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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
06/24/13 09:00:50PM
46 posts

This pain in the @#$% lock is about to drive me crazy- help!?


Dread Maintenance

Maybe your cranky lock is on a cowlick?

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
06/22/13 10:18:54AM
46 posts

summer solstice


General Talk

Merry Solstice! Enjoy the sun, the days will be getting shorter now. ;-)

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
06/21/13 10:58:37AM
46 posts

a rant


Dreads in the Family

If you are 6 to 8 months along, it might take a while before your parents get used to it and stop nagging you about them.

In regards to your job, as long as you keep your hair clean and within the job regs (pulling them back or using a hair net, etc.), it shouldn't be a problem.

As for prom? There are so many things you can do with your dreads to "fancy" them up if that is what you want. From beads & barrettes to fascinators to weaving flowers and/or ribbons in them, you are only limited by your imagination.

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
06/18/13 08:10:38AM
46 posts

Big Girl Dreads


Introduce Yourself

Hi Jackie! I know what you mean, there are so many pictures of beautiful small people with dreads out there. My big annoyance is that so many of the pics of dreads on the 'net are so overstyled that its hard to find "real" pictures. (Like the difference between a bathing suit on a model and one on a consumer. LOL) That is one of the reason why I like this site - most of the pics here are of real people and their real dreads.

My dreads are nowhere near mature, they are in the frizzy super loopy stage right now, but I am a "big girl" (big woman?) and I love my dreads.

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
06/16/13 09:47:48AM
46 posts

Funny Herbalism Quote


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

I agree with Tara C., definitely thought provoking. ;-) Things work differently with different people - some OTC or script Rx works better and with others, herbal remedies.

As for which is better, I believe Mother Nature created the herbal remedies and also encouraged us to evolve with brains to solve medical mysteries. The best society would honor a balance and cooperation between the two.

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
06/15/13 09:12:59AM
46 posts

Feeling Confident


General Talk

The very act of having dreads seems to have given me more confidence, which is one of many things I hoped it would do. My hair is long enough that I cannot really wrap them up (haven't figured out how to yet) and its too hot to wear a hat, so other than just pulling them away from my face, I haven't hidden them from anyone.

I haven't had any negative comments and one positive one from a waitress. The only odd reaction was at my daughter's band performance. My husband and I showed up late (but still before it started) and as we were climbing the steps to the seats, there was a very obvious hush and stare from the audience. The irony was, I was not the only one there with dreads, but I was the only Caucasian there with them. LOL

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
06/12/13 10:29:03PM
46 posts

Two years, and what I've learned.


General Talk

Lovely post, John! I too am grateful for this site, especially with all the pics of dreads of every stage of development, showing what is normal. ;-)

Kerry LoCo
@Kerry LoCo
06/12/13 08:21:56AM
46 posts

Bleeding Scalp


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Listen to the experts about the dread soap and the bs/acv issues. ;-)

Also, stop scratching! I know it itches, but every time you draw blood, you are irritating it more and preventing healing.

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