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Saphire Fav
@Saphire Fav
03/23/12 08:19:47AM
12 posts

With only a few dreadlocks...


Dread Maintenance

What soap would you suggest? I get dandruff like crazy. Even with all the oil i produce. Better yet, what ingredients should i look for. And what ingredients should i stay away from? I appreciate all your help Soaring Eagle. You our guru for dreadlocks :)

Saphire Fav
@Saphire Fav
03/22/12 03:52:51PM
12 posts

With only a few dreadlocks...


Dread Maintenance

So i have a few dreadlocks on the left side of my head. My method was back combing ::blah blah blah:: Well, i wash my loose hair every 3 days or so. I probablly wash my dreads about once a week depending on my scalp. My question is for the people who dont have a whole head of dreads, can you tell me the issues you have. I have issues with random hairs locking into my dreads as well as residue i am sure. Any sharing is much pleased. Thanks guys. <3

Im at work thats why my pisnt so ellaborate :)


updated by @Saphire Fav: 01/13/15 09:22:23PM
Saphire Fav
@Saphire Fav
08/02/11 10:43:49AM
12 posts

Those loops near your root dude.


Dread Maintenance

Im sure everyone with dreads have come into contact with those loopys near your dreadys root. I know! that we all have gone crazy trying to figure out how to eliminate this loopty loop. Have you tried crocheting, rubbing, palm rubbing or just plain playing with it? You soon learn nothing is going to completely banish this loop. So you drive yourself nuts, right? Well stop.These loops form and you have to ignore. In one of my dreads as we speak, there is a huge loop at the root. About 3 days ago it was one insane loopty loop that wanted to take over the world. Now, it has become two. The second is alot smaller but its knotting none the less. I assume because I have stopped twisting it, this will be the last loop i see. But im sure I am wrong.So dont let these loopys to destroy your dreams and hopes of beautiful dreads. Just give it time to let dreads do what there best at, knotting up. ;)
updated by @Saphire Fav: 01/13/15 09:07:32PM
Saphire Fav
@Saphire Fav
08/03/11 04:13:33PM
12 posts

Twist and rip vs backcombing


General Talk

I personally didn't like the t&r method. My dread never stayed nor locked. As messy as backcombing can look, i prefer backcombing. Au natural forming I have not tried yet other then back combing and leaving it.
Saphire Fav
@Saphire Fav
07/29/11 05:07:01PM
12 posts

My babys


Introduce Yourself

In the begining it was very counter productive! But with all new things you learn. My other three were done with a lot less effort. Rubberbands to me now seem rediculous, they definitly don't help the process, except for rainbows blunt end. I personally can't keep a blunt ended dread. Do you have any suggestions? My other 3 are loosys and I intend to leave them that way. And wax! I hate wax never used it just that one time antler put it in. I didn't like the texture after she used it either.Over all I feel so much more at ease with the last two, I back combed and left it. Its really funny all the stages you go thou with yours dreads. Learnin techniques and quickly realizing what's the better way what's the hrmful way. When ever I go to the beach I feel like my dreads get a drink of fresh salt water.
Saphire Fav
@Saphire Fav
07/29/11 12:58:17PM
12 posts

My babys


Introduce Yourself

This is matured Rainbow
Saphire Fav
@Saphire Fav
07/29/11 12:36:36PM
12 posts

My babys


Introduce Yourself

Hey ALL! Here is a quick Journey Journal and techniques I have gone through with one of my babes.I currently only have 4 dreads. Maybe as life continues I will introduce more into my jungle of hair. But as for now, i have 4. Each one patiently and impatiently loved and nurtured.My very first dread! We will call this one rainbow. (Rainbow was intended to be the only dreaad, and would be used to hold my hair up instead of a hair tye.) Rainbow started off in a colorful hair wrap, hoping that maybe it would get dready. As much hope i put into that experiment it never happened. So i began with the frizzing, then pulling hair up to create a knot. I tried so hard to keep the frizz and knots in place but all they did were fall out and create anger in me. I started searching can white girls have dreads? all over google. I lost so much hope with my tiny unhappy dread. When finally one day i decided the back comb method. (DONT JUDGE ME) I still had a professional lice comb my mother used on me as a kid. I started back combing, then pulling the backed up hair down, started back combing again and pulled that backed up hair ect. I only went half way. I went to my friend Antlers house to help her pack for college. She has a head full of dreads, and was so upset i only went halfway with this baby. So she finished up the end with super duper tight comb back method. Then placed a pretty purple glass bead in my hair! (I recently lost that bead) She put some dreadhead product in my hair to smooth the loose hairs.I tried rubber bands at the roots, for a while it worked. It created the root to stay smooth but the other end of the dread to lock.So i kept with the rubberbands until recently. The end of Rainbow started to come out and i got so scared that i have since kept a rubber band to make it have a blunt end. After a few months of the baby dread maturing, i decided the end of the dread had too many loose hairs. I tried the crochet method and all that did was create a tight design of hair in my dread and parting that i am not completely happy with, but not completely upset with.As of now, 1 1/2 years, Rainbow has matured to a nice heavy dread. I dont have to do much maintenance with Rainbow. The roots lock and i do the palm method and Rainbow seems very happy, as am i.
updated by @Saphire Fav: 01/13/15 09:07:14PM
Saphire Fav
@Saphire Fav
07/29/11 09:07:12PM
12 posts

Asking for some positive vibes.


Introduce Yourself

I am sorry for your loss, but just as you said, THINK OF LIFE and how great he was at it! Sometimes in dark times we cry for our past loved ones, but if you can manage lauph, and remember the greatness inside him. Much love
Saphire Fav
@Saphire Fav
07/29/11 01:32:27PM
12 posts

From a "loctician" to all natural


Saved Dreads Success Stories

It truly is patience. Just remember what ever loosens eventually tightens.
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