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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 03:28:41AM
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 03:19:44AM
303 posts

at my roots i have loops what do i do


General Questions

I like my loops and kinks, they add character. There are some things you can do to rid yourself of them, if you really want to, but this early in the process, there is little that can be done without causing damage. You'll just have to live with it for a few months, let your dreads mature, they may absorb on their own, or maybe not. And who knows, by the time your dreads are mature enough to do work on them like that, you may not want to, why change what happens naturally?
Alden
@alden
12/06/10 03:16:03AM
303 posts

do u guys think this hair would naturally dread (neglect)


Dreading Methods

Every hair type will dread, given time, probably extensive time for your hair. Don't remove the TnR dreads, just let them go and do their own thing, they'll loosen significantly before they start to lock back up. I'd give it a few months.In the mean time, get a wool sweater from a used clothes store and fashion it into a pillow case. Wool transfers charged electrons to none charged materials (it creates static), static = movement, movement = dreading.You may also want to try a very light sea salt spray. Mix only a teaspoon into a large spray bottle of water, or a small pinch into a smaller bottle. Spray it on your hair at some point in the day, let it air dry, then rinse later. The salt will cause each strand of hair to become more course, thus able to hold onto other strands more readily. I sleep on it, then rinse in the morning. You don't want to leave it in as it will build up and can cause scalp irritation among other problems.Just be patient. Later son.
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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