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Gilly's Mum
@gillys-mum
02/05/12 12:35:47PM
25 posts

baby dreads


General Talk

Hey all! I thought I'd chime in here too! You're right, kids are def not able to take care of on their own... and I think Gill's dreads get extra flat because of sleeping on them more than adults do (although this is is just my theory since I dont have dreads myself).

Stuff getting in dreads was deff on my mind! I take extra care to put Gill's (4) dreads up when she's eating (especially things like syrup!!! omg could imagine!?) and I plan having a wrap on her head at the beach... pondering how much sand will end up in her hair.

Gill's never been one to dump things on her own head, but you never know what other kids are going to do. So it is something to consider. Gill throws up in her sleep some times and I was quite worried about that... she def did it within the first week of having her dreads....

it was very very very gross.... Far worse than the normal, cleaning up a kid and a bed in the middle of the night, I had to wash her hair TWICE that night with BS rinse. I pulled a few loose to make sure everything was out of them. And had to let her sleep on wet dreads.

I still felt like a few dreads smelled in the morning and washed (and soaked 3 or 4) her dreads AGAIN in the morning.

We DO meet remarks from family, but my family at least knows to make the snotty remarks to me and not to my daughter.

We've talked to her about loving herself and her hair and I really have yet to notice nasty looks or stares from strangers... I just got my first nasty remark from a stranger on Facebook actually (i'll post it later)... but again... it wasnt to her and she is, at least for now, protected from the remarks of adults that are able to self monitor.

OK.... totally just wrote a novel. Sorry about that... just throwing in what I've encountered so far in my short amount of time with a dread child :-)


updated by @gillys-mum: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Gilly's Mum
@gillys-mum
02/01/12 11:08:34AM
25 posts

HELP NEED ADVICE


Introduce Yourself

Try aadding some essential oils to your baking soda rinse, they smell really lovely and help the balance of everything... as far as the greasyness goes, hopefully some one else will be able to help you there... the only thing I do know is that over time your scalp will produce less oil as it is washed and scrubbed less frequently. Your head sort of uses a supply and demand and when we wash away the natural oils from our scalp, it feels the need to produce more.

Gilly's Mum
@gillys-mum
01/31/12 02:24:43PM
25 posts

need help with "dread up due" or "dreadlock styles for women"


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Sometimes I put Gilly's dreads half up in two french braids and it looks really nice!

I take about 5 dreads from the front (she has 32 so most of em are on the bigger side) and start to braid and pick up a few more as i got and stop about half way. Then I tie it offwith one of her thinner dreads and move on to the other side and do the same thing.

I let the bottom half of her dreads hang free and it looks really nice, I think :-)

I'll take a picture next time I put them up like that

Gilly's Mum
@gillys-mum
01/31/12 02:00:13PM
25 posts

March 2012 I'll be wearing an orange in my hair


Dread Accessories

AWWWW This is too cute for words! I love it and cant wait to see your orange lol

Gilly's Mum
@gillys-mum
01/31/12 11:20:21AM
25 posts

Questioning Equal opportunity employment.


General Talk

I dont know if there's an official rule on it, but if they hired you with dreads, I dont see how they could fire you for having em.

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