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Salt Water

topic posted Sat, February 10, 2007 - 12:30 AM by  Nick
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how long should you wait after you put in your dreads to do a salt water rinse. i heard it helps your dreads lock up really well and one of my friends recommends it.
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Nick
Illinois
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  • Re: Salt Water

    Sat, February 10, 2007 - 10:20 PM
    It helped mine lock up right away... Although I do an Ocean salt water dip... Not sure about table salt and water etc... good luck
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      Sat, February 10, 2007 - 10:57 PM
      this is probably a stupid quesion but....

      did you soak them and then let them air dry or do you wash them afterwards?
      • Re: Salt Water

        Sun, February 11, 2007 - 12:55 AM
        Salt soaks are great to do at any time, it will help harden your locks. I do a salt soak before I wash my hair , it's just easier to do it all in one sitting and also rids of any salt residue that may be left over in my hair or body. But...that doesn't mean you HAVE to wash your hair after, a good rinse in regular water would probably be fine.
        • Re: Salt Water

          Sun, February 11, 2007 - 2:18 PM
          thanks alot Jayde. i think i'll use your idea and do it before i wash my hair. i just finished putting them in today so hopefully this helps alot.
          • Re: Salt Water

            Tue, February 13, 2007 - 11:20 PM
            What do you mean soak? Like get a bucket of water and put them in there? Also, like how much salt are we talking about here?
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          Wed, February 14, 2007 - 11:56 PM
          How exactly does it lock up? I mean I can understand the original locking process of backcombing, and then it tightens...but how does hair actually dread? Shouldn't the hair just grow out straightened, and undreaded after a while? Also, how does Salt help it?
  • Re: Salt Water

    Wed, February 14, 2007 - 10:43 AM
    I think it's also important to note that you'll get the best results with SEA SALT. You *can* use regular table salt, but hey :)

    Also - over using sea salt and actually WEAKEN your dreads. I usually put about 1/2 teaspoon in a 32 ounce cup of hottish water and i pour it over the length of my dreads.
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      Re: Salt Water

      Fri, February 16, 2007 - 4:07 AM
      I'm on the sea every day. Do i have to rinse my hair out? Seems like washing with salt and then shampooing or rinsing just takes the salt out. Shouldn't you leave it salty?
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      • Re: Salt Water

        Tue, February 27, 2007 - 7:41 AM
        i think the thing is to get 'some' salt..but not a ton. too much will def make your head itch like crazy!!!! i use a spray bottle with sea salt and bottled water

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