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9/9/09 Update:
Today I washed my hair for the 3rd time since starting my locs on 8/15 (last wash on on 8/29), and I'm hoping there's no underlying problem. I initially planned to rinse my hair in the shower then do my 1st hot oil treatment, but rinsing brought a lot of buildup to the surface..again..eek!

Here's my current lil regimen:
-Washing when needed with diluted Dr. Bronner's peppermint shampoo
-Once or twice a week I've been doing ACV rinses to help with the itchies
-Rinsing 2 or 3 times a week in the shower
-Spritzing daily or every other day with water/coconut/rosemary/peppermint/tea tree oils

THAT'S scalp seems to produce enough oil on its own so I don't oil it directly, and the buildup I've been getting doesn't really show up until I rinse. I figure this buildup is one of a few things:
-I need to wash once a week
-Dr. Bronner's doesn't work for me like I thought
-I have to try harder to keep oils away from my scalp

No pics, not much going on BUT I couldn't even wait a full week, I HAD to wash again tonight. My scalp was itching and I was headed to buildup city!

I decided to try Suave's Daily Clarifying shampoo, and I think for now I've found a keeper! I started off by rinsing my hair in the shower under hot water to bring any buildup to the surface, then I applied the shampoo, scrubbed my scalp really well then rinsed. I can definitely feel how this shampoo can be stripping, so that's why I made sure I got it right the first time lol. Having to lather up again could've been a problem. Afterwards I put some oil on my hair, and I was good to go! My scalp was clean and I was happy.

I've also decided to switch to latching for maintanence since it looks like I'll be washing more often. More on that in the month 2 album.

My Scalp is Hiding!!
Do The Right Thing!

My Scalp is Hiding!!

I'm not ready to twist yet though..I plan to hold off another week or two, but won't hesitate to wash if need be.

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Taken: August 23, 2009
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