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Reppyboyo
@Reppyboyo
01/05/14 04:34:27PM
27 posts

Restarting dreads after a 1 1/2 years...maybe?


Help! Save My Dreads

Hi there,

Probably the wrong forum for this but seems close enough.
Im about 1 1/2 years into my dread journey, 2 years if you count my failed first set.
Ive learned a lot over this time and greatly enjoyed it, I do love my current set.

However, for a few months now I've had an almost overwhelming urge to restart my dreads and try full natural/neglect again.
I kind of miss the whole messy stage, finding new kinks and curves in my dreads. Having my current ones set in their ways and not changing for well over 6 months now feels a little dull.
As much as continuing them to grow longer would also be awesome, I cant quite shake this urge.

Anyone else been in a similar position as I?
If so, what did you do in the end?

A (not very good) picture of my dreads are below.


updated by @Reppyboyo: 01/13/15 10:01:00PM
Reppyboyo
@Reppyboyo
11/21/13 05:41:45PM
27 posts

DREAD SOAP FOR U.K PEOPLE


Dread Products

Yay more UK dreadies!

If it helps here are a couple more UK based soap makers:

http://www.abeni.co.uk/
Ive not tried their newer products, only their first stuff (which they no longer seem to sell) and it was pretty good.

http://www.dreadfusion.co.uk/

No experience with this one whatsoever.

Finally, spotted this on ETSY:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154106401/goats-milk-babassu-silk-solid-shampoo?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=dreadlock+shampoo&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_locationQuery=2635167&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=dreadlock+shampoo


Reppyboyo
@Reppyboyo
03/27/13 05:17:12PM
27 posts

Undreaded section at front of head, what to do with it?


Dread Maintenance

Hello,

Well over 7 months into dreading new, nearly all my head is progressing fine.

However, at the very front and center of my head I have a fairly large (just over an inch by an inch) section of hair which will not dread. Seems to be determined to remain some sort of fringe.

What should I do about this?

Only options I can think of are either to split it andincorporatethem intoneighboringdreads (which might look a little spread out) or TnR the patch to attempt a singlecentraldread.
I'd rather not just leave it as it looks ridiculous and is constantly getting in my face.


updated by @Reppyboyo: 01/13/15 09:49:59PM
Reppyboyo
@Reppyboyo
03/07/13 04:22:12PM
27 posts

Finally got it to work


Dread Products

I always wet my hair first, wet the bar a little then swirl it all over my head.
Put the bar aside and massage it all into my scalp and dreads. Leave it in whilst I wash the rest of myself (so about 5-10 mins) then rinse out thoroughly.

Never had a problem with residue. :)

Reppyboyo
@Reppyboyo
02/20/13 04:03:18PM
27 posts

How to cope with all the negativity?


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Hi,

As title Im beginning to fail at coping with all the negativity I get on a daily basis because of my dreads.
Dont get me wrong, there is no way in hell I would cut them off. They are as part of me now as my right arm.

However in all the time Ive had dreads (over a year overall, did a restart at 6 months) I'veliterallyonly had 3 people say anything positive about them. (One of those went on to criticise they dont look like 'neat' dreads)

Every day is the usual barrage of being told I look like a drug dealer, a birds nest and other suchderogatoryterms. It is really starting to grate on my already low self-esteem.

So, anyone else in the same situation have any tips on dealing with such numpties?


updated by @Reppyboyo: 02/14/15 05:23:05AM
Reppyboyo
@Reppyboyo
02/20/13 02:01:02PM
27 posts

Dreadshampoo alternatives!


Dread Maintenance

Hey,

Im also in the UK and have tried a few alternatives but in all honesty nothing has come close to the dreadshampoo bars.

Lush bars (seanik and Squeaky green) are ok. Clean well but always leave my hair feeling 'foamy'.
Abeni bars are again ok but I didnt find they cleaned as well.
Personally found the BS + ACV wash did nowt for me.

I would suggest you use the dreadshampoo bars, they last a LONG time.
My last one kept me going for about 7 months.

Reppyboyo
@Reppyboyo
01/28/13 03:06:20PM
27 posts

Rip and twist method


Dreading Methods

Just TnR and leave them.
The tips will be thin for a while but as already said, you will get loops and bumps everywhere soon enough.
As for frizzyness, you are just going to have to tough it out.

Im just over 5 months into my re-start with TnR and only over the past month has my hair started to 'unfrizz'.
Looking pretty good now. :)

Reppyboyo
@Reppyboyo
01/02/13 05:10:57PM
27 posts

squeaky green


Dread Products

For what it is worth, many dreadheads this side of the pond use and reccomendsqueakygreen and seasomething (seamix? its blue)
Not used it myself yet.

The stuff from dreadlockshampoo.com is great though, bit expensive for me to import though.

Reppyboyo
@Reppyboyo
02/03/13 04:39:16PM
27 posts

Shampooooooooo


Dread Products

My tip would be to get an old tea cup or small mug.
The bars are quite big so tend to sit on top or inside the cup/mug allowing them to dry out properly instead of sitting in water.

Reppyboyo
@Reppyboyo
11/07/12 05:34:50PM
27 posts

Heeeeeellllllppppppp loose dreads!!!


Dread Maintenance

Personally I didnt bother with beads on mind, probably wont until they mature.

The few on the back of my head reallyloosenedright up as I sleep on my back most of the time.
Move on about 3 months and they are still a bit loose at the roots but they have otherwise turned into the tightest, bumpy,wavydreads I have.

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