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Mons
@Mons
10/15/13 07:58:47PM
523 posts

hey everybody! Let's discuss...shampoo!!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Yes, they can be used in hard water. I believe they were designed for hard water use. I use mine as body soap too!

Nicole Schaefer said:

Thank you all for the responses. I think I will keep using bs/acv until/if I see negative side affects. Maybe I will set up a paypal too and order a bar, since I have heard such great things!! You can even use the bars in hard water correct?

Mons
@Mons
10/11/13 02:04:52PM
523 posts

Tight Bun Needed for Job


General Questions

When I pull my hair back in a bun, I hold it in a ponytail in my hands, wrap the hair around in sections to create the bun, then secure it with a stretched out ponytail elastic. It keeps my hair up in a 'respectable' way but isn't so tight that it makes my head hurt. With a lot of today's messy hair styles, no one would know the difference. You could even use a strip of cloth or some ribbon or something to stir it up a bit. Hope that's a tiny bit helpful.

Mons
@Mons
10/11/13 01:51:16PM
523 posts

we may have a huge problem


General Talk

I can't help financially unfortunately, but I could probably help with the links. I'm not very tech savvy, but once I learn something I'm a whiz at it. There is a very good chance that I'll be on strike, I'll most likely know by tonight. After that, besides picketing for a few hours a day, I'll have plenty of free time.

Mons
@Mons
10/11/13 10:31:38AM
523 posts

Is there anyone who's hair won't lock?


Dreading Methods

Ditto what Jules said! Each persons hair is different.

I've had dread for just over 2 years, I have a couple sections of loose hair that have just started knotting up over the last month. 2 years of long straight soft hair, it was really frustrating.

My oldest sons now ex-girlfriend, she quit brushing the last weekend of May this year (not even 5 months ago!) She's got a full head of natural dreadies that are just amazing. Granted, her hair is long and fairly curly.

Just a couple examples for you :)

Mons
@Mons
10/11/13 10:15:56AM
523 posts

hey everybody! Let's discuss...shampoo!!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Dreadlockshampoo.com bars last for a long time. You can order 3 and be set for months. Do you have a bank account at all? If you do, you can set up a free PayPal account and pay for it that way, no need for a debit card.

I've been using bs/acv off and on for just over 2 years, sometimes for months at a time. I've had no adverse effects that I can tell. My loose hair is still soft, my roots are happy and my dreads are dready. If you add a couple drops of jojoba oil to the mix, that can help keep hair from getting too brittle and it helps keep scalps happy.

Mons
@Mons
09/27/13 05:28:45PM
523 posts

contest hundreds of dollars in dreadlocks products and a tam


General Talk

Just to clarify...These posts must be made here or the new DLS, right? Not facebook or something? But you can share them on FB to get the word out about these sites?

Mons
@Mons
07/28/13 12:46:58PM
523 posts

Thinking of starting over


Help! Save My Dreads

Hey Myschyf, I just wanted to let you know, from someone who backcombed, they'll probably end up looking the same way. When I did mine, they were all nice and even. Then, probably from pulling my hair back for work, I ended up with knobby ends and weird half dreaded wispy ends. To be perfectly honest, I hate them. Even after almost 2 years! I'm keeping them that way, because I know eventually I will need to trim my hair a bit and they add character and individuality. It's a long, hard, frustrating road. I regret backcombing my hair, I really wish I would have let them free form. BUT what is done is done and for the most part I adore my dreads. I have thinner hair and a lot of thin dreadies. Over time, those knobby ends will kind of shrink, loose hair will get caught in them, and they'll smooth out. You won't be able to FEEL it, but when you look at what you think is a big old gnarly bumpy mess, it's actually nice and smooth and not so bad looking after all. I really do not recommend brushing out your natural dreads to switch to backcombed, it's just not worth it emotionally and physically. I've combed some of mine out when they were just 4 months old, it took hours and my shoulders hurt for days.

I'll tell ya something too, that I just thought of. I'm kinda not diggin my dreads right now. I'm in a bit of an effed up emotional place at the moment and I just don't like my hair much, even tho I love it if that makes much sense. Anyway, I get complimented daily on my dreads. I feel they look like absolute shit, but others love them. I'm not one to really care what others think of my right now, but it does help me get thru the day a bit when one of my customers says something 'Lookit you rockin those dreads, I LOVE it!' then go on their way. There ARE people out there thinking the same thing about your dreads, unfortunately all you're hearing is the shitheads saying yours don't look right. Those people can suck it!


updated by @Mons: 07/22/15 11:56:59AM
Mons
@Mons
07/19/13 12:35:51PM
523 posts

New dreads, need advice


General Questions

That is all part of the dreading JOURNEY. It's a journey for a reason, you travel, you learn, you grow. Dreads really don't happen over night. It takes time, patience, frustration, patience, time and patience. Backcombed and TnR dreads fall out. Read thru the dreaducation section of this site, Heed the advice and words of the people typing to you, we've been there, we've done it, we really do understand and know what we're talking about. It takes TIME for dreads to form. Some will fall out, some will knot right up. The important thing is to educate yourself about that process so you don't freak out, re-back comb or re-twist and do long term damage to your hair and scalp. Let them be, let them grow, let them become dreads on their terms. The more you try to force, the more they will rebel and misbehave. A lot like a teenaged boy.

Mons
@Mons
07/19/13 01:35:19AM
523 posts

Not an intro, but a re-intro...


Introduce Yourself

I just wanted to reintroduce myself, I'm Monica. I've had dreads for almost 2 years. I used to be pretty active here, but needed to take a break. I started my dreads by backcombing then let them go natural. I can't imagine myself without dreads. I'll never comb them out or cut them off. Growing dreads coincided with some other major changes in my life that have all worked together to help me find my serenity and peace of mind. My dread journey was just the first step. Since I started I've gone from a twitching, neurotic mess that was trying to get myself committed (seriously) to a calm, happy, easy going, unmedicated person again. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, lover of most things. No spiders tho. I can't handle spiders.


updated by @Mons: 01/13/15 09:55:38PM
Mons
@Mons
07/19/13 01:23:50AM
523 posts

Greetings


Introduce Yourself

I started mine at 39 and I'm 41 now, my dreadies will be 2 in September. Welcome!!


updated by @Mons: 05/31/15 12:21:46PM
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