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Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
02/19/13 09:27:59PM
72 posts

Is it okay to bleach my hair?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Bleaching super duper dries out your hair. I do not think at all it will make them come undone. The only thing that might possibly is having to wash them super good to get it all out. But if you really think you want to bleach I would say do it now because it gets harder to do the more mature they are they are. It is harder to cover them all and takes A LOT of solution.

Depending on what kind of bleach you get there might not even be conditioner (like salon stuff) but if you do buy boxed then just don't use the conditioner. I bleached my dreads for 4 years with my last set of dreads and I am bleaching my new set which are about to turn a year.

So anyway I think if anything it will help your hair lock up because of how much it dries them out. But just try to make sure you get it all out when you wash it. Not always an easy task. It takes me a waaaaaay long time to get dye out but bleach seems to be a little quicker. Now if you were to have mature dreads you would just try to coat the outside because it IS almost impossible to get it all out especially if you squish it into them. And that is why it is better to bleach now because you can get a more even color before they get too mature.

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
11/15/12 02:19:14PM
72 posts

No Wash Dreads?? anyone done it?


Dread Maintenance

Just thought I would throw this out there as this is an interesting topic to me. This girl on youtube says she does not wash her dreads and I think they are beautiful.

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She does say a bunch of stuff I do not agree with though like using rubberbands!

I personally love washing my dreads and I do use the dreadlock shampoos SE is talking about. And I for sure believe that it helps the dreading process go quicker. But if you are not worried about that part then it doesn't matter! :)

I get very greasy roots and if this was years ago I would have been living in a tent for months on end and washing my hair happened when I made it to the couple miles away stream or it rained. So I can certainly see where it would come in handy to have the least greasy hair as possible when you do not have the means to wash your hair often.

I also almost never use shampoo or soap of any kind on my 7yr old and 2 yrs old heads. And they are doing just fine! I just pour water on their heads most of the time. :)

I have to wonder if "dirt" sticks to hair as much as it does to skin. I mean obviously if you are rubbing dirt into your dreads or rolling around in mud it is going to be an issue. But otherwise? I am not so sure. I def do agree that a good clean would be good at least once in awhile with dreads but your scalp might not need the same. Can't really say as I am not an expert on it!

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
11/11/12 10:09:06PM
72 posts

Dr Bronners vs Dreadlockshampoo


General Questions

Um yeah pretty much everything Justin said!!! I had dreads for 4 years awhile back. And it was dr bronners then. Which was fine and worked great. But after finding this stuff I will not go back unless I have to! My dreads feel amazing after every shower and they SMELL SO FREAKING GOOD! I seriously would want to use these even without dreads they smell so good lol. Patchouli is my fave hands down!! But I haven't tried every scent yet.

I think you should just try it!! And so far they have sent an extra sample of something else with every order too. And the company, the ingredients and how they do things just seems pretty amazing!

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
11/11/12 02:16:37AM
72 posts

At a crossroads with my almost 20-month-old dreadlocks


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Sorry you are having doubts or not nice feelings about your dreads mama. I think most of us do at some point. Then again don't we all on "normal" hair too? Bad hair days, days we wish our was longer or thicker or straighter, etc? In the end you will have to decide for you but I tell you my 4th year of dreadlocks my first time having them was their best year. Now we have diff hair and went diff routes with how we started them but I think most dreads get better with time.

As far as your husband, I think anyone says that. No one wants dreads in their face when they sleep. But when yours get long enough you will be able to put them above your head and out of the way for the most part. I honestly don't want any hair in my face when I go to sleep, dreaded or not...

I understand wanting to look nice for your husband. But in the end you are always going to be happiest doing what makes you happy. The reason I COMBED out EVERY dread on my head when they were 4 years old? Is because I met a very conservative guy online and felt there was no way he would date me like that. Boy do I feel like an idiot for that one. I have now been married to ANOTHER guy for years and starting my dread journey again. Man my dreads would be about 10yrs old now and prob pretty amazing but oh well live and learn! :)

But if they are seriously bringing you down everyday then it might be something to think about. Just try to really think and dig deep, is it really the dreads that are making you sad or something else? Like worrying about what your husband thinks... Goodluck mama <3

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
11/12/12 01:32:42AM
72 posts

paul mitchell (generic brand) tea tree soap bar


Introduce Yourself

Well I found this; http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Mitchell-Tree-Body-Soap/dp/B000I3Z39W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352701717&sr=8-1&keywords=paul+mitchell+tea+tree+bar

It doesn't actually seem too bad in the scheme of things if that product description is right. Could have been much worse!

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
10/05/12 03:58:59AM
72 posts

Solace of the Solitary


General Talk

LOVE this Baba Fats!!!!! :D And yay for gems and crystals! hehe

Baba Fats said:

It depends on the bible you are reading, and the priest you ask to interpret it. Some believe that the bible condemns rape, while other believe that it means homosexuality. I have 3 different bibles at home, and none of them phrase it the same way.

I add the word "spiritualist" because I am. I do believe that something greater than us is connecting everyhing together. No, not a god. Not even a single, all-powerful entity. I agree that something that has influence over us is not plausible. But unlike you, I don't think that we have no control over our thoughts and actions. You say that they believe it because that's just the way it is, and that they can't not believe it, because that's just the way it is. I don't accept that.

People are not bad because they are wired that way due to their genetic code. We can change. We are Homo Sapiens. Self aware. A nervous animal does not have the cognitive functions to change itself. Sure, you can train it. But if you let up on the training regiment, it goes back to being it's old self. If a person wants to change, and really puts their mind to it, they can.

Western medicine and studies have proven that alternative medicine is false. But it's been used for thousands of years. if it didn't work, they would have stopped using it. American studies still claim that Weed does not help cancer and AIDS patients. But European studies prove otherwise. Science can be flawed. I would know. I'm in school for biology. In multiple years new finding have come out, and I had to relearn something that was taken for granted. You can't even site a journal or article in a science paper if it's older than 5 years. Experiments are not a perfect science. And the FDA, even, just found out that some companies are givingprescriptionantidepressants to kids when they specifically were told that the drug wasn't safe for them. As much of a scientist as I am, I understand that it's not perfect.

I believe in being a good person. I don't own much, and I am generous with the little I have. It's partly a cultural thing. But the culture spawns out of the religion that surrounds it. I believe in Karma, The 8 noble truths, and the golden rule. These ideas would not be around if not for the religion the people believed in. These religions came around during a time when people sacrificed animals and people to gods, when you could have your hand cut off for stealing. The concept of being a good person did not create the religion. the religion created the idea.

To me, at least, the terms refers to "something bigger than me". Something you can't necessarily define and pointed to. I know what will happen to me when I die. But I also believe that something connects us all while we are alive too. Do I know what that is? Not really. If I studied quantum physics, and understood the math, maybe I would have a better idea. But as for right now, it does have a slightly mystical feel to it. I know there is something physical going on. I like using gems to help heal from bruises and sore muscles. I don't believe that anything is reaching out through the rock, or that it is a mystical item left just for me to use. I know that crystals vibrate on their own just because of their molecular structure. And that that vibration has an effect on what is around it. No different than how radiation vibrates in it's own wavelength and makes you sick.

Growing locks, like I said, does not produce the spiritual experience. It is a way to feel more closely tied to your spirituality, and to express it to others. Sure, the majority of people don't see it. But you are not growing locks for them. You are growing them for yourself. The best christians never talk about god or their faith with anyone outside of church. They act on it. There's no reason to talk about what you believe unless you are trying to convert them, or answering a question. People see how you act, not what you say you believe. But because we can not see each other here, all we have is our words. So that has to do.


updated by @Blessed Earth Mama: 07/23/15 08:01:00AM
Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
10/05/12 03:43:53AM
72 posts

Solace of the Solitary


General Talk

Spirituality is in the eye of the beholder. We are ALL very spiritual beings, just most have not woken up to this yet. You can find spirituality in anything and everything. Everything and anything is all the same. Energy. Part of the universe. One. I cannot say for sure but it sounds like you may have spiritual blinders on still and just need the right moment to awaken to it all. <3 Of course some will never awaken or at least not in this lifetime. And that is OK that is their journey. Dreadlocks don't have to be and are not going to be spiritual for everyone. But for some they may be very or just one small part of their spirituality as a whole.

Adam Kelly said:

"What's spiritual about a totem pole?" Nothing for the average person. For the Native American, however, it has cultural significance.

"Totem poles would not necessarilytella story so much as it would serve to document stories and histories familiar to community members or particular family or clan members." -http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/home/culture/totem-poles.html

Other than this it is just a dead tree, which has been carved and painted. In the same manner, the bible is just an old story book.

Dreads have cultural significance to the raised in the rastafari religion. Most of us come to them later in life. As such, we are exempt from this significance. Of course, people may tend to place their own meaning to them. However, I have the distinct feeling that there is abandwagonthat many seem all too willing to jump on. If there were no other posts or indications of spirituality associated with dreading, I'm fairly certain that there would not be so many people reporting spiritual experiences.

I'm a reductionist. As far as I'm concerned, we are not more than the sum of our parts. There may some who do feel that dreads are spiritual, but I'm certain that the human need for acceptance and integration into the social group plays a far greater role in the majority of the spiritual reports.

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
06/10/12 07:08:12PM
72 posts

Is there anyone that lives, or has visited Thailand?


dreads jobs employment issues

Wow I really didn't know much about rainbow gatherings myself.I just had to chime in and say it all sounds amazing!

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
05/23/12 12:10:50AM
72 posts

Some one reassure me please :)


Help! Save My Dreads

I don't see anything wrong in the picture you shared but it is hard to tell. I agree with everyone else and makesure you are seperating them all the time. So they don't ever get bad and then for the most part you should never need scissors. Whenever I feel like itI just search around my head with my hands andrip apart hairs that are getting sucked into dreads they shouldn't be in. If that makes sense...

And I am not sure what is considered the proper stuff here but I would never put olive oil in my hair... It is just so heavy and stinky. Unless someone else here says otherwise I would go for coconut oil. But any oil is the same with trying to be careful not to overdo it. They will all make you feel greasy. And me personally I never put in in my first set of dreads (which I had for 4 years). I just never thought I would want that in them. And with this second set I kinda feel the same way, although you never know.

Hopefully everything will be ok for you, scissors are just a scary way to go IMO though. You have to becareful that you are only cutting the parts of the seperate dreads that are stuck together. Not any area that is actually coming out of your scalp because I think that could potentially cause problems..

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
05/06/12 02:28:48AM
72 posts

Hello! New to forum and looking for opinion.


Introduce Yourself

I thinkyou would look amazing with dreads!! If you want them go for it!!! Just have to have the courage in you to not care what others think. Otherwise people constantly giving you negativity on them might get to be too much for you. But I bet you canhandle it if you wantthem bad enough! <3 Thereare always going to be people out there who don't like things about us. But as long as we like ourselves that is ALL that matters in the end. <3

And coming from someone who had dreads for 4 yrs once and now 2 months new again they are such an eye opener to so many things in life and a great bringer of joy if you ask me! :)

Also you CAN always comb them out if you really decide they are not for you someday. I was able to comb my first set out after 4 yrs! It took me 2-3 months to do it but I did! Now 5 years later on my second journey I kind of wish I hadn't done that because they would be so amazing and long now but oh well live and learn! :)

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