1. deep cleaning
2. protein conditioning
3. root bleaching (8-9" of roots)
4. full maintenance
5. SFX dye job
in exchange for the 7-8 hours of labor this would all take, he offered to wash, wax, & fully detail my car. (the only appropriate place for wax is your car or your surfboard, not your dreads.) i love the barter system. :D
we completed stage 1 tonight. be warned, these pics are gross.
the sink before. you can see the ingredients dissolve to a translucent pale yellow. this is from the first recipe in the memories.
during. joe soaked for about 30 minutes in total, & i took photos at regular intervals. be aware his dreads were a very faded green & blue to begin with.
already showing dirt:
at the end:
little to no dye was stripped from his dreads. this is all filth:
this picture shows the old shampoo, old wax, and other grease loosened by the deep cleaning. after this was taken, i sent him to the shower to continue rinsing and squeezing until this stopped happening.
the sink after:
we have a second deep clean planned in a week to make sure ALL of that old grossness is out. he's already saying how much better his dreads feel, & they sure look nicer:
the entire process will, of course, be documented on joe's page on my site. i'll probably post to gudu each time, but you can always check there for updates.