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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 01:39:15PM
293 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

Ok, yes sadly I have confirmed it, I have some oil built up in at least part of one of my dreads....is ACV the only means to get it out, or could I use hot water?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 12:53:07PM
293 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

Shoot it appears I have excess coconut oil in my dreads, to get it out, could I just soak my head in hot water or do I need to use ACV to get it out?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 12:07:10PM
293 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I ended up using coconut oil, and sadly also ended up using more than 6 drops (maybe about 12, or maybe a little more, it's kinda hard to tell since the eye dropper I was using had the oil come out quick). Since I had to fill up nearly the whole of the bucket I was using....but oddly enough after washing it throughout my dreads my roots don't seem to be overly conditioned. Additionally, I did the soak for longer than only a few minutes....at the time the water I had was clear, by the end it seemed to be a yellowish color....was that from something that was washed out of my hair or from the oil I put in? Additionally, they don't seem to lost any tightness....in spite of this attempt the hard spots don't seem to have changed much, but it may just be that it could take more than one soak to fix these spots, obviously...so would it be useful to even try this soak again another time? If so would it be like once a month type thing or sooner than that?


updated by @Raven's Light: 02/02/17 12:15:23PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/02/17 12:16:12AM
293 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

So, an ACV rinse maybe worth a try then? ( I am sort of already feeling like my hair needs moisture anyway....with the way my loose hair has been I am feeling like getting my hair at least wet feels like a good idea....but I'm going to think on that and decide tomorrow, at the very least I'll probably get it wet)


updated by @Raven's Light: 02/02/17 12:19:33AM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/01/17 10:55:31PM
293 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I'm not entirely sure it was interlocked, as I haven't interlocked my dreads since they were like 6-7 months old - which was now almost like 3 years and 8 months ago, as my hair will be 4 years old in May (although there was one dread that was partially interlocked maybe about when they were still young, but it wasn't done fully nor was that ever repeated after that, so I kind doubt that was the case....and I don't even remember which one it was). So if it is reisdue, ACV, although not a great solution to my problem, is literally the easiest thing for me to use, because I already have it, and can just do a soak....

That spot may also be the spot that I thought was a weak spot that I found on my dreads when they were being maintained....if it is from the interlocking in the past is there any way to fix that spot?

So really I'm wondering should I do an ACV soak or is there some way to fix the spot if it was caused by past interlocking?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/01/17 10:40:08PM
293 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I have only ever really sprayed it on the roots of my dreads, so I'm not entirely sure if it is the sea salt, as the spot has been on that dread for a long time, it was actually the same spot I had posted a picture of a while back, asking what the cause of it could be. The hard spot (I think it may only be one, I'm not completely sure, though), is on the body of the dread, not near the roots, so avoiding the roots isn't really a problem.

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/01/17 10:25:21PM
293 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I use sea salt about once a week, I am wondering if it is residue build up from the bar soap I used that was a little overly conditioning, that is pretty much the only residue I can think of being in my hair. I have been leaning more toward thinking it is from residue from that soap, so is it more likely build up or is it possibly from my weekly sea salt sprays? Would ACV be a good remedy for this problem or is there a better way to solve it?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
02/01/17 09:56:39PM
293 posts

Treatment for hard spots


Dread Maintenance

I have a few dreads that seem to have a few spot that could be called hard, as they don't react much when I try to squeeze them, in fact, they don't really move much when I do just that. What is a good way to treat those? Would an ACV rinse do the job of loosening them up or is their better method? (I'm still unsure if I should be doing any kind of conditioning, as my roots are still recovering from having used an overly conditioning soap for a little too long)

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
01/31/17 10:22:32PM
293 posts

To Congo Or Not To Congo


General Questions

I have been having this urge for a long time now, I have been kicking around the idea off and on, about just letting my dreads literally do their own thing, what I mean is congo up as they want to...ya know, releasing myself from all attachment of the physical, that sort of thing (well even more so than my dreads have done so already)....but I'm still unsure, cause if they get REALLY big, they will be harder to manage...and once they combine, I'm stuck with the size they've become....so anyone have any thoughts, advice or ideas on this situation?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
01/29/17 11:16:15PM
293 posts

Question on Sea Salt?: Sprays vs Soaks


Dread Maintenance

Ok, I will keep that in mind. Thanks!

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