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Nathaniel Lopez
@Nathaniel Lopez
10/05/14 02:31:06PM
26 posts

Hair color


Dread Maintenance

I am currently using an organic shampoo. I have heard that I could darken my hair by using black tea but I have no idea how to go about that.

soaring eagle said:

switch to a dread shampoo

and the sun will lighten them anyways

Nathaniel Lopez
@Nathaniel Lopez
10/05/14 05:33:46AM
26 posts

Hair color


Dread Maintenance

I have never tried Henna but i like the sound of it. But you see, I don't want my hair turning red. I normally have very dark brown hair and I like it. I wouldlike to try out Henna some time but for now I just want my hair to stay dark. Thanks for the positive wishes! ^_^

NaturalDreads01 said:

Hmm.. Do you know much about dying your hair with Henna? I know there has been a lot of discussion about that on this site.. I've heard it works pretty well if it is done right. You may want to search this site for "henna" and see what comes up. I wish you luck! Wishing you much love, peace, health and wealth! :D

Nathaniel Lopez
@Nathaniel Lopez
10/04/14 05:24:24PM
26 posts

Hair color


Dread Maintenance

Hello my fellow dreadheads! So, I have been having a problem with my hair becoming a lighter color. I live in a really windy and dusty area and to keep my hair clean, I have been having to do frequent baking soda and vinegar washes to remove all the dust from my locks. While my hair is being kept clean and healthy, I have the downside of my hair getting lighter because of the vinegar. I like that my hair is dark but I dont want to put harmful dyes in my hair and I dont really have the time to do it either. So, I am looking for suggestions.


updated by @Nathaniel Lopez: 01/13/15 10:05:43PM
Nathaniel Lopez
@Nathaniel Lopez
10/05/14 01:22:44PM
26 posts

hair thining


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Wow, um, I don't think that an "American mindset" Has anything to do with hair care. Talk about a logical fallacy lol. Anyways, thanks for the tips.

taye said:

unfortunately people with VERY sensitive skin need to be extremely careful with essential oils too.

Peppermint is good for dandruff. It is wonderful for sinus issues and upset tummies. Tea tree oil is anti-fungal. Helps heal small cuts and abrasions. It works great for minor colds by breathing in the fumes. The fumes can also keep creepy crawlies out of you hair. It is used by many for dandruff but I feel like it is too drying and can actually cause flaky skin in some instances or make it worse.

Out of the 3 oils you use, rosemary is the only one that will help with hair loss. Rosemary IS used for low blood circulation. It is also excellent for your hair. Keep in mind many people are sensitive to essential oils and need to cut them with a base oil before applying. I recommend jojoba as a base for use in hair of any type. America has the mind set that more is better, but the truth is that it only takes a drop or two. Rub it directly on the effected areas.

Personally I would still go with a pinch of cayenne. :)


Nathaniel Lopez said:

Well a lot of people have sensitive skin, however that does sounds really interesting and I will look more into it. I always just used peppermint, teatree, or rosemary. They work and smell amazing.

taye said:

Actually a bit of cayenne rubbed on the scalp is safe and clean. It rinses out clean as a whistle. It is not applied to the hair. It is applied to the scalp. It has been used for a very long time to stimulate hair growth. I don't recommend using a pound of it. I said a bit of it. Which means a pinch. It works as long as a person does not have sensitive skin.

Nathaniel Lopez said:

Please don't rub that in your hair. Your right that blood flow is very important, but there are cleaner and safer ways to do it.

taye said:

Both. Eating hot sauce is good for blood flow. Rubbing a bit of cayenne pepper onto the scalp also encourages blood flow. Make sure your skin is not too sensitive to it be fore you do it!

Nathaniel Lopez
@Nathaniel Lopez
10/05/14 05:28:51AM
26 posts

hair thining


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Well a lot of people have sensitive skin, however that does sounds really interesting and I will look more into it. I always just used peppermint, teatree, or rosemary. They work and smell amazing.

taye said:

Actually a bit of cayenne rubbed on the scalp is safe and clean. It rinses out clean as a whistle. It is not applied to the hair. It is applied to the scalp. It has been used for a very long time to stimulate hair growth. I don't recommend using a pound of it. I said a bit of it. Which means a pinch. It works as long as a person does not have sensitive skin.

Nathaniel Lopez said:

Please don't rub that in your hair. Your right that blood flow is very important, but there are cleaner and safer ways to do it.

taye said:

Both. Eating hot sauce is good for blood flow. Rubbing a bit of cayenne pepper onto the scalp also encourages blood flow. Make sure your skin is not too sensitive to it be fore you do it!


updated by @Nathaniel Lopez: 07/22/15 10:21:15PM
Nathaniel Lopez
@Nathaniel Lopez
10/04/14 05:42:37AM
26 posts

hair thining


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I wouldn't worry about it too much. It's most likely just caused by your food allergy. Give it about and year and if there is still thinning then see a doctor. While tension is a common cause of thinning, it is by far more common that thinning hair is the result of another health problem. I hope this was helpful. Best of luck.

phattygirl22 said:

Thanks! I'll try biotin! My dreads are not very tight by the scalp but I did find out I had a food allergy earlier this year and got a couple of rashes on my body from the allergic reaction, one of which was on my head where my hair is thinning. I though it would start growing back by now but maybe I just need to help it along. Thanks for the responses!

Nathaniel Lopez
@Nathaniel Lopez
10/04/14 05:38:20AM
26 posts

hair thining


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Please don't rub that in your hair. Your right that blood flow is very important, but there are cleaner and safer ways to do it.

taye said:

Both. Eating hot sauce is good for blood flow. Rubbing a bit of cayenne pepper onto the scalp also encourages blood flow. Make sure your skin is not too sensitive to it be fore you do it!

Nathaniel Lopez
@Nathaniel Lopez
08/15/14 02:56:02PM
26 posts

Tight roots


Dread Maintenance

So, I have not done anything with my locks since I started them four months ago. All I do it wash, dry and separate like normal, However, my roots locked up REALLY fast and super tight. It pulls on my scalp sometimes when I go to bed and I have started waking up with a sore scalp. I worry about the long term damage this might have. Again, I have not done any tightening or any crazy products. Should I be worried or not. The only thing that seems to help is to very carefully pull each lock apart at the root to loosen it. Any ideas or suggestions?


updated by @Nathaniel Lopez: 01/13/15 10:05:14PM
Nathaniel Lopez
@Nathaniel Lopez
06/21/14 09:45:12PM
26 posts

Texas plains


Dread Maintenance

I dont mind the washing but it doesnt get it all out unless I do a deep clean and the vinegar is kinda stripping all the color out.

Nathaniel Lopez
@Nathaniel Lopez
06/21/14 12:16:31PM
26 posts

Texas plains


Dread Maintenance

So I have been looking for fellow dreadheads in the area because I have a few questions but I have not been able to find anyone so I have decided to ask you guys. I live in Amarillo Texas and Its REALLY dusty and windy here. I am having to do a deep cleans more than once a month and its a bit of a hassle. No matter what I do, there is a huge amount of red dust that I have to constantly wash out of my locks. Does anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions?


updated by @Nathaniel Lopez: 01/13/15 10:04:24PM
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