I scrub my scalp and just squish the suds through the rest. I rinse and then rinse again with a half cup of ACV, then a final rinse. I then use a spray of ocean water that I have collected just for my hair and then I use the blow dryer in 5 minutes spurts until mostly dry. I used to sleep on a sweater but due to heat I haven't lately. I wore a tam almost non-stop for the first 4 mos. I find that until my hair felt drier than it ever had in my life my hair just wasn't moving forward...
pokolo said:i wash once or twice a week. and i am more than 6 months in. i started last summer, like june or july.