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Iain
@iain
01/29/11 10:32:09PM
845 posts

EMERGENCY


Help! Save My Dreads

How long have you had your locks? even if it's only been like a week, it makes sense for there to be alot of hair lost since the average person sheds hundreds of hairs a day, I would let it be, and the baldish spot will fill back in,trying to reattach the locks probably wouldn't end to well now that they've shrunk.but having locks of different lengths looks cool when they settle in, and i actually think your pictures look good,
Iain
@iain
01/18/11 04:13:06PM
845 posts

Curly dreads


Dread Maintenance

think i just replied to your other thread, however I went thru the same thing, my tips had curly spirals for awhile be4 they either curled up on each other forming their own blunt tips, or they just broke apart and turned into normal looking tips,also my roots were loose for months, if anything my 4-6ish months was the hardest/most frustrating time for me but i saw huge improvements as the months passed by, yes your roots will/should be loose, that will be one of the last things to lock up though.if it helps you can see my timeline and how it changed throughout the months, but I recommend hangin in there, good luck :)
Iain
@iain
01/18/11 03:52:21PM
845 posts

Salt water?


Dread Maintenance

Hey there, I have curly hair and used to swim in the beaches in florida all the time when starting mine up, it definitely adds up, the salt helps dry your hair which makes natural knotting occur easily.no one can give you a definite time frame, too much can affect it. just stay focused/patient :)
Iain
@iain
01/18/11 03:49:20PM
845 posts

Results


Introduce Yourself

check out some timelines of people with hair similar to yours, just remember it's a matter of when not if, so if you are always looking at yourself on a daily basis it's easy to become discouraged.even in my backcombed locks I didn't see positive results for months, it was like 9months be4 my locks looked like a shorter version of what they are now
Iain
@iain
01/16/11 10:41:15AM
845 posts

Mildew worries, how concerned should i be about dread-rot? and what do you think of Dr. Bronners?


Dread Products

yeah it's not an exact science, the first time i used it i forgot about the concept of diluting the soap and covered my head in the peppermint soap. I smelled like candy all day and it was very strong,but i did wash it all out, however that was really unnecessary, lol
Iain
@iain
01/15/11 06:14:41PM
845 posts

Mildew worries, how concerned should i be about dread-rot? and what do you think of Dr. Bronners?


Dread Products

It means use twelve times as much water as soap, It's a proportionate term. =)also I've used the Dr bronner for about a year and a half exclusively for almost a year and a half with no problems, just make sure you wash it all out (it will come out easily) and It's the only soap that has reliably taken care of all scalp issues I've had (itching, dandruff)
Iain
@iain
01/09/11 06:24:38PM
845 posts

Adding EO's to Diluted Bronner's


Dreading Methods

I've largely always added 3-5ish drops of tea tree to either the dr bronner peppermint or lavender soaps, There was a really noticeable difference in the amount of dandruff/itching i would have after continually using it, I also do about 10 drops of rosemary to complement the benefits of tea tree, but I would highly recommend it.

I love the way peppermint smells (and feels on your scalp) as well as the lavender soap

with tea tree be sparing, you don't need alot for it to work.

Iain
@iain
01/04/11 01:23:35PM
845 posts

Iain's timeline since Jan 2009


Member Journals and Timelines

hey yeah, I would most likely return the stuff and just use non name branded equivalents, the comb is about the most useful thing if your gonna backcomb but you can get a really cheap one for like 4$

the wax builds up easily in your hair and if you decide to use it, only use an amount that you would consider sparing,,,then use less.

other than that Just hang in there, you can see even the most disastrous looking dreads can come around in time =)

Iain
@iain
12/31/10 10:26:57AM
845 posts

HELP...dont want to cut...but...


Help! Save My Dreads

hey there Ive had my locks for almost 2 years in Jan, the roots shoulda locked up by now, but if you have been crocheting alot you are going to make your locks permanently high maintenance.

now you say you are twisting? are you african american (different hair types respond better to different methods) I rarely crocheted, but I started doing something called pinch rolling to keep my fly hairs from making my head look to fuzzy and its been working really well the past few months without having to do much to my hair.

Iain
@iain
12/06/10 03:06:16PM
845 posts

has anyone had really good luck with the backcombing methodd


Dreading Methods

hey there, I started mine jan 2009 with this method,, biggest thing with any of the methods is to be patient, you can see how mine came along, I love mine now and they look awesome to me, but as with any method you will have rough frustrating phases. no matter the method once they mature they will look great, it's having the commitment to get there that's the hard part. good luck man
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