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Stephani
@Stephani
05/25/12 11:45:38PM
70 posts

Damage caused from salon methods such as crocheting, twisting, and wax.....PLEASE HELP!


salon and loctician dreads recovery

We can't know for sure, but my guess is that the hair they added that wasn't yours may come out, unless it's dreaded into yours already. They may also feel kind of loose to you because the wax is making them feel packed and tight. Loose hair is okay so don't be upset if some hair comes loose, it will eventually find a place to be. Also, don't put the rubber bands on please. No matter how loose the bands are they only will cause further damage. You can keep the sections separated by gently pulling each dread away from the rest during washing. That is all you will need to do with them. If you absolutely have to you could put beads on, but honestly I would just let them be for awhile. Then you can see what they will do once everything is removed.


updated by @Stephani: 07/23/15 12:18:22AM
Stephani
@Stephani
05/25/12 10:45:37PM
70 posts

Damage caused from salon methods such as crocheting, twisting, and wax.....PLEASE HELP!


salon and loctician dreads recovery

SO SORRY I have been busy all day.

Also I am SO SORRY to hear that those salon's put you through all of that. What SE has told your thus far sounds great to me. We wont be able to see the damage caused until all, or at least a good majority of the wax and build-up is removed. For now that should be your main concern, because you can't begin to repair the damage until the build-up is gone. Once you get it removed then we can actually see what kind of damage has been done. It will be easier to figure out the right way to go about healing your dreads.There are several different things that can be done as far on conditioning, but you really need to get some protein back in those dreads and really baby them.

I would put some of that waxy brown water in a container and take it to those salons and tell them where they can put it. BUT, I have a temper and that's surely not the way to handle the situation. I would call and tell them they go about their way of dreading all wrong and try to get the salon's name out there as much as possible. Just so that others don't go, or continue to go there.

Stephani
@Stephani
05/20/12 09:51:58AM
70 posts

a probably common tnr question.


Dread Maintenance

As the others have said, it's completely normal. It's even more likely to happen if your hair was in a healthy condition when you started your tnr journey. Most of mine have about 3 inches at the bottom that are undone, most people don't even notice it when they look at it. If it bothers you though, you can always throw a bead on it.

Stephani
@Stephani
05/19/12 08:54:23PM
70 posts

BONNAROO 2012!!


General Talk

okay sorry let me figure that out LOL

soaring eagle said:

plz post in events or traveling dreadies

Stephani
@Stephani
05/19/12 08:34:58PM
70 posts

BONNAROO 2012!!


General Talk

So I am just curious if anyone here is going to Bonnaroo this year??


updated by @Stephani: 01/13/15 09:26:29PM
Stephani
@Stephani
05/15/12 11:51:35PM
70 posts

Magic locking gel Bucks County Soap Co for starting dreads.


Introduce Yourself

I have two new tnr dreads now since I separated one yesterday. I was planning on using the locking gel on those two so I could document the difference. It would be interesting to see what kind of results it makes on different heads.

Stephani
@Stephani
05/11/12 07:50:50AM
70 posts

scalp gunk, really annoying, tried everything


Help! Save My Dreads

I think it sounds okay except that panthenol is listed in it's ingredients. Panthenol pours a waxy coat on the hair, which causes it to look shiny and healthy. Panthenol can build up over time. I've seen people with so much panthenol coating that their hair could literally melt to candle wax just by flatironing it :(. I'll do some looking today and see what I can find. I have some appt's this morning, but I'll definitely look this afternoon.br/>
Valrie said:

Saw this in the shop listings here but it would be good to get some feedback. I don't see coconut oil in it...:

http://www.abeni.co.uk/ourshop/prod_758060-DREADLOCK-LIQUID-SHAMPOO.html" target="_blank">http://www.abeni.co.uk/ourshop/prod_758060-DREADLOCK-LIQUID-SHAMPOO...

Stephani
@Stephani
05/11/12 12:10:21AM
70 posts

scalp gunk, really annoying, tried everything


Help! Save My Dreads

Oh no!! : my next suggestion would be to look for something that is sulfate free then. (br/>br/>Valrie said:

Actually, I was just looking at the ingredients for the Bronners and they ALL have coconut oil in them. Oi!


updated by @Stephani: 07/23/15 03:30:46PM
Stephani
@Stephani
05/10/12 11:29:49PM
70 posts

scalp gunk, really annoying, tried everything


Help! Save My Dreads

I would say it sounds like the bs is building up. Since you allergic to the dreadlock shampoo I would say you could try the dr. bronners, but be sure to dilute it. If you continue to use the bs wash, try to focus it on your dreads and not your scalp.

To remove the build up you can get vitamin c tablets and crush them up to a powder, mix it with warm water until it's about a jelly-ish consistency. Put it on your scalp and let it sit for about 30-45 minutes. Heat will help it so if you can sit in the sun or under a hood dryer that would be better. The heat is not completely necessary though. That should remove most of the buildup for you.

Stephani
@Stephani
05/09/12 11:08:25PM
70 posts

Is chorline bad for dreads?


General Questions

Great tips SE, most important rule is to really deeply saturate your hair with tap water first. When your hair is full of one thing, it can't be full of another. It will def. not soak up at much chlorine this way.

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