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Frankster
@Frankster
07/15/16 08:34:59AM
30 posts

washing


Dread Maintenance

wheresmylocks:

My water is soft so think I'm going to use

bronners. I seen that here is Dr bronners hair

Rinse and also bronners castle soap. Which one do you use?

You can use the castile soap. The ratio for deluting it with water is 1:18 i think.

Frankster
@Frankster
07/14/16 03:35:18AM
30 posts

washing


Dread Maintenance

You can try Dr Bronners liquid soap. Depends on the type of water you have (hard or soft) if it works or not. Bronners only works with soft water! You can try to wash only with water, but i wouldnot suggest that. At the mMoment i wash with White soap from Marseille. You should be able to get this too in the uk. 

Frankster
@Frankster
07/13/16 03:07:52AM
30 posts

A new start


Introduce Yourself

Welcome Joseph, you're on the right track!

Frankster
@Frankster
07/13/16 03:01:15AM
30 posts

Hello from England! well it said introduce yourself Im Paul!


Introduce Yourself

Hi Paul! Nice that you have found this site and that you have decided to go natural! I have also tried out different methods before, but going natural is the best and easiest! Your curly hair looks perfect for dreading up fast, lets do this!

Cheers from Germany!


updated by @Frankster: 07/13/16 03:02:04AM
Frankster
@Frankster
07/06/16 05:26:26PM
30 posts

Dreads unraveling!? Super frizzy


General Questions

Well, you have definitely some wax in your hair, because you went to the salon for almost a year and wax should be removed completely.

Seperation of strands that want to congo together is part of the process. Maybe separate your hair when it's wet? Separate from the root up, with a finger between two strands and pulling the finger up gently

Frankster
@Frankster
07/06/16 01:49:52PM
30 posts

Dreads unraveling!? Super frizzy


General Questions

In my opinion you need to get the wax out of your hair first, because it prevents from dreading. The frizz is actually good because then the hair can create knots. Don't twist or retwist your hair again, that will cause damage and probably the thinning you describe.

On this forum is a lot information how to grow healthy dreadlocks, you can read how to get rid of the wax and what is good or bad for the hair. I have learned a lot througt here and i just wash my hair and leave it alone, that is all you need to get locks, no studio, no maintainance, no products, just time.

Good luck on your journey!

Frankster
@Frankster
07/04/16 04:12:07AM
30 posts

Will this hair ever dread? Feeling frustrated


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Hey!

I think everything is fine, you are doing nothing wrong! Everybody has different hair, so everybody's journey is different. You just have to take it as it comes... I am at 6 month of going natural, and most of the people don't realize that i am dreading my hair, they think i have very thick and curly hair, that's it. If i would expect them to notice what's going on, it would be pure frustration, but i don't expect anything. At my 6 month mark something different is going on, some hair feels more like a dread than it was before, but still everything is going very very slow...

Maybe it will help you to lower your expectations? There will be time with not much visible changes and there will be time with more visible changes and you cannot do much except being patient, maybe try to not wait for something to happen, just let it happen whenever it will.

All the best for your journey!

Frankster
@Frankster
06/16/16 02:47:39PM
30 posts

African Black Soap


Dread Maintenance

I have read good things about African Black Soap. On a german Dread Page a lot of people using it as a dread shampoo and it seem to work good, at least for them! I want to try it out, too in the near future. I can give you a note about how it works out on my baby dreads (6 month old)...

btw Aleppo Soap should also work good (100% Olive Oil)


updated by @Frankster: 06/16/16 02:56:56PM
Frankster
@Frankster
06/06/16 03:10:48AM
30 posts

Thinking about shaving my head


General Talk

Yes, i know this depressed feeling,too when i cut my long hair off while i was confused because my girlfriend had left me. But the difference is doing it

for a good reason and thoughtful or doing it out of a mood or a bad mind state... 

Frankster
@Frankster
06/05/16 04:38:10PM
30 posts

Thinking about shaving my head


General Talk

Hey Acidburn!

This is my 3rd or 4th try to grow dreads over the past 15 years maybe. I tried backcombing, twist and rip before, this time all natural. Before, i was out for a certain look and my self esteem wasn't very high and i was'nt shure if i do the right thing. This time it is different. I don't really care as much, because i believe it will turn out in a way i feel comfortable with. So in my case i feel that now its the moment to go for it because i feel mentally strong and i am free of a lot of self doubts, which was'nt close like this in the trys before...

So maybe you have started your set in a time which was not that perfect to go for it? I hope you pick the right descision for you and the situation you are in, and i also hope you don't need as many trys i have needed (the longest was like 12 month). Did you talk to your wife about your thoughts? Maybe she should get involved and support you in your descision? You have been patient for almost 3 years and that is a long time. If you would shave your head cleannow, it will take like another year or so to get the length back for locking. But on the other hand, time is not everything... What is 1 year comparend to decades of having a good time with locs?!

It would be sad if you would lose your passion for dreads because of another waiting period,but maybe its helpful to start all over... I hope everything will turn out positive for you, no matter what you do in the future! Jah bless!

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