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RSavage26
@RSavage26
05/29/12 05:20:47PM
50 posts

Don't look!


Dreading Methods

Is it okay if you only wear a tam to bed? That's what I've been doing for the past few months and I don't wear it if I shampooed my hair.
RSavage26
@RSavage26
05/11/12 06:20:23PM
50 posts

Baking Soda and Sea Salt ratios


Dread Maintenance

What I do is I rinse my hair on the hottest setting available on the faucet to my shower. I keep rinsing at that temperature, only lowering when it gets too hot for me to handle. After about 10-30 mins, it should all come out. If necessary, seperate your locks in the water so it can get to those hard to reach places and massage your scalp. Then, either rinse your hair with cold water, or do the ACV/White vinegar rinse (immediately rinse after if you have new dreads or wait for a few minutes if they're old) with cold water. That's worked for me. My hair may not be the same texture as yours so adjust as necessary.

christina popejoy said:

Ha ha don't know what happened to my follow up post so heres another one!

Followed the recipe down to a tea!

It felt all nice a tingly to start with. And clean but on closer inspection the soapy resudie dandruff is still on my scalp and base of dread, so much so they look a lil white near the roots. Feels soapy still?? is this the effect of using the Lush bar for a over a month and will take a few BS/ ACV washes to break it down??

Thanks

RSavage26
@RSavage26
04/27/12 04:37:33PM
50 posts

Help with shampoo!! dry locks and nut allergy :(


Dread Maintenance

I have a nut allergy too and I'm not sure exactly what kind of nuts you're allergic to but coconuts are not really nuts. They're the seeds of the coconut palm. So you're probably fine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut#cite_note-COD-2 ~ I know it's Wikipedia, but check the sources that go with each line.

RSavage26
@RSavage26
03/24/12 10:49:57PM
50 posts

Why is the community here so against maintained locs?


Dreading Methods

Those locs look fine, speaking as a woman.

However, there's this guy. His locs are beautiful.

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If you're going to college, believe me. The people who matter won't care about how your hair looks. All they care about is whether you're attending class, sitting through their lectures, and getting good grades. You could show up in PJs and most professors won't notice or care.

Marlon Moorer said:

well do you happen to have any pics of african american freeform male loc that look nicse.

The ones ive seen on youtube look kinda bad to me like this guy,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA8hakePj2c

or this guy

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updated by @RSavage26: 07/22/15 10:27:52AM
RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/08/12 05:05:01PM
50 posts

new dread locking gel from dreadlockshampoo.com


Dread Products

Will you have samples to try this?

RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/05/12 01:59:06PM
50 posts

Having some trouble dreading


General Questions

I have been going natural since about June-July of last year. I am an African-American woman with coarse and fairly thick hair. I think I hindered my progress by separating my hair every day (I didn't want my dreads to be too big). So I stopped separating in November. What I'm worried about is I see a few dreads forming in the back, but the rest of hair seems to only have buds or no dreaded hair at all. I even have a few dread balls hanging in the back. Yet when I occasionally look in the mirror, I see something that resembles baby dreads.

My current routine is to wash weekly with BS, up to 10 drops of Lavender/Tea Tree oil, and 3/8 tsp of rosemary oil combined with warm water ( I find it makes the BS dissolve much better). I wash out the BS mixture and then I do a white vinegar rinse (9 parts water and 1 part vinegar; no more than 250 ml) and rinse it out after 3 minutes. Is there something I'm doing wrong or am I just impatient? If you need any pictures, I can try and have some added to this post today.


updated by @RSavage26: 01/13/15 09:16:36PM
RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/14/12 06:43:47PM
50 posts

An idea I'd like to try with the baking soda wash


Dread Maintenance

I liked doing it this way. If I can find a spare spray bottle or buy one for cheap, I'll try that way and report back on which worked better. Might even take a few pictures too.

RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/14/12 12:39:26PM
50 posts

An idea I'd like to try with the baking soda wash


Dread Maintenance

I tried again today. Had a much better experience. i needed to bend forward more and keep my head down as much as possible while wiping my eyes in-between wipes. When I did that I didn't get any of the BS into my eyes. Does anyone cover their hair after putting the BS stuff in your hair?

RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/13/12 10:08:05AM
50 posts

An idea I'd like to try with the baking soda wash


Dread Maintenance

I tried wiping my eyes with a towel but it's like every time I wiped, more of the BS water would drip from my hair.

angella said:

when i lean over the tub i have a towl next to me and wipe my eyes when need b

RSavage26
@RSavage26
01/13/12 10:07:06AM
50 posts

An idea I'd like to try with the baking soda wash


Dread Maintenance

I've been doing that, but it's kind of hard to keep your eyes closed when you need to pour the water from teh big bowl back into the small one.

soaring eagle said:

close your eyes keep em closed

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