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Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/11/12 04:40:46PM
42 posts

Is it not meant to be for me?


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

some distress to the hair seems to help, as bad as that sounds. mine is very long, fine, and straight/silky. it has begun to dread because of immense stress caused by a salon screwing up my hair by giving me "dreads" via backcombing and wax. but the distress that caused, and then the further distress of removing the wax with white vinegar soaks and dish soap washing has truly helped my hair to dread. i think any sort of distress or CHANGE to your hair can cause it to dread. my hair wasn't used to all it went through and begun to knot up. beads do help a LOT too.

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/07/12 06:06:36AM
42 posts

Advice on making my own Customized Baking Soda / Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for New Dreads?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Hello :)

I hear so many of you speak of how wonderful the BS/ACV rinses are for your dreads, and I am very interested in how to make a rinse for my hair - and perhaps customize it by adding other natural ingredients (advice?) I would like to make the rinse eliminate any residues and really give a great clean, seeing as my newly dreading hair has been through the brutal wax-removal with dish soap and distilled white vinegar (undiluted). The wax removal was, I believe successful. So, going forward I'd like to start off with some healthy BS/ACV cleaning regimens and I'd like some good ideas for proportions of those ingredients mixed in water, and what you would add in the way of essential extracts and such for extra cleaning or nice things for your hair :) I have long hair so I'd be soaking it in a bucket or something probably...Oh I also have eczema that is under control but I do have very sensitive skin. Very. I have fine and straight hair, and loose naturally forming new dreads.

I am going out in the country for a bit and would like to maybe get these ingredients and write down the recipe before I go away and can't be on the internet. I will be washing my hair in a few days. Sorry I am new to all this and know nothing about this cleaning regimen. Thank you for your ideas :)

Peace and Love,

Sarah


updated by @Sarah Weathers: 01/13/15 09:25:35PM
Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/05/12 07:35:12PM
42 posts

Questions regarding Wool Tam for new dreads, and if I still need Wax B Gone after i removed wax at home


salon and loctician dreads recovery

:-D haha yep i meant the kinda b.s. of fiddling with my hair at all or anything to do with wax - i am definitely planning on using Baking Soda - that one rinse you described doing after the plumbing problem and you made a special rinse for your dreads :) - sounds amazing.

soaring eagle said:

unless the bs is baking soda

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/05/12 07:24:34PM
42 posts

Questions regarding Wool Tam for new dreads, and if I still need Wax B Gone after i removed wax at home


salon and loctician dreads recovery

thank you SE - yes i have been looking at the shops on this site - wonderful things, and healthy things. i will just keep them loose - i think your advice is always the best. i will just let them hang free, and not use any more wax removal. maybe some real locking can start now, with no wax or any b.s. :)

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/05/12 07:01:55PM
42 posts

Questions regarding Wool Tam for new dreads, and if I still need Wax B Gone after i removed wax at home


salon and loctician dreads recovery

Hello,

Just quick questions here - I am interested in the benefits of a wool tam for helping along new dreads. I have long hair. One week old dreads... or more like 6 days. So if I get a wool tam, what would be the type, and how often and how should I wear it. Sorry - never wore one before.

Also wondering if I should still invest in Wax B Gone after I have done repeated home removals using vinegar soaks (distilled white vinegar undiluted) and then scrubbing with dish soap? I believe I got almost all of the wax out (I had wax applied one time - knotty boy - and it was left in my hair for 2.5 days before removing it). I know that no person can ever be 100% sure if it is all out. But my hair is completely different and healthy feeling - loose, dry (in a good way), not sticky at all, soft and light feeling... I think I got most of it out. I mean - I got so much out I can't find any more wax.

So those are my questions. I am not able to afford much so I don't know if I can afford both, so I was wondering if I should just focus on going forward now and wearing a tam and letting my dreads start back on track naturally, or if I should still be focusing on more sessions of wax removal even if I can't find anymore? Below is what my dreads look like now - very loose and they feel like my long hair I have had for years - just with some natural separations. Very soft.


updated by @Sarah Weathers: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/05/12 07:25:55PM
42 posts

I can't be the only one that sees this similarity


Introduce Yourself

aw that is beautiful! SE does look like that beautiful statue of Moses - very powerful :)

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/04/12 08:10:42PM
42 posts

dry dreads


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

i think pure aloe helps.

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/11/12 04:29:23PM
42 posts

My Journey From Waxy Salon Dreads to My NOW Wax-Free Natural Dreads!


salon and loctician dreads recovery

hi heather :) the salon backcombed/twisted my hair, while using knotty boy wax and hair spray. so it was vigorously backcombed. my "dreads" from the salon were very small and loose though. i washed it with dish soap and vinegar soaked the wax out within 72 hours. it was easier to get out because my dreads were new and very thin and loose. but some of the initial backcombing and all that DID stay in after i washed the wax out. so it expedited my knotting. my hair is also very long, and fine and straight. it honestly knots easily. it blows around in the wind and flows easily so it has always knotted up easily.

i believe i have removed all of the wax. i've washed 5 times with dish soap, and soaked 2 times in vinegar (undiluted). i also did a baking soda rinse/soak. so i think all that wax is gone now. i honestly think the mess that the salon caused, and the distress on my hair from de-waxing made my hair knot easier.

Heather said:

i'm confused. did the salon just slap wax on sections of hair? no backcombing and such? i'm happy you were able to remove it. your hair knots up fast! it took me a long time to see knots forming in my hair. lucky girl:)

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/05/12 06:24:02AM
42 posts

My Journey From Waxy Salon Dreads to My NOW Wax-Free Natural Dreads!


salon and loctician dreads recovery

SO this is after another day of washing in attempts to finish removing wax. I got more out, and have meticulously inspected every single baby dread that is forming and have only found 3 that have tiny tiny bits of wax remaining - like little specs that i can pretty much spot clean out in the sink. i'm very satisfied. my hair is SO SOFT right now. like baby hair. it is knotty in the bottom several inches, but still soft, loose, and moves when i shake my head. not waxy at all :-D ... i'm going out in the country for several days and i'll be just leaving it the heck alone to do what nature wants :) so i guess this is just another update photo. lots of baby dreads that are fragile but still holding their own!


updated by @Sarah Weathers: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
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