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Tied up in knots
@tied-up-in-knots
08/12/12 05:34:54AM
202 posts

Wet dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting them wet. You should probably wash them if that's the only time they've been wet in 10 days.

It's good for them. Your dreads might get poofy. They might fall apart. But that's what they have to do in order to dread. And in order to do that your hair has to be clean. Greasy/dirty hair won't dread nearly as fast as clean hair.

SO get it wet. Wash it. Go swimming. Jump in a sprinkler. Have a water fight. Live life.

Just make sure to let your hair dry in between washings/wettings. Your dreads are new so you likely won't have too much to worry about in that department.

Do not waste time taking out your dreads and re backcombing. That's pointless. You have to go through this stage. We all do. The only way to put it off is to crochet and wax. And that will just make things worse in the long run.

Tied up in knots
@tied-up-in-knots
08/04/12 03:15:23PM
202 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

I can totally see why you feel that way. It's pretty normal to feel that way I think. I've just always had a thing for grey hair.

I think burgundy would be pretty awesome. Make sure to post a picture once you've done it. Maybe write a review on the dye you end up using and you can help other people out who come along with the same question.

Melanie said:

I just seeit as a sign of premature ageing, rather like balding...although that sadly happens to very young men too. I think I might give one of the commercially prepared natural colours a go..I like the idea of a deep burgundy : ) I can't go too crazy with colour because my work would not be happy about it.

Tied up in knots said:

I am so like your friend. I only use henna because I hate my natural hair colour. All the women on my dads side are ginger. I just got the skin tone and the brown hair everyone else got. Completely shafted in my opinion.

Once my greys are better established I'm letting them grow out. I love grey hair. It looks awesome. I'm always excited to find new ones. I love that they go bright orange with the henna though. They make awesome highlights.

I'm a little odd I guess.

Ixchel said:

my best friend in high school wanted her hair grey since she was 15. she loves the silver fox look ;) it can have a certain beauty about it

Tied up in knots
@tied-up-in-knots
08/04/12 12:47:01PM
202 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

I am so like your friend. I only use henna because I hate my natural hair colour. All the women on my dads side are ginger. I just got the skin tone and the brown hair everyone else got. Completely shafted in my opinion.

Once my greys are better established I'm letting them grow out. I love grey hair. It looks awesome. I'm always excited to find new ones. I love that they go bright orange with the henna though. They make awesome highlights.

I'm a little odd I guess.

Ixchel said:

my best friend in high school wanted her hair grey since she was 15. she loves the silver fox look ;) it can have a certain beauty about it


updated by @tied-up-in-knots: 07/23/15 03:26:34AM
Tied up in knots
@tied-up-in-knots
08/02/12 02:38:26PM
202 posts

should i?


Introduce Yourself

Get a load of this videohttp://www.dreadlockssite.com/video/knotty-boy-how-to-make-dreadlocks-part-2?xg_source=activity#.UBrIt6NWl8E

You don't want to do that to your head. That's not right.

Tied up in knots
@tied-up-in-knots
08/02/12 01:27:04PM
202 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

Goodo. Never use just one source for information. Always check credentials and history. That's why I get my dread advice here from S.E. and not from other sites.

Ixchel said:

thanks tied up, i didn't even realize it was you who said it i thought it was the original poster since i was skimming through trying to reply to a couple different comments at once. i think no matter the topic or the blogger you will find blogs out there with good or bad information, you just have to do more searching to decide what is the good or bad. i'd never take a single blog as "fact" lol

Tied up in knots said:

Ixchel. I do apologize for the housewife comment. That was out of bounds. If I didn't have a part time job I'd be a housewife too and I don't think I'm a dumb bunny at all.

The problem is that I follow more than a few mommy-blogs, written by housewives, and they also moonlight on advice columns and give TERRIBLE unfounded advice about things they know nothing about. So I had a knee jerk reaction and chose the improper wording.

I'll edit that out.


updated by @tied-up-in-knots: 07/23/15 04:22:08PM
Tied up in knots
@tied-up-in-knots
08/02/12 01:15:43PM
202 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

Ixchel. I do apologize for the housewife comment. That was out of bounds. If I didn't have a part time job I'd be a housewife too and I don't think I'm a dumb bunny at all.

The problem is that I follow more than a few mommy-blogs, written by housewives, and they also moonlight on advice columns and give TERRIBLE unfounded advice about things they know nothing about. So I had a knee jerk reaction and chose the improper wording.

I'd edit that out to be more accurate/fair but I can't now...bah

So let me clarify that I should have said "Uneducated individuals with more opinions than sense" NOT "housewives".

Tied up in knots
@tied-up-in-knots
08/02/12 01:01:01PM
202 posts

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Dread Maintenance

I clicked the link to re-read it to be certain and no, he does not allude or indicate any such thing. He runs through the entire routine step by step. The BS and ACV steps are separated by an entire paragraph. Perhaps you should read it again.

TheOhm said:


SE's recipe indicates or alludes he is mixing both together.. just an fyi.
"for a weak acv id add just a splash, maybe a capfull or 2 to the same gallon size pitcher for a strong version id use a cup or more of white vinagar"http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/super-clean-dreads-safe-...

Tied up in knots
@tied-up-in-knots
08/02/12 12:47:40PM
202 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

I never said it was mandatory. I said they had problems and weren't using the rinse, not everyone needs it but many do.

Grab some reading comprehension and some humility. You came to us for advice, we're giving it to you. If you don't like it fine, but don't tell us we're wrong when you're the one with your hair breaking apart.

Tied up in knots
@tied-up-in-knots
08/02/12 12:31:57PM
202 posts

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Dread Maintenance

I haven't had ACV in a couple weeks so if Baking Soda isn't what is removing the oils then I guess it's just plain water that's doing it! Amazing!

Tied up in knots
@tied-up-in-knots
08/02/12 11:26:52AM
202 posts

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Dread Maintenance

It's probably not the baking soda. It's more than likely the salt and lemon juice. Both things that will dry the crap out of your hair and scalp and force it to produce more oils.

How often were you washing? How much salt and lemon juice were you using?

Logically, if baking soda and acv are bad for you (which I highly doubt as I've been using it for 6 months now and it's cured my dandruff and my hair feels awesome) why on earth would you think lemon juice was ok? Lemon juice is much more acidic than ACV not less.

That said, the sites I skimmed after googling about people saying bs acv are bad are full of speculation from people who have never done it themselves and proclaim that it can't even clean your hair. And the people who have used it and had bad results were putting baking soda PASTE on their hair, scrubbing it around, and not rinsing with ACV. Most of the sites even assumed you mixed both together for a chemical reaction.

All of that is ridiculous. And they all seem to be blogs written by housewives. Not people with science backgrounds. We've had a pharmacy tech explain the ratios. I'd trust a pharmacy tech before I trusted some blog site. http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/baking-soda-and-sea-salt-ratios#.UBqYFaNWl8E

The very first site that comes up from my googling claims to be scientific and honest. Then they turn around and say that a woman using BS and ACV to successfully counter dandruff should instead use EXTRA STRENGTH HEAD AND SHOULDERS! What?! That shit is poison and I now have no reason to trust these people to tell me what is good for my hair and scalp. They are full of it.

Be careful where you get your info. SE used the BS and ACV for years and years before he started using the bars from dreadlockshampoo.com. I don't think his dreads would be so long and strong if the naysayers were right.

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