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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/09/16 07:57:05PM
222 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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I do have somewhat could be described as hard spots in my dreads, but I've always assumed they were due to the past interlocking. Could that be the cases or is it possible I should do some conditioning with an oil? If so how often should do these kinds of treatments, like every 3 months or something more spaced out (ie twice a year)?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/08/16 09:05:07PM
222 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


Introduce Yourself

Ok. So I assume coconut and argon are carrier oils and tea tree is an essential oil? How often is it reasonable to condition dreads (with oils such as coconut or argon oils), I haven't really felt like my hair needs much in the way of conditioning the last few months. I'm wondering what signs I should be looking for that indicate if I need to use an oil like argon or coconut?


updated by @Raven's Light: 12/08/16 10:31:59PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/08/16 08:36:32PM
222 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


Introduce Yourself

I what seems like a foolish question, but when are essential oils best to be used on your dreads? My hair has been doing alright so far this winter and the soap I am using seems to be fine at combating any kind of winter itchiness, so would I use oils only if it gets REALLY itchy or something like that, or are there other times to use oils like argon, coconut and tea tree? (those are all the oils I have at the moment)

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/08/16 11:36:34AM
222 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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Ended up using the beer soap, I hadn't washed my hair for about 8 days (today was day 8) so I washed about twice. 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/08/16 11:35:01AM
222 posts

Shampoo Questions


Dread Products

I know for me I used the bs wash every 1-2 months for maybe 2 years, having only stopped using it as of 5/22/16. There was a small period of maybe a month MAYBE 2 (actually I'm a tad unsure of how long it was, but it wasn't like 6 months)  that I did use it as my primary wash, but I learned my lesson quickly...I just hope I didn't do any permanent harm 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/08/16 10:02:25AM
222 posts

Shampoo Questions


Dread Products

I had learned on this site that the baking soda "shampoo" is no longer recommended by Soaring Eagle due to it weakening hair strength. 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/08/16 09:51:29AM
222 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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Today is my weekly dread washing day, and I am feeling a little indecisive about what to wash with, while my beer bar soap has been working out just fine I also have the liquid dr bronners soap I mixed up about a few months ago, and I am feeling drawn to use a liquid today, but I'm a little hesitant only because the beer soap has been working so well. I have another bar to replace the beer soap with, but at this rate, I wonder if I'm ever going to get to use the drbronners. This type of situation was why I had asked earlier about when/if someone should change up their shampoos. I mean I do sort of feel like I might wait on the bronners since the peppermint scent is good if my hair is super itchy

I may end up flipping a coin, haha. 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/07/16 10:14:58PM
222 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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No I just googled does water dry out your hair and I got a whole bunch of results about regular water drying hair out. I also was talking to a co-worker and they were saying that for African American hair washing more than once a month isn't good for their hair type. I sort of find that hard to believe, but if anyone can explain why that is accurate I would gladly like to know. 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/06/16 08:30:35AM
222 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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So I have heard this a few places online, and I'm not sure I believe it or not, but does water dry out your hair??? Seems illogical to me. I ask because n the past about 2 days I have used a very small amount of water on the roots of my hair, it helped the itch and seemed to help tame the gap a little bit(is this a bad thing to do?), but I still think I'm going to have to go back to using salt water sprays again. 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/05/16 10:57:15PM
222 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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This is true. I am thinking maybe I just need to go back to weekly sea salt sprayings again before I wash my hair. I have been forgetting to do that part of it these last few weeks, I just seem more intent on just getting my hair washed and the drying process over with that sea salt spraying slips my mind. My washing cycle may end up becoming a little more flexible than it used to be (which is obviously good, haha), as due to the winter I am thinking it is wisest to only wash my hair for the week on the days I have off so that it can dry properly.

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