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Elle Gee
@Elle Gee
03/23/13 02:56:02PM
15 posts

3 1/2 months in...they've turned flat? :)


General Questions

Oh yeah, I meant to let toy know that, in my own experiences, beads are wonderful for keeping those stobborn dreads under control. The bead should be tight enough to stay on the dread, but not too tight or it could start to mold/mildew/dry rot/whatever over time.
Elle Gee
@Elle Gee
03/23/13 02:51:36PM
15 posts

3 1/2 months in...they've turned flat? :)


General Questions

Awwww! That sounds so much like what went on during that period of my neglect dread journey.I think those flat ones are from sleeping on them. I can only fall asleep on my right side and I noticed that quite early on. I'm almost at 10 months now. Most of the flattened locs on my right side and towards the back ended up developing very rapidly after that. Just keep doing what you're doing and they'll come together soon enough!Make sure to keep then super clean and don't over separate. I just let mine be and pulled them apart only when I absolutely had to. Once they've formed and maturered a bit, then begin tugging on each dread in all directions to separate the hairs that you feel shouldn't be in there.Happy dreading!
Elle Gee
@Elle Gee
03/21/13 04:26:48PM
15 posts

soap for dreads


Dread Maintenance

Wow. Good to know! I love the nonresidue bars on dreadlockssite but lately I've been using peppermint Dr. Bronner's. Eventually I'd like to have both on hand :-)
Elle Gee
@Elle Gee
07/23/12 08:48:20PM
15 posts

Hooping and Dread Care


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Hello fellow dreaders!!! I have recently begun hula hooping! It's so stress relieving and it's greatexercise! I am in love! I live on the Gulf Coast and it's starting to get super hot. So hot that after about 5 minutes of hooping I am dripping sweat and my locks are soaked with sweat. I usually wash my hair every other day, sometimes every other other day, but I've heard baby dreads shouldn't get wet a lot.

Is this alright for my dreads? I usually go out a few times a day, so my hair is getting wet a lot. It's sweat, so it's salty, but I already spray a sea salt spray on them. Should I stop the sea salt spray? I usually just leave my hair down, so my dreads are usually down. I haven't really learned any styling methods that could keep my hair out of my face, at least. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Much Peace and Love,

Elle


updated by @Elle Gee: 01/13/15 09:31:31PM
Elle Gee
@Elle Gee
07/11/12 06:00:42PM
15 posts

Claire's Natural Curly Dreads


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Ohhh! Those are gonna be SOOOO badass! Seriously, my hair is the same way. Super curly. It's only been a month and a half and mine are already knotted up pretty well around the middle. Some have formed ends and others are still thinking about it... Even a few have begun looping and knotting at the root! Yours will look fantastic in no time!

Elle Gee
@Elle Gee
06/28/12 04:09:06PM
15 posts

New in dreadlocks and ive already read many topics, im confused so i need help.


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I use a super simple salt spray. You obviously need a spray bottle; mine holds about a cup of liquid. I zap almost a cup of bottled water (the thought of letting the tap water here soak in my dreads is just gross) in the microwave for a couple minutes. I put probably 3-4 tablespoons of sea salt (not table salt, not epsom salt: Sea Salt!) in the hot water and let the sea salt dissolve fully. I used a wooden spoon to stir every once and a while. When there are no particles left in the water, put it in your spray bottle (a funnel really helps with this) and shake it again. I usually shake mine up before each use.

I used to spray it on my dreads a few times a day, but it made my hair really dry, so I cut it back to once every day or two. Much better. I* use it in a few ways. I always spray some on after I get out of the shower. During maintenence, I mist on just enough at one time for it to stay damp until I pull each dread apart and palm roll it for few seconds. I do that to each dread in an area then I move on to the next. I also use it just randomly some times when I realize I haven't touched my hair in a day or two.

As for the shampoo, again, the best answer I can give you is a link to a forum post : http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/starting-dreads-nonresidue

The exact measurements I use are like, a cup of baking soda to one gallon water. I mix it up well, close my eyes, pour it all over my dreads and let it sit for like 15-20 mins. Rinse well with cool water. Put a couple capfulls of Apple Cider Vinegar in a gallon of water and repeat. Only leave this on for 2-5 minutes, though.

asce pabalan said:

thanks for the reply. this give me an idea.

how about the conditioning? what should i do and what do i need?

for the salt spray, what do i need to make for that spray? like the oils?

what ingredient you use for your baking soda?

what other shampoo could you recommend? they dont sell dread shampoo here in the philippines.

Elle Gee
@Elle Gee
06/28/12 03:51:20PM
15 posts

New in dreadlocks and ive already read many topics, im confused so i need help.


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I did forget this, though... NO CONDITIONER! Good call

Jamison Johnston said:

No conditioner, it will make your hair too slippery and itwon't knot up. As for the shampoo, you order it with a credit card, and it comes in the mail.
Elle Gee
@Elle Gee
06/28/12 03:50:45PM
15 posts

New in dreadlocks and ive already read many topics, im confused so i need help.


Introduce Yourself

Why, thank you!!!

DemeterGray said:

Lol, everything that Elle Gee said... it doesn't get much more comprehensive than that.

Elle Gee
@Elle Gee
06/28/12 03:29:40AM
15 posts

New in dreadlocks and ive already read many topics, im confused so i need help.


Introduce Yourself

I have exactly the same hair. It's wavy/curly and super frizzy. I started mine about three weeks ago. I sectioned them off and used the twist and rip method. Then left them to do what they wanted. They didn't what to go in the direction I thought they should.

I highly suggest not brushing your hair for a few to several days while washing with a good, natural, non-residue shampoo (I got my Naked Dreadlock Shampoo Bar at Dreadlock Shampoo). My hair would have taken so much longer to begin sectioning together how it wants to if I hadn't had super clean hair. It's only $10 and there's a bunch of different liquid and bars and a non-residue locking gel.

Wash every two to three days. Just not every day. When you shampoo, pay special attention to the places you know get more oily than other places. If your hair is greasy it's going to take sooooo much longer for the knots to hold when they get wet. I also use a sea salt and water spray and do a baking SODA and apple cider vinegar rinse once a week. Also, make sure that you get into the areas of the hair between each dread on each side. Rinse with cool, then blast with cold for a second.

All the info I know I got from wandering around here. Check out the links in the top right hand side drop down list. Just read up! Wait, too! It takes time! Mine aren't even really good looking yet, but I love them so much. It's so much easier and it's another outlet in which I can express myself in. Hope I could help a bit! Have fun in your dread journey!

Elle Gee
@Elle Gee
06/10/12 11:10:08AM
15 posts

Curly dreads timeline


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They're like goddess dreads!

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