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RSavage26
@RSavage26
08/15/11 10:10:01AM
50 posts

Doing the natural method


General Questions

Yeah. I put up my picture in the original post. It's quite coarse and kinky, but I love my hair. I just want some advice so I can know what I'm doing right and where I can improve. That's all.

RSavage26
@RSavage26
08/14/11 03:27:53PM
50 posts

Doing the natural method


General Questions

Desirae and soaring eagle,

Here's what I currently do with my hair:

Daily: wash hair with just water during my shower --> shake out water after I'm done --> air dry for 10-30 minutes --> scrunch out any leftover water --> oil scalp in four sections with olive oil --> section hair from front to back --> shake head

Weekly: do baking soda/ vinegar method to clean my hair, then pretty much do the same stuff as daily

I would use ACV but it causes me to break-out so I use white vinegar instead and it seems to work practically the same.

I also spray my hair with water and sea salt (2 tsp because I don't want to dry out my hair) every 2-3 days. I do it at night and then rise it out in the morning.

I can't buy jojoba oil right now (not in my budget), but I do have the following oils available:

olive

lavender/tea tree (combined)

rosemary

I also have pure aloe vera juice.

Which of these would be the best to add while washing my hair?

Desirae Rose said:

Looking forward to seeing how your locs progress. ^_^

How often do you plan to oil your hair for now?

Just gotta add a bit of a correction, though. Afro-textured hair (well, the scalp, really) DOES produce oil the same as everyone else, but due to the way the hair is, the oil doesn't reach the full length of the hair (well, that, and also many people with that type of hair don't properly take care of their hair and scalps, so a lot of mistreatment also leads to brittleness and dryness). ^_^

RSavage26
@RSavage26
08/13/11 08:15:27PM
50 posts

Doing the natural method


General Questions

Hello again. I have been letting my hair do its thing for the past three months and so far I'm loving it. No more picks, no more creams, no more salon visits. It's really nice save for the occasional ignorance from my family but oh well. However, I just want to show my progress and see if you guys think I'm on the right track. I just washed my hair today using baking soda and vinegar. Then I oiled my hair with olive oil and seperated my hair into different sections. I only have a picture (kinda blurry though I tried to sharpen) of my front, but if you need to see the back I can put a picture of that up too. Any advice would be great. :)


updated by @RSavage26: 01/13/15 09:08:17PM
RSavage26
@RSavage26
07/16/11 05:18:48AM
50 posts

I'm liking my progress but...


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Thing is, she knows jack all about my profession. She was a doctor and in a time where computers weren't really around at that. So she doesn't really understand what I want to do. She wants me to go into accounting (God I hope not), dentistry, law, etc. because they make money and in her head they'll always have jobs no matter what. It gets old putting up with her nagging. Once I get a good job I'm out of here. I can't stand her pissy remarks sometimes.
RSavage26
@RSavage26
07/15/11 08:36:16PM
50 posts

I'm liking my progress but...


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

So I'm a student who finished her bachelor's in December 2010. I am currently looking for employment (hoping to be a User Interface Designer or someone working in a job dealing with Human-Computer Interaction if you know of those things). I haven't gotten hired yet, but I'm staying optimistic. The problem is my mother. She's very conservative and she's starting to pressure me to go to the salon and get my hair trimed. I don't want to do this because my hair is dreading now and I don't want to throw that away. It annoys me that she seems to forget that I am an adult simply because I am living at home and I don't have a job. However, when I try to tell her what I'm doing she gives me this lecture about "well-maintained hair". She worries that I won't be able to get a job, but the economy is shit right now and she knows that and yet she thinks it's my hair which keeps me from getting hired (or even being considered for a f'n interview). I even showed her a picture of Lauryn Hill because I heard her dreads were freeform but all she said was "Oh she's a rapper" and "You like doing things the hard way" It really pisses me off. She keeps saying this BS about fitting in society, but I've never cared too much about that.
updated by @RSavage26: 01/13/15 09:06:01PM
RSavage26
@RSavage26
07/14/11 11:52:12AM
50 posts

I was told NO conditioners for a year. What say you?


Dread Maintenance

I have coarse, kinky, and curly hair. I loose a little bit every now and then but I figure they're just old hairs so I don't worry. If you haven't tried this, try oiling your hair with olive oil. You don't have to get anything fancy like virgin or extra virgin; just plain old-fashioned olive oil will do. That prevents breakage pretty easily. If you use any conditioner, try a little bit of white or ACV vinegar (9 parts water to 1 part vinegar is what I use) in your hair rinse. That will keep your hair from becoming too brittle but it won't loosen your dreads. Good luck!
RSavage26
@RSavage26
06/03/11 07:12:29PM
50 posts

banned members hacked the site


General Talk

Thanks for putting this up. I left a message on your profile to warn you just in case.
RSavage26
@RSavage26
05/28/11 10:23:50PM
50 posts

Question about my locs


Help! Save My Dreads

Hmm... not sure. I don't think wax is used with interlocking but when my hair was dirty there was this crusty nastiness at the root of some of my dreads. It was inside the knot.

I want to follow your method, but my mother saw my locs today and she's trying to press me into going back to the same salon that caused my troubles in the first place. I'm putting my foot down on that BS.

RSavage26
@RSavage26
05/28/11 06:27:34PM
50 posts

Question about my locs


Help! Save My Dreads

After reading a bit on this site I realized that I made a mistake in going to my local salon to get my dreads put in. They took some 2-strand twists which I already had done at the same salon and interlocked them. This happened 2 weeks ago. They didn't turn out well and to make matters worse some of them either unraveled or fell apart and I was left with an itchy scalp to go along with it. No matter how much olive oil I put on my scalp the itch would not stop.

Yesterday I washed my hair with a shampoo bar (I didn't need to vinegar rinse that time due to all the olive oil on my scalp) and retwisted my locs after I let them dry for several hours. My hair is in relatively better shape, but a few of my dreads have very loose hair. Is it too late for me to start freelocking or can I continue in that direction? I can add a picture of my current hair if that would be helpful.


updated by @RSavage26: 01/13/15 09:02:58PM
RSavage26
@RSavage26
05/28/11 02:49:58PM
50 posts

Dread Noob here


Introduce Yourself

Okay. So what would you recommend? I'm thinking I'm gonna have to start over but I would rather do that than keep trying all sorts of stuff only to stave off the inevitable.

soaring eagle said:

i would not go about twisting it that way u see all the exposed scalp?

dreads shouldnt look like that

just let em be let em dread u dont need to work on them or fix them u just let them dread

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