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Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
12/02/14 01:55:21PM
54 posts

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo


Dread Products

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.


updated by @Amanda Clouse: 01/13/15 10:06:26PM
Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
12/02/14 12:34:00PM
54 posts

Tea tree shampoo?


General Questions

I looked up the ingredients for you, SE:

Water, aqua, tea lauryl sulfate, cocoamidopropyl betaine, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, phenoxyethanol, fragrance/parfum, polysorbate 80, sodium chloride, sulfur, citric acid, limonene

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/30/14 11:03:09PM
54 posts

Dreadhead Mommy to-be (:


Introduce Yourself

Congratulations! I've got my second little girl due in March! Her name is Ariannah Jade.

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/28/14 09:34:00AM
54 posts

Hello new here :))


Introduce Yourself

Welcome! I just recently moved up to Oregon. :) People do timelines because a lot of people join when they are just starting out. Posting current, up-to-date photos are wonderful! Hope you enjoy the site!

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/28/14 07:15:27PM
54 posts

A bunch of questions about my 3 week old dreads


General Questions

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

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/28/14 09:49:30AM
54 posts

A bunch of questions about my 3 week old dreads


General Questions

Hello!

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. :)

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/25/14 11:31:34AM
54 posts

Aloe


Dread Maintenance

Yes, it is completely safe.

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/25/14 11:41:07PM
54 posts

A question about soap!


Dread Products

Yah, I've been talking to her. I'm just waiting for the money to transfer into our paypal account. After I posted the question, I did a test by washing my hands with it and it is super slick, so I knew it couldn't possibly be good for my baby dreads!

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/24/14 05:32:42PM
54 posts

A question about soap!


Dread Products

I did some reading and it seems glycerine is an ingredient I should avoid with dreadlocks. Is that because it is too moisturizing or will it leave residues or both?? I will be buying a dreadlockshampoo bar within the next few days, anyway! At least I have some new body bars!

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/24/14 03:50:12PM
54 posts

A question about soap!


Dread Products

I was shopping at Fred Meyer earlier and saw this soap. The brand is Sappo Hill. I was wondering if it is safe for dreads. Based on the ingredients, I feel it seems safe.

The ingredients for Aloe Vera are: Non-GMO Food Grade Oils of Sustainable Palm and Coconut, Water, Sodium Hydroxide*, Glycerine, Organic Aloe Vera, Fragrance Blend with Natural Plant Extracts and Essential Oils, Mineral Pigment

The ingredients for Almond are: Non-GMO Food Grade Oils of Sustainable Palm and Coconut, Water, Sodium Hydroxide*, Glycerine, Fragrance Blend with Natural Plant Extracts and Essential Oils

*Used to make true soap; none remains in fully saponified and superfatted soap bar

I purchased both and figured if they aren't safe to use, I can always use them on my body. I was trying to purchase dreadlockshampoo's soap, but for some reason paypal would NOT recognize my address. After 20+ tries, I gave up and need something until I can get a dreadlocks bar. I also have Dr. Bronner's if all else fails.

I should add I live Oregon and my area definitely is soft water.


updated by @Amanda Clouse: 01/13/15 10:06:21PM
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