First, is lemon juice vital to the recipe? Would it do anything differently if I basically used baking soda and salt?
Second, are there any alternatives to tea tree oil? I have no idea where to get this in my town, but while I'm searching I really feel the need to deep clean. I want my hair to be clean and soft, and my dreads and roots to be tight, and my scalp to be non-itchy and non-flaky.
Third, specifically about the tea recipe (Lish might want to ignore this one, or at least note that I'm not planning on just using whatever I have in my kitchen - I'm just curious), if you have tea that has peppermint IN it, but it's not solely peppermint, would that make a difference?
And finally, would having beads and wraps and things in my hair make a difference in the process of deep cleaning?
I know I sound completely clueless and ignorant, but I just want to know as much about it as possible, and any alternatives that don't mean I have to go out and buy a bunch of ingredients. Any information you guys have is appreciated. Thank you. <3