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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 IT...my 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.
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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.