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Faelwynn
@Faelwynn
08/06/11 12:09:35AM
362 posts

1 Year Dreads Loosening ?


Dread Maintenance

My t&r dreads are two years old and I can assure you that this is just a normal part of dreads maturing. Sometimes when I get a really large split, I seperate it into two dreads... other times I force a congo. Just depends on how they lay on my scalp (whether there's pulling or not, ect.). Don't worry about the opinions of other people... you can feel how tight or loose your dreads are, and loose dreads are the precursor to tight dreads! You can't create knots if there's no room for movement! I'd just leave them be and decide what you want to happen with that splitting congo and keep watching the fun knot up!

Faelwynn
@Faelwynn
08/05/11 11:52:12PM
362 posts

Will my basic hair/scalp issues make dreading that much harder?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Personally I would look into other methods if your oily scalp is that much of a concern. I have always (and still do) wash my hair every two to three days (mostly to maintain the fluffy/clean look of my bangs... but also for scalp comfort) and my twist and rip dreads have not only survived but thrived. My backcombed lock has done just as well (possibly better). I can't say much for the natural dread on my head, as it was pretty well formed once it was seperated from it's partner.

Faelwynn
@Faelwynn
08/05/11 11:41:25PM
362 posts

I have done everything 'wrong' and my dreads are awesome!


Dread Maintenance

Now, I am in no way, shape or form in support of waxing one's hair... it's never made sense to me. However, this is an awesome point. I've done a number of things that most people here tell you not to do, and yet my dreads are (just today) two years old and look wonderful!

Really, to each their own! Do what jives with you and everything will be just fine!

Faelwynn
@Faelwynn
08/05/11 11:47:44PM
362 posts

dreads that hate dreads?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I really think it's just a difference in perception...that and it's hard to say without knowing what said person's deffinition of 'real dreads' is. Maybe they think that 'real dreads' equate to that nasty beaver tail look... there's really little way to tell.

Some people just really want nice, uniform locks. It's not my cup of tea (though at times I've thought it might be), but for some people those are the only dreads that are acceptable. It's just a difference in opinion (and a possible misunderstanding/ for lack of finding better words), not some strange paradox.

Faelwynn
@Faelwynn
08/06/11 12:46:06AM
362 posts

acv rinse for flakey scalp????


Dread Maintenance

It's a coal tar based shampoo by Neutrogena. It doesn't smell the best, but it helps with the itchies and flakeyness. My mate and I use it pretty regularly (at least in his hair).


updated by @Faelwynn: 07/23/15 05:12:06PM
Faelwynn
@Faelwynn
08/06/11 12:04:31AM
362 posts

acv rinse for flakey scalp????


Dread Maintenance

Don't be a-feared! *hugs* My scalp actually broke out in a series of nasty boils after the baking soda washes began. In the end, I stopped using the baking soda (save for once a month deep cleans) and just wash with diluted shampoo of my choice and then rinse with acv.

I'd call them 'mature enough for acv' if you can wash them without them falling out. You can always dilute the acv more for a more gentle and less conditioning rinse.

Electric Mama said:

What would you consider mature dreads? I want to try to acv rinse but since I had allergic reactions with the baking soda at 1st I am scared! haha

Faelwynn
@Faelwynn
08/06/11 12:02:26AM
362 posts

acv rinse for flakey scalp????


Dread Maintenance

Acv has solved a lot of my life's problems, but sometimes super flakey-ness calls for some T-Gel. I'd see if an acv rinse fixes it and if not, T-Gel time. xD

Faelwynn
@Faelwynn
04/03/11 02:35:00AM
362 posts

How much to dye dreads


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Most times when I dye my dreads I need three boxes, and my dreads are hardly past my shoulders (if that). I'd stay away with trying to lighten hair with bleaches, as you can cause serious damage and even lose dreads from the bleach remaining inside. Super hard to completely wash out.
Faelwynn
@Faelwynn
03/30/11 05:59:36PM
362 posts

roots getting thinner


Help! Save My Dreads

Don't worry about the residue left by the dye unless you used one that included a bleaching agent. Most dyes have a 'stop time' where the chemicals become inert and just sit there. So I very highly doubt that it's the dye. It usually takes me up to a week to rinse out all the remaining dye depending on the color, and how thick the dye was to begin with. Apple cider vinegar is my best friend when it comes to getting dye out of my hair. Be warned though, baking soda and vinegar WILL strip your hair of dye, making the color fade prematurely.Your dreads are still young, but if they've gained a bit of girth, then the 'thinning roots' may just be something of an optical illusion. I know I felt as though mine were thinning, when in reality it was just that the body of my dreads was so thick, that the roots looked much thinner in comparison. The pony tail could have caused a bit of extra stress (and possibly some strangely shaped dreadlocks, I know I have a few) but I doubt that it's caused a thinning in your hair.At this point I would recommend just being really gentle with them (tam instead of pony tail if you can help it), taking a good multivitamin and hoping for the best. I'm sure things will even out if given love and a bit of time.
Faelwynn
@Faelwynn
03/30/11 05:50:35PM
362 posts

Washing- How long is to long?


Dread Maintenance

I can usually go only 5 days max. without washing. By day three or four I start getting itchy, and by day five, sometimes six, it's just unbearable.
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