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ginger.rose
@gingerrose
03/21/13 05:54:11AM
45 posts

Scalp stench.


General Questions

When I first went no 'poo, I had that issue. For me, several things were happening - 1. Not enough BS. 2. Wetting my hair before applying BS mix (dry is best). 3. Too much ACV.I fiddled with all of these factors and now occasionally add some tea tree oil to my BS wash. Now that smell is reduced to "normal" levels (often not noticeable at all), so I am not in an odorous cloud any more.
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
03/20/13 10:59:17PM
45 posts

1st wash need help


Introduce Yourself

Oh, and you can carefully cut out all of the bands first so they don't get stuck forever ;)
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
03/20/13 10:58:35PM
45 posts

1st wash need help


Introduce Yourself

Have you looked at the Dreaducation portion of this site? It has a lot of info on how to let them lock up naturally with washing and separating, and is a great place to start. You can wash with a residue-free shampoo; or with a baking soda (BS) wash, followed by apple cider vinegar - be sure to read up on the right amounts and dilutions for best results. I am sure others will comment/suggest more
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
03/19/13 12:53:05AM
45 posts

Water Fasting? Has anyone tried this?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Yes and no. Water quality makes a big difference. Water alone can make you sick or make you well, I think the mineral content has a lot to do with it, plus your current state of health or disease, daily stress or lack of it, etc. If you've never fasted on water alone, I would try 12 or 24 hours first, then longer another time after you know what to expect. I'm sure other members will chime in with a wide range of opinions and experiences...
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
03/17/13 12:37:28PM
45 posts

Oh. My. God. It REALLY works!!


Dread Maintenance

I think that's normal. Probably removing the unknown gunk and wax will cause some reconfiguration in there
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
03/16/13 12:03:27AM
45 posts

dreadlockssite 3.0 beta bug report cross post


General Talk

The second one does a better job of educating FAST, which in my opinion is important for grabbing the attention of people with short attention spans... So I vote for the second one based on that as the most critical component. The first one has a lot of corporate logos flashing in it as well, which, while unintentional, may raise some eyebrows over time.

The first one is an excellent video with good pacing and mellow background music, and I feel it should be put up somewhere on the site. The second one, the shaman woman song actually distracts me from viewing the pictures because it's a powerful song.

But like I said, the first one grabs my attention and holds it for at least a few minutes... Even if I was short on time, i would keep watching it to see what it said. The first one, if I was in a hurry, I would not even bother with since it doesn't appear to be "teaching" me at first.

Hope that helps. I wish I had the time to beta test for you, but I have too many irons in the fire already.

ginger.rose
@gingerrose
03/15/13 12:43:20PM
45 posts

Ginger's Neglect Timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

Here we are on Day 1 - c. July 2012...

I have been washing with BS/ACV for over a year (no soap at all), and tried some of the curly girl methods, including sleeping on a silk pillowcase, for at least 3 months before I stopped brushing this morning. My hair is silky and healthy, except for some split ends which are a combo of chronic health issues and funky water. BTW, This is "short" hair, for me... I asked for a trim and got a massacre about 6 months prior.

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Beginning of Week 3... Fluffy, but no noticeable changes other than sectioning.

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Beginning of Week 4 shows the shine and may give a better idea of the relatively fine texture.

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Jumping ahead to 10 Weeks...

Blurry shot, but shows the sections starting to hold together a little.

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My first knot - found on my birthday, at 2.5 Months :)

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4 Months... Fluffy and bizarre from a bath.

Sections are forming better now, and the length is finally returning from the last hair cuttery butchering.

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5 Months, post wash.

Still sleeping on that silk pillowcase, because there are SO many split ends. The idea is that they will knot up on their own either way, so while the silk may delay progress, it wont stop it.

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6 Months

I think this is a bed-head shot. Some new ones are starting underneath! Osho approves...

I think this is also around the time I hacked off the majority of my split ends, which helped considerably, as the splits were holding hair in place and actually delaying progress. I used the sectioning as a guide... Lift and cut, lift and cut. it came out well, I think.

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7.5 Months

Dry air, static, and wool sweaters are making things happen; but my hair is so flat and flyaway in winter... One of the more mundane reasons for starting this journey!

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8 Months

Today, I feel like I am entering a new era in the process. I have changed, and my hair is taking on new shapes and a life of its own... There are suddenly more babies than I can keep track of in there!

... and stuff like this is showing up, every day:

These days, I am alternating between BC/ACV and the shampoo bars - my water is weird, and if I use the bars too many times in a row, I get buildup. When I wash with BS, I dip my head in the sink, upside down, soak with a shower cap on, and rinse right side up. Occasionally I soak in an epsom/sea salt/BS etc bath, and skip the vinegar rinse - that is a great kickstart. And yes, I am still sleeping on a silk pillowcase!

To be continued...


updated by @gingerrose: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
03/13/13 08:48:17AM
45 posts

Six year old dreads thinning, please help


Help! Save My Dreads

Set aside some time to read this site - dreaducation, maintenance, etc; and look at some back combed timelines to get some perspective and options. You may be shocked to learn that you didn't have to maintain them... That back combing is starting from scratch and that you do not have dreadLOCKS, just back combed (and damaged) hair. Take your time and learn, look, get on the chat & ask more questions - this site can help you heal your locks, for sure.
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
03/12/13 11:50:11PM
45 posts

Sebum treatment?


Introduce Yourself

If you have changed the frequency of washing or the method you may be overproducing. It took my scalp over a month just to adjust to those DLS bars... I only smell that smell now while the hair/scalp is wet, or when it's been too long between washes. I smell more of it and notice the overproduction if I wash every day - every other day or every 3rd day seem to work best for balance, with my water and other factors. i don't know if that helps...
ginger.rose
@gingerrose
03/06/13 12:04:05PM
45 posts

Might sound stupid


Dread Products

I alternate between the DLS mentioned above and BS/ACV. The DLS makes them lock faster, and the BS/ACV keeps my scalp happy
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