Happy Holidays, y'all!!
I was really thinking about not blogging on both Clumps and LocRocker until the new year but nope...I can't NOT blog for that long. And I've got way too much going on to "schedule" posts so no blog vacay for me. And I don't mind one bit because blogging is a therapy/passion.
Anywhoovers, before I went home for Christmas I washed the locs. Washing is becoming tricky these days. And here's why.
You see those white areas at the root of my locs? That's build-up! Oil, I suppose. This was after I washed my hair twice with Dr. Bronner's magic soap. I've been using this stuff for ages and it is GREAT at lifting build-up. But....apparently it can't tackle my year old locs. So I washed a third time....
And a forth time...
Do you see that? That white loc? I literally had to mash it out of my hair with a towel. It was insanely frustrating. Not to mention gross. And my locs were left drier/crunchier than normal. I can only imagine what would have happened if I used a conditioner.
And since I have color-treated hair, I REALLY need to be using a conditioner.
The only time I don't have build-up issues when washing is when I rinse with apple cider vinegar. But that can only happen once a month or so.
Let's hope I can rectify this problem sooner rather than later. Any loc'd folx deal with build-up issues? HELP!
...oh, and I have decided to not latch for at least a month. This will give my roots a break (I can be latch-happy sometimes) and I can start fresh with lots of new growth. OR--I may even go to my loctician for some much needed hair pampering. The latter is soundin' so good right now!