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

Aloe


Dread Maintenance

Yes, it is completely safe.

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/24/14 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
Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/23/14 11:06:52PM
54 posts

How often can I wash my hair


Dread Maintenance

Of course! Washing every other day is perfectly fine. That is how often I wash my baby dreads and how I have done it in the past with no problem.

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
11/22/14 11:05:35AM
54 posts

Help


Introduce Yourself

You will see the best and most progress from the areas that loosen up. Last dread journey, I did T&R on my whole hair. Most of the back came mostly to completely undone and ended up locking up quicker than the T&R locks. Early on, I had tried to T&R a couple back up that came completely loose, but then they would fall back apart. There will never be progress on those until you let them be, trust me!

The ones that look braided will look that way for a while. I had several like that, and they didn't start to look less braidy until about 10 months. It might take longer or shorter for you, so just be patient.

Good luck! The more you mess with them, the less they have a chance to progress. :)

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
04/14/14 02:57:30AM
54 posts

Off topic rant. Need to vent...I swear I got the heart of Buddah and Dracula combined...


General Talk

If he said instead, "and of course she's black so blah blah...", it wouldn't be acceptable. Even though he is angry, there would be NO excuse for racism. Well, I feel the same goes for sexism. I would never make a generalization about men, even when mad, because I don't think that way. Excusing it because he is peeved at his sister is not a valid and acceptable excuse in my opinion.

Speaking as if all women are like that was an unnecessary inclusion in his post and the point, I am assuming, he is trying to get across (I did stop reading after the sexist sentence).

He has the freedom to feel however he wants about women, but when posting ignorant remarks like that, he should expect backlash from people who are bothered by said ignorance.


updated by @Amanda Clouse: 07/23/15 02:34:57AM
Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
04/14/14 02:34:11AM
54 posts

What can i do to my hair to keep it away from my face


Introduce Yourself

Wear a bandana lightly, so your hair isn't restrained too much. Just don't wear it too often, because it does indeed slow down progress.

Under no circumstances should you sleep in a hat, unless you don't care about your progress significantly slowing down. You have the most progress while sleeping. That progress is due to tangling that occurs from the hair being down and loose and able to knot up. Putting a hat on would prevent that from happening!

Even if you have starter dreads, they need to be down and free while you're in bed to continue matting.

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
04/14/14 02:21:58AM
54 posts

I hope I am doing this right!


Help! Save My Dreads

Locs go through phases similar to humans as they grow up...

You have the 'baby dreads' phase. They are delicate and you have to be much more careful with them at this stage. Washing and separating is all you have to worry about.

Then you have your 'teenage dreads' phase. This is when your dreads are rebellious, crazy, and exciting! They will loop, zig-zag, frizz, all that fun stuff! Don't fear this phase, it is special. Once dreads straighten out, you will miss this phase. Again, wash and probably more frequent separating at this point!

Next is the 'adult dreads' phase. This is where dreads are getting more mature, but still aren't quite fully mature. Zig-zagging and loops start to settle down.

Finally, the 'mature dreads' phase. This is where your dreads are fully mature. Less loose ends and roots. Beautiful, noble, calm. <3

The ONLY maintenance you have to continue is washing your dreads and separating when needed. Nothing else.

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
04/14/14 02:08:00AM
54 posts

How do i wash my hair with baking soda?


Introduce Yourself

Nonononononono!!!!! Using baking soda as a paste is reallllly bad for your hair and scalp!!!!!

<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/super-clean-dreads-safe-for" target="_blank">http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/super-clean-dreads-safe-for

When he says use baking soda (not powder etc...) he means don't use baking powder, make sure it is baking soda.

Amanda Clouse
@Amanda Clouse
04/13/14 04:11:06PM
54 posts

Off topic rant. Need to vent...I swear I got the heart of Buddah and Dracula combined...


General Talk

I couldn't read anything after you said, "Of course she is a woman so..."! I'm not interested in reading something by a sexist.

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