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Adam3
@Adam3
06/23/15 04:37:00PM
24 posts

What can I do with this guy


Dreading Methods

Thanks for the tips SE. Not sure if I can pull off the interlocking trick. I'll read through it a few more times and make sure I completely understand it before I give it a go.

Once that section dreads, will it still hang down directly in front of my face you think?

Adam3
@Adam3
06/22/15 09:46:01PM
24 posts

What can I do with this guy


Dreading Methods

So where my hair has not naturally sectioned itself, I now have this little 'devi's lock' guy in the front. I'm already pretty tired of constantly brushing it off of my face. I think I would like to try and introduce it to the dread forming on the side. How can I do this without damaging the hair? Is there any other options than using a bead? Nothing against beads, I just don't know where to start when trying to find the right size or type.


updated by @Adam3: 06/27/15 03:38:06AM
Adam3
@Adam3
05/17/15 09:11:28AM
24 posts

Wool Tam/Beanie/Hat vs. Cotton


Dread Accessories

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:
you all forget thatr dozens of our members make them and sell them here http://shops.dreadlockssite.com

THIS is what I was looking for! Thanks!

Adam3
@Adam3
05/16/15 12:34:11PM
24 posts

Headbands/Wraps


Dread Accessories

Anyone have experience with a place to buy headbands/wraps ideally for dreadlocks? I'm a couple weeks into neglect method and could use something to keep the hair back, yet not too tight. I've been using basic cotton headbands, but they are too tight. Looking for something loose enough to allow movement, but still able to stay on and keep the hair back. Also, if possible, vegan and organic material would be a plus! Thanks.

Adam3
@Adam3
04/22/15 09:41:06PM
24 posts

Dandruff and shampooing


Dread Maintenance

Good to know and glad I asked! I'll just skip any locking sprays and maybe revisit them later on in my journey. Thanks for the all help SE. Very much appreciated.

Adam3
@Adam3
04/22/15 09:30:13PM
24 posts

Dandruff and shampooing


Dread Maintenance

I found an alternative to sea salt sprays (due to overly drying the scalp). Any opinions on its effectiveness and the ingredients?

1 Part 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel

1 Part Lemon Juice

3 Parts Water

 

Adam3
@Adam3
04/22/15 09:24:13PM
24 posts

Dandruff and shampooing


Dread Maintenance

Another question. Kinda strange when I read it. But what's the most effective way to wash your hair/scalp without running your fingers through your hair? I read somewhere that someone recommended using your palm only and massaging in cirlces. I tried that, but feel I didn't get to my scalp very well.

 


updated by @Adam3: 04/22/15 09:29:12PM
Adam3
@Adam3
04/22/15 09:18:50PM
24 posts

Dandruff and shampooing


Dread Maintenance

Thanks SE for the info. The DollyLocks shampoo is 100% Vegan without any animal testing, artifical colors or preservatives, MEA/DEA Dyes, Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Gluten, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Menthyl Sulfate and GMOs. The ingredients are: Distilled Spring Water, Saponified Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Bean Oil, Almond Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Spearmint Essential Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract. All organic.

I will start using a cold water rinse. 

I really like the Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle. I don't have a bottle readily available, but all the ingredients are organic as well and doesn't contain any Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates either.

I checked out the dreadlocksshampoo site you mentioned. Looks like good stuff. I used a sea salt spray once and I'm pretty sure it dried my scalp out with just a little bit sprayed. Like you mentioned, I might be better to use a bar more often and the liquid just a couple times a week.

 


updated by @Adam3: 04/22/15 09:21:37PM
Adam3
@Adam3
04/22/15 08:51:00PM
24 posts

Dandruff and shampooing


Dread Maintenance

I'm about 1 1/2 months in to dreading my hair (neglect). I have a couple matted sections on the back of my head (most likely from friction when sleeping), but the rest is just starting to section. Couple questions/concerns. 

-Shampooing-

I've read to shampoo whenever they feel dirty. But at the same time, to work towards shampooing less frequently. I am a competitive powerlifter and I train at least 5 times a week. After each training session, my hair feels and looks dirty. Obviously that equals washing my hair 5 times a week. Every where I've read says thats too much. Also, I use an organic shampoo from a place in Florida called DollyLocks (contains essential oils), and when I'm out of that, I picked up a Tea Tree Tingle shampoo from Trader Joe's (I found it recommended on another site). Any input?

 

-Dandruff-

I've been experiencing dandruff on my scalp and into the matted sections of hair. Not sure if this is due to the amount of shampooing (above) or something else. The shampoos I use don't really feel like I'm getting my hair clean (maybe it because they don't lather due to essential oils being the base).

 

I just started and don't want to quit now. But I also don't want to walk around with dandruff all over my head.

Adam3
@Adam3
03/01/15 06:35:45PM
24 posts

a little reassurance needed


General Questions

Thanks SE. I just showered after the gym and at the last minute decided to skip the conditioner and stop after the residue free shampoo. Its not like I'll dread overnight, so should fears arise, I can still go back.

Before I went to the salon last time, I had started about a week or two doing it the natural way. I just recalled when I was sitting there and she was "prepping" my hair, she noted how I had a small dread forming at the back of my head. Then she combed it out! Haha, that makes no sense.

And you're right. The desire to start will never leave. Its been on my mind ever since I first started the journey. I'm sure its difficult to comb out dreads. Buy I imagine its even more difficult (and brutal) combing out dreads AND wax. That is something I never want to go through again.

Thanks for responding brother. Even when there are no questions that have answers, its sometimes helpful to put your thoughts and concerns out there knowing others are hearing them.

Btw, like the new site man! Great work!

 

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