k good to know when is it 'safe' to add pretty things?? peyote stitch, beads, little wraps here and there??
So, my dreads are just babies at 10 days old and I'll admit in the first 3-4 days I wore a headband when I was out of the house.. My hair was really oily (which I am happy to say has since been corrected!!) and my dreads were sticking out everywhere and I had to be 'presentable' in public.. Now that my hair/scalp has evened out and my dreads lay right, I just pin up my bangs (bangs I left as loose hair) and go but I've noticed some of my dreads are flat. Will they round back out on their own or should I palm roll them or something? It's not really a big deal I guess, I'm not using any crazy maintenance methods and I think they just flattened from my headband and maybe from sleeping on them... Just curious if they will self correct.
So real quick intro before I latch my kids in the jogger and go for a run.. I'm Kendra, my husband in the military (US marines..) and we have two beautiful kids! G is 2 1/2 and he is ALL BOY!!! A turned a year old at the end of April and she is running around all over the place!! My dreads a re a week old today and even though they are mostly frizz right now, I am super excited to see them grow. We are currently stationed in North Carolina however our family is mostly in Missouri.. Anyway, we are into the whole "natural parenting" thing, cloth diapers (GroVia, Fuzzibunz, and Happy Heinys), babywearing, home made baby food but mostly baby led weaning, of course I'm a natural birth and breastfeeding advocate and I am against the uneccessary mutilation of a baby's penis (AKA circumcision). I am a stay at home mom mostly but I dotake clients as a certified birth doula! (http://www.dandeliondoula.webs.com) I look forward to getting to know all of you, but 'mom duty' is currently playing peek-a-boo to get my attention for that run I promised them!! Peace
Hey thank you SO MUCH for posting that!! As a matter of fact, I have baby dreads and super fine, weirdly oily hair so I cant really stand to go without washing.. I use BS and did an ACV rinse a few days ago but I sort of ust guessed at the mixture and figured I'd keep on trying til I found the right mixture for me.. According to you, I had it pretty close I threw in a tiny bit of lemon juice though, like 1/2tsp or so. My babies will be a week old on Thursday!!
Oh and the salt water thing - I just spray a couple hours before I plan to shower/wash my hair.. Then its not like I'm really adding anything to my routine and I don't have to sit around while it soaks, I can continue on with my day (I have two toddlers...lol so pretty busy days!) play with kids, take a walk to the park, fix meals, etc rather than be watching the clock while waiting or the salt water to kick in so I can just go wash/rinse it out! I live in eastern NC, pretty near to the beach actually.. I don't trust going in the water though, too many things that can take a bite of me!!!!!! so sea salt water in a spray bottle it is!!