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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
01/22/17 08:25:04PM
296 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


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I have tried to wear my hair in different partings to help with my gap, but it often falls naturally split down the middle as it often has....but I do see good progress on the gap today....I am wondering based on this photo, and probably weekly sea salt sprays how long it will take to seal up for good? And how best can I keep it sealed?

The attached photo is hopefully clear enough to show proof, if not let me know I can put up a different version of this photo.


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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
01/18/17 12:53:36PM
296 posts

Ways To Remove Lint


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Is there a way to remove lint from dreads, outside of using the charcoal deep cleanse? I am wondering if doing ACV would even work to remove lint from dreads or if there is some other type of soak I could do to get rid of the lint I have had trapped in my dreads for some time....although I'm sure even when I get this amount out more may come up to take its place.

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
01/18/17 11:57:13AM
296 posts

Comparing Shampoos, Looking for Advice.


Dread Maintenance

Ok, what is the best way to contact her? I am assuming I would just send her an email through the 'contact us' link on her website?

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
01/18/17 10:27:54AM
296 posts

Comparing Shampoos, Looking for Advice.


Dread Maintenance

So just to clarify, it MIGHT be ok to buy a bottle and use the tea tree shampoo again, but it is most likely better to not use it long term, correct?  I haven't actually had an issue with the skin issue it mentioned on that blog? Although I mean leaning more toward just going with dr bronners in some form. 

 I'm still wondering if the bronners bars would be better than the liquid.... I am wondering if maybe if I'll just have to bite the bullet and buy a bar when I'm out of the liquid to test it out. Although I live in an area that is supposed to be hard water, I haven't had much of an issue with getting these shampoos out of my dreads.....but as it stands now the only soap saver bag I have has a bar in it. So I have a while to go (thankfully I have most of a bottle of bronners liquid left). 

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@Raven's Light
01/17/17 11:18:42PM
296 posts

Comparing Shampoos, Looking for Advice.


Dread Maintenance

Ok, Thanks for the explanation.  :)  . So the tea tree one (shampoo 1) seems like it'll be safer than shampoo 2, Bronners seems to the obvious best choice, but I am wondering if the first shampoo would be ok to use maybe once in a while or if it is best avoided?

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@Raven's Light
01/17/17 10:26:24PM
296 posts

Comparing Shampoos, Looking for Advice.


Dread Maintenance

Good to know the tea tree one is at least somewhat safe, and thus a viaable option.  Which ingredients would I need to investigate in the tea tree one? What do you mean by "superfatted"? I have used it a for washing before this. (still have some left, and I have been alternating between that shampoo and dr bronners...) I'm just wondering if it'd be a little better than the bronners bars.  


updated by @Raven's Light: 01/17/17 10:32:34PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
01/17/17 10:00:21PM
296 posts

Comparing Shampoos, Looking for Advice.


Dread Maintenance

Hi I have a question about two different shampoos I have come accross, for refrence, both are sold at the same place, Trader Joe's here in the United States. One of them is their Tea Tree Liquid Shampoo, which contains:  water, tea tree oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, rosemary oil, nettle oil, thyme oil, birch leaf oil, chamomile, clary, lavender, coltsfoot leaf, yarrow oil, mallow, horsetail oil, soybean protein, coconut derived c12-14 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, tocopherol (vitamin E), trace minerals, citric acid (corn), sodium hydroxymethyglycinate, sea salt, grapefruit seed. No laurel/laureth sulfates (ingreditnsgotten from Amazon, since they were a little hard to find otherwise)

They also sell a shampoo called Nourish Spa Shampoo, which contains: Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sea Salt, (t make this list more readable I have omitted most of the technical names they list for the organic oil extracts: Argon oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Orange Fruit extract, lemongrass extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Leaf extract, Willow Bark Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Soybean Seed extract, Lavender flower extract, Grapefruit seed Extract, Vitamin E, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanal, Potassuim Sorbate, Fragrance. 

I am wondering which one is better for dreads? I have used the first one before and liked it, so I"m mainly wondering abut the second one.

both come in roughly 16 oz bottles I think the Nourish Spa one is cheaper...but I wanted to be sure it was ok for dreads before I got a bottle of it.

I also wondering if the Tea Tree Shampoo would be better than the dr. Bronners bar soaps, or even the liquid one?

Any input would be helpful...

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
01/15/17 10:05:03PM
296 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


Member Journals and Timelines

My attached photo from the prior entry didn't seem to post.
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@Raven's Light
01/15/17 09:48:28PM
296 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


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Wow, I am amazed a what a difference a week has made! I have been wearing my hair parted differently, and sometimes tied back in the parting to one side or the other. I am wondering if maybe it won't actually take 3 months for the parting to fix itself, even if I only part it differently for 8 hours a day (just for work). It seems to be helping. I hope my relaxation of separating (although I just did so today, but didn't find any that really needed it) helps too.
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@Raven's Light
01/11/17 06:32:18PM
296 posts

Question about Dr. Bronners


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Preface: I had posted this question in the forum section about dread products, but I decided to delete that entry and post it here since it seems like this section makes more sense, if not let me know.

I have a question that relates to dr. bronners, which is better the liquid or the bar? I mean I found a place to buy both the bar and the liquid. (My work sells them), I know the liquid might last longer, but I'm wondering if the bars may actually end up being a more worthwhile buy, the liquid or the bar? I know some of you have used both the bars and the liquid so I would love some input as to which one is better in terms of residue and rinsing out and any other impressions you have about it. I'm just looking to get opinions and or information, so I'll know for my next time which is better to buy.

I also have an additional question: would it be better to go with a shampoo like dr bronners or to use something like the tea tree shampoo from Trader Joe's? Cause I have access to both shampoos, but I'm just wondering would it be better to dilute that one too or just use it straight? (I am wondering if it would actually end up being cheaper to go with dr bronners over this shampoo, since in either form you of have  to stretch dr bronners to even work with it). 

Thanks in advance!


updated by @Raven's Light: 01/11/17 11:21:06PM
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