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James Turk
@James Turk
08/12/12 05:03:16AM
107 posts

Wet dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

Whats wrong with getting them wet? That helps them move around and "dread". The 2 best things for dreading are washing them and sleeping. I wash every other day and everytime I do I have less and less loose hairs, it's the single best thing to help the process. IMO.

James Turk
@James Turk
08/11/12 06:59:10AM
107 posts

Dreadlockshampoo review needed


Introduce Yourself

I find it to be slightly conditioning, I'm going to save mine until my dreads mature a bit more and just use BS. The gel is really good stuff but make your hair really stiff, works well if you use it before bed, won't be so stiff then. I personally didn't want to spend the time applying though, so went back to sea salt spray. I think they are really good products though, but would recommend waiting until you dreads mature a bit.

James Turk
@James Turk
05/27/12 10:12:52PM
107 posts

The beginning of my long journey


Introduce Yourself

Mine's straight as can be took a couple weeks before I could tell I stopped brushing it. I think I have a long journey ahead of me. I actually recently stopped looking in the mirror so I stop looking for progress. I'll try to look maybe once a month to see how it's going.

James Turk
@James Turk
05/27/12 09:54:24PM
107 posts

The beginning of my long journey


Introduce Yourself

Awesome! Good luck on your journey, you made the right decision by not using those crappy products.

James Turk
@James Turk
05/27/12 09:50:00PM
107 posts

Lock Magic Locking Gel


Dread Products

I don't have to many babies yet, but when I get out of the shower I wait till my hair stops dripping, rub a little bit all over very gently and when it dries all the sections stay put very well. Good stuff!

James Turk
@James Turk
05/30/12 05:55:22AM
107 posts

Don't look!


Dreading Methods

All great Ideas! Thanks! I will try these out. I mix sea salt in with my BS and it seems to help a bit. No official knotting yet but I think It'll happen soon. I think that's why I check the mirror often, I can't wait to start seeing some good progress. Someday's I'll wake up with a baby dread, but then the next day it'll be gone.Definitelya test of patience, but that's always good.


updated by @James Turk: 07/22/15 04:57:45PM
James Turk
@James Turk
05/27/12 06:12:56AM
107 posts

Don't look!


Dreading Methods

That's a cool way of doing it S.E. Thanks for the tip.

soaring eagle said:

me i just use shadows not mirrors if i see a dread sticking up funny in a shadow i patt around till i find it and pat it down

James Turk
@James Turk
05/26/12 08:38:09AM
107 posts

Don't look!


Dreading Methods

Thanks so much for the replies, I really think it will help me a ton to stop checking my hair out all the time looking for progress. I will definatley try your advice (all of you),can't wait to see some progress!

James Turk
@James Turk
05/26/12 06:15:51AM
107 posts

Don't look!


Dreading Methods

Awesome, I thought it would be. The nickname for my property is windy acre so I should have plenty of "food"! :)

James Turk
@James Turk
05/26/12 05:54:15AM
107 posts

Don't look!


Dreading Methods

Nice reply! Thanks. I'm just curious really. Mostly I let them go free but like to wear one when I eat or just feel like keeping my hair out of my face. I'm interested in everyones opinion on everything, you made some very good points, I do prefer letting them go free and yes the wind is very nice, I love driving with the windows down, hope that's not slowing the process, but it feels awesome! Thanks again :)

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