By LittleLockMan, 2012-10-20
Hey everyone, I just want to start off by saying how greatful I am that I found this site. It really is as helpful and amazing as everyone on here says it is.
With that said, I was hoping you guys could help me out. So I just started my dread process and need some help with washing. My dreads were backcombed by a salon a couple weeks ago (long story, but I defiantly went to a salon due to my parents and wasted a bunch of money to have them backcomb my hair.) Trying not to waste any more money, I've been very gentle when washing my hair so I don't completely unravel my locks. However, I constantly have a ton of dandruff flakes at my roots that I can't ever seem to wash out. I've been using about a cap full of Dr. Bronners Tea Tree soap mixed with 3/4 cup of baking soda and dumping that all over my dreads. I then rinse out my hair with cold water after about 15 min. I do about 2 tablespoons of white vinegar rinse after that. Once i get out of the shower i add some jojoba oil to my roots. However, my hair still is extremely flaky at the roots, and I have to wash almost every day now because my hair is starting to smell If someone could tell me what I'm doing wrong, or give me any tips to get rid of the dandruff and bad smell, my locks and I would love and appreciate them forever!