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Iain
@Iain
05/03/11 01:23:18AM
845 posts

dandruff shampoos and dreads the real truth


Dread Products

lol you definitely don't *NEED* zinc or any chemical made soaps to control dandruff OR itching, I've learned to control mine with just peppermint and tea tree oil in a lavendar or peppermint soap, and I haven't had an issue with dandruff in almost two years now, thanks in mostly part to different washing recommendations off this site.

simply learn the right proportions to use wash your hair with, (it's not difficult or rocket science) and you're gonna be fine.

Iain
@Iain
02/08/11 01:50:41PM
845 posts

site should be pretty fast now


General Talk

site is looking really good, however i think 2000 characters of the thread showing below every topic is kind of an eye sore to the front page, I think cutting it down would make it look even better,everything else is looking great tho, good job!
Iain
@Iain
02/05/11 01:17:50PM
845 posts

Humid climates


General Questions

the salt that remains in your hair would actually prevent mold from growing (not long term) but long enough for your hair to dry at least. i live in florida and though the summers are miserable and humid I haven't had any problems even when i went to the beach constantly
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 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
01/18/11 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 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
01/16/11 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.

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