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Rachel NattyDee
@Rachel NattyDee
05/26/14 04:19:08AM
74 posts

Loc Disaster! Gross sticky stuff inside my dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

I've tried a very strong vinegar rinse, I've tried half a bottle of tea tree oil, I've tried clarifying shampoo... No improvement and my dreads smell like old people about 3 days after I wash.I'm surprised there's not been more replies and advice with this topic, I'm guessing it affects a lot of people with dreads
Rachel NattyDee
@Rachel NattyDee
04/29/14 06:13:41AM
74 posts

Loc Disaster! Gross sticky stuff inside my dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

I cut off a couple of my dreads and dissected them, inside I found gross stuff :(There was some residue, but also dirt, which I don't understand because I've been so careful to keep them clean. The outer hair is very clean but deep inside its horrible.Is there anything that I can use that will get it out? I've seen people talk about orange oil, listerine, white vinegar and even washing powder for clothes that is intended for ground in dirt and mud. I've also heard people say they use clay masks which draws the nasty stuff out. Any ideas? Please help!
Rachel NattyDee
@Rachel NattyDee
04/27/14 06:01:03AM
74 posts

Loc Disaster! Gross sticky stuff inside my dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

Did you resolve this? I have the same problem and I have never used wax either. I would try the clarifying shampoos but neither are stocked in the UK so it's going to cost a lot to ship from the US.What about the smell? Mine smell too but I don't think it's mould because it's not that strong, it smells like musty old furniture :( I tried a really hot BS & ACV wash with lots of tea tree & lavender oil & dried them fast with a hair dryer as it's cold here & we don't have much sun. The smell was gone for about 2 days but then came back. I train a lot so I'm wondering how much is sweat? How gross.I have the same white crap inside mine too, I think it's a build up of BS and residue from occasions when I've been forced to wash with commercial shampoo, plus I use jojoba oil on my flaky scalp so that's probably in there too.It's so disgusting I might have to cut mine off and start again :( but I'll pay to ship the shampoo before I do, it's worth a try.
Rachel NattyDee
@Rachel NattyDee
11/09/13 05:30:59PM
74 posts

DREAD SOAP FOR U.K PEOPLE


Dread Products

I've not tried it, here are the ingredients, does anyone know if these are all ok?

Ingredients:

Aqua, Glycerin, *Sodium Palmate, *Sucrose, *Sodium Cocoate, *Aloe Barbadensis, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, *Patchouli essential oil, Marigold petals. * = Certified Organic.

Rachel NattyDee
@Rachel NattyDee
03/28/13 02:07:51PM
74 posts

Neck Problems!


General Talk

my personal experience has been that as my dreads get longer and heavier my neck is slowly getting stronger to deal with the additional weight. Or so I believe anyway. Your body should adapt, but maybe it depends on how long they are when you start, how thick your hair is etc etc. I only notice neck strain when they are sodden with water and super heavy.

I also sleep with my hair over the top of my pillow, and I find it very uncomfortable to have my hair up at all, which means it is always in the way! I think putting it up at night might make your neck worse, but I'm no expert.

Rachel NattyDee
@Rachel NattyDee
07/26/12 06:28:41PM
74 posts

Dirty looks and negativity


General Questions

I wear my locs like a crown and hold my head up very high, the negativity can't touch me, I'm on a different vibe ; )

Rachel NattyDee
@Rachel NattyDee
08/21/12 05:19:31PM
74 posts

Claire's Natural Curly Dreads


Member Journals and Timelines

Your dreads are gonna be beautiful!

Rachel NattyDee
@Rachel NattyDee
01/04/14 07:51:59PM
74 posts

Curly dreads timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

Thank you very much. No process, just natural free form dreads. Don't put anything on your hair or do anything except for washing & separating. Wash with the baking soda & ACV method. Don't tie them back or up. Separate roots every other day to make sure they don't congo into one. Don't freak out about crazy shaped loops- they will form your curls. This site has all the information you need. Good luck!Noura said:
I just found your progress photos while browsing the web and I actually made an account just to ask you a few questions. My hair is very similar to yours and I want to dread it while retaining the curls. I'm so impressed by your hair! I was apprehensive about dreading because of all of the photos I saw of curly dreads being fairly matted or just flat, but your hair really inspired me. I want to keep my curls and shape, not lose them completely by dreading. What was your process? How did you keep your hair from staying in separate curls and not matting together into one large dread in the back?
You and your hair are so beautiful!
Rachel NattyDee
@Rachel NattyDee
11/07/13 11:38:50AM
74 posts

Curly dreads timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

So I went and made my first ever video, but it's too large to upload - oops. I'm going to try and put it on youtube and then post the link.

Rachel NattyDee
@Rachel NattyDee
05/29/13 11:09:35AM
74 posts

Curly dreads timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

Erm, thank you, but I think barbie and dreads are slightly incongruent...

Some have dreaded from the root down but some are root up too!

Yes I have seen some shrinking, I think it would be much longer all over if it wasn't dreaded.

Noodle-Doo said:

*Gasp*
Someone should make a dready Barbie that's got your hair!
Looks like your curls are dreading from the root downward, did the knotting start at the head end?
Your hair looks longer in each photo, right from the start. Did it shrink at all?

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