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i-and-i
@i-and-i
03/28/17 12:12:54PM
27 posts

When/how to moisturize dreads?


Dread Maintenance

Greetings!

So I just came up on my one year dreadiversary (or one year of free-dome, as I like to call it) and I haven't done anything to moisturize my dreads or scalp yet, out of fear it would be detrimental to the dreading process. I've noticed over the winter, though, that my scalp and dreads were getting really dry from the cold weather. so, I think now is a good time to start, but I want to make sure I know what I'm doing before I jump in.
So here's the little bits of info I've found so far:
One naturalist "loctitian" on YouTube (yanniethelocologist) whom I've learned to put a little trust with, recommended a mixture of vitamin E oil and rose water in an applicator bottle, applied solely to the scalp. She also recommends this method for application of any other essential oils, and always reiterates SCALP ONLY

Another you tuber (I know, terrible place for info :P) named zayloc23 said that he uses 100% coconut oil after he washes to replenish the oils removed. He applies it to the scalp and runs a little bit over the length of his dreads. I have a wonderful sage-infused coconut oil that a local indigenous grandmother made for me id love to use, but something about coconut oil worries me about build up, so I've decided to hold off until I discussed this with the community here.

This is about as far as I've gotten, and I have no idea what's correct/incorrect about it as I haven't tried it yet. whats your opinion/experience as far as moisturizing, and what works best for you?

Blessings, dreadlocks family!
i-and-i
@i-and-i
03/13/17 11:48:37AM
27 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
27 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
27 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
27 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
27 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
27 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
27 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
27 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
27 posts

Mystery "Dread Balls"


General Questions

Awesome, thanks everyone!! Happy

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