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AlienEmotion
@AlienEmotion
09/12/16 03:45:32PM
25 posts

Some more technical questions about washing


Dread Maintenance

Thx this idea about quadrants seems good and helpful, I'll try it out next time when washing.

Actually I use Vicki's dread shampoo, I've been using it for a bit over a week now, but I have really hard water and it's not producing much foam like I said. But ok you said much foam is not desirable anyway.

Ok if I understood correctly you recommend just washing and rinsing many times, it's nothing wrong if I do it up to 4 5 times and use smaller ammount of shampoo on each section of my head.

Do I have to rinse after I wash each section or can I just leave it in and then just thoroughly rinse once after I'm done?

When I rinse should I also use my fingers like when washing or should I just pour water on my head and let it rinse out?

AlienEmotion
@AlienEmotion
09/12/16 02:01:02PM
25 posts

Some more technical questions about washing


Dread Maintenance

Ok I'm now about a month and a half into the process and everything is going well. I've bought some DR shampoos and I really like them, however I still have some questions about washing. 

When I wash I rub the scalp like said many times and I try to mess with the hair as little as possible. But I have some issues with shampoo distribution. I usually just squeeze a fairly big ammount on my palm, then put it on my head and start rubbing. But what happens is shampoo just stays in that one place on my head, it doesn't produce a lot of foam and I have troubles distributing it across the entire scalp. I usually rinse and repeat the process but still I manage to achieve best results in maybe 2 places on my head and I feel like I haven't properly washed other areas.

Once the shampoo is on my head I try not to distribute it too agressively because my dreads are in a very early stages. I thought perhaps applying a more liberal ammount would help, then rub my palms to produce some foam and then perhaps add more gradually as I'm washing. Also should I continue with a rinse and repeat process and wash it 2 times or should it just try to wash the best I can and do it only once?

Edit: I forgot too mention that I'm washing twice a week. At first I wanted to do it only once, but my scalp starts itching after cca. 3 days so I think washing 2x a week is best for me.

Edit2: I noticed that my dandruff has dissapeared since I started using Vicki's dread shampoo, very satisifed!

Thx.


updated by @AlienEmotion: 09/28/16 10:20:30PM
AlienEmotion
@AlienEmotion
08/18/16 11:27:19AM
25 posts

Blunted tips...


Help! Save My Dreads

Damn I'd love to have blunt tips, I just naturally have very curly and loose tips. I guess to each his own, but I just wanted to say I wouldn't compain if I was you, hope that helps Happy


updated by @AlienEmotion: 08/18/16 11:27:41AM
AlienEmotion
@AlienEmotion
08/18/16 11:20:48AM
25 posts

3rd times a charm


Introduce Yourself

When would you recommend a first separation? I'm cca. a month into natural and I'm starting to fear a little bit (not really tho) that I could get some big stuff at the back of my head (in the front everything is just ideal for now). I do have a very unproportional cut because before just letting my hair go I used to have a pretty extreme undercut (fade) type of haircut. Then I just let all of my hair grow naturally cca a year ago. But as a result I now have a lot of shorter hair (dreads) under my longer hair (dreads). When I tie my hair with a hairband my curly locks stick in all random directions on the sides of my head.

AlienEmotion
@AlienEmotion
08/15/16 05:50:04AM
25 posts

Super happy with my progress since the shampoo change


Dread Maintenance

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

its normally only 1 in every 1000 addresses that paypal doesn't have in a database or something that causes it

the site has an "send additional data to paypal' option that if its shut off is supposed top fix that..but it doesnt

the issues with paypal, and only affects certain addresses

some in usa as well

theres ..what 4 or 5 billion addresses in the world?

most people who encountered that used a neighbors address and it worked

if not simply message her and she will create a paypal invopice instead which bypasses the sites integration to pypal

Ok thanks I've messaged her yesterday, I believe this will get resolved soon :)

AlienEmotion
@AlienEmotion
08/14/16 12:36:31PM
25 posts

Help with smooth silky hair


Dread Products

aussie:

Ok I will check my water. I still don't see how the wool rubbing will erase progress though

It's completely logical if you take a minute to think about it. I'm no expert whatsoever but there's golden rule with dreads and also a reason why "neglect" method is considered the best. If you leave you hair alone as much as possible and only in that scenario will your hair get locked the best and those natural locks last the longest. It's impossible to artificially force hair to do anything other than cutting it off or dying it, everything else will wear off over time, well those 2 effects included. But if you're leaving it be, then you basically give your hair time and place to figure out which hair does it want to connect with and eventually locks form. If you're rubbing with wool or anything else, you're doing something unnatural, plus you're also rubbing already dreaded hair, causing it to leave it's original place and falling out eventually. Perhaps african hair can be an exception from this rule, some (black) people claim that rubbing helps them form dreads, but I suppose this is only true with very short african dreads.

Sry man I really don't mean to be rude of anything, but some of your replies in this topic seems to be just a bit...a tiny bit ignorant to me.


updated by @AlienEmotion: 08/14/16 12:41:43PM
AlienEmotion
@AlienEmotion
08/14/16 12:19:22PM
25 posts

A day with the ocean


General Talk

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

yea i tell ppl if they are going to use sea salt use it about as often as the average person gets to the beach..which typically isn't very often

This leads me to a question how often exactly would you recommend using a sea salt spray if one decides to use it?

AlienEmotion
@AlienEmotion
08/14/16 11:59:49AM
25 posts

Super happy with my progress since the shampoo change


Dread Maintenance

Ok another question: Is there any possible way to avoid large areas of undreaded hair on top of the head near the roots? I suppose nearly everyone who's been dreading naturally is encountering this "issue"? Not that I be loosing sleep over it, I'm just asking. I'm washing my head under @SoaringEagle's reccomendation to only focus on the scalp with fingertips. My dreads are generally forming pretty nice on lower sections, but near the scalp my hair is mostly undreaded atm.

And another thing: I decided to pay more for shipping than products itselves, but still I made that decision and wanted to order a couple of your shampoos and sea salt sprays. Just to find out to be impossible, it doesn't let me through on checkout, Paypal doesn't detect a country switch, I've checked it multiple times but it still just remains on US, as a result billing adresses don't match and I'm unable to order anything from your site. I've also sent an email with a built-in website option. I doubt any international costumers are able to order anything in current state, I never had any of those issues before and I've been ordering plenty stuff from US in the past. So just letting you know so you can fix those problems as soon as possible!

I want to spend money but currently I'm unable to. :S :)


updated by @AlienEmotion: 08/14/16 12:15:46PM
AlienEmotion
@AlienEmotion
08/02/16 05:12:39AM
25 posts

Super happy with my progress since the shampoo change


Dread Maintenance

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

blow drying can cause heat damage..if you use high heart without moving it around enough

so either use a lower heat, or as i do i blow in short quick bursts while moving it around quickly

i'll blow for a few  minutes and wait awhile between each time i use it

so theres no prolonged excessive heat

Yeah thought about same stuff myself, I'll just put it on lowest heat setting and circle around my head as quickly as possible. But if I'm not in a hurry, I'll still just air dry instead.

Thanks!

AlienEmotion
@AlienEmotion
08/02/16 05:05:26AM
25 posts

Another one


Introduce Yourself

erik5166:

Looking good! And I hear you on the Jesus-hair thing, I like that look too haha. Yours is much closer to it than mine, but we all have our unique personality. Keep up the good work!


bencee:

Wow, your hair looks great! I have a similar approach, not sure if "real dreads" (thick and clumpy) is even my goal. It's just about peace and freedom. Whatever is natural is the way your hair wants to express your unique perspective. Keep it up! Thanks for posting.

Thanks both! Yeah indeed I also don't have my "hair goals" exactly defined anymore. At first I thought I wanted to look like this or that person, but I've already left those images behind me in a couple of weeks. I love how my hair looks like at this very moment, I'm just letting it go don't mess with it nothing. I'll just do a bit of separating in case I start getting thicker knots anywhere in the future. And also starting to let my hair be like that it also seems that I now started to fully understand the wrongdoings of hair industry, salons, etc. Also stuff that I was doing in the past which was only weakening my hair and made it look unnatural. I also almost look weird at people with very thin, dyed, destroyed hair that I'm seeing on a daily basis (women especially since they usually have more hair potential than men). Not to really look down on then or anything, but I kinda feel sorry for their hair and their natural potential, which they waste and destroy. I am now starting to believe that letting your hair to grow naturally does indeed help your natural growth as a human being too. If that makes sense, thanks all for your compliments and I wish you all the best with your journey too!
updated by @AlienEmotion: 08/02/16 05:08:37AM
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