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Rinsing dreadlocks at home

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Who said that your dreadlocks have to be washed and rinsed by a professional? You can easily do it at home as long as you have all the right ingredients. There is water, baking soda and vinegar as the only 3 main ingredients to rinse your locks.

Before you come to rinsing of the dreadlocks, your ingredients have to be prepared. This is done by mixing them together in a basin. The home made solution will now be available for you to use. Please note that you will only need ¾ cup of the baking soda and just a splash of the vinegar to add to a few inches of the water and you will be all set to move to the next step.

Adding essential oils

You will discover that there are oils which can be added to your homemade solution. Add them if you like, but be careful not to add them later but at this point.
The second important thing that you will be required to remember when using this home remedy is that it should only be used once after several weeks. It is not the same as when you use a shampoo. This solution is very strong and will tend to make your hair brittle if you use it on several occasions. The hair will also run the risk of becoming brittle.

Soaking

During the process of rinsing your dreadlocks, you will be required to soak them in the solution for about 5 minutes. Ensure that the entire lock is soaked up to the point of the root. The purpose of soaking is so as to dissolve the debris, dirt or other material residue which could have built up in the hair over time.

If used correctly, you can count on the astringent that is the baking powder to help remove the dirt while leaving the locks smooth.

A quick rinse can be done on the hair using the solution and especially if you do not have the time to wait for it to soak. In t this case, you will only need to apply it directly on the hair and then rinse it afterwards.

Unlike rinsing with warm water as in the shampoo, cold water is all that you need to have it under a tap with running cold water. When rinsing the baking soda, make sure that you are as thorough as possible so that there is no residue.
If the rinsing was thoroughly done, there will be evidence in the water as it will change colour. The oil, dirt and debris will come off your locks and they will shine clean.

Drying

The last part will be the drying whereby you will simply require having a towel to squeeze out the water from the respective locks. Air drying the locks is also recommended as you will be able to remove all the water. The use of the towel should however come first so that after wrapping them, you will leave them to air dry.

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