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Hello, and help!

2012-10-20
By: LittleLockMan
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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!

Baba Fats
10/21/12 08:50:03AM @baba-fats:

musky is not good. It's normal, sometimes if you just washed and it smells damp. But if it smellsm usky when you don't wash, that's a sign that something my be growing in your locks that you don't want there. Mold, or mildew.

Washing every day could have something to do with. It'll be better to treat for it now, even if you're not 100% sure that that's what it is, but before it gets worse.


LittleLockMan
10/21/12 04:04:15AM @littlelockman:

Yup, i've been mixing the bs/bronners with water, sorry i shoulda been more specific. They do smell a little musky though. Which is the only reason i've started to wash every day. I used to only wash once every three days, but that's when they started to smell. No wax was used thankfully though, I was adamant about that. Because my hair isn't too course, and only slightly curly they insisted that nothing other than backcombing would work then, since I didn't want any product in my hair.

But yeah, I mix water with the bs/bronners. so i don't think that's the problem. I figured my head might be too dry since i wash it a lot, but when i wait 3 days to wash, it starts to stink. It's like a catch 22.


Baba Fats
10/21/12 12:01:38AM @baba-fats:

Like Eagle said, mix 1/2 cup BS to 5 cups of water. Also, definitely don't wash every day. With back combed locks, they are already too tight. Washing every day doesn't give your locks enough time to dry out completely. Does your hair smell musky? How does it smell?


☮ soaring eagle ॐ
10/20/12 04:39:22PM @soaring-eagle:

are u adding the bs/bronners to water/ or using it as is it soundslike yor dumping on the powder and thats all

u muix 1/2 cup woth 5 cups water

dont wash every day or they will smell cause theyt wont dry and will get moldty

was wax used?


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