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Lydia Wong
@Lydia Wong
07/15/14 12:09:52PM
6 posts

Should I get dreads when I'm in the hospitality industry? DOES IT MATTER?!


dready interests

My previous discussions are about a year ago. Oh time flies, yet I still find dreadlocks really pretty. :3

I actually had them at the beginning of the year at the bottom half of my head for a month plus, but due to dandruffs, I took them out. :(

I'm thinking of getting them back. BUT, I'm in my first year of college studying Hotel Management. When we first enrolled, the lecturers had told us how we should present ourselves and that is "no having weird fancy hairstyles". Plus, I'm from Malaysia where many people are not so openly minded yet and will think dreads are gross. I have friends who knew I was doing it, and many gave faces. My cousin brother even said if he were to see me with that hair he might consider giving me a penny or two. How rude!

If there are any dread heads who works in the hospitality industry on this site, it would help a lot to answer this thread of mine.

I just don't think I should change what I like and what I want for a job. I mean, yes a job is important, simply more important than my hair. But I just feel so restricted, people shouldn't judge us on what we look like rather what we can offer them.


updated by @Lydia Wong: 01/13/15 10:04:44PM
Lydia Wong
@Lydia Wong
08/05/13 02:24:48AM
6 posts

It's been 2 months? :( Please help me!!!


Introduce Yourself

Yes I'm Chinese, that explains why my hair is fine, straight and silky as you can see.

I use an organic herbs shampoo. And oh my goooodddd!!!!! I just saw this! >>>> "With wild cherry bark and rosemary for natural conditioning"

I tie my hair when needed to. I'm from Malaysia. ^-^

the Barrellady said:

We all start to get knots at different times. Check out a members page http://www.dreadlockssite.com/profile/Ixchel?xg_source=activity She took a long time to get knots, but she did, so have patience. Chris above suggested using wax to help you out.....WELL....there are so many problems to that which Chris will learn down the road and regret using it. It does not allow your hair to dread and knot, it glues the hair together. It holds in lint and smells and water pockets which will cause mold eventually. Patience is what you need.

Now, what are you washing with. If you are using a regular shampoo. many of those have a built in conditioner of some type to leave the hair silky. This will prevent knots from forming. The more you wash, the faster you dread. Knots like clean hair. That is why it is recommended to wash 2-3 days in the first few months. The scalp produces oil which causes any forming knots to slip out, so you want to keep it clean. Oh, did I say don't use wax???of course I did.

Dreading takes 1-2 years, and in two months it is nothing to worry about to have no knots. But yeah, let us know what you are using and list the ingredients, it could be as simple as your shampoo. Are you tying up your hair often, that will slow it down also. What is your water type, that makes a difference also with what you use. So, answer these and we can help you more.....don't worry, we will get you dreading...ALL HAIR WILL DREAD.....peace

I don't know where you live, but here is a map of the States to show the water type. If you live somewhere else, let me know and I will find a map for your country....I have read so may posts about wax use and what the members have gone through. Even from using it once, five years later they still have in the wax and have grown mold. They ALL regret it.


updated by @Lydia Wong: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Lydia Wong
@Lydia Wong
08/04/13 09:27:07AM
6 posts

It's been 2 months? :( Please help me!!!


Introduce Yourself

Tomorrow will be the end of 2nd month. Right, it's been two months, and my hair isn't dreading? I mean, after a few days of not washing my hair, they'll sort of like section out into small pieces. But it could also be the oil that is sticking them together or something. Also, every time after shower, my hair kinda loosens up. :( *sigh I REALLY don't know what to do now. I'm beyond frustrated to the point where I'm DESPERATE. WHYYYY???!!! T^T PLEASE HELP THIS YOUNG SOUL.

Anyway, I've got some pictures of my unwashed for 5 days hair. Can you see? The strips? Please, any advice or whatsoever?! :<


updated by @Lydia Wong: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Lydia Wong
@Lydia Wong
06/15/13 04:20:14AM
6 posts

How EXACTLY do I wash my newly neglect dreads?


Dread Maintenance

Ah thanks everyone for your suggestions. ^-^ My hair is starting to tangle up a little. I'M SO EXCITED! :D

Lydia Wong
@Lydia Wong
06/15/13 04:19:25AM
6 posts

How EXACTLY do I wash my newly neglect dreads?


Dread Maintenance

I use this natural herb shampoo. Oh right, how do you know whether there's residue left on your hair? Is it like after applying conditioner, and it feels oily that kind of feeling? So if there's none, does it feels squeaky?

soaring eagle said:

what shampoo are u using i would put int on then use fingertips to carefully masage scalp but use small motions fully lift your hand b4 moving to a new area so your not disturbing the hair just scrubbing the scalp gently

but the shampoo you use makes all the diference if your not using a dread freindly shamooo it might not dread easily

Lydia Wong
@Lydia Wong
06/12/13 06:48:00AM
6 posts

How EXACTLY do I wash my newly neglect dreads?


Dread Maintenance

I'm on my 7th day now. I find washing my hair kinda softens and untangles my hair quite abit. What I want to know is HOW do you wash your hair? I don't run my hands through them, but I use my fingers to massage my scalp and make sure the shampoo are well spread on my scalp. Then I rinse them out. Is what I'm doing correct? O: Do you go in circular motions on your scalp with your palm or something? Or like me?


updated by @Lydia Wong: 01/13/15 09:53:26PM