Hot or cold water when you wash?

Discussion in 'Dreadlocks' started by SethHasDreads, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. SethHasDreads

    SethHasDreads Member

    Do you think it makes a difference at all?
    I normally wash with hot water thinking, something in my hair, maybe the heat will eat it.
    But then I was thinking about cold weather making hair frizzy and maybe the same applies with cold water?
    I dont know, maybe you do.
  2. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    i have heard cold water helps hair knot better but shit, it's winter...
  3. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    i use whatevers comfy.. havent noticed 1 or other makin it cleaner but cold i think iss suposed to bring out the shine so maybe hot removes more oils? makes sence anyway
  4. Callie4Strings

    Callie4Strings Official Spokes Bitch

    I always wash with hot then rinse with cold.... what my hair dresser told me when I went in every 6 weeks. when I had "normal hair".....which I am glad I dont have to do anymore..whew...something about warm water opens the cuticles for cleaning...and cold closes them...and makes ya shinny

    same applies for the face...warm opens pores...cold closes
  5. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    warm def gets them cleaner... but what helps knot it better is what i'm wondering..
  6. Smelly D

    Smelly D The Dreaded Plumber

    if you have bleach/dye on your hair/locks you should use cold water cause it shuts the pores of the hair and holds the colour longer or summat.
  7. Hot water will emulsify and disperse oils and grease (and wax!) better than cold, and cold water will stimulate blood flow to the scalp - especially if done in alternating hot and cold blasts.
  8. gaiabee

    gaiabee Member

    this is exactly what I do...

    I don't rinse in cold to make it shiny though. I do it to close the pores to make my scalp less oily between washings. Plus, I love the feel of the cold water after a hot shower.
  9. amybird

    amybird Senior Member

    I do not use cold water, because it is cold water :p
  10. amybird

    amybird Senior Member

    But all the other stuff sounds logical :)
  11. phil316k

    phil316k Banned

    too cold for cold at the moment
  12. Luxiebow

    Luxiebow Senior Member

    hot hot hot! whatever feels good for you,usually is good for you.and I mean in body and soul.
  13. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    i'm about to wash the salt water out of mine :D:D
  14. aydinerro

    aydinerro Member

    Well if you're trying to get them really clean it seems hot would work but i'd think cold would tighten them since things generally shrink in the cold.
  15. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    i can think of a thing or two :p:p
  16. natural philosophy

    natural philosophy bitchass sexual chocolate

    seriously overthinking it
  17. aydinerro

    aydinerro Member

    Nice. =D
  18. kattoo13

    kattoo13 Member

    i never use cold water unless it's summer time.
  19. Jackillin

    Jackillin Member

    When I had my dreads started here in Asia it was really hot and I used only cold water. I found when I switched to hot water I started getting itches! It's winter now, so I use luke warm water and rinse with cold and so far no probs.

    Plus cold water closes makes it shiny!
  20. Luxiebow

    Luxiebow Senior Member

    don't know why I didn't like you NP, your hilarious and what you say is so right.

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