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Lisa Wade
@Lisa Wade
10/01/12 12:28:53PM
20 posts

Itchies?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Well I would definitely say the dry weather and your predisposition to dandruff is making your scalp itchy. I also live in a dry area ( the Mojave desert). When I feel too itchy I wash my scalp and hair and I feel so much better. I have also noticed that the longer my locs got, making them heavier and pulling on my scalp, sometimes my head gets itchy. Do you have allergies? Try an allergy pill. I think most important is keeping them clean.

Lisa Wade
@Lisa Wade
09/12/12 12:49:18PM
20 posts

Styles


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Unfortunately sometimes I have to look like an ass kisser! I appreciate the advice.

soaring eagle said:

professional; what?>

if its hot i just take the thickest 1 and wrap it coil like around em if real hot i wrap the next thickest round em from where the thickest stopped on up sometimes i go 3 or more up so it lidfts em higher and higher off my head/neck

as far as [professional goes ..if i wanna look like the professional leader of tge zombie apocolypse army i just shake em and mess em up sa bit i never feel i need to do anything special to look more professional unless i want to look like a profesional ass kisser then i tie em back so they dont get stinky if they forgot to wipe ..

i guess what im saying is the profession and its requirements would matter in deciding a style

like my bro works in a group home with mr kids who like to grab hakr and plull so in that environment a professional style would be 1 that doesnt invite grabby handds or anything..

Lisa Wade
@Lisa Wade
09/12/12 12:47:09PM
20 posts

Styles


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

I do buns, ponytails, twists, sometimes braids. I'm not trying to offend natural locks. I'm trying to keep them natural. Thanks for your suggestions!

Lisa Wade
@Lisa Wade
09/12/12 12:07:33PM
20 posts

Styles


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

I love my locks. I'm always looking for new ways to style and put them up when it's hot out or I need a professional look. Any ideas?


updated by @Lisa Wade: 01/13/15 09:35:24PM
Lisa Wade
@Lisa Wade
10/04/12 04:31:58PM
20 posts

If I wrap my dreads like this will they permanently become wavy like this?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Just uploaded a photo of how their locs look after doing this.


Erika Ostroski said:

Oh cool thanks! I will be sure to try it!

Lisa Wade said:

If you just want some waves for awhile ( similar to having loose curls or crimped hair) you could just braid your locs while wet, like after you wash them, and leave the braids for a day or two. When you take them out you will have nice waves that will last for a few days to a week. This is what my daughters do to change up their looks ( one is 19 and one is 14 ). Hope this helps.

Lisa Wade
@Lisa Wade
10/01/12 12:55:31PM
20 posts

If I wrap my dreads like this will they permanently become wavy like this?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

If you just want some waves for awhile ( similar to having loose curls or crimped hair) you could just braid your locs while wet, like after you wash them, and leave the braids for a day or two. When you take them out you will have nice waves that will last for a few days to a week. This is what my daughters do to change up their looks ( one is 19 and one is 14 ). Hope this helps.

Lisa Wade
@Lisa Wade
10/08/12 09:41:19PM
20 posts

I get why people use wax now...


Dread Maintenance

I do agree that the ones I didn't maneuver are the best, although I do like to palm roll some to smooth them out, especially in the front.

I don't like what crocheting does--I've seen people who have and generally they are not very happy in the end and try to figure out how to loosen them back up.

Ever since coming to this site I have become more aware of just letting my dreads do their thing.

Lisa Wade
@Lisa Wade
05/17/11 05:24:47PM
20 posts

Has anyone else ever had this problem?


Dread Maintenance

I would leave it. I have had similar issues with this. Once most of my dreads finished locking, of course I had a few strays for awhile. Eventually they started knotting at the roots or halfway down the length of hair and I just left them. Sometimes I backcombed a little and palmrolled them to give them a little start. They're all a little different and I love them.

I think the ones that just won't loc are a different texture than the ones that loc up quicker and tighter.

Lisa Wade
@Lisa Wade
05/17/11 05:15:20PM
20 posts

white dots on dreads


Dread Maintenance

I did backcomb. So if it is a skin tag on the follicle does anyone recommend cutting them off? I agree nobody can see them especially because I have blonde locs, but I do like to have my locs semi neat for work. Also, any ideas on conditioning?

It's definately not lint. I manage to keep that issue to a minimum. Where can I find a satin pillow cover?

Thanks for the help.

Lisa Wade
@Lisa Wade
05/14/11 05:08:10PM
20 posts

white dots on dreads


Dread Maintenance

I have noticed a problem with some of my locks. On some of the lengths when I look closely I can see "little white dots" on the tips of what is probably split ends. I have tried picking them off but usually I pull out hair. Anyone have this problem or know what it is? If it is split ends what type of moisturizing can I do or should I just cut them off. I'm thinking if I cut them off I'll continue to have this problem in the future.


updated by @Lisa Wade: 01/13/15 09:01:57PM
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