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TheOhm
@theohm
07/08/13 04:24:03AM
21 posts

beginners guide to starting dreadlocks


Dreading Methods

very nicely written i think it was about time or a recap. But i would like to mention a Warning about using the BS AcV rinse, and that is that using baking soda without neutralizing it with applecider vinegar cancause extreme drying, itchy scalp, breakage, and most definitely irreversible damage. If used improperly (wrong ratio) you willconfuse your scalpcausing it to produce more oil due to the high alkaline base of baking soda, id rather wash with dirt. all baking soda does is oxygenate the hair deodorizing it, and is an abrasivecleansing it of shampoo residue, though in itself will leave a residue of baking soda, even after using apple cider vinegar. dirt and dust willcome out without detergents, only oils requires detergent, or dust...
have you ever know mud to leave a stain on clothing?

Personally im back on the Broners, it may leave a gumm in my hair but with some acv and a bit of dust from playing outside, it goes away.

TheOhm
@theohm
08/17/12 10:24:39PM
21 posts

Brittle and breakage


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

i dont have any "dreads" yet.I use the same ratio just in a spray bottle. it does alright i just always have a bit of residue oil. never seems to be 100% clean. im hoping to find a better alternative to the bakingsoda avc wash. too itchy and time consuming,might buy & try that soap you advertise (dreadlockshampoo.com)

but i will try the large pitcher pour you suggest and ill let you know how that goes.

soaring eagle said:

try the 1/2 cup per 5 cups and pour it on so they are soaked

the acv for 5 min is for mature dreads uyoung dreads use less and rinse right away

u also do not need to scrub noe=r wrap in a towel

TheOhm
@theohm
08/17/12 09:44:17PM
21 posts

Brittle and breakage


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

what is not right? i use it in the shower on wet hair and focus on the scalp being verythorough. My hair is not in dreads so i am not trying to penetrate knots toclean i am simply trying to reduce/remove oil to induce knotting.

TheOhm
@theohm
08/17/12 08:21:11PM
21 posts

Brittle and breakage


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

its not like i have a ph meter. but the bs acv baking soda never really gets it to a state of not being oily. mostly towards the root/scalp

The ratio i am using is about 1-2 tablespoons bakingsoda to acup of water in a spray bottle.
same ratio for acv. is this too strong too weak?

ive been trying tip the scale as you say.. but its not exactlyinstructedto a science

TheOhm
@theohm
08/17/12 05:56:43PM
21 posts

Cinnamon?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

While youcan make gylcerin from animal fats such as those for making some soaps. The 100% vegetableglycerini amreferringto is a sugar alcohol and is extracted from palm oil.
Glyercin and Glyerol is the same thing.

i dont know why you think it will dry out skin... its specifically a moisturizer... i originally bought it because it makes the structure of bubbles stronger in dryenvironments by reducing evaporation (retains moisture)
Some people do say that glycerin draws moister from the skindrying it but scientific studies show that this is not thecase andin fact helpsshed the outer layer of the dermis (the thing your using baking soda to do) and at the same time draws moisture to the outer layer of skin...
you should provide sources for your information if you want you opinion to have more validity.

"Results:A significant improvement of the protective barrier function was observed in the glycerol-treated areas, as shown by the alkali resistance and by the irritant effect of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as well as sodium lauryl sulfate.."
That sounds like a great thing for your skin/scalp to me!
http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Doi=17970
It may not be the best thing for dreads but by does not mean it will "dry and damage your skin" as you state.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/05/15/idUS168702+15-May-2009+PRN20090515

TheOhm
@theohm
08/17/12 05:23:27PM
21 posts

Brittle and breakage


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

nope no sea salt. but thanks.

TheOhm
@theohm
08/13/12 01:03:37PM
21 posts

Cinnamon?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

my bottle of 100% glycerin says it is "easilysolublein water". i use it for my skin and it washes off very easily. simply with water.

TheOhm
@theohm
08/13/12 12:18:41PM
21 posts

Brittle and breakage


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

2-3x a week... i forgot an x sorry

People were saying you dont need acv everytime... and it seems to make my hair oily faster...requiring me to wash more.

TheOhm
@theohm
08/13/12 12:09:49PM
21 posts

Cinnamon?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

i dont need to worry about bears where i live... im justcurious of what it does for hair..

What aboutvegetableglycerin?
im not sure where to get pure aloe. wholefoods is kinda pricey.
http://www.amazon.com/Aloe-Vera-Oil-100-Pure/dp/B000S6S92C/ref=pd_sim_bt_2
but that looks like a good deal. who knows how "pure" that is though.

whats jojoba?

TheOhm
@theohm
08/13/12 11:14:49AM
21 posts

Cinnamon?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I was wondering if any has any information oncinnamon for your hair. i knowcinnamon is extreamly dry, it does not absorb water. i was thinking it might absorb oil, ive heard people use it as a dry shampoo.

though i know itcan bea serious irritant to the skin, and have heard it maycolor hair slightly, also may stimulate hair growth.

I was wondering if anyone knew some of the science behindcinnamon?

Also ive heard people say using pure honey is good?
Alsococonut milk/oil?

Im looking for something from keeping my hair from getting too brittle,cinnamon ican see not being so good for that but i'm stillcurious if anyone has more information about it.

thanks.


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