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RSavage26
@rsavage26
10/20/11 03:25:19PM
50 posts

I dont know what to say...white people look dirty with dreads!!


General Talk

Two things:

a) Don't embed music on your web page, twitter, tumbler, I don't give a fuck. That is annoying and it just wastes your bandwidth.

b) Guy looks like a teenager and honestly before I came to this site I used to feel the same way. I saw several white people with dreads when I was younger which were poorly maintained and assumed from ignorance that it was because their hair was just not meant to dread and they were once again taking a hairstyle associated with black people and trying to claim it as their own.

RSavage26
@rsavage26
10/20/11 03:16:27PM
50 posts

Beginner questions


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

SE,

I'm not sure if you're responding to me or Andre but I am African-American. The only oiling I do is for my scalp due to a skin condition I've had from childhood. It's nothing serious, but it prevents any breakout. Also, not all African-Americans have dry hair. Mine is actually fairly oily and soft so it differs from person to person. Before I started using the sea-salt spray (generally after washing my hair and only keeping it on overnight), my hair barely locced but after I started doing it locs formed easier. It also helped that I only seperated my hair every other day instead of daily liked I used to.
soaring eagle said:

are u african american the oiluing and salting kinda do oposites caucasian hair benifits from the drying effect of salt to get it loccking african hairs already dry by nature ..too dry so needs the frequent oiling


RSavage26 said:

Wetting your hair won't dry your hair out so long as you oil your scalp properly, preferably with a carrier oil of some kind. I know one common oil is coconut but that can be a bit pricey and hard to find depending on where you live. I'm not sure of your hair texture, but wetting my hair helps to keep it clean in-between washings. I also use a sea salt spray every other - 4 days to help my hair loc. I've been doing organic locs since may 2011 and over time my hair has eventually started to form baby dreads in the front and the back. It will take a while regardless, so patience is key.

Andre' said:

Will wetting my hair everyday in the shower dry my hair out? I use bs/ACV 1-2 times a week.... I shower everyday but only wet my hair? Is this an issue ?

soaring eagle said:

the acv wont do much without the bs

it will remove oils and conditionj but not clean

why dojnt u want to use the bs

and if u add the essential oils u wont have to scratch but scratching wont hurt u tho i fate itchingso the oils help alot

RSavage26
@rsavage26
10/20/11 03:01:10PM
50 posts

Beginner questions


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Wetting your hair won't dry your hair out so long as you oil your scalp properly, preferably with a carrier oil of some kind. I know one common oil is coconut but that can be a bit pricey and hard to find depending on where you live. I'm not sure of your hair texture, but wetting my hair helps to keep it clean in-between washings. I also use a sea salt spray every other - 4 days to help my hair loc. I've been doing organic locs since may 2011 and over time my hair has eventually started to form baby dreads in the front and the back. It will take a while regardless, so patience is key.

Andre' said:

Will wetting my hair everyday in the shower dry my hair out? I use bs/ACV 1-2 times a week.... I shower everyday but only wet my hair? Is this an issue ?

soaring eagle said:

the acv wont do much without the bs

it will remove oils and conditionj but not clean

why dojnt u want to use the bs

and if u add the essential oils u wont have to scratch but scratching wont hurt u tho i fate itchingso the oils help alot

RSavage26
@rsavage26
10/12/11 05:21:50PM
50 posts

super clean dreads (safe for baby locks too)


Dread Maintenance

I was able to find tea trea oil mixed with lavender oil online at Amazon for a decent price. Or you could check your local nutrition or health food store.

Christopher Lott said:

I itch at the 4 day mark of not washing my hair. So Im on a set schedule atm. Washing Thursdays and Sundays. I'll have to find tea tree after seeing what that does lol.

RSavage26
@rsavage26
09/04/11 08:40:20PM
50 posts

My hair keeps clumping together


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

By bunch up, I mean that it looks like an afro more than separated dreads.

RSavage26
@rsavage26
09/04/11 08:39:43PM
50 posts

My hair keeps clumping together


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I have Afro-textured hair. I am using the natural method to get dreads. What I do is basically wash and separate. Because of my hair's texture, I find myself separating every day after I'm done in the shower and after I've oiled my scalp with some olive oil but it seems to just bunch up together over time. I can feel my hair dreading, but it never seems to form separate dreads and it has been 4 months. Is this normal?


updated by @rsavage26: 01/13/15 09:09:36PM
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.
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