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Kath
@Kath
08/26/09 12:29:46AM
73 posts

Home made locking accelerator


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Thanks but my hair is way too dark to get the rsults i want without bleac and as i said - i just cant risk it.soaringeagle said:
lemon juice is way more gentle then peroxide
might attract bees tho

but its gradual


Kath said:
wish i could go blonde without the risk of losing my hair :(

Beksta said:
my locks kinda bleach themselves with lotsa sun exposure, without any lemon LOL my tips are MUCH lighter brown than my roots...and a few tips are kinda verging on blonde! :O
Kath
@Kath
08/25/09 11:18:04PM
73 posts

Home made locking accelerator


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wish i could go blonde without the risk of losing my hair :(Beksta said:
my locks kinda bleach themselves with lotsa sun exposure, without any lemon LOL my tips are MUCH lighter brown than my roots...and a few tips are kinda verging on blonde! :O
Kath
@Kath
08/25/09 09:57:24PM
73 posts

dreadlock hair teas


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im going grey - so just normal black tea you reckon?soaringeagle said:
well black tea can be used to darken dreads and cover grey
but i dont know if green teas good for much
Kath
@Kath
08/25/09 09:12:04PM
73 posts

Round & round.


Dread Maintenance

Very True. But so many of us still bleach our hair when we know it isnt good, still we continue to do it. Humans (myself included) are silly creatures that noone could understand. we do it with everything in our lives - even our planet.soaringeagle said:
well that is generaly recommended because rolling damp does the most good..but

hairs more vulnerable to dammage when damp too
increased effectiveness means increased dammage

in the end it comes down to whats more important perfectness or strength/durability
Kath
@Kath
08/25/09 07:45:15PM
73 posts

Round & round.


Dread Maintenance

if you want to palmroll, to help the shape - then give it a go after you wash your dreads when they are still a bit damp. then just let them dry thoroughly as usual.
Kath
@Kath
08/25/09 07:42:33PM
73 posts

I made a big mistake by twisting, backcombing, hairspray, twist, backcomb, hairspray. What should I do?


General Questions

I think it all just depends on hair type. As I said before, I know that a lot more african-americans use oils and butters on their dreads and always thought there must be a reason for it - just didnt know what that reason was.And personally for my hair type, twisting would be the biggest waste of time. i dont see how twisting could possibly make knots in my hair but it seems to work well for african-american or really curly hair. Dont see that the twisting could hurt too much as long as you dont twist your hair off your head so give it a go!soaringeagle said:
interlocking is not recommended and causes weak spots
there are no legit "tools" for dreading
twisting a lil can help twisting alot can hurt
u just wanna twist till it holds form and only retwist when they fall apart once they hold together wash after wash then stop completely


early stages id use aloe over oils and butters they are better off left for when theyre more mature (i believe) aloe instead of making them slippery and greasy tightens and shrinks as it dries and conditions, pulling knots in tighter
Kath
@Kath
08/25/09 07:37:35PM
73 posts

Home made locking accelerator


Dread Products

So, people will say you dont really need to make a homemade locking accelerator, but i dont think my hair would have dreaded without the use of this stuff. I have super oily, thin, dead-straight hair and i could never get it to knot up properly. So I will throw this recipe in to help any newbies who may have experienced the same problem as I did. But dont forget, nothing is better than going for a real dip in the ocean!Ingredients:Hot water, juice from 1 lemon, 2-3tbs sea salt, squirt bottleMethod:add the juice of one lemon to a sprayer bottle full of warm to hot water and 2 to 3 tablespoons of sea salt, shake well, and spray a few times a week. Spray only on your locks, not on your scalp, and be sure to be careful and adjust the solution to your needs. If you make it too strong, you'll burn your scalp and dreads off! It is great to spray on before you go out in the sun too as it works better.


updated by @Kath: 02/14/15 04:55:41PM
Kath
@Kath
08/25/09 07:35:37PM
73 posts

dreadlock hair teas


Dread Products

Hair Teas are very simple to make. First lets have a look at what herbs assist with certain conditions:Thyme: Good for oily hair and dandruffRosemary: stimulates circulation, solves scalp problems, good for dandruff.Rosehip: emollient, good for damaged hairSage: Strengthens the hair, has astringent and antibacterial propertiesChamomile: brightens and highlights, provides a sheenHorsetail: Stimulates growth, helps reduce dandruffNettle: retards baldness, antiseptic, good for dandruff.INGREDIENTS:1/2 cup dried herb (from list above)4 cups waterDIRECTIONS:Preheat your pot. Pour this water away. Turn on the tap to cold water and let it run a few seconds. This ensures the water is fully aerated (water sitting in the pipes loses oxygen) and quite cold.Boil the two ingredients for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let the tea brew three to five minutes. Longer will be stronger.Strain using a cheesecloth and let cool. Apply the solution to recently washed dreadlocks.Make sure you rinse it off thoroughly with a lot of cool or tepid water within 20 minutes
updated by @Kath: 01/13/15 08:26:01PM
Kath
@Kath
08/25/09 05:07:34PM
73 posts

Tips for putting beads in hair?


Dread Maintenance

i did wraps early on in my journey and they were loose but they still managed to thin my dreads out considerably :( Now i am trying to get them beefed up a little bit again. i wont be doing any more wraps until they are at least 1 year old. Personal preference though - i just dont want them taking 10 steps backwards again.
Kath
@Kath
08/24/09 11:16:18PM
73 posts

Place your bets


General Talk

Ok, so Kookii is due to give birth to darling son number 2 in a couple of days. Looking for a chance to score some cool beads and other dread crafts? Pop into the Fun and Games group and place your bets on a date. Winner will take all. Dont miss out on the chance to score some goodies. While you are there - send your best wishes to our Kookii!
updated by @Kath: 01/13/15 08:26:00PM
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