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@i-and-i
03/13/17 11:48:37AM
26 posts

Listerine for cleaning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

ok, thanks for the heads up! Apply only to the scalp like the other one too, right? Or run it over the dreads?

i-and-i
@i-and-i
03/13/17 10:57:20AM
26 posts

Listerine for cleaning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

Liquid! Half my dreads are still pretty soft and loose, so I decided to wait till they mature a bit more to try the bar soaps.

Ill give it a try and let you guys know my opinions in another thread!

i-and-i
@i-and-i
03/13/17 02:16:52AM
26 posts

Listerine for cleaning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

So I have the super deep clean charcoal shampoo on order, should be here in the morning! Do I use it like I use the locking up liquid, or is it more of a "squeeze in and let sit for a while" like the rot knot?

i-and-i
@i-and-i
03/05/17 10:42:34PM
26 posts

Listerine for cleaning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

Oh awesome! I've heard you reference a deep clean shampoo you were trying through Vickie, I just assumed it was a dropped project. So glad to hear it's available, I'll order some the next time it's time for a deep clean!

i-and-i
@i-and-i
03/03/17 02:58:20PM
26 posts

Listerine for cleaning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

No I understand the baking soda acv fear of weakening hair, but I have been using it once every 2 months as a residue removal/deep cleanse. Is there something else I should be using for this deep cleanse instead?

i-and-i
@i-and-i
03/03/17 11:12:24AM
26 posts

Listerine for cleaning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

I'll add that so far, this is all THEORHETICAL INFORMATION!!! Please, no one start listerine cleaning there hair on a daily basis until we know a little more, I just figured this would be a good place to discuss how valid it might be as an option

i-and-i
@i-and-i
03/03/17 11:09:41AM
26 posts

Listerine for cleaning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

That's kind of what I was thinking, sounds bizarre right? Definitely not a "100 percent natural" route, but after hearing people swear by it for mold I had to investigate a bit more  

but here's the active constituents: active ingredients listed on Listerine bottles are essential oils which are menthol (mint) 0.042%, thymol (thyme) 0.064%, methyl salicylate (wintergreen) 0.06%, and eucalyptol (eucalyptus) 0.092%.[14] In combination all have an antiseptic effect and there is some thought that methyl salicylate may have an anti inflammatory effect as well.[15] Ethanol, which is toxic to bacteria at concentrations of 40%, is present in concentrations of 21.6% in the flavored product and 26.9% in the original gold Listerine Antiseptic.[16] At this concentration, the ethanol serves to dissolve the active ingredients.[citation needed]

So, assuming this does work on mold as well as people claim, I assume a more plausible and powerful option would be these essential oils mixed in 100 proof vodka, or the like. Perhaps even just adding them to the standard baking soda soak every other month instead of relying solely on tea tree will help in prevention/removal of mold. 

i-and-i
@i-and-i
03/03/17 12:53:05AM
26 posts

Listerine for cleaning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

Blessings everyone!

I was looking at some different ways people have been deep cleaning there hair, and I came across a rather interesting technique for getting rid of mold and other oddities. Someone claimed they used a 1 hour listening soak in 2 parts listerine, one part water, with the "original listerine" that's orange and it worked great on the mold, helped with dandruff and left there hair feeling "incredibly soft". Has anyone else ever heard of this/tried it? I use rot knot currently when mold becomes an issue, but its always great to have a back up plan, and who doesn't love a new way to deep clean??

If anyone has any personal accounts, I'd love to hear it before I try this myself! Otherwise I'll probably give this a go my next deep clean and post my thoughts.

Peace and love, friends!
i-and-i
@i-and-i
11/13/16 07:43:37PM
26 posts

Mystery "Dread Balls"


General Questions

Awesome, thanks everyone!! Happy

i-and-i
@i-and-i
11/08/16 08:50:03PM
26 posts

Estimated Freeform Timeline (curly hair)


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Update: 8 months

ok, so i'm coming up on the 8 month mark, 2 months using vicki's liquid shampoo, and my dreads are progressing SO MUCH FASTER then before i used it! I figured it would be best to post an update with pictures since they're picking up speed.

these pictures are spread out over the last 2 months, the better quality ones are from today. i put them half up to show the immense progress the back and sides have made, the main area that isnt dreaded is on top and in my bangs.

i separate by pulling hairs out of the wrong dread their in, instead of ripping, so its taking a while for all the little hairs to settle and cease. I also had to undread a significant section from a larger dread that had congo'd because it was pulling wrong, and I don't want to deal with it later on. theirs a picture of the undreaded section and the congo it came from in the mix. i've done this in a total of 3 places that were just too awkwardly connected.

i put a little bit of the magic locking gel on this undreaded section after. just to give it a little better chance of catching up to everything, but i've stopped using the gel since.

anyways, take care everyone! peace and love (:Photo Nov 08 4 51 37 PM.jpgPhoto Nov 08 4 51 43 PM.jpgPhoto Nov 08 4 54 24 PM.jpgPhoto Nov 08 4 54 37 PM.jpgPhoto Nov 08 4 55 23 PM.jpgPhoto Nov 08 4 55 47 PM.jpgPhoto Oct 01 9 15 19 AM.jpgPhoto Oct 01 9 28 06 AM.jpgPhoto Oct 09 10 16 19 AM.jpgPhoto Oct 13 2 36 09 PM.jpgPhoto Sep 01 7 14 21 PM.jpgPhoto Sep 23 6 27 07 AM.jpgPhoto Sep 24 12 25 53 PM.jpgPhoto Sep 25 9 27 08 AM.jpgPhoto Sep 25 9 27 22 AM.jpgPhoto Sep 25 9 27 35 AM.jpg

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