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    Hi all. I've seen alot of your (members) pics and your hair looks so great. I need a little help and encouragement. I had my hair twisted on 12-23-04. It's been 7 months (I'm shocked I have lasted this long), my hair is locking (to the point that the only thing I can do now is cut my hair off) but near the roots it looks really fuzzy. When I get my hair washed and re-twisted it looks good for about 1 week then it gets fuzzy again. The person that does my hair (when I can go) says that with my soft type of hair it is going to take a while to fully loc. I would be okay with that if it didn't look the way it does. It makes me feel sloppy. I am also having problems with dandruff and my hair looks so dull and dry. I have tried so many different products but with no luck. Sometimes I wonder if I made the right decision by deciding to loc. I don't want to cut my hair because I think dreds are so beautiful but maybe it isn't meant for my kind of hair. Does anyone have any advice for me? What is a good product for dandruff and to give healthy looking hair? I appreciate any help you are willing to give. God bless.

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    a lot of the women on the site swear by Apple Cider Vinegar as a rinse to help with sheen, and scalp itch & flakes... do a search for ACV rinse or Apple Cider Vinegar and see what you come up with!

    you could also get a shampoo that is targeted toward scalp issues...ME PERSONALLY i would suggest Aveda's Scalp Benefits, because it WORKS !!! they also have a scalp treatment called "Scalp Remedy"...which works well too...

    also you may wanna oil your locs, jojoba oil works wonderfully!

    so don't go cut your hair off, all wi!!y nilly...just relax and search around the site - you'll find the answers to all of your questions i am sure...over and over and OVER again! i hope you find what you are looking for...

    good luck & i hope that was some help

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    I would also suggest an ACV rinse/ special shampoo for scalp issues

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    Yep! Llyons and napturalme are on point. Do an ACV rinse and don't put a lot of products in your hair. It may take up to a full year for your hair to lock. If you want to keep it looking neat, you can learning how to do it yourself so you are not always pay to get it twisted. A quick fix is to braid or twist several locks together to make a fat braid or twist. Do this when your hair is wet, take it out when dry, and your locks and roots will look wavy and 'done'.

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    Well, I've been locing for just over a year and my hair is very soft also. It is not fully loced but everytime I wash it, I see more progress. I was told by my loctician to get used to the frizzies because that's just how my hair is, so I am getting used to it.

    I was also having an issue with dry, flaky scalp. I had this problem since before I loced but never knew what to do. Since I started the following, my scalp is much, much better, no more flaking: I wash every two weeks with Nizoral shampoo, while my hair is still wet, I oil my scalp, massage it into my head & hair & let the steam work through for a while, then I re-twist with a water based gel - every few days (between washes) I clean my scalp with a dry shampoo (I am totally blanking on the name right now, but I'll go home & check) & I'll oil my scalp if I feel that I need it during the week.

    I've heard that tea tre eoil is good for controlling dandruff and I have also heard alot about the acv rinses on this site and they seem to work for many people, However, since my regimen is working for me, right now, I figure I'll stick with it and not experiment with too much other stuff just yet. :P

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    Hey, you started locing one day before I did!! COOL BEANS!!!

    Other than that I say definitely HANG IN THERE!! Whatever you do. I'm not exactly sure what to advise you about fuzziness and products and such (cuz I don't really use any products and I was/am LOVING my fuzziness), but I PROMISE you it will be worth it in the end, both from my own experience so far, and DEFINITELY from what I've seen in people's albums...WONDERFUL DAYS ARE COMING. Don't give up now, our one year mark is upon us!!

    Do you have pics? I would LOVE to follow your progress, since we started locing at the same time and all... ^_^

    tiggertails74

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    Oh, the name of that dry shampoo I use is this - Organic Root Stimulator, Herbal Cleanse - my loctician told me to use it between washes.

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    Hi all.* I've seen alot of your (members) pics and...

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    Hi all.* I've seen alot of your (members) pics and...

    We are in the same boat Literally. That is almost the exact date I twisted and left my hair. I am going the the same thing. I have been doing the ACV rinses ( I've done it 2x's so far) and I find it really beneficial.

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    * Hey, you started locing one day before I did!!*...

    Mee tooo !!!!! I started the 2 nd week in December. We have an 8 month anniversary coming up. So happy I started posting on this site
    :Cool_049: :Cool_049:

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    Yall are awesome. I am so happy I joined hairtipsforme. I have gotten so much valuable information. I have hope again. Thank you very much. Now at the risk of sounding stupid (which won't be the first or last time - lol ) When is the best time to do my ACV rinse. I see some people do it before shampoo and some do it before conditioning. Does it really matter? And where do you get all the oils and herbs I see yall talking about? Thanks again very very much for all the good advice and wishes. I am truly encouraged.

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    Yall are awesome.* I am so happy I joined hairtipsforme.*...

    You might want to do a search on ACV on any of the forums - specifically: Natural Hair, Locs, or Homemade Products, since it is discussed the most on there. You might also want to check out the Homemade Products section for information on buying oils and herbs.

    hth

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