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beckbeck
@beckbeck
03/23/13 07:28:39PM
32 posts

Marine clay / clay for dreads?


Dread Maintenance

HI, I did some locs for my friendusingminor back combing and crocheting to pull one hair at atimefrom one side fo the dread through into the middle, just to keep the hair knotted where it is (when I say minor I mean no hair breakage at all, the 'baby dreads' are not tight or anything, just fluffy loose starter locks).
anyway, this is how I started mine that way after having them put in place so I had sections and some starter knots, I let them do their natural thing because I wasn;t able to start from scratch as I had to be ready to look for a new job in a few months- I now have some amazing locs, I have to admit. I never go out anywhere without stares and smiles and people asking me about them (woo natural dreads!)
anyway- my friend is on the road to her hair locking up clean and residue free- but he has a friend in her head telling her to add marine clay and wax to her dreads. I haven't heard of clay before, is it essentially just yet another product people like to say makes dreads lock up faster?


updated by @beckbeck: 01/13/15 09:49:42PM
beckbeck
@beckbeck
03/26/13 07:08:51PM
32 posts

Is this shampoo is ok for my new dreads??


Dread Products

oh! sorry! My brain is scattered this week x

jokubas bauza said:

dude, i wrote before that baking soda/ acv is b ad for my scalp. it doesnt remove dandruffs at all, and my head is so itchy, thats why im going to use liquid shampoo :/ I would be ok with soda/acv, but it doesnt help me i those aspects, only good for removing oil + its 100% natural, so i know i dont get any chemicals on my hair, but that all :/

beckbeck said:

have you tried the baking soda wash? I find I prefer it, and a lot of dreadheads use it only, and don;t use shampoo

beckbeck
@beckbeck
03/25/13 07:58:58PM
32 posts

Is this shampoo is ok for my new dreads??


Dread Products

have you tried the baking soda wash? I find I prefer it, and a lot of dreadheads use it only, and don;t use shampoo

beckbeck
@beckbeck
03/24/13 09:43:41AM
32 posts

Is this shampoo is ok for my new dreads??


Dread Products

Oh sorry i should have elaborated- I do dilute the soap- and the beauty of castile soap is it's not harsh like regular soaps. it's pure and has no chemical cleansers which dry out skin. give some a go, even just in your skin, I stared using it on my skin before I had dreads, and loved it because i didn't have dry skin after like normal soap. whatever you use, you need to use it regularly and exclusively for a week or two before you decide, as your scalp needs to adjust to it. you could have oily hair for the first week and a half but then you scalp adjusts and then works well. if it doesn't adjust, then you need to try something else. try a few things, different things work fordifferenthair types- I think everyone on this site willbeable to give you the main pointers- stay away from harsh chemicals found in most normal shampoos and soaps, and try not to use conditioners! :)
good luck xx
jokubas bauza said:

I think if i will use castle soap bar, the pure soap, i will have even more dandruffs....pure soap is very bad for scalp because if you wount wash it exelent, it will dry scalp so much, and how i can wash it very good if i cant rub my scalp..well, idk, it so much troubles with my dreads..

beckbeck said:

coconut oil conditions hair, probably not great. go have a look at some pure castile soap bars, or make them yourself! the only ingredients in those are Lye and Olive oil. they're pretty much super mild, super pure soap. (when people say Dr bronners, they are talking about a big brand manufacturer of castile soap, so if they have that where you are, thatmightmake your search easier). I am in Australia so Can't get dreadlcokshampoo.com either unless I want to pay $30 per bar for some soap. to me, that defies the whole concept of dreadlocks. you may find some dreadlock shampoos in your area, if you do, just post the ingredients on hereandsomeonewill help you! but I use plain castile soap and find it works great (my scalp took about a week and a half to adjust,so I had oily hair for a short while but now it's all fine and works a teat :)

beckbeck
@beckbeck
03/23/13 07:12:50PM
32 posts

Is this shampoo is ok for my new dreads??


Dread Products

coconut oil conditions hair, probably not great. go have a look at some pure castile soap bars, or make them yourself! the only ingredients in those are Lye and Olive oil. they're pretty much super mild, super pure soap. (when people say Dr bronners, they are talking about a big brand manufacturer of castile soap, so if they have that where you are, thatmightmake your search easier). I am in Australia so Can't get dreadlcokshampoo.com either unless I want to pay $30 per bar for some soap. to me, that defies the whole concept of dreadlocks. you may find some dreadlock shampoos in your area, if you do, just post the ingredients on hereandsomeonewill help you! but I use plain castile soap and find it works great (my scalp took about a week and a half to adjust,so I had oily hair for a short while but now it's all fine and works a teat :)

beckbeck
@beckbeck
03/24/13 09:46:37AM
32 posts

Scalp stench.


General Questions

perhaps, but you can ignore that advice- but if it is a fungal thing, it couldbe as simple as some ointment applied for a week! I'd try it if I had the problem x
Angel Frye said:

yeah, I think the person who got lumps didn't use baking soda, they were using baking POWDER. Completely different things.

Beckbeck, a doctor is going to tell us that we should comb our hair out and wash our hair with commercial shampoo.

beckbeck
@beckbeck
03/23/13 07:04:00PM
32 posts

Scalp stench.


General Questions

I bought a castile soap to wash my body with a while ago, which was advertised forwashingdreads- well the after smell from that stuff, was vomit, it smelled like vomit. it could be the dread shampoo, wash your hands with it and see. vinegar has a pungent smell, perhaps you're using too much of that? is it possible to rinise after the acv rinse to wash most of it out? you could have a lot of sweat and maybedandruffon your scalp which would be causing it, that's why it's important to get in there and scrub your scalp if you're using shampoo- otherwise you're probably applying soap and not lathering it or scrubbign it- then it mightnotbe rinsing out properly. then you have soap scum on your scalp, and the no scrubbing your scalp means any dandruff there will stay there. and that stuff does go bad. you haven't really said what kind of smell you're experiencing so it's hard to tell. if you really can't figure it out, you should visit a doctor, you might have a scalp condition. you may have a scalp producing a large amount of oils because you're jumping between the two washing methods. your scalp getsconfusedabouthowmuch oil it should beproducing either way, a doctor should be able to tell you what the problem is so you can fix it. no oneshouldhave to live with smelly scalp! xx

beckbeck
@beckbeck
03/04/13 02:11:39AM
32 posts

dry brittle extensions


Help! Save My Dreads

yes definitely aloe vera, there's tonnes of it growing around where i live- would vit E oil do any good?

beckbeck
@beckbeck
03/04/13 01:51:17AM
32 posts

dry brittle extensions


Help! Save My Dreads

haha yes I know, just listing what I have in case there was some sort of possibility that it could be used before some type of rinse :P i was going out on a limb by mentioning every hair thing i owned lol

Void Of Insanity said:

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say.. Normal conditioner is a dreads worst enemy.

beckbeck
@beckbeck
03/04/13 01:39:36AM
32 posts

dry brittle extensions


Help! Save My Dreads

ook so we know I have some extensions among my natural dreads, i have a fwe that seemed to dislike the whole speed dreading process they had to through (poor babies, if i could have let them dread naturally I would have!) anyway, they are very dry and brittle, all the way through. I don;t want them to break, what is a good conditioning method that is pretty simple? I have tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, no baking soda unfortunately, no acv, I have some jasmine essential oil, and regular conditioner lying around, is any f that going to help? I have a small aloe plant in my yard, though I've heard aloe can sometimes leave hair a bit dry even after tightening it up.. oh I also have coconut oil.. would coconut oil work? i worry that if I put something like that in, it won;t wash out well, and could go rancid eventually. (I have looked at other discussions about this topic, but wonder if any of the things i have would do instead of the already suggested methods. much love <3 (soaring eagle, I'm counting on you for some killer advice ;)

edited: I also have vitamin E oil, don;t knwo if that would be suitable or not


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