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Alden
@Alden
12/06/10 10:35:48PM
303 posts

how to make & use a seasalt spray for dread babies?


Dread Maintenance

Leaving it on longer can be damaging for some hair types, my hair is especially oily and it doesn't seem to hurt to leave on for about 24 hours. Other hair types can be dried out badly by leaving it in, it's one that you'll just have to find out what works for you.The results aren't THAT drastic, but proper use (for your hair) should help the dreading process along a bit faster, but not overnight by any means.
Alden
@Alden
12/06/10 03:28:41AM
303 posts

how to make & use a seasalt spray for dread babies?


Dread Maintenance

I have a small spray bottle, holds about 2 cups of water, and I put just a small pinch or two of sea salt into the bottle. You shouldn't leave the salt in for long periods of time, because as you noted above it can dry everything out pretty bad. I like to spray in the mornings, let it dry, go about my day, sleep on it, then rinse the next morning. I only do it once or twice a week. No real need for any more than that.
Alden
@Alden
12/06/10 03:37:18AM
303 posts

need help with dandruff


General Questions

I get really bad dandruff, BS and vinegar help, as does rosemary, but it's never really gone. After washing my scalp will have a white-ish slime all over, which I just assume is my dandruff all melty and nasty. Then a day or two after washing, it's all back and it looks awful.What I have to do is pour the BS water over my hair, and make sure it reaches my scalp. Then I really dig in with my fingers and scrub like there's no tomorrow. I let it set while I wash my upper body. Then I rinse it out with the Apple Cider Vinegar water. Again being sure it gets to my scalp, and again scrubbing like mad. Then I wash the rest of me. After I rinse my hair with the water from the shower head, scrubbing and rubbing the spots I know are generally ridden with dandruff.Seems to work fairly well, I don't have too many bad days anymore. It's really just something that you have to figure out on your own. Trial and Error, you know. Good luck tho.
Alden
@Alden
12/06/10 03:44:07AM
303 posts

Curiousity


General Questions

You've been a bit mislead Amadu, I don't know of anyone who has healthy dreads that started them with any kind of gel. That just sounds disgusting. And as far a re-twisting, don't. Twisting dreadlocks is an affective way of helping them form in super textured hair like yours, but it also puts a huge amount of strain on the roots. Hairs will start to break, your roots will end up thin, and eventually you're probably going to have dreads start to completely break off at the roots, then all your wasted time twisting will literally be a waste. Just let em do their own thing, they probably won't be perfectly smooth, shiny, and fake looking as many manicured dreads do, but they'll be yours and have character.
Alden
@Alden
10/05/10 02:49:45PM
303 posts

Timeline, New Dread Extensions


Member Journals and Timelines

I extended this set because I'm looking for work, and with my hair as short and messy as it was, finding work was proving to be very difficult, however long and messy seems to work out just fine as I just found work the other day. I also wouldn't have done them if I hadn't run across my buddies amputated ponytail, wouldn't have used any store bought or anything like that.I'm still working on getting around to that tutorial, I shuffled a deck of cards too close to my eclectics parrot and it spooked her, causing her to bite down, hard, on my finger. Wicked beak equals fucked up finger, so I'm been a bit out of commission.
Alden
@Alden
10/01/10 01:26:00PM
303 posts

Timeline, New Dread Extensions


Member Journals and Timelines

Oh personal jesus, you're making me blush!! lolI'll work on a tutorial today, it's a fairly simple method, tho there is one minor draw back to it that I will explain in the tutorial, tho the draw back is only something that can be felt within the dread, and only if you know where/what to feel for, and it can't be seen where the seam is.
Alden
@Alden
09/30/10 02:37:42PM
303 posts

Timeline, New Dread Extensions


Member Journals and Timelines

The first set was way over crocheted, the 7 month mark are extensions, from someone else's head. This set is a full head of dreads, and I'm thinking of doing a tutorial on my extension method, it's not a way that I've seen on here, they're permanent, and it's really affective.
Alden
@Alden
09/30/10 11:42:34AM
303 posts

Timeline, New Dread Extensions


Member Journals and Timelines


updated by @Alden: 01/13/15 08:46:57PM
Alden
@Alden
09/26/10 09:36:03PM
303 posts

Permed A While Ago


General Talk

Please don't get your dreads done professionally. Locticians rarely know what they're doing and will destroy your hair. Just take some time to read up on things around here, ask questions, and then when you feel that you know what to do, find a good friend to help you start your dreads.
Alden
@Alden
09/22/10 03:00:25PM
303 posts

Is there a certain length where locks become to look feminine ?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

rawsum said:
hehe.. well if you want to press the limits of masculinity there's always the Utilikilt .. I SO want one too ;)
Those utilikilts kinda look comfy, but I'm a fan of going commando, so a good breeze and my face'll be red as Satan's ass!!! lolActually, one of my good friends went thru the 'goth' stage in high school, and it was just as Hot Topic stores were becoming popular, so he bought himself a pair of 'one legged pants'..... it was a dress.... I told him.... his mother told him..... his father laughed till he cried..... and yet my buddy still wore them to school..... he never lived it down!lol
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