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Dredwing
@Dredwing
12/20/14 07:26:08AM
2 posts

Very mature dreads that always thin at the ends.


Dread Maintenance

Hello,

Thanks for your reply and sorry for my delayed response, I've been away for a while ;o)

I'm going to start washing regularly now, I have already started once a month, I'll be aiming for every 2 weeks now, harder in the winter though as they take ages to dry. We have slightly soft water here.

Yeah, I'm a vege and have been for 35 years :o)

Maintenance wise I literally do nothing other that washing. I've just started using a spray daily (mix of water and essential oils - lemongrass, tea tree and patchouli).

I would love to use the dreadlock shampoo you mentioned but the shipping over to the UK makes it too expensive for me sadly. I wonder if there is something similar over here...

No, I never do any knotting, I sometimes separate but not that often.

I started them 20+ years ago when on the road travelling in France, just didn't bother washing, did a bit of back combing and nature and sea water did the rest. I've never dyed them or bleached them or had any beads of anything in them. I wear them tied loosely most of the time and sometimes down and free while at home or out in warm weather. I work in an air conditioned studio though as I do wonder whether that will be drying my hair out too much, that's been my best guess so far ;o) Also I've never used any of the dread tools, never needed anything like that.

Anyway thanks for your help and advice. My family love my cleaner dreads by the way ;)

Dredwing.

Dredwing
@Dredwing
10/25/14 12:06:56PM
2 posts

Very mature dreads that always thin at the ends.


Dread Maintenance

Hello,
I'm hoping you lot might be able to help. I've had dreads for the last 20+ years, generally they're great apart from one thing that's bothered me for years. For the last 15 or so years they've got to waist length and then the ends get thin and weak and the hair breaks offy hair has never gone past the waist length. I don't do a lot ofmaintenanceand never have, I wash with Dr. Broners maybe 3 times a year and have just started a daily morning spray with water and some essential oils (tea tree, johoba and patchouli). I have a decent diet and drink plenty of water and so on.
Any ideas on why the hair might be breaking off? Any help I give the hair to stay strong and remain in the lock? Aloe Vera perhaps?
Thanks folks, this is a great site with some amazing dreads from around the world. :o)
Dredwing.

updated by @Dredwing: 01/13/15 10:05:54PM