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Every time you do your hair wash you do not need to run it through to the midlengths and ends of your dreads, its only the roots that need cleaning. Re washing the ends will really strip away any natural condition in your dreads.Use a watered down conditioner that you know what is in it, but not every time you wash your dreads.
Dreadlock myths debunked
Really - that blows me away that anyone would ask if dreads were undone and re done every time you showered!!!!!
soaring eagle said:
that must take a long time to undo them and redo them everytime you take a shower
hey you you must know where i can score some drugs
you know girls only like guys with short hair clean cut and conservative
you know you'll have to cut them when spiders lay eggs in them
oh ofcourse theres the urban legend that bob marley had 38 undiscovered species of bugs in his dreads when he died (like man that would rather die then lose a toe would ever alow an autopsy)
so what you just put peanutbutter and eggs and toothpaste in your hair and it turns out like that?
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The hair that grows from the roots from now on will be the real thick dread, as the hairs that usually fall out on a daily basis get entangled as the dread grows, something they won't be too thin.Peace.
updated by @Sweet,: 07/23/15 03:54:44AM
Had to Cut Off a Dread
Dreads Hair and Scalp Health
Oh Tara I'm so sorry to hear how you feel, but by the look of your post it sounds like it was a temporary thing, like you say its nearly healed and that was the cause of the itching was the scalp healing, just wait for the rest to heal and then get a clarifying shampoo, but before using this shampoo or any shampoo soak your dreads just like Barrellandy said, then add some conditioner on the parts where you saw the entangled skin flakes, massage this in as much as possiblebetween fingers and thumbsthen get under a shower and rinse and rinse out all the conditioner, the skin flakes will come with it and then wash your dreads AGAIN. Clarifying shampoos are designed to break down organic tissue like dead skin. Also my dreads have done the same where they have grown from the skalp they r thinner too, that is how the real natural dread is going to form.Hope this helps, if you need any help i used to be a hairdresser and know alot about skin conditions and dreads, prefering the natural way is what lead me to leave the salon inviroment. All the best. Peace.
Fixing crochet dreads
salon and loctician dreads recovery
This is really good advice too
Tara C said:
They're nowhere near doomed. But here's the thing: don't crochet them ever again, don't go back to that place, and don't do anything except wash your dreads. And, well, yeah, conditioning them a bit would be good too. The frizz is because of the crocheting, so...people who are pro-crochet will crochet their dreads to make them look neat or to 'fix' the frizz, but that continues the cycle of frizz being formed. No crocheting means the frizz will eventually die down and stay away. It takes time, because your hair needs to loosen up and whatnot, so all you really need is patience. But no, they will be absolutely fine if you stay away from those things