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    Hey All,

    I am a newbie almost 5 months in and I want to winterize my routine. My hair looks very dry. The back [nape area] tends to bunch when washing [and no I am not using conditioner].

    I have read so much about not using oils, etc. during the beginning stages, so can anyone suggest something that works for them in the baby stage?

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    Castor oil does the trick. A qtr size in your hands and massage it in.
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    I need help too, please!! I just made 6months...and 2 minutes ago..I have flakes, like dandruff??? what is this..I have not changed my routine...it was working so I let it work...now what?? should I consider the castor oil?? I spritz with evoo, water and rosemary oil and shampoo once a week or so..and use dawn to de-gunk...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbellin View Post
    Hey All,

    I am a newbie almost 5 months in and I want to winterize my routine. My hair looks very dry. The back [nape area] tends to bunch when washing [and no I am not using conditioner].

    I have read so much about not using oils, etc. during the beginning stages, so can anyone suggest something that works for them in the baby stage?
    There is no one-size-fits-all. Oil may work just fine for you at this stage, whereas it may not work for someone else. Try it to see how your hair responds. Conditioner may be alright for you, as well. Some folks use it from the beginning without issue. You're five months in. Is your hair pretty well-meshed?

    For me, I find that a mix of almond and castor oils works very nicely. Sometimes I add a dab of argan oil to the mix, and that's even nicer. This combo gives my hair softness along with a nice sheen.
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    I'll give you a tip, OP: Don't use coconut oil in cold weather. My afro looked like a snowball last year. The coconut oil froze into little white droplet on my hair shaft. They melted, but it was a funny look for the first hour in class. lol
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    im sorry this is so off topic but what is bunching? isnt that supposed to be good for dreads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnottyAuthor View Post
    Castor oil does the trick. A qtr size in your hands and massage it in.
    would you apply the oil after you wash your hair or could you apply on dry locks too?
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    ^ you can do both - i do
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    All I do to my routine in winter is remove glycerine from my oil mix. Otherwise it's business as usual.


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    Kari what is your oil mix?

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