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Raven's Light
@ravens-light
02/26/17 10:48:59PM
331 posts

Question on Parting Dreads


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I just realized that dr bronnersdoes have salt in it (at least the bars appear to, according to their website) does that mean it can help dreads tighten up without the need of sea salt sprays?

Raven's Light
@ravens-light
02/26/17 10:32:17PM
331 posts

Question on Parting Dreads


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I do think that. I'm more wondering how much longer I should consciously flip my hair over to the side before it is finally sealed.   On a side note,....I am sort of wondering if I can continue to use the tea tree shampoo I have been using? As I am finding it is a really nice way to both get sea salt in my hair (and out obviously) and it's a bit less work than having to spray it on and or mix up a spray. (it's the one from Trader Joe's...I mean I haven't really had any issues with irritation (unless I get it in my eyes, haha). Still up in the air if I'll stick with it or go with dr. Bronner's bars. (end of side note)


updated by @ravens-light: 02/26/17 10:34:13PM
Raven's Light
@ravens-light
02/26/17 08:17:01PM
331 posts

Question on Parting Dreads


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I figured I would make this a forum topic so that maybe other can benefit from this question.

I have a question on parting dreads, as I have said in other places on here my parting was done so that my dreads lay a certain way, and I was told on here to wear my hair in various ways for a few months to try and correct the 'gap' (as I call it) on my parting, for the most part, when I remember to flip my hair to various sides or back, I do wear it that way now when I remember to do so (which isn't 24/7, but more of when I actually remember to wear it that way...). I'm attaching a picture, with the general question of, how much longer would it possibly take to fix this? And now, as I write this looking at the photo, I realize that with the relaxed separating I do for them (as they really don't need much anymore at all), that helps too, so that it may get fixed soon.

I'm attaching a picture, with the general question of, how much longer would it possibly take to fix this? And now, as I write this looking at the photo, I realize that with the relaxed separating I do for them (as they really don't need much anymore at all), that helps too, so that it may get fixed soon.

Thanks for any and all advice!


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updated by @ravens-light: 02/26/17 08:40:24PM
Raven's Light
@ravens-light
02/22/17 06:11:46PM
331 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


Member Journals and Timelines

So I have been washing my hair with the tea tree tingle shampoo from Trader Joe's the last few weeks what follows is a current photo of the 'gap' on the top of my head. I haven't really had anything bad in terms of skin issues from using that shampoo, and actually as of the latest wash (which I had shampooed twice) my roots like really good, I do see some looping still happening with them. I know that's healthy, but I'm wondering when that is going to settle down. I'm hoping I'll be able to continue to use this product on my dreads as far as a liquid shampoo goes it has been good.

I do keep wondering how many washes it takes to know if a product is good for your dreads and not too prone to build up or not.   I may still switch over to the bronner's bars, time will tell. 


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Raven's Light
@ravens-light
02/21/17 11:11:12PM
331 posts

Liquid Soaps vs Bar Soap


Dread Products

Ok, I was hoping so, I guess I'll know better after I get done with the bronner's liquid if I'll want to use it or the bar soap....I mean the one downside I feel I have with the liquid is that it seems hard for me to know how much of it I'm using, which is sort of why I wish there was a way to use the bronners at a thicker consistency, but I know that 1:12 is the proper dilution ratio. With a bar soap, I can kind of tell how much is roughly used b how soapy my hands are.

Raven's Light
@ravens-light
02/21/17 10:55:51PM
331 posts

Liquid Soaps vs Bar Soap


Dread Products

I'm aware that the bars won't last nearly as long as the liquid, but if I were to use a soap saver bag could I at least get like maybe about 3 months if not longer out of a bar? 

I heard about the bars being ok in hard water as far as residue goes from another user on here I think it was Frankster who said it.

Raven's Light
@ravens-light
02/21/17 02:14:39PM
331 posts

Liquid Soaps vs Bar Soap


Dread Products

Which is better for mature dreads? And if so why?

Background: I ask this question because as I was looking around online aboutdr Bronner's bar soap, one of the other dreadlocks websites, that although it isn't anywhere as ethical as this one talked about dr Bronner's bar soap being better than the liquid for dreads due to it not having the same issues as the liquid as far as possible build up (although they were still against using that soap). 

I am highly considering switching from the dr Bronner's liquid to the bars after my liquid runs out, due to the possibility that it will not leave as much of a residue in my hair and also it will end up being a good deal cheaper and still last a long time, I just wanted to get all the information I can first. 

Raven's Light
@ravens-light
02/12/17 09:38:36PM
331 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


Member Journals and Timelines

3 years 9 months update (a day late). My gap overall seems like it'll seal up eventually, one of the photos shows that it seems like it has a longer way to go than even I realized it was like...hoping it will all turn out ok.  I am currently alternating between using the Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Dr. Bronners....the tea tree shampoo already has sea salt in it....would also using a sea salt spray in conjunction with that shampoo be too much salt? (I keep wondering if maybe I should stick with the tea tree shampoo for a while, but some of the ingredients have me second guessing that). Any input would be appreciated. 


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updated by @ravens-light: 02/12/17 09:46:19PM
Raven's Light
@ravens-light
02/07/17 10:22:45PM
331 posts

Effects Of Water Rinsing


Dread Maintenance

I have a question, for a long while now, I have been feeling like I may want to transition to shampooing only once a week, and rinsing my hair with just water another day (only done during the warmer months that is) - but I keep wondering if this would actually be helpful to my dreads, such as allowing my natural sebum to travel from my scalp into and down my dreads or if it would not really do anything beneficial for them at all, ie just do nothing but get my hair wet? 


updated by @ravens-light: 02/07/17 10:28:52PM
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