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dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
04/15/18 09:25:23AM
92 posts

Sleeping and showering


Dread Maintenance

some shampoos don't work well in combination with hard water. I figured that out myself with liquid Dr. Bronners. The most bars work ok, no matter how soft or hard the water is. I bet S.E. has an idea what to try in your case!

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
04/15/18 09:18:50AM
92 posts

Second Time Dreading


Introduce Yourself

Yes, BS and or ACV seems to severely weeken the hair, so it is not recommended any more. If somebody needs a deep clean there is a recommended product on vicky's page.

I was pretty impressed myself about fast progress and changes on the natty route. I only had to wait a while for my hair getting long enough, after that everything went really quick. I was a little afraid that the messy stage could last for years and break my patience, but it was not a big deal! Everything went a little easier than expected and i could enjoy every little changes almost after every wash.

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
04/15/18 09:08:41AM
92 posts

Size


General Questions

alter:

I feel like separating at this stage is keeping my hair from dreading in the front,top and sides. The back is doing amazing though. Should I keep away from separating the rest of my hair until some matting happens? It's been 3 months and no matting has happened at all.

the less you touch them, the better it ist. So separate only when really needed as you say when matting.

alter
@alter
04/15/18 07:35:29AM
24 posts

Size


General Questions

I feel like separating at this stage is keeping my hair from dreading in the front,top and sides. The back is doing amazing though. Should I keep away from separating the rest of my hair until some matting happens? It's been 3 months and no matting has happened at all.

Riley Napalm
@haazinumusic
04/15/18 04:03:57AM
25 posts

Second Time Dreading


Introduce Yourself

Thanks for the welcome! I typically was using Lush USA bar soaps as of most recently but had switched to the Equate brand of Castile liquid soap. Our hard water really made my hair feel gross on that specific liquid type.

If I recall correctly, I did use Vicki's Nag Champa liquid soap the first time I had dreads. I feel like it didn't lather the best, but I could be wrong. Either way, I'm not opposed to trying that soap again!

I see now that BS and ACV washes are being discouraged now? That has changed since I last used the forums. Keep in mind it's been a few years. Haha

I'm glad you've enjoyed letting them naturally form. I'm looking forward to the natural route because I don't feel like stressiover imperfections this time around. Before, I wanted the "perfect" look but really liked how they looked as time went on and the rip and twist loosened and some fell out. I've already got a few loops and an "S" shape and I need to separate every other day or so. It's off to a great start!
FemalePheromones
@femalepheromones
04/15/18 03:59:24AM
78 posts

Sleeping and showering


Dread Maintenance

To be fair the water is really hard in my area so that could have something to do with it.

Also, is it weird that my hair actually seems nicer the days that I only rinse with water and don't actually use shampoo?

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
04/15/18 03:44:35AM
92 posts

Second Time Dreading


Introduce Yourself

Hey Riley! I did the same thing. Like 5 years ago i went for twist 'n rip and was not too happy about the sections i did pick for my locks, so i quit after like 7 or 8 month. I'm on the natural route now for a little over 2 years and very happy that i went that route this time.

I also wash with bars since day 1, but Vicky has a liquid version too and that would be even better to use in the beginnig. I believe there is seasalt inside for a faster progress. But there is nothing wrong using the bars!

Yeah, and it's nice to be back as a part of this great community on here!

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
04/15/18 03:31:18AM
92 posts

Sleeping and showering


Dread Maintenance

This white stuff can be dead skin. I had that after i did a baking soda wash in the past, because it is so harsh. Maybe try to massage the

skalp a little longer during your next wash and also rinse a little longer, in order to get everything out? I would guess if your skin in too dry, it would start to itch.

Riley Napalm
@haazinumusic
04/15/18 03:22:41AM
25 posts

Second Time Dreading


Introduce Yourself

Hey everyone. I had been a member here once before and had my first dreads for a year and a month or so. I had to cut them for a job and now I want to look know up again since I've left that job. The last time they were done with the rip and twist method, but this time I'm allowing them to just do their thing and form at their own pace. I should probably go ahead and mention that I have never and will never use wax. I ordered a bar of soap from Vicki the other day and fired up my account once more. I'd say I've stopped brushing around March 15th of this year.

It's good to be back on this road and I'm looking forward to the halakha, the journey. 

-Shalom

Riley

FemalePheromones
@femalepheromones
04/14/18 01:24:49PM
78 posts

Sleeping and showering


Dread Maintenance

It's never itchy but when I look close up in a mirror I can just see a lot of whitish specks.

Might give the essential oils a go.
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