DIY Recipes

Recipes…

General “Deep Cleanse”

      • 1/2 – 3/4 cup baking soda
      • 1 Tbsp Salt
      • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
      • 2 TBSP Lemon Juice
      • 5 drops teatree essential oil
      • 10drops rosemary essential oil
      • Basin (can be done in a sink, bucket, dishpan, etc.)
      • Squirt of Dawn dish soap (optional)
    1. Place baking soda, salt and Dawn (optional) in a basin deep enough that the dreadlocks can be completely submerged in the solution.
    2. Fill basin with warm/hot water until its about 2/3-3/4 full, using your hand to break up any clumps in the bottom of the pitcher/sink/bucket.
    3. Once solution is smooth and clump-free, fill the basin the rest of the way until full.
    4. Submerge your locks and let soak 5-10 minutes, making sure to squish and wring them. Imagine trying to get a mop clean.
    5. If your water is murky, grey, or otherwise not clear, repeat steps 1-4 until your water is no longer icky. Then, and only then, proceed to step 6.
    6. Rinse well with plain water
    7. Pour ACV into your empty basin along with the lemon juice, tea tree & rosemary essential oil. Then fill the rest of the way with cool/tepid water.
    8. Let soak 3-5 minutes. Squish and wring this through your locs too.
    9. Rinse well with cool/tepid water

     

    “Fix the Itch” Spray

    Having problems with new dreadlock itchies? or maybe you just workout a lot and get a little itchy between hair wash days.

    This spray really helps alalleviate itch fast while giving your scalp a nice blast of moisture.

        • Small spray bottle
        • Alcohol-free Witch Hazel
        • 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
    1. Mix all ingredients into a 16-21 oz. spray bottle.
    2. Spray liberally on scalp
    3. Use hair dryer on Cool setting until dry

     

    Salt-free Locking Spray

    Don’t waste your money on over priced “Locking Sprays” Make your own!  This helps tame frizzies, promotes root locking,

    and helps accelerate the overall locking process.

        • 1 part 100% pure aloe gel (no colors or additives)
        • 1 tbsp lemon juice
        • 3 parts water
    1. Mix all ingredients into a 16-21 oz. spray bottle.
    2. Spray liberally on locks before or after maintenance to help accelerate the locking process. Only needed about once a week.
    3. (Lemon Juice may cause hair to lighten if exposed to direct sunlight for too long after application.)