Hello, my dear SoulFlowers! Welcome to Part 2 of the ACV (apple cider vinegar) wash. In this video, I’ll show you how I moisturize my dreadlocks. Since the ACV wash will leave your hair feeling very dry, it’s important to moisturize your locs after deep cleaning them.
I used coconut oil and tea tree oil for my (damp) locs, but you can also use any essential oils such as peppermint, eucalyptus, or lavender. You do not want to apply essential oils directly on your scalp, so make sure you have a carrier oil. I used coconut oil for the carrier oil, but you can also use jojoba oil or almond oil.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Essential oil such as peppermint, eucalyptus, or lavender. I used tea tree oil.
- A carrier oil such as jojoba or almond oil. I used coconut oil (pressed, extra virgin oil).
- A plastic cap to cover your locs. I used a disposable shower cap.
- Combine the carrier oil with the essential oil. You can combine them in the palm of your hand or in a small container – even a plate will do.
- Apply the oils directly to your scalp.
- With both hands, rub the carrier oil and essential oil together. Then take both oily palms and rub through your dreadlocks. You’ll want a lighter touch for your dreadlocks, while a heavier hand can be applied to your scalp.
- Cover your hair with a plastic cap. This step is optional, but the cap will help to moisturize your hair, using the heat from your scalp to help moisturize.
And that’s all there is to it. Remember, you don’t want to do the ACV wash more than twice a year since it’s very drying. Since I prefer to deep clean my dreadlocks outside, Spring and Fall are the best times for me to do the ACV wash. Of course, the choice is yours.
Peace, love, & darkness,