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Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
08/07/13 10:27:57PM
46 posts

Dreadlocks Shampoo bar questions!


Dread Products

To make soap one needs fat (animal or vegetable), hence the oils in the bar.

As for the clay, I believe the "clay is not good for dreads" comes from people who actually put clay in their hair to help dread it (like wax, etc.). A small amount of clay in a bar of soap shouldn't make a difference because it's rinsed out, not left in.

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
08/07/13 09:11:39AM
46 posts

Beyond Frizzy??


General Questions

I say, yes, it appears very normal. I'm at 21 weeks now and I still have frizzies like that. I believe my hair type has a lot to do with it.

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
08/02/13 10:14:21PM
46 posts

Just Starting Out & What To Expect


Dread Maintenance

That is how I usually style my hair when I'm out and about. My son looked at my hair this morning and said, "Well, it looks wild." LOL They all are trying to be supportive. ;-)

Moon Raven said:

Kerry, my hair is at that crazy wild stage too. lol

When anyone comes over, that doesn't understand dreads, I put my hair up. It looks like a messy up do in back and one of my long scarfs framing my face, but like it suppose to be that way.

I've gotten quite a few complements on the style.

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
08/01/13 09:22:50AM
46 posts

Just Starting Out & What To Expect


Dread Maintenance

My husband looked at me a couple of days ago and said "Your hair looks really wild." When I tried to get him to elaborate, he wouldn't say if it was a good thing or a bad thing. It was really the first real comment he's made about it. I actually had to tell him he could touch it, because he was avoiding it. He's patting me on the top of my head now.

It really looks, well, kinda freaky because some forming dreads want to stick out sideways, the hair is super loose on top and waving around and I have to separate congos on the sides of my head daily. I can "clean up" nicely for public (just wrapping a scarf and holding it all back, too hot for tams here), but around the house? LOL

My only worry is that my son is coming home tonight and is bringing home his gf (a SK national) who most likely has NO idea what dreadlocks are. :-O

the Barrellady said:

My hardest stage was the messy looking hair, like I was wild and did not give a crap what I looked like. Tams were my best friend then, could not go out without wearing one, that stage lasted me 2-3 months. That is where I swear some people might buckle in and give up. I learned patience and was rewarded with dreads I grew...hang in there.....peace

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
08/01/13 09:13:00AM
46 posts

Dread beads


Dread Accessories

Brilliant, Jayke & Tara. I hadn't thought of bending the dread (U shape) - similar method as in threading a needle with yarn. Thank you both!

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
07/19/13 10:23:41PM
46 posts

dreaddy family in need of all sorts of advice


Help! Save My Dreads

I have a lot of friends (some are teachers) who swear by the mayo method. Basically, slathering your whole head up in mayo for hours (wrapped in a towel) and suffocating those buggers. Because mayo is oil based, it is a major pain in the tuckus to wash out though.

Also, there is a new salon in my area that was showcased on tv because it has a brand new way to treat lice - with a machine that basically looks like a super-duper hair dryer. They wouldn't go into trade secrets, but I believe it dehydrates the lice with hot air and kills them that way. You may want to google if that is interesting to you.

One thing I do want to mention, but you most likely already know. Besides treating the linens (sheets, towels, pillows) with hot soapy water and a hot dryer, you have to treat any stuffed or cloth toys the kids have that cannot be washed by traditional methods. I've heard packing them up in garbage bags and leaving them for a couple of weeks in the heat will help kill them.

I do wish you the best of luck and am sending good vibes your way.

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
07/19/13 08:02:25PM
46 posts

Dread Wraps


Dread Accessories

I'm past week 18 now (4 1/2 mos.) and had 2 wraps in for almost the whole time. (Put in like by the 2nd week I think?) I never removed them to wash and just gave them an extra squeeze when drying by towel/air.

I took one out last week just to see, and it was dreading underneath and there was nothing wrong (or smelly lol) about the hair. The hemp I used was still in very good condition, so a couple of days later, I just moved it over and wrapped a new one.

The re-new wrap is criss-crossed (my daughter helped this time), but it was originally just a wrap around with no style.

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
07/19/13 11:00:47AM
46 posts

~ Light Faerie's Dreads ~ 6 months


Member Journals and Timelines

Gorgeous! I love the hair color too.

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
07/19/13 10:56:16AM
46 posts

New dreads, need advice


General Questions

I'm a newbie too. Here's what I've learned from this forum and experience so far:

  1. Clean hair dreads better than dirty hair, mainly because dirty hair is oily and oily hair doesn't tangle/knot as easy. You don't want any conditioners in your shampoo because of that, so that is why people recommend the baking soda/ac vinegar combo or a special dread shampoo.
  2. Don't comb, even with your fingers. Shake out and gently pull part if clumping together in big masses.
  3. Patience, patience, patience. More patience. A lot more patience. That is why people call this a journey. Kinda like being pregnant, it doesn't happen all at once, it takes a lot of time and patience and just a wee bit of maintenance.
Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
07/17/13 08:38:24PM
46 posts

dreadlockssite needs your help and donations for a special cause


General Talk

I sent what I could, hope it helps. You all have done so much for me...

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