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Allison Ruthless
@allison-ruthless
10/16/13 12:25:22PM
19 posts

hey everybody! Let's discuss...shampoo!!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Just saying, I pretty much use any shampoo that's in the shower. I still love a lot of the shampoos that I used before I had dreads, herbal essences, organix, paul mitchell, aaaand yeah. Basically anything that's not too cheap and residual. Never had any problems.

I used dreadheadhq when they were babies but I never noticed a difference, and one day my daughter decided it'd make a fine bubble bath so that's what she did with the entire bottle. I just can't convince myself to pay out the ass for super expensive dread shampoos that don't seem to make a difference.

Allison Ruthless
@allison-ruthless
10/16/13 12:07:27PM
19 posts

First post, 4 week dreads!!!


Introduce Yourself

Hiiiiiii :). I'm new too.

You have the perfect head for dreads, lucky you !! And they're gonna be awesome aand kinky curly too, I'm jealous :D idk if you're going for the super natural messy look, but my advice would be to section them off and give them each a light twist, or maybe tie a little piece of string around the base of each (which would help to keep them separated but might be difficult to get out lol) it's hard to keep them from knotting together and becoming a hot mess with super curly hair.

That all depends on what you want though. I'm anal. It was really difficult for me to convince myself not to section my head in perfect squares... I mean I'm glad I didn't, but the sheer disorder of it all nearly drove me insane. More power to you if you want or are able to let them do their own thing!!

Allison Ruthless
@allison-ruthless
10/16/13 11:53:30AM
19 posts

hellloooooo :) (does this even belong here?)


Introduce Yourself

I reeeeally want to upload some pictures of my thrift shop, erm, I mean dreads now!! I wanna show off!! It's great to be around a bunch of people who love headnoodles as much as me, i'd love to get some feedback.

Allison Ruthless
@allison-ruthless
10/16/13 11:52:00AM
19 posts

hellloooooo :) (does this even belong here?)


Introduce Yourself

Hello!! Add me!! :)

Sunflower said:

Hi!! you seem like someone I would get along with wonderfully :D your dreads also sound marvelous!

Allison Ruthless
@allison-ruthless
10/16/13 11:50:53AM
19 posts

hellloooooo :) (does this even belong here?)


Introduce Yourself

I actually do wire wraps, I have a wrapped crystal in my head and a bunch of locs that have wraps with beads and stuff all i them :) unfortunately I just lost basically everything I own due to crappy people so. No more crystals in my life. I had a pretty wonderful collection too :/

I really do need any sort of suggestions on things to do to keep me from twisting though, it's kind of a serious problem...

soaring eagle said:

oh my

well its good your ex is an ex then

but yea keep your hands busy

since twistings your thing maybe do wire wraps on crystals?

Allison Ruthless
@allison-ruthless
10/16/13 04:12:16AM
19 posts

Does rasta/rastas mean dreads?


General Talk

That's awkward. I always refer to the old saying, "not every dread is a rasta.. not every rasta is a dread." Doesn't get much more true than that. I guess spanish people don't agree though.

Allison Ruthless
@allison-ruthless
10/16/13 04:07:41AM
19 posts

hellloooooo :) (does this even belong here?)


Introduce Yourself

You sent me a chat thingy but mt tablet is stupid and doesn't want me to chat lol :/ I don't believe we've met, though aren't we all aquainted in a way... :)

Yes. Waxy indeed. Waxy and worked on by my silly ex, who believed that daily furious backcombing was the ultimate way to great dreads... which was all gravy until all my dreads fell apart and I had an inch of hair left. The first set he would wax so much that I had to sleep with them covered and they got all linty and gross. And the second set I did on my own, semi waxy, but ostly just a hurried, impatient mess. The trial and error was helpful though, four years into this set I finally have what I always wanted, no wax and no combs required.

My only issue ow is the compulsive twisting that I just can't stop no matter what I do, I'm so bad with it that I get weak spots and if I don't sew them up they break off. I know it's horrible but I just can't stop, can't keep my hands out of my hair, and the worst part is I'm always doing it to the weak spots, telling myself it helps but knowing it's the culprit of the issue. I'm kinda crazy, compulsive for sure, maybe I need to find something else to do with my hands but I just can't stop touching themmmm. And touching leads to twisting. And twisting leads to breaking. Almost all of my original locs are gone!!

Allison Ruthless
@allison-ruthless
10/16/13 03:56:14AM
19 posts

Does rasta/rastas mean dreads?


General Talk

Are you using that as a pun? Rasta rejects isms and schisms, they are the opposite of inity(unity). Of course the topic of this thread, so far as I've seen, is just people deciding that dreads are synonymous with rasta, or wanting people who google rasta to see their dreads. Orrrr just plain posers lol.

Mahesa Wong Anabrang said:

has a lot to do with Rastafarian-isme

Allison Ruthless
@allison-ruthless
10/16/13 03:37:38AM
19 posts

hellloooooo :) (does this even belong here?)


Introduce Yourself

Am I a d-bag noob posting in the wrong forum or what?

Well. Anyhow.

I just signed up here, cuz well, I'm lame and need more people to talk to. Soooo hello!! My headnoodles just passed their fourth birthday last month and are more awesome than I ever thought possible (being on my third round of dreads and having had some reeeeally terrible sets in the past). Childbearing (I mean, prenatal vitamins) does wonders for the hairs!! My head has been called a mini thrift shop, full of the randomest little treasures made of all types of metals, wood, glass, stone, string, and aything else interesting or sentimental that I can find a way to stick in my head. New things are added more or less weekly!! Natural has proven to be the way for me, but I'm still working out some minor is (no pun intended lol) so I thought perhaps this is the place to be.

I could ramble forever but let's not do that hmm. Just a little intro. :)

Say hi to meeeee!!!!


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