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Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/04/12 02:26:11PM
42 posts

How soon and How to Wash my Newly Wax Free Dreads for the First Time - Advice?


Dread Maintenance

and as for drying, just air dry? it is not a sunny day here - very very humid - so outdoors won't help dry my hair. should i just blot with a towel and leave it to dry?

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/04/12 02:22:50PM
42 posts

How soon and How to Wash my Newly Wax Free Dreads for the First Time - Advice?


Dread Maintenance

ok sounds good - yes my bead is less than a 1/2 inch. It is very small natural wood. Probably 1cm tall. thank you for the advice :) i'm looking forward to a clean head :)

soaring eagle said:

its fine as long as its not too long i had big glass beads in thst were like an inch and 1/2 or so long as well as a wood 1 that long and the inside never dried and got funky nasty if its likr 1/2 inch or so it woill dry fine

i never take beads out and thats the only issue i edeger had was with long ones trapping moisture inside

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/04/12 02:17:40PM
42 posts

How soon and How to Wash my Newly Wax Free Dreads for the First Time - Advice?


Dread Maintenance

thank you Soaring Eagle (and P.S. i just found your post on your mixture for Super Clean dreads - I am going to try that next week).

One other quick question - I have 1 wooden bead in 1 dread due to a spot that needed some attention - Can that be still on my hair while I wash it? It is kinda stuck in there. It's holding down a damaged spot from the salon hell where I had to separate 2 dreads because they weren't separated right.

soaring eagle said:

use a lil and with fingertips scrub the scalp..only the calp then rinse thru the dreads u dont gotta scrub the dreads themelves

its not too soon and they are the best dread shampoos there are

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/04/12 01:55:01PM
42 posts

How soon and How to Wash my Newly Wax Free Dreads for the First Time - Advice?


Dread Maintenance

Hello :)

So I removed the wax from my hair on Sunday night (5 days ago), with pure white distilled vinegar soak and washing with dish soap. My dreads were started at a salon 8 Days ago, so I removed the wax on the 3rd day and started over wax free, natural method. Got most of the wax out, and have many dreads still intact from the salon hell, but now my hair is dreading along well. I have very long straight and fine hair. SO my question is:

I ordered some dread shampoo from the shopping section here on this site .. here is the link to it - http://shop.dreadlockshampoo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=11&zenid=46d0dff4dd319b2533d34cfe2c290cbd

It is all natural and for new dreads, and again, I found it on this site, so I think it is a good product? My question is, is it too soon to wash my hair today? It is day 5 after the harsh wax removal washing on Sunday. So my dreads are 5 days old, and my scalp is a tad itchy. Just a tiny tiny bit. Too soon to wash it? And, with this product type, HOW should I wash it to best preserve my dreads.

Sorry to ramble. Thank you to all of you who've given me such great advice on here. You all are the reason I don't have wax in my hair anymore :) <3

THANK YOU!


updated by @Sarah Weathers: 01/13/15 09:25:18PM
Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/01/12 04:31:43AM
42 posts

Question regarding VERY moderate backcombing on my Day 2 of Wax-Free dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

this community is so loving and peaceful. i'm so thankful for everyone here, and i spend so much time reading all the knowledge and stories on here. it makes my heart feel so good to hear people's stories. thank you so much. your kind words of wisdom help very much.

Tied up in knots said:

You're very welcome. And thank you! I'm a big fan of the wild natural look myself. Glad to hear that's the direction you're taking as well!

This place is a great one for dreadlocks knowledge.I read every single word of every single discussion before I joined. I still read every discussion!

Before you know it you will be one of the ones dispensing the knowledge and encouragement. It's the best thing about this community. We're all here to support and learn from each other.

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/01/12 04:21:27AM
42 posts

Question regarding VERY moderate backcombing on my Day 2 of Wax-Free dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

thank you :) i just looked at your photos of your dreads by the way, and they look beautiful. mine are going the wild natural way. i'm just leaving them the heck alone. thank you for your encouraging words. i'm new here, and i am learning SO much. thank you :)

Tied up in knots said:

Yeah it really doesn't sounds like you did anything crazy bad to them. It's just a simple fact that anything, even twist and rip, causes at least a little damage. That's why the less you do the better.

You're off to a much better start now than you were a couple days ago. Try not to stress too much about what you do or don't do. Just remember that less is best and hair doesn't need any help to dread. It just needs time.

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/01/12 04:14:59AM
42 posts

Question regarding VERY moderate backcombing on my Day 2 of Wax-Free dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

... and i can't stress how gently the backcombing was done, and just in very small areas that were hurting. i would have done the TnR method, but my hair is very natural and tangled now so there isn't a good area to grasp onto to begin that method. the ends are quite dreaded - natural and wild, but dreaded nonetheless. i think it'll be ok. it was nothing near aggressive backcombing. we did it so gently and slowly that i barely felt it at all, if at all.

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/01/12 04:05:41AM
42 posts

Question regarding VERY moderate backcombing on my Day 2 of Wax-Free dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

Thank you for your reply - yes I feel like I'm on a good start now - and I am going to keep my hands off it now on out. I am excited about the journey so far, and honestly I feel good about it. Hands off - I promise. I'm just going to see what happens naturally.

Tied up in knots said:

It shouldn't be too bad. Just don't do anymore. It undoes/stalls progress.

If you get that tugging feeling again though it may mean that the sections were poorly made and that's what is pulling. If that happens you should probably just comb out the dreads that are doing that and let them dread up naturally. They will section themselves and/or join other dreads.

You will be amazed at how quickly your hair is going to lock up. You will probably even notice that the fully natural ones surpass the ones that still had backcombing in. I certainly noticed it with my twist and rip dreads compared to my naturals.It's so much fun to watch!

Good luck. Just remember to keep your hands out of your hair!

Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
05/01/12 03:40:44AM
42 posts

Question regarding VERY moderate backcombing on my Day 2 of Wax-Free dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

So I had my dreads done at a salon with wax/twist/backcomb and it was awful - the wax was just horrible. I got it out with vinegar soaks and dish soap. Anyway my question is that I am basically trying to go as natural as possible, but after washing out the wax I was left with some areas that needed attention because they were painful (thanks to the salon). I have very long hair. Like 3 feet. After the aggressive removal of wax I was left with half dreads and half straight hair - about 6 inches of baby forming dreads at the bottoms that didn't wash out, and then a lot of loose hair from the crown of my head for several inches that were partially into the remaining dreads that were left. So I have these uncomfortable sections of straight hair that were tugging out of the dreads thanks to the horrible salon job, and those pulling areas were painful. Since then I have had my girlfriend backcomb very small sections of the hair that was very loose and pulling **very, very gently** I know backcombing is very much discouraged here. I take that into consideration because I respect everything said here by people who know loads more than I do. The backcombing we did today did not give me any of that aggressive puffy look - they look very wild and natural, and basically they are all dreading naturally now. I just used the backcomb method to get those painful areas back on track and separated so they didn't tug. My hair is mainly loose. I did not backcomb to the scalp. Just small areas very very gently. Is this ok? I am not going to do anything else from here on out. I feel like I've undone the salon's damage. I hope my question makes sense.


updated by @Sarah Weathers: 01/13/15 09:24:57PM
Sarah Weathers
@Sarah Weathers
04/30/12 03:31:15PM
42 posts

I am new here, and new to dreads. I'm very concerned - Just got my head dreaded at a salon. Wax and Backcombing. Can I save them?


salon and loctician dreads recovery

thank you. patience and time are fortunately currencies we all have in abundance, unlike money which i stupidly spent on wax and salon. i feel calm and patient and happy now. thank you. i will keep posted :)

soaring eagle said:

your off to a great start now

now all u need is patience and time

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