Meet Mr. Sassafras, also known as MR. Honey Dip. This is my boo. (I can't show you a full front view cuz he's too cute. ;)) I did his hair last night even though mine still looks a hot mess. He's been complaining about his itchy scalp so I knew I had to handle it or kill him. He was in serious need of a retwist too so I went ahead and took care of him. He's enjoying my newfound enthusiasm for hair because it means he will get his hair done more often. He's been a great supporter and an awesome guinea pig. LOL.
This is what I did for him:
- Brushed his locs. I got this idea from youtube and decided to try it. He was skeptical the first time I did it but he likes it now. It works great to loosen the horrible flakes he gets sometimes. He enjoyed the massage that the bristles gave.
- Baking soda scalp scrub. I used a baking soda paste to scrub his scalp with a toothbrush. This loosened the rest of the flakes. I massaged it in for a good scalp rub. I rinsed with warm water. All the flakes washed away easily.
- Shampoo with liquid black soap. The black soap that I won finally came in and hubby wanted me to try it out on him. It had a great lather and was easy to rinse out. (Remember I won it from one of the bloggers that I follow, A Happy Nappy Affair, a few weeks ago. She said the soap came from Essential Balms. I've actually checked out the website and I'm thinking about purchasing from them.)
- ACV rinse. I added olive oil to the rinse and I didn't wash it out.
- Dr. Miracle's Tingling Intensive Deep Conditioning Treatment. We both love stuff that tingles ;) so this conditioner is awesome! He said it feels like his brain is breathing. LOL! We let that stay on for an hour and rinsed with warm water.
- ORS Lock and Twist Gel. This is what I always use on his hair and his hair loves it. Anything else is too heavy. We've tried other products but they usually cause serious buildup so I end up coming back to this.
He's a great sport for letting me take his pictures. I love this guy.
Ok, enough about him . Back to me now. I'm still on my rollercoaster and I'm really leaning toward combing my locs out this summer. I figure it would be better to do it this summer since my hair is not at the length I want it anyway. I could wear loose naps for a few months and then lock it back up by the end of the year. But if I comb them out, does it make sense to retwist them this weekend? I usually retwist every 2 months so by the time I'm ready for another retwist, it will be time to attempt this comb out. If I don't retwist, I can wear curls and braid outs to hide my roots until comb out time. Decisions, decisions. Stay tuned to find out what I'm gonna do.