DIY RemediesSome of my favorite links and recipes.
Calm Ya Scalp
This recipe has been amazing! It stops inflammation and itch as well as helping with dandruff. This recipe uses quite a lot of different essential oils but it’s worth it and the ingredients will last ages. I use DoTerra oils but you don’t need to as long as they are 100% pure essential oil, this is very important! the synthetic stuff is just nasty and won’t work. You will also need a spray bottle that can hold at least a cup of water, you can reuse a spray in wipe bottle or something like that.
Once its all put together give it a good shake, now, because water and oil don’t mix you’ll need to shake it before each use and after every 5 sprays or so while you’re using it, this keeps the oil evenly suspended through the water. Now you want to get the majority on your actual scalp so separate your dreads as you go clearing apart and spray close to the scalp, you should feel it getting wet. NOTE: safety first! do a patch test before using to check for irritation.
- 250mls/one cup of water if you don’t use it up fast (I go through one a week) use distilled water so bugs don’t grow in it.
- Peppermint- 2 drops
- Rosemary- 5 drops
- Eucalyptus- 3 drops
- Teatree- 8 drops
- Lavender- 10 drops
Dreadlock Deep Cleanse
A deep cleanse should be done every 6 months to a year but this is, of course, personal preference.
This is the best vid I have found so far, just love this guy he has loads of info on his youtube channel. The first vid is the basic one with little ingredients the second one has lots of goodies added. If you would rather keep it simple you can buy the deep cleanse ingredients as a pack from my studio in Clendon Park, Auckland and If you plan to try a deep cleanse it’s best to do this about a week before your maintenance appointment rather then after it because it will mess up the new work.