Lemon juice and honey!!!!

topic posted Tue, March 6, 2007 - 1:09 PM by  Rico
I just had my dreads re-done at a salon and i had like a million dread,so the beautician told me it would of took years for my hair to lock because my locks didn't have enough hair in them to cause friction so that they can lock but anyway she had to take two dreads and twist them together and she told me to lay-off the beezwax and she told me to put some lemon juice in a spay bottle and spray it own my hair and blow dry my hair till it's dry and this will cause your hair to harden and lock up quicker and tightens up really well and she said to put just a little bit of honey on each of them this will help them lock up also!!!! Give me your advice on this and how does this help your hair lock up?!!!!!!!
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  • Re: Lemon juice and honey!!!!

    Tue, March 6, 2007 - 2:32 PM
    Ummmm.... I don't know about using honey. Sounds to me like it's a recipie for disastor and lots of dirt in your dreadies. But that's just my interpretation, having had no firsthand experience with it.
    On the lemon juice, I've heard the citric acid in it helps to roughen the texture of your hair, which helps it dread.
  • Re: Lemon juice and honey!!!!

    Tue, March 6, 2007 - 11:10 PM
    Don't put honey in your hair, man. It's sticky it'll act like glue. Glue doesn't lock hair it just sticks it together TEMPORARILY. Until you wash it out. Plus, bad side effect, it'll attract bugs. Especially come summer, you'll have every fly in the area comin' to you.
  • Re: Lemon juice and honey!!!!

    Sat, March 10, 2007 - 4:24 PM
    Hey Rico,

    I don't know about honey but lemon juice is good for drying out your hair so it will lock faster. Also lemmon juice will lighten your hair while you're out in the sun (so if that's not the result you're looking fo beware).

    As far as taking advice from us all remember that the texture of YOUR hair is unique. For many years I took hair advice from my mother...who is white with super straight fine hair.
    No offence to all of the lovely caucasian dreadies out there bur your hair will require different products than theirs.

    I actually found a really great dread care site that gave recomendations for various hair products and the one that works for me (curly not straight or kinky hair) is Knatty Dreads "Dread Cream" it has no wax (bad for residue build up) and has lanolin and shea butter as well as peppermint oil and vitamin E.

    My friend Ghee who has hair that looks to be the same texture as yours uses straight shea butter and he has the most divinely beautiful and well conditioned locks.

    I do agree with the other replys though and would be cautious about using honey in your hair...sounds problematic to me.

    Good luck!
    One Love,
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      Re: Lemon juice and honey!!!!

      Mon, March 12, 2007 - 10:24 AM
      Tried the lemon juice...definitely lightens...My hair is golden colored naturally but winter dulls it. Honey will attract bees!
      • Re: Lemon juice and honey!!!!

        Wed, March 14, 2007 - 8:02 AM
        so what would be the best way to apply the lemon juice? my hair is pretty dark now days, and it needs a bit of 'natural' lightening...
        • Re: Lemon juice and honey!!!!

          Wed, March 14, 2007 - 11:06 AM
          You take lemon juice, I prefer lemon oil, and mix it with water in a spray bottle. Shake it up and spritz it onto your hair. It DEFINITELY helps the hair to loc. And as I understand it, the SUN plus the lemon juice is what causes your hair to lighten. So your hair will get lighter more on the top than the bottom....

          Seriously, try this Dreadlock Juice from the NakedMango. I love it. It works. And don't be turned off by the vinegar, you can't even smell it once it dries on your hair, only the lovely citrus!

          Make you own Dreadlock Juice

          (Enough for 8 ounces)

          1 Part Apple Cider Vinegar (We liked Bragg's Organic)

          2 Parts Witch Hazel (We liked Thayer's)

          *20 Drops Tea Tree Oil

          *10 Drops Sweet Orange Oil

          *10 Drops Lemon Oil

          *5 Drops Lime Oil

          It has the lemon juice in it plus other great things that all have their beneficial purpose for making your hair tight, conditioned, and happy! (^_^)
          • Re: Lemon juice and honey!!!!

            Tue, March 27, 2007 - 8:28 PM
            I squeeze fresh lemons and strain the pulp. I just pour it on straight. Before you cut them in half, roll them on the counter to rupture the membranes inside-it makes them easier to juice.
  • Re: Lemon juice and honey!!!!

    Thu, April 5, 2007 - 12:29 PM
    i hold the same sentiments on the honey issue.

    if you need the citric to help bind locks but don't want the lightening affect, try making a mixture of lemon juice, tea tree oil [for moisturizing your scalp] and water with sea salt. the sea salt will also help dry your hair so it will knot and tangle easier.

    the best ingredient i've come across in my novice year of dreading is this: patience.
    it's all you really need.

  • Re: Lemon juice and honey!!!!

    Sun, July 29, 2007 - 6:25 PM
    I like using natural products on my hair. so the HONEY works perfectly. the sound of it sounds disastrous but it works wonders. it washes out very quickly. When i'm retwisting my hair i just put some honey mixed with a little tea tree oil and rub in throught my head. I sit under a dryer for a little bit too. It doesn't attract dirt and it's not sticky when it dries. I'm yet to try the lemon...

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