Two Strand Twist Timeline (June 2013 - June 2014)
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Your dreadlocks are amazing!
I've got a shampoo bar from dreadlockshampoo.com coming in the mail, but I've always wondered about this shampoo for dreadlocks. I've read that Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo is safe for use on dreadlocks, but information online can be wrong. These are the ingredients:
Water, *Tea Tree Oil, *Peppermint Oil, *Eucalyptus Oil, *Rosemary Oil, *Nettle Oil, *Thyme Oil, Birch Leaf Oil, *Chamomile, *Clary, *Lavender, *Coltsfoot Leaf, *Yarrow Oil, *Mallow, *Horsetail Oil, *Soybean Protein, Coconut Derivatives (C12-14 Olefin Sulfonate), Vitamin E, Trace Minerals, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxymethlglcinate, Sea Salt, Grapefruit Seed
I don't plan on buying it, since I don't even have a Trader Joe's in my area, but if it is a safe shampoo, it might be a good option for those who want more options on what they can use.
I have no skill with web pages or anything, but I have some free time currently. Once Feb-March rolls around, I won't be as much of a help because I have another little one on the way. I can't be on my computer a LOT because I take care of my 20 month old, but I am home almost all of the time, so I can pop on my computer here and there throughout the day.
No problem! A couple of years ago I was on a journey for almost a year and gained a whole lot of knowledge from this site along the way. I had some issues with the way I initially sectioned those ones which ended up with me combing them out.
I recently started a new journey, so no real dreadlocks yet. I have a handful of ones I did t&r to on the top and I am letting the rest go naturally, but since my hair is pretty short, natural knots won't start forming for at least a couple months. I will post photos of my new journey as soon as I take some pictures! Maybe later tonight.
Take care :D
1. The ends curling is normal, especially if you naturally have a curl to your hair. Mine do it like crazy. Sometimes the curls will catch into the dread, sometimes they don't. It isn't anything you need to worry about or fuss with.
2. Moving little hairs off of your forehead is fine! I move my hair out of my face all of the time!
3. Washing your hair is good to do. Wash about 2-3 times a week. It helps progression. Oily hair slows things down!
4. What do you mean, like when you have an itch? You are allowed to touch your dreads. You just don't want to fiddle and mess with them in a way that can damage them or undo progress.
5. Salt water helps the progress, just don't over-do it or it can damage your locks.
6. You will notice lots of changes! You are still in the baby phase, and baby dreads are constantly doing crazy things! By month 3-4, your locks will look loopy, frizzy, messy, and this is all normal. They won't start to chill out until they are mature, which can take up to a year or more. It is a fun process!
Your dreads are looking good. Don't stress so much about touching them. You will need to touch them if you plan to separate them. Those fuzzies like to get sucked up into other dreads they don't belong, so it is good to separate that before you get congos, unless that is what you want.