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soaring eagle said:
well thats some great progress
Its reallysimple I get 15% decyl glucoside, 25% lauryl glucoside, 60% water and blend it all together. I also add a fewdrops of essential oils (I use lavender, peppermint, rosemary and tea tree), I put a bit of Himilayan salt in there and apple cider vinegar. I put the vinegar in therebecause I made that bottle of shampoo before I started dreading so wanted something in there to condition my hair slightly.But Ihardly put any in so it doesn't really condition my hair much, next time though I wont add the vinegar unless my hairs all dreaded by then =]
samantha faye frock said:
How do u make ur shampoo
I started dreading on the 16th December 2013, or then abouts as I didn't brush my hair too often anyway.I've taken the natural route - wash with a shampoo I make, sleep on a wool pillow and sometimes spray with sea salt before washing.
Day 1 (hairs bit wet so looks separated)
About 2 weeks
Almost 4 weeks
Almost 6 weeks
I just have my coffee black usually but if I add milk I use soya milk... just cheap one usually. Alpro is the more expensive vegan stuff and I'm pretty sure you can get Alpro cream but I don't know which country you're in (I'm in England).
It wasn't very hard for me to switch to a vegan diet but when I do get cravings there's almost always a vegan alternative to whatever you're craving and if there's not well the craving will go =]
I can understand why you're getting frustrated... I started dreading about 6 or 7 months ago when my hair was only like 4 or 5 inches and didn't have much progress in about3 months then I decided to brush out what knots were starting because I was looking for a job... now I've found a job I've started dreading and now my hairs about... 8 or 9 inches at a guess and its dreading quite quick and only started like just over 2 weeks ago and I have the straightest finest hair you can imagine...
So I would say to just carry on doing what you're doing. If you're not already then make yourself a wool cover for your pillow (mines made of acrylic so works just as well)... that's all I've been doing...
Good luck =]
To be honest your mums hair doesn't look very thin at all in them pics and looks like it will dread quickly for straight hair... My hair is very thin even though I'm only 20 its always been fine, and very straight and about 9 inches long and in 2 weeks I've got a good few dreads starting up.
For the baking soda you could probably buy it in bulk online?
There's a lot of different powders I work for a company that makes sports supplements so like.. whey protein, milk protein, MCT, dextrose, flavourings... loads of different stuff.
The satin wrap sounds like a good idea but might get a bit hot in the summer, its almost winter here and I'm sweating with the work cant imagine what its gonna be like in summer!
soaring eagle said:
whats the powder most shouldnt be hard to get out
you can wrap them up in satin that should keep most of the powder out
I first started dreads May this year but after a few months I decided to take them out because at the time I was looking for a job and I wasn't having much luck with 'normal hair' and didn't want something else to prevent me from finding something.
Anyway, I finally found a job and my boss is fine with my piercings so I'm sure he would be ok with me growing dreads. The thing is my job involves working with powder ingredients and by the end of the day I'm covered, includingmy hair. The job is very physical as well so when I sweat it mixes with the powder in my hair and goes stiff - not something you would want stuck in dreads. And even though there is the option of washing my hair every day, its not something I want to do, wouldn't bevery practical when the dreads matureand it most likely wouldn't get all the powder out of them.
So with that in mind, do you think dreads are an option for me?
As far as I know, continue washing with shampoo 1 or 2 times a week, 3 if you need it and rinse out after you've been swimming and stuff... by the sounds of it youre washing very regular because of sports or swimming or whatever... after sports I don't think you really need to worry about it in fact I'm sure I read somewhere that sweat can be good for dreads but best look that up before taking it as fact.
I think as a general rule just make sure your dreads are not wet when you sleep, and are dry between washes. Hope that helps a bit good luck with your journey =]