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Wheelz
@Wheelz
02/05/12 01:08:16PM
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Organic Root Stimulator Lock & Twist Gel Horror.


Saved Dreads Success Stories

water,coconutmilk, soybean oil, PVP,polyquaternium-37,Propyl Paraben, Methyl Pareben,dmdm hydantoin, propylene glycol, fragrance, Sucrose. -_-

Wheelz
@Wheelz
02/03/12 01:54:56PM
28 posts

Organic Root Stimulator Lock & Twist Gel Horror.


Saved Dreads Success Stories

It's been almost a week since I had my buddy over to do the hair gel, backcomb and lock and twist method and all the crap is out of my hair. He used very little of this gel, which is water based, and it seemed to be a good thing when it was still fresh and gelly, but after even the first day it dried up and made my head feel like hell. The hair was stiff and immobile and there was no locking or even hairs loosening up/twisting. They looked nice and neat but my head was starting becoming slimey and itchy. I posted on the Dreadlocks subreddit about them and was lucky that it was run sort of like this site. A lot of people told me to wash it out and one nice redditor (I can't remember their name now.) linked me to this site. Then I met Soaringeagle and read around here a bit and larned the true horror of hair products and dreading "methods." After a few days of the BS and ASV rinse my hair and scalp feel so much better. I've done the rinse three times which is pretty much what it took to get all that crap out of my hair. After the first rinse my back was covered in greasy slimey nastiness from the gel. AFter the second rinse there was slightly less but there were still afew hard stiff clumps of hair. I did third rinse yesterday and did a spray of some oils and (very tiny ammt) of vinegar and mostly water. I woke up this morning to almost an entire of head of new healthy soft clumps and I can already feel hairs in the back starting to thinkin up and move around more naturally.I made the mistake of going to Sally's to buy products. The girl wasn't sure and said "I heard this stuff works, if it doesn't bring ti back with your receipt." I haven't even bothered with the shampoo I got except for the day of the process. I'll probably take it back tomorrow. I wish I had found this site sooner, but at least now I can begin my dreading Journey the proper way and I learned a valuable lesson. If you want to do dreads and keep your hair and scalp healthy don't put anything in them. Respect your hair and it'll respect you. Abuse it and smother it and it'l make you very angry.
updated by @Wheelz: 01/13/15 09:18:42PM
Wheelz
@Wheelz
02/01/12 06:53:39PM
28 posts

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Thanks! I still haven't done any palm rolling. I got tired of doing it after the first day. haha. I have a few dreads in that back that are a little dry. I was separating on in the back that was a huge one in the back it was a bit hard, so I'll wash again tomorrow with some oils that I saw Mr. Eagle suggest. It actually softened up a little too once I separated it and kind of moved it around a little. But tahts about as much as I've done with messing with them. I've pretty much been completely ignoring them. Or atleast trying. Even time I brush my teeth theres a mirror infront of me..I have to try to look away. lawl

Wheelz
@Wheelz
01/31/12 10:53:54PM
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I'm fairly certain it's all out. It wasn't all out with the first rinse, so I did a second quick rinse and it all seems to be out. The rinse really showed me how nssty all that crap in my hair was. After the rinse my back was covered in this nasty greasy mess. I may post the gooless dreading soon. It's really hard to see the back of my head to see what they're doing, which may be a good tihng since It forces me to not mess with them.
Wheelz
@Wheelz
01/31/12 04:24:26PM
28 posts

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Yea. It's all out now. They did loosen up a bit, but they're still keeping shape pretty well. I haven't touched them since I posted this. They look a little haphazzard, but I still dig em. I'm kind of surprised how well they are holding to be honest. :)

Baba Fats said:

Holy crap, it's like looking into a mirror.

So... get the product out, like every one saids before. Next, it will probably loosen what you've got, if not end up taking them completely out. It's probably better and easier to just take them out. Back combing is not the best for your hair, but nor terrible. You could mix it with some TnR. The palm rolling wont help though. I have a few that I palm rolled. Most of them either came out after the first wash, or the palm rolling loosened at least.

It's a 1 step forward 2 steps back process for a while. Burning man's not till August, so even if you went completely neglect, you'd have some nice looking locks by then.

And yes, Wash, wash wash. Nothing helps locks form better and faster and keeping them clean. The only thing you have to do is make sure they dry completely between washes and separate when needed

As for Burning man. I, too, want to go really bad. the only problem is the price. It's so expensive, but there's art there that you could never see anywhere else. I get the draw to it.

I hope you make it, but you should try to get to Gathering one day too. That one's, at least, free

Wheelz
@Wheelz
01/30/12 04:05:05PM
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Yea. I had a friend do them in my living room, I only got the product from the salon (Sally's to be exact), so it was done with backcombing and his experience with doing dreads. I should've just avoided the gel all together.

I appreciate all the help. I want to get the done for Burning Man in August, so I really want to take care of them and have them turn out well.

Wheelz
@Wheelz
01/30/12 03:53:18PM
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Britany said:

those look like twist.

What? I'm not sure what you mean by that

Wheelz
@Wheelz
01/30/12 02:13:56PM
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I just stared dreads two days ago with the backcomb and palm roll method. Took pretty much all day, but it was well worth it. Here are the pics from right after the dreading:http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a131/killerfroggy/2012-01-28_23-44-48_225.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a131/killerfroggy/2012-01-28_23-45-01_421.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a131/killerfroggy/2012-01-28_23-45-15_421.jpg

My head is itchy as hell right now and I read around here that I shouldn't follow the common thought of waiting 2 weeks to wash. I have some Organic Root Stimulator Uplifting Shampoo, but I was wondering if I ws them this early will they loosen up forcing me to start all over or can I wash and just let them do their thing (possibly with some pal rolling?)

THANKS!


updated by @Wheelz: 02/14/15 05:45:00AM
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