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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 09:57:24PM
73 posts

dreadlock hair teas


Dread Products

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 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
08/26/09 08:51:50PM
73 posts

Is it still there?


Dread Maintenance

I'm just gonna blurt out my feelings - I'm not angry but a little dissapointed here. We wanted this forum to avoid such heated debates and let us all admit - wax causes the most heated debates in the dreadlock community.But I'm not here to talk about wax - I'm not for it and I'm not against it. I'm like that with just about everything in life. I choose not to be biased but to sit on the fence and look at both sides to the story.Now, when we put our ideas together and created this forum, I like to think I had a little bit to do with the whole grouping aspect. a group for natural, a group for backcombing, a group for salon and just about a group for everything conflicting with dreads.The groups were created to prevent people from feeling intimidated or slammed because they use a method that someone else is against. So If you have backcombed your dreads, please join the backcombing group - and dont turn around and go into the natural group and tell them their method is a complete waste of fucking time and vice versa. By all means, go into the natural group, and take their advice however you want to and dont criticise their methods.And the people with naturally created and maintained locks, feel free to visit the backcombing group but if you have anything negative to say - say it in your natural/neglect group - dont put your negative feelings in the backcombing group. This way, the groups remain positive and people dont feel intimidated.If new people come in looking for advice, they can then go to both groups, read all the information provided and make an informed decision that way. If they choose to just join the backcombing or a wax group without looking at all the facts laid out in the table in the natural group - then thats their problem!thats how i feel. As I said I like to think I'm a fair and open person and you will have noticed on this forum that I have not said word about wax either positively or negatively and that is for a reason!
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
08/26/09 04:47:05PM
73 posts

Place your bets


General Talk

pop into fun and games. and place ya bets. we are betting little homemade dread crafts so you have to bet to be in with the chance to win and to make it fair to everyone else!Puppy said:
Pregger popping! Yay!

Cant decide, august 27 or 28. August 27 is Mother Teresa's birthday, but august 28 is Martin Luther King Jr's I have a dream speech day. Hmm, 2 public figures I respect. Im confused wether becksta chose today or tomorrow so I'll go for the 28th even though I'm more hoping for the 27th...that would be awesome.
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
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 06:45:45PM
73 posts

Shampoo Formula?


Dread Maintenance

all i know is thyme is great for an oily scalp. you can put it in your baking soda mix or make a thyme dread tea
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