okay, I was unsure with the dreads from the start, and after a few weeks I took them out. So, I started over. November 10 is the birthday of my dreadies. I am very happy with this set.
Welcome to the community and to the best site on the web for all your healthy dreadlock information. So you are going to use the baking soda / apple cider vinegar rinse, good choice as it exfoliates the scalp without touching the hair. But, looking at the map below, you live in an area with very hard water. So for the baking soda, you will have to either: use bottled water to mix the baking soda with or boil the water first and pour it out slowly, leaving the residue in the bottom of the pot. The ratio is 1/2 cup of baking soda (BS) to 5 cups water. Pour this over wet head and leave on for at least 10 minutes, then rinse out well. No scrubbing needed. Next mix 1=2 capfuls of apple cider vinegar (ACV) to 5 cups water, pour over head and rinse out right away or within one minute. Leaving it on any longer will over condition the hair.
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