I currently do not have dreadlocks, but I love them and I was thinking about starting them this year. I've been reading through the memories, and see that this specific brand of shampoo seems to highly reccomended. I just had a few questions for people who have tried their shampoos...
Like them? Why or why not.
Did you use them prior to the dreads?
Did it help during the dreadlocking process (young dreads)?
Do you them on your mature dreadlocks?
The liquid or bar?
I want to try them out, but being a student I'm a little poor right now and their site has a minimum order of $20, so I wanted to get some insight from people who've used this personally :)
I've got a bit of a problem scalp right now. I wash my hair 2-3 times a week right now, and find that while my hair is more healthy now, my scalp is flaky and itchy. I don't know really what's causing this... I drink enough water and eat healthy so I know it's not that, and it's been with pretty much every shampoo I've tried (off brands and expensive stuff). I've been washing my hair 2-3 times a week since December, and it doesn't seem to be grease build-up, just white itchies. I know it's not lice or bugs too, so I'm kind of at a loss. Oh, and I don't use conditioner either. I just stopped about a couple weeks ago to see if that was the issue, but it doesn't seem to affect it either way.
I want to get this solved before I actually start dreading my hair, so any advice/tips would be GREATLY appreciated. It may even be just the weather, which is wrecking havoc on my face, but I don't want to take any chances.
I also read through the memories concerning scalp issues beforehand, but as I don't have dreads right now I don't know how much I can actually apply to myself.
I'm in Montclair NJ...near Bloomfield, East Orange, Newark, West Caldwell...etc., etc.
I was wondering if there's anyone from this community that either does work on dreads in the area, or know of a person that does. I can travel as far as NJ Transit takes me, and financing is not an issue.