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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/08/16 11:36:34AM
229 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
229 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 

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@Raven's Light
12/08/16 10:02:25AM
229 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
229 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
229 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


Introduce Yourself

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
229 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. 

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@Raven's Light
12/05/16 10:57:15PM
229 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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@Raven's Light
12/04/16 10:24:18PM
229 posts

Petition to get Soaring Eagle to Write a Book


dreadlockssite appreciation

I think a book, podcast, and or a re-design and uniformizations for the site are all great ideas to help get these useful tips out there, cause I think all people who want dreads need this information.

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@Raven's Light
12/04/16 09:12:56PM
229 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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Is it normal to get frizzy patches of loose hair even in winter? I have been through a few winters with my dreadlocks, and this is the first time I have had noticeable parts of it look pretty frizzy, as it does in the summer. I am wondering if it could be due to certain types of heaters I am around....and I included a photo of the frizz, plus it highlights my current progress on my beard (at least I hope that can be seen, the lighting was a problem, as the sides of my beard are not too thick yet). 


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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/25/16 01:53:31PM
229 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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The loose hair is slowly becoming new dreads on its own which I am jazzed about, except they are combining into existing dreads so I am losing many of them, but that's just the way it goes. Sadly I forgot to/wasn't able to do a sea salt spray yesterday when I washed my hair. Oh well, I will just do it next week when I wash my hair again.

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