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Hannah Moore
@Hannah Moore
07/26/13 11:25:21AM
68 posts

My head is a mess


General Questions

Im just a bit behind you Im at like 7 weeks and like you I have super fine hair and its very straight as well but mine doesn't knot very easily. I started with short hair like 4 inches and same thing happened with me, first month stayed in sections, had a few dreads starting then at around 6 weeksI started getting more formingand also a bunch of 3 that keep joining at the roots its hard to separate them sometimes but not as much trouble as it sounds like you're having. My hair isn't looking too messy yet either apart from the oldest dreads that are sticking out and stuff.

Anyway Id just suggest to just continue separating as you are and relax a bit about the sections coming out and redoing themselves and stuff I have that a lot but in the end it'll all dread up and look awesome =]

God luck on your journey =]

Hannah Moore
@Hannah Moore
07/24/13 05:16:41AM
68 posts

Should i stop???


General Questions

The 6 inch thing is just to give a general idea, its not like 'your hair will not dread until 6 inches', its just that for many Caucasian people, they may not notice major progress until 6 inches. But then saying that, I started of with about 4 inches maybe bit shorter and my hair type is so fine and straight that ages ago when I had long hair I never had to brush it cz it just didn't knot. Then when I started dreading at 4 inches I really wasn't expecting much to happen but even with my hair at 4 inches its started knotting up just by changing the way I wash my hair and stuff.

So chances are youll still see progress while its short and as your hair grows youll notice more changes, but doesn't HAVE to be 6 inches for stuff to happen.

Hannah Moore
@Hannah Moore
07/20/13 03:08:30AM
68 posts

Baking soda acv wash makes hair itchy and oily?


General Questions

Its worth finding out whether you have hard or soft water in your area as if you have hard water the bs wont wash out and itll leave your head itchy.

If you do have soft water then your ratios sound alright, just make sure youre leaving the bs solution on for like 10-20 mins then rinse out well, apply the acv solution then rinse out immediately. Some people do leave it on for a little but this is what conditions your hair and restores scalp pH so if youre getting oily hair it may be that youre leaving it on too long especially with baby dreads you don't want to over condition them as knots could slip out. After the acv wash if you use really cold water to go over your scalp it will help with dandruff and itchiness. And in general when washing your hair don't use really hot water anyway.

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/baking-soda-and-sea-salt-ratios

Hannah Moore
@Hannah Moore
07/18/13 02:50:37AM
68 posts

Oils


Dread Maintenance

I use peppermint because its meant to stop itchiness and I love the smell,

lavender because it is meant to help with dandruff

tea tree because it is supposed to prevent you getting lice and things

and rosemary because it is antifungal/antibacterial

here is a good page for essential oils and their uses http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/essential-oils-for-dreads-and-scalp-health

Hannah Moore
@Hannah Moore
07/15/13 03:16:43AM
68 posts

How thick will my dreadlocks get?


General Questions

Apparently the dread will thicken until its the size of the section where the hair meets the scalp. So have a look at this and see how big theyll get you dont want any sections over 2.5cms though. You can either leave them another 6 months to thicken and mature and then see what you think about the thickness, or you can let some of them congo by just not seperating them but be careful that the section at the scalp doesnt go over 2.5cms.

Hannah Moore
@Hannah Moore
07/14/13 03:40:52AM
68 posts

Got my dreads done


General Questions

ah here it is http://shop.dreadlockshampoo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=14

Thats the stuff to remove the wax and on that site are some really goodshampoos and thingsto get you going when you start your natural journey =]

Good luck

Hannah Moore
@Hannah Moore
07/14/13 03:37:39AM
68 posts

Got my dreads done


General Questions

Im dont know much about crochet dreads and wax and stuff but Ive read things on here about like.. this shampoo that is meant to strip out wax and residues and things? I cant remember the name but someone else might know what Im talking about so if the salon used wax its probably worth using something to get rid of it all... Also you can just really condition your hair when you shower so if youre using bs/acv use more acv and leave it on a bit longer or you could use aloe vera gel... by conditioning your hair itll make the knots slip out easier... just few ideas... glad you found this site though =]

Hannah Moore
@Hannah Moore
07/12/13 05:46:26PM
68 posts

Week 4 Au Naturale ( I guess)- with questions


General Questions

Id say just allow your dreads to do their own thing and just seperate when needed to avoid congos and getting too big. I did tnr to begin with and some stayed in, some came out by itself but after a month I decided to take it out and start over naturally.

Not to sure about the sweating thing but Id imagine as long as your hair has time to completely dry between washes and isnt constantly wet it should be ok but best to get the advice of someone who actually knows.

And I dont personally use the bs/acv wash but I have done in the past andyou really should use the acv every time you use bs or youll end up damaging your hair. But you only need a very small amount of diluted acv... if I remember right its like5ml acvto 5 cups water? You literally need to apply that to your hair then wash straight away, preferably with cold water as this will help with itchyness and dandruff aswell...

Hope that helps and good luck with your journey =]

Hannah Moore
@Hannah Moore
07/11/13 03:09:34AM
68 posts

REALLY not enjoying the attention i'm getting at work for my hair. don't know what to do


dreads jobs employment issues

I have to say, before anything else, that your dreads look amazing =]

People who dont know about dreadlocks usually assoiciate them with homeless people, rastafarians, people who smoke weed etc. and think theyre dirty and stuff but thats just something you have to ignore or try to educate people about.

If the rasta thing is whats annoying you, you can only say 'Im not rastafarian just grew my dreads because....' or just keep it short and avoid further questions but saying you just love dreads. If you dont tie them up already maybe wearing them back will take away some attention from them? Or if youre allowed, wear a hat? I cant really think of any physical things you can do to avoid it but just dont let it get to you when people do comment.

I hope you decide to keep your dreads but its your decision, make it for yourself not for others =]

Hannah Moore
@Hannah Moore
07/11/13 03:21:26AM
68 posts

Scootering with new dreads down


Dread Maintenance

You must wear the chin strap and have a correctly fitting helmet. If you dont, wear the chin strap even good fitting helmets can come off if you crash. If its not well fitting then it wont do its job and youll still possibly get just as much damage as not wearing one atall.

Ive been on my motorcycle for 2 years now. My hair isnt long enough yet to go out the back of the helmet and fly around in the wind but if yours is then thats a bonus. I doubt youll be on your scooters riding for more than an hour so thats 1 hour a day where theyre not free to knot up. I started off with about 5 inches of hair and its very fine and very straight and Im still making progress wearing a helmet.

Make sure you always always wear a good helmet with a chin strap. This is what will save your life if you do have an accident. Even if wearing a helmet set me back 3 years Id still wear one.

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