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Cecelia Fae
@Cecelia Fae
06/17/12 04:40:06PM
19 posts

To Dread or Not to Dread; That is the question..


General Talk

Yes this is all very true, maybe if the dread heads keep an open mind of other peoples curiosity than more people will start to be educated about dreads.. yes patience is the key! and i must admit sometimes my patience wears thin.. but through patience and understanding more people will learn what dreads are really about, and start possibly ignoring the myths they hear! This is an awesome possibility!! :)
Baba Fats said:

You can't blame them for not being educated about it. I don't know much of anything about other hair styles. I don't even know what it means to layer hair. Should people get mad or annoyed with me because I don't know about their hair style?

What you have to do as someone with locks is to be calm and patient and simply educate them. Start slow. Tell them that you wash and how often. Tell them that if left alone, locks form on their own. Don't getoverlyzealous about this. Some people aren't ready to hear that, and will shut down right away and nothing you say after that will sink in.

Stay calm and stick to the very basics. If they want to hear more, they will ask. If not, then at least they know a few things they didn't before and can go away a little more educated. In time they will be ready to hear more details about locks.

The main thing is to not go into too much detail right away. Just inform them that they are clean and natural. But stress that they are clean. Don't even go into the fact that waxy locks aren't very clean. Keep the conversation about yours. That give them something to visualize on while you are talking to them.

Cecelia Fae
@Cecelia Fae
06/17/12 01:19:18PM
19 posts

To Dread or Not to Dread; That is the question..


General Talk

i agree! dreads are ever changing.. but a lot of people believe that if they get dreads they can only wear their hair a certain way and that is it.. not true at all! Also a lot of people ask me how did you put up with not washing your hair to get it dreaded.. i'm like wait i did wash my hair, lol and still do!! ... people should get more educated on dreadlocks before making such statements to us dread heads .. :)

Baba Fats said:

I had one lock that is way mature. It was the only lock that was skinny enough to fit this awesome mushroom bead on, but thick enough that it would stay on. One day I washed them. When they dried I was suddenly to fat and now I have to wait till another opportunity pops up to wear that bead. It sucks, cause I loved it so much

Cecelia Fae
@Cecelia Fae
06/15/12 11:08:15AM
19 posts

To Dread or Not to Dread; That is the question..


General Talk

Many people want dread-locks but are afraid, or weary, due to myths that they hear.. Having dread locks can be a life long commitment, but it doesn't have to be.. Many fine individuals have dreads for only a couple years and decide to take them out ( not shave their heads).. Dreads, unlike those rumors you hear, do indeed come out, It is a process indeed, but non the less it is do-able... Also there are the options of dreading naturally, or not.. I hear a lot of people say "OMG you can't wash your hair!!" NOT TRUE!! Actually most dready heads wash their hair more than non-dreaded people.. Dreading naturally is a beautiful thing, bit it is not the only option! Yes you can get dreads professionally put in.. Having dread-locks, I have found, is having patience, they are never going to be perfect.. That is why they are unique in there own little dready ways.. Some people's hair will tighten fast, some have to work at it.. Everyone is different, and everyone's dreads are different. Yes you can color dreads, a lot of people think you can't dye dread-locks, but just like regular hair you can.. It is a little harder because you are dealing with little sponges, but not impossible! Most people come up to me and say "i love your dreads, but i wouldn't get dreads because i like to change my hair too much" .. You can do more with dreads than people know.. If you have wispy tips you can curl your ends, or straighten them, or whatever! .. Playing with styles and different ways to wear your locks is the fun part! So yes you can do a lot with dreads, like regular hair.. Deciding to dread your hair should be a personal choice, not something you are talked into.. But the rewards are endless indeed! and don't listen to myths you hear!!!


updated by @Cecelia Fae: 01/13/15 09:28:44PM
Cecelia Fae
@Cecelia Fae
06/15/12 10:41:33AM
19 posts

making your own dread lock shampoo..


Dread Products

I love the ultra clean feeling baking soda leaves on my dreads, but i gave up using it because it makes my dreads way too stiff :( .. and unfortunately a mixture of baking soda, lemon juice, and tea tree stripped the color from my hair..
Karrington <3 said:

@Heather, I only use it every once in a while.. Not too much.. Have you tried adding baking soda to it? It makes my hair feel squeaky clean.. :) sorry about your scalp though.. :(
Cecelia Fae
@Cecelia Fae
06/15/12 10:36:41AM
19 posts

making your own dread lock shampoo..


Dread Products

hey heather, black soap is a natural cleanser.. but yes I have found that it doesn't wash out for us as well as a lighter soap.. a bronners base would be best! it is way lighter than a black soap base .. :)

Heather said:

isn't black soap a shea butter soap? i would think that would leave residue. how well does it rinse out?

Cecelia Fae said:

Rachael all you have to do is double boil the black soap bar.. you can do this in an actual double boiler, or make your own makeshift one with an old metal coffee can, and a big pot. .. So you double boil the black soap until it is completely melted, the key trick to this is to stir vigorously until all the bubbles are out.. you have to stir a lot to get it to that thick smooth consistency you want .. Than when you are content with the consistency of your soap add your herbs and oils and give it one quick last stir.. than pour into soap molds, or you could use cheese cloth but this process is much longer and messier .. :)

Rachael Hirst said:

May I ask, what is the method for making this soap.I have a black soap bar but want to add some lovelliness to it, (I'm thinking a spot of rosemary with some peppermint and tea tree).

Cecelia Fae
@Cecelia Fae
06/07/12 12:28:41PM
19 posts

making your own dread lock shampoo..


Dread Products

yay!!! :) .. its fun, and easy.. and the soap you will produce is amazing, you will want to make your own ever time after you make it once ! :)

Rachael Hirst said:

Awesome, I'm going to try this later this week :):):)


updated by @Cecelia Fae: 07/23/15 05:25:01AM
Cecelia Fae
@Cecelia Fae
06/06/12 12:25:14PM
19 posts

making your own dread lock shampoo..


Dread Products

Rachael all you have to do is double boil the black soap bar.. you can do this in an actual double boiler, or make your own makeshift one with an old metal coffee can, and a big pot. .. So you double boil the black soap until it is completely melted, the key trick to this is to stir vigorously until all the bubbles are out.. you have to stir a lot to get it to that thick smooth consistency you want .. Than when you are content with the consistency of your soap add your herbs and oils and give it one quick last stir.. than pour into soap molds, or you could use cheese cloth but this process is much longer and messier .. :)

Rachael Hirst said:

May I ask, what is the method for making this soap.I have a black soap bar but want to add some lovelliness to it, (I'm thinking a spot of rosemary with some peppermint and tea tree).

Cecelia Fae
@Cecelia Fae
06/06/12 12:20:55PM
19 posts

making your own dread lock shampoo..


Dread Products

Kerrington i love this <3 .. great idea!! i am totally going to try this now.. thanxx !! :)

Karrington <3 said:

I use "Planet" brand dish soap (it doesn't have a scent so you can add whatever herbs or essential oils to it for smell) and then I add a liberal amount of whatever I want it to smell like, shake it up.. Then I add about a tea spoon of baking soda and shake it again to mix it well. I use mine like maybe once or twice a week for the deep clean that the shampoo that I use regularly can't handle.. It works for me and my boyfriend constantly has his nose buried in my dreads because he loves the way they smell. Right now I have a patchouli shampoo mix on my dread care menu. Love it. :D

Cecelia Fae
@Cecelia Fae
06/05/12 10:51:47AM
19 posts

making your own dread lock shampoo..


Dread Products

hey .. so Valerie you like the whole herbs in there,most people complain about it, but thats kool! :)

Soaring Eagle, i like the idea of the bronners, I do not add water to the black soap, I double boil it.. but i will try the bronners to see the difference.. nice concoction by the way! :) .. I just started growing lemon balm! i'm totally going to try your recipe in a shampoo!! thanxx :)

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