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Sweet,
@Sweet,
08/01/13 05:26:59PM
133 posts

Fixing crochet dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

This is really good advice.

the Barrellady said:

You sure can get the beautiful healthy dreads you always wanted. When crocheting dreads just one time, it takes about 6 months for the hair to begin the locking process. During this time, any broken hairs will poke out, but will get swallowed back into the dread. Let them do everything on their own and you will be fine. Do NOT go back for them to your 3 month appointment or the 6 month wait will begin again, and you will have more broken hairs. Dreads are free, no maintenance fees, no touch up, no nothing.

You are not doomed, from here on in just wash them 2-3 times a week with a dread friendly shampoo and separate any sections that are trying to join onto another....that's it...easy huh?

So from here on in you let your dreads be in a natural state, be patient, allow the frizz and hairs to poke out...your reward for patience will be your beautiful healthy dreads that can last you a lifetime....peace

Sweet,
@Sweet,
07/26/13 06:19:55PM
133 posts

My head is a mess


General Questions

Could you post some pics, it will be easier to help with your pacific problem, i'm the same with this super fine easily matting hair, if i left mine it would be 1 massive congo. Really don't worry about the sectioning dissapearing, it will give a more natural look and the dreads will hang how they are supposed to. If this is really bad on the ends of the dreads just add abit of conditioner on the mid lengths and ends when you wash your dreads. How often r you shampooing - try not to shampoo too often, i find matting happens more after washing my dreads and then it settles, this is why i shampoo once a week.

Sweet,
@Sweet,
07/26/13 06:50:19PM
133 posts

Dreads look like they are filled with dirt...


Help! Save My Dreads

The person who did my dread sectioning to get me started with dreads damn well applyied wax, I told all my friends here at DLS and got alot of help, one suggestion was - get in the shower and have the water the warmest temperature you can bear, put your dreads under by leaning forward so the water misses your face, keep lathering up which in my case is with sunlight soap and rinse and rinse. You wont believe it but i got ridd off all the wax in that one session of about 4 washes, just try it, you have nothing to loose other than all the grimmy wax and whatever else there is. I was so surprized that it really worked after hearing all these horror stories about never getting wax out.

Good luck and

Peace.

Sweet,
@Sweet,
09/13/13 06:54:42PM
133 posts

Dread beads


Dread Accessories

Just like Barrellady says - you could even get the colour you like in polymer clay and make it into a ball then thread a pencil or even an object the thickness you would like the hole to be. You can push tiny beads into it or even bits of brocken egg shell or glitter etd the skys the limit, you could get 2 different colous of the clay and half mix so you get a marbled effect. Dreads beads r hard to get it seems. If you need direction in doing smthing like this i am happy to help with step by step directions. Its also alot of fun :)


updated by @Sweet,: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Sweet,
@Sweet,
07/21/13 05:28:43PM
133 posts

pics of my 4-5th month of recovery


crochet and dread tools recovery

They looks like good mature dreads to me, i love the colour and thickness:)

Sweet,
@Sweet,
07/21/13 05:37:46PM
133 posts

Hemp vs Wool?


Dread Products

Hey didn't think of that - cooler in the winter, I'm going to crochet some up for summer now that my dreads r settled in.


taye said:

My experience with hemp is that it softens over time. Hemp hats are great and a whole lot cooler in the summer months. Hemp won't help the hair knot like wool does, but you sleep with a wool sweater on your pillow ...don't you? Go ahead and sport that hemp hat !!

Sweet,
@Sweet,
07/24/13 05:35:14PM
133 posts

Need honest opinions and help asap


Introduce Yourself

You could get smone to plait where you want your dreads to be and the thickness you want them, from then on where the hair grows it will naturally dread, then plait by plait you can get smone to do the t&r method. Just a way to get you started.

Autumn young said:

thanks everyone that's answered,its nice to get advice from people who are competent,I have been saving money up for a while to go get dreads done at a salon but I guess I can use that money now for hats and shampoos etc c: now I just need to find a few friends willing to learn how to back comb and help me start my dreads,I'm going to Job corps to learn nursing and I don't feel the natural look would be suited for my career choice,once i'm out il just stop the maintenance and let em go


updated by @Sweet,: 07/23/15 03:44:55PM
Sweet,
@Sweet,
07/24/13 05:31:04PM
133 posts

Need honest opinions and help asap


Introduce Yourself

If anything dreads balance out a bigger sized person, i think the worst thing for abigger person to do is have a short hair cut, really i find the dreads make me not look like a pea head when i'm over weight, ( i can imagine your now giggling)! Being an X hairdresser i know the only reason hairdresser say your should 'frame' your face is too balance out the ratio of hair/face look, but dreads naturally balance out the amount of hair to the size of ones face. Honestly just go with your gut feeling, it never leads you to the wrong path.

Sweet,
@Sweet,
07/19/13 07:21:35PM
133 posts

dreaddy family in need of all sorts of advice


Help! Save My Dreads

Baking soda is an alkali and any vinigar is an acid so they r opposites on the ph scale, so when mixed booom! They r great for making sand of mud volcanos, you make a small hill out of say mud and then make a hole in it, then sprinkle some baking soda in first then pour in a little vinigar and you will get froth comming out like a baby volcano, the kids will love it. Another idea on rainy days is give the kids some baking soda to play with on the floor, carpet or matts, let them sprinckle it everywhere, its good for the carpet etc, give them some stencels with it, keeps the occupied for hours. Also rice and dried beans or lentals and a bowl so they can seperste them witha sieve
I think usingbaking soda and vinigarto wash your hair would give a nicethorough wash - great idea!
Indiga Silverhawk said:

what is the difference as far as pH between acv and reg vinegar? i have both...
i use reg vinegar to clean everything, bought the acv the other day cuz i kept seeing people say to use that, but haven't washed yet.

Kelsey Cliche! said:

I don't know anything about lice but I have seen a few posts on that around here if you want to do a search.

I do want to note that when you do your baking soda wash, rinse it out completely before applying the apple cider vinegar. The bubbly/foamy reaction is not the kind you want on your scalp. Doing BS then ACV separately helps to restore the PH balance on your scalp. Washing regularly (1-2x a week) will help the dreading process too, as oily/greasy hair is too slippery to knot. Good luck!
Sweet,
@Sweet,
07/19/13 07:07:13PM
133 posts

dreaddy family in need of all sorts of advice


Help! Save My Dreads

It is the schools where the kids get the lice in the first place.


Indiga Silverhawk said:

wow thanks for that. no shit, i want them gone! thats why i said that is my #1 priority... and my kids arent in school, they are home with me. i got them from friends that lied too. so... thanks for looking down your nose at me. i came here for help, not judgement. i get enough of that in real life, don't need it from strangers. to anyone else reading this, if you have nothing constructive to say, don't comment.

amethyst777 said:

Wow... I sure hope you aren't sending your kids to school with lice. Personally I wouldn't worry about anything but getting rid of the bugs! It's just not healthy! Organic, natural, residue, whatever... get rid of the bugs. I'd be quite upset if my kids went to school with your little guys. It's horribly disrespectful to put other's through the whole lice thing. Get some lice shampoo and some lice spray and get the bugs gone. Think about other people PLEASE! You're spreading them around!
I find it odd that you're worried about separating and how to shampoo and well... EVERYTHING else, while there are bugs crawling around in your hair, and I'm absolutely positive that you've passed them on to other people.
You seem really nice and sincere, but have your priorities completely out of whack Please take care of this, for your families health and so other's don't have to deal with it. And forgive me for being so blunt about it. You can ask others here, I'm not a mean or disrespectful person, but my family had lice, and I later found we got it from some dear friends of ours that wouldn't take care of it. We're no longer friends, because I couldn't stand getting lice everytime they came around. Please don't do that to your friends and family. My daughter also had a horrible reaction to the lice shampoo, and my mother an sisters got them from us. It made our lives miserable for quite some time. If you can't think of anything else, at least realize what you may be putting those close to you through....

Good luck and take care and don't hate me...

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