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ginger.rose
@gingerrose
07/18/13 09:51:16AM
45 posts

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General Talk

I am also maxed out on the CCs. Please send another request out in a month or two and I will give you some $ for this. I could donate a little time in a week or so, too, if that would help offset any costs.

ginger.rose
@gingerrose
05/26/13 10:47:31PM
45 posts



My husband has been wearing a beard and does trim the upper lip, but to me it does not look like a line. I think he takes his time with the scissors, and makes sure it's not just a straight cut - just hairs here and there so it looks natural and doesn't get eaten. But if he doesn't keep on it, there will always be some little hair trying to get in there with the food!
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
05/26/13 10:47:31PM
45 posts



My husband has been wearing a beard and does trim the upper lip, but to me it does not look like a line. I think he takes his time with the scissors, and makes sure it's not just a straight cut - just hairs here and there so it looks natural and doesn't get eaten. But if he doesn't keep on it, there will always be some little hair trying to get in there with the food!
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
05/12/13 11:35:45AM
45 posts

Confused... should I still have some faith?


Introduce Yourself

Yeah, definitely not alone. My hair is super slick and it's taking a long time. The only major progress happened over the winter, when I was wearing wool/cashmere/alpaca scarves around my neck (making tangles there). Then I took a trip overseas, and the well water there gave me mad progress; which promptly fell out when I got home!I decided not to use the sea salt spray, because I wanted to see if it would really knot on its own, and it is, but not as fast as some. I'm really not in it for the speed, and I know there are all kind of things I could do to speed it up... Maybe I'll do a weekly or monthly sea salt spray or something over the summer, when I would be swimming anyway (if I lived anywhere near the ocean!)I'm in my 10th month, and to everyone who knows me, there are no visible locks on my head. I can feel maybe... Less than 10? I haven't checked in a while and my hair is up for housework at the moment. I am sure my friends think I gave up my journey. Won't they be surprised ;)
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
05/07/13 07:47:38AM
45 posts

Perhaps ending my journey :(


Dread Maintenance

Far be it from me to encourage you to stop... But you know, sometimes that is the experimentation needed? You might discover the secret to healthy scalp, and can start over. I would be really sad to comb mine out, but that is one thing that has become apparent throughout this freeform process - you can always start over... It's only time.But if you would regret the comb more, just keep trying new ways to clean your head and balance your skin - maybe use some meditative inquiry or something to see what the next best action could be - sometimes your body knows best. Someone was talking about hair teas yesterday - there is a whole thread on it - Barrellady posted the link. Or maybe just a shower-softener attachment, to fix the hard water problem?I'm cheering for you to find your own best path - this challenge is part if your journey
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
05/07/13 02:17:02AM
45 posts

Perhaps ending my journey :(


Dread Maintenance

Most people say every 2-3 days in the beginning. I find it depends on the water and the condition of the scalp... When I first stopped brushing my hair, I was already washing every 2-3 days... But had to wash more often in the beginning while my scalp adjusted to not brushing. Every other day was the norm for a while, because I would get itchy on the second day. Now, after almost 10 months, I'm seeing signs that every 3 days will be enough if I can stop touching my hair so much. I don't itch till the 3rd day, and if I alternate with BS/ACV, I don't get the sebum buildup on the scalp from the funky water; so the clean feeling (and healthy smell) lasts longerThere are more scientific answers out there, but sometimes experimentation and failure can lead to understanding why one works better than another, for your situation. Best wishes in whatever you do.
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
05/07/13 12:37:08AM
45 posts

what's the deal with the new website?


General Questions

That's interesting, because when I tried to log in on the beta site a while back, I couldn't use my normal login credentials.I don't even have the link for the new site any more, to try it again.
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
05/06/13 05:17:11PM
45 posts

Perhaps ending my journey :(


Dread Maintenance

The hard water can leave a residue which leads to smells that one would not normally have on the scalp.

ginger.rose
@gingerrose
05/06/13 04:46:52PM
45 posts

Perhaps ending my journey :(


Dread Maintenance

i second the diet statement - it certainly can be a factor!

ginger.rose
@gingerrose
05/06/13 04:46:17PM
45 posts

Perhaps ending my journey :(


Dread Maintenance

Maybe I said this to you before... Have you tried using hot distilled water to dissolve the BS to do the BS/ACV wash and rinse? (Or any wash/rinse for that matter?)... Also, you may want to try the Mosalu soaps from Etsy - I had an issue with dandruff, and alternating between BS/ACV and the Mosalu seems to have solved it. the folks here also recommend a cold water rinse before you step out of the shower. Then between showers, i massage my scalp to stimulate release of dead skin and improve circulation.

My water is funky - it's hard water, with a softener; but something is wrong with my softener, so I get buildup and dandruff if I deviate at all from my wash routine. It's to the point where if I experiment with anything, I make sure I have no where to go that day ;)

Another tip that works for some people if to boil the hard water first, then let it stand to let the heavy stuff settle to the bottom of the pan. Then pour off and use everything but the last bit in the pan; leaving much of the mineral problem behind. Cheaper than bottled water...

PS - dreadlockshampoo, with my strange water, makes my head smell like something died. I love her products, but something just doesn't work for me there. That's another reason I tried the Mosalu.

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