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@mons
04/17/13 10:02:40PM
523 posts

Dr. Bronner's...


Dread Maintenance

Dilute the peppermint 18 parts water to one part soap. The baby stuff probably 12 parts water to one part soap.
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@mons
04/03/13 11:58:02PM
523 posts

Any other crazy dread methods out there?


General Questions

There's another video here somewhere of this insane sewing machine/motorized crochet hook dreader thing thing. Watching that was the first time I'd heard of crochet dreads, it was the oddest thing ever.I've seen that sponge thing too. That poor kid that was the subject of that torture! I felt to bad for him lol he had the patience of a saint tho, being taped while having his over boisterous mother scrubbing the shit out of his scalp with a hard sponge thing. All for the sake of instant dreads.
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@mons
04/03/13 11:38:49PM
523 posts

Want to Dread my Hair


Introduce Yourself

My hair was just a bit shorter than BarrelLady's and shrunk up above my shoulders. My dreads are just over 18 months and starting to get some length again. Shrink happens. So does messiness. What line of work are you in? There is always a way to camoflage the messies. Be creative, be funky, do what you're comfortable with. If you get messy and management says something explain that you're following your spiritual path by dreading your hair. There are letters to employers here somewhere that you can edit to your specific needs. When it becomes a spiritual reason, it's illegal for employers to fire you. Besides, honestly, not that many people are going to notice anything until your dreads are close to mature.
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@mons
04/03/13 08:31:43PM
523 posts

Want to Dread my Hair


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I would go natural, no starter methods, toss the combs, brushes, and conditioners. I had mine back combed and I totally regret it. With your long hair, I would expect it to be shoulder length by the time it's done shrinking. Hour hubby's, a couple inches shorter. Most curly hair lives to tangle and dread. Look at the top of the page, click on the 'dreaducation' tab, loads and loads of incredible information is to be had there. You'll learn about the best ways to wash your hair, how to separate, decorate and love your newly forming dreadlings.
Mons
@mons
04/03/13 08:17:01PM
523 posts

Want to Dread my Hair


Introduce Yourself

You'll lose probably about half your length, depending in how long your hair is. The longer, the more shrinkage. BUT, there are also a ton of variables, so it's not a sure thing. As for work and being messy, pull it back. Wear a cute hat. Whatever will work for you. As long as you set your hair free as soon as you are off work so it can move around and get messier.How are you planning to start?Welcome to out little community!!
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@mons
03/31/13 02:09:30AM
523 posts

TRESemme


General Questions

The absolute best thing that will help your dreads is time and patience. If you're growing your dreads naturally, you're going to need a lot of patience.
Mons
@mons
03/31/13 02:08:17AM
523 posts

TRESemme


General Questions

Nope, not good. It'll leave residue and gunk in your hair. If you want to help things a long a bit, dreadlockshampoo.com has some excellent products. A locking gel, and accelerator spray and locking shampoos. They all smell amazing. They're all natural, made from organic ingredients, vegan friendly.
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@mons
03/18/13 12:49:40AM
523 posts

Olive Oil Soap Bar


Dread Products

You can't have soap with out saponification. That's what happens when the oils and lye/water start to thicken and get to where you can put the goop into molds. Some oils and other ingredients will leave residues in hard water, I'm not sure which tho. This soap looks pretty good. Would probably leave less stuff behind in hard water than the baking soda. Plus olive oil is excellent for your skin.
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@mons
03/16/13 05:13:19PM
523 posts

Getting Rid Of Thc


General Questions

My oldest used to be a heavy smoker. He passed a lab test for a job 2 days after smoking heavy. He's tall and skinny. He drank a gallon jug of Arizona blueberry tea the day before the test lol. I would bet you'd be fine. If you're active, not a lot of body fat, drink lots of liquids and haven't smoked in over a week, seems like it's be oj of your system.Good luck!!
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@mons
03/16/13 05:03:02PM
523 posts

soap for dreads


Dread Maintenance

If you mix your bs solution too weak, it won't exfoliate your scalp and get rid of dead skin and dirt. The ratio BarrelLady gave is correct and amazing! I the search tab up top, search for 'baking soda and sea salt ratios' It should bring up a post by Baker Street, I think. That is the, hands down, most comprehensive detailed description of the recipes you need. Start with that mixture (1/2C to 5C) for a few weeks then start to tweak it as needed. It may be too drying for African type hair, tho. Always always always do a quick acv rinse after you use BS. Basically, I'm reiterating everything BL said. You can ask SE if you feel the need, but he'll say the same thing lol
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