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    Thanks for the advice Chele, will stick to baking only with my bicarbonate of soda.
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    like! @ Denny!
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    Quick question, I was wondering is there a way to re-twist my locs ( 1 1/2 months in) using only water and oil? I want to try and reduce the amount of products I use because I have a very sensitive scalp. I was going to use aloe vera gel for retwist because I wanted to use something that will last but without leaving anything behind that will eventually irritate my scalp. Any recommendations?

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    ^You should consider latching, no product required.

    I beat this drum all the time but when it comes to build up, I just reach for a clarifying shampoo. Then I do a DC afterwards and KIM.


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    how long are you letting the acv sit? i let mine sit in for about 30 minutes
    & i cover it with a shower cap to hold everything in.
    ACV is my absolute go to for build up. i use it faithfully before every wash!
    & to seal in moisture, moisturize locs while they are damp.

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    Cheleski you are right on - I had to learn the hard way. I've had sisterlocks for over 6 years now and I know for a fact what led to my few instances of serious build up. They were - Dr. Bronners shampoo and baking soda. I also no longer spritz with anything and keep my hair care simple. Shampoo every 1-2weeks (I use oils only after a shampoo), Condition 1x per month (acv+ conditioner) and do a hair rinse (chamomile or rosemary or whatever other herb I have from the garden) 1x per month. I rinse my hair every few days with water only and spritz with water daily. That is it and my hair looks healthier now then back when I was a newbie and was pouring crap over my hair and switching shampoos every other day. I clarify about once every other month with Joico K-Pak Chelating shampoo. Less really is best.

    I also only shampoo with diluted shampoo and rinse heavily in the bathtub before taking a shower. My final rinse is dumping my head upside down in a bucket of water in the bathtub. I squish and squish my locks...lol. I'm paranoid about build up now so shampooing and conditioning takes me at least a solid 30min
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    just wanted to come back with a picture of the white bands that are tell-tale signs of sediment/buid-up filtering through and down your locks-a pic i found on the web…Name:  10201349635841704_1090515718_n-vi.jpg
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Size:  10.6 KB the white specs/bands ….build up.
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    I've had my braid locs for 3+years and so far I've not had any issues with build up. I have in the past used the bentonite clay,henna and baking soda. After going through this posting I consider myself blessed that I don't have any! Those products will not be used again. But, I'll make sure I start doing an ACV rinse on a monthly basis. At this time I only use a spritz on my hair and about once a week I'll run through my hair with an oil mixure. I learned early not to use any creams or shea butter as it attracted lint. Once I tried using mousse on my hair to hold my pipe cleaner curls longer but washed it out because my locs felt sticky. Never touched that again either.


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    I promise ACV is the answer. IF you can tolerate it doing it before every wash It well help ALOT! When I do my ACV rinse I spray it on & leave it on as long as possible...30-45 minutes should be good though. I get a shower cap or plastic grocery bag & cover my locs & periodically squeeze my locs through the shower cap/bag just to ensure that the acv is penetrating through the locs.

    Once you rinse shampoo of course.
    I'd recommend CANTU leave in conditioner & also their oil sheen it gives me so much life!!!

    Hope that helps for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverGiveup View Post
    ^^^ Looking forward to the videos!!!

    I put next to nothing on my locks but I have been concerned about the medicated shampoo I use. (Jason's and Head and Shoulders). I use it because it works perfectly for my scalp but the stuff SMELLS strong and I keep smelling it long after I wash and it's AIN'T clear at all. I wish I could find something better. I only use it on my hairline where I still have issues. My hair line is basically loose (short) and refuses to lock up.
    I love medicated shampoo... Sulfur 8 changed it's shampoo so it just works like regular shampoo again... do you ever go to the salon to get it washed?
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