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Rachel A.
@Rachel A.
03/30/12 01:47:50PM
5 posts

finding the sweet spot!


Dread Maintenance

I washed this morning without the bronners and I am already noticing a big difference, I actually have looping going on, so exciting!! so thanks all for the advice.

one more quick question what is the difference between using apple cider vinegar and regular vinegar on hair?

Rachel A.
@Rachel A.
03/29/12 11:30:22PM
5 posts

finding the sweet spot!


Dread Maintenance

thanks, yeah I am a " I want it yesterday" kinda girl which is part of the reason why I am doing dreads, a lesson in patience and letting things be. I will take your advice wise sir :)

soaring eagle said:

2 weeks is impatient and not slow at all but adjustijg oiliness takes time id maybe skip the bronners and use just baking soda for a bit

evrty 3-4 days should be fine u can maybe add somre thyme

in a week or 2 ot 3 if your not tto oily on day 3 try to go 4

and till then use very lil acv

try that see how it goes

Rachel A.
@Rachel A.
03/29/12 10:56:14PM
5 posts

finding the sweet spot!


Dread Maintenance

My "dreads" are two weeks old, and I have been trying to find out when I need to wash, I have a lot of long, super fine, super straight hair that is very prone to oiliness and so far the dreading process has been sloooooow...( or maybe I am impatient?)I have a few dreads that I have tnr'd but mostly I am just beading and neglecting the rest. my hair doesn't knot easily it has a few clumps here and there but most of it remains knot free, you can see my pic below is day after washing.

I wash with the water/bronners/baking soda/tea tree oil/sea salt combo with a very diluted ACV rinse about every three days

My problem is that if I don't wash at least every three days I get super oily hair and it undreads but my hair also seems to really soften up after I wash it too!

Should I wait longer to wash? should I wash more often? I have been pouring over these forums trying to find the answer and can't seem to figure out what I should do.

I know two weeks is super young but just wanting to make sure I am doing it right for the healthiest and most bad ass of dreads :)

thanks, this is my first post here on the dreadlockssite


updated by @Rachel A.: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Rachel A.
@Rachel A.
03/30/12 01:32:50AM
5 posts

What to expect with TNR


General Questions

I am also having a really tough time not touching and playing with my hair especially cause it is so long and it's such a force of habit to fiddle and twirl it, good luck with your journey!!

Rachel A.
@Rachel A.
04/03/12 08:10:56PM
5 posts

Here starts the journey! Mums with dreads.....


Dreads in the Family

I am bit late to the discussion but hey aren't I always? lol.

I am a Mama (34) to two awesome kiddo's 5 and 3 and this is my second set of dreads, I did my first set when I was 30 before my daughter was born and I was about 6 months in when I combed them out because my Mom convinced me that as a Mom I needed to "look the part" so I caved.

Now i am three weeks in to the second set and I love it, doing all natural this time and enjoying the process and not giving a rip what anyone else thinks.

For me this is a personal and transforming journey both in and out, beginning with health and eating properly and also letting go of perceived notions of beauty to facing judgement of those around me and learning to stand up for my choices.

Cheers to you fellow Dreadie Mamas!!