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greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/15/11 11:13:12AM
17 posts

An Intro and a Question...


Introduce Yourself

Wow, thanks for the responses guys!

I'll get started soon then. Like I said, I'm new so let me see if I got this straight:

get some non residue shampoo.

wash once a week or so(?).

Am I missing anything? I do have thin, soft, pretty wavy, very oily (as in I can wash it at let's say 6 o'clock p.m., go to bed later that night and wake up with it pretty greasy) hair.Will this take awhile to begin dreading? Be honest, I won't get discouraged I promise!

By the way, thanks for the advice!

greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/15/11 10:56:53AM
17 posts

An Intro and a Question...


Introduce Yourself

Start now?? I was thinking it would make more sense to grow it out. I've heard people have had a hard time when it's short (I'm completely inexperienced myself, so I'm just regurgitating what I've read). But if it's best to start now then right on! I was thinking I was going to have to wait those 8-9 months.

greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/15/11 08:21:47AM
17 posts

An Intro and a Question...


Introduce Yourself

Hey all! Came across this site not too long ago and decided to join because of all the greatness.

I've wanted dreads for awhile and used to have long hair (pass my shoulders), but then decided to cut it off - I'm regretting that now. I kept it short for awhile, but now have decided to grow it back out and begin dreading. So here I am.

I have a question though. When I grew my hair out last time, I would trim it up every so often to keep it looking nice. This time, however, with the intent to dread so length is more important (right?). So do I ever need to get it trimmed? It's maybe 3.5/4 inches long now and I'll grow it out for another 8-9 months or so before I begin. Just curious if I can save money by skipping out at the barber.

Hope to see you all around the site!

PS - love the pictures here, truly inspiring!


updated by @greenblayza: 01/13/15 09:10:03PM
greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/19/11 06:57:06AM
17 posts

i'm starting my natural dreads :) any recommendations for what to use to wash my hair?


Dread Maintenance

What happens if you have hard water?

soaring eagle said:

dr bronners dilutes=d 12-1 or in our shops mayleees gardens or baking soda and acv recipe

unless u got hard water

greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/27/11 09:46:03PM
17 posts

experience with very thin hair


Dreading Methods

Celeste -

Just wondering how you used the dish soap. Did you bubble it up in your hands and actually scrub it in or just wipe it over the top? I guess I'm wondering bc I would think that scrubbing the hair would take out any dreading.

I haven't started it yet and I'm thinking that when my hair begins to dread I could just wipe each dread down with the soap, but how did you get it to dread if you were washing everyday?

Thanks!


Celeste said:

Ya you should try it!!! I'm sure you can use any type of dish soap, I think it's all residue free, that's just what I wash my dishes with so I used that kind!!! Haha rub it in your hands to get it a little bubbly, than wash your hair, it takes a good rinse to get it all out though. And a little goes a long way, especially if you have short hair!! Good luck, let me know how it turns out!!! ;)
greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/22/11 08:00:57PM
17 posts

experience with very thin hair


Dreading Methods

Wow, I think I'm going to give that a shot! I've got very oily hair as well. I've only been using the BS mix for a few washes now and it seems to be helping a little - it might be too early to tell though. I mainly link it's less oily because I never touch it.

Now, to see if Korea has green palmolive, haha..


updated by @greenblayza: 07/13/15 12:34:07PM
greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/22/11 03:20:41AM
17 posts

experience with very thin hair


Dreading Methods

Celeste,

Did you only use dish soap? And you literally washed every day? How long did they take? And what kind of dish soap?

Haha, sorry for the string questions, but I'm curious because your dreads look awesome!

Celeste said:

Before I started my dreads my ponytail was as big around as my middle finger!!!! Now i can't even get my thumb & middle finger around my ponytail!!! I just started washing everyday with dish soap and they started sectioning themselves, and started getting my first dread about 3 or 4 weeks later and then they just took off on their own. They are now 16 months old and I LOVE THEM!!!!! Good luck!!!
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