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Brad
@brad
10/18/09 06:03:24PM
20 posts

DR. BRONNERS!!!!


General Questions

yup thanks SE! :D yea i figured the tea tree would be most beneficial thats why i got the liquid and the bar of it lol so basically what your saying is that the tea tree is best overall for normal washing? oh yea and one other thing....do you know the problems that could come from not dilluteing it enough?soaringeagle said:
never used the bars
but the liquids you want to dilute them alot
12 times more water then soap.

ok my flavors guide

teatree- most benificial to dreads it helps with dandruf and has an anticeptic germ killing property it also repels lice somewhat so if u go to crowderd concerts etc id dose up with teatree.
pepermint-tingles and cools (careful near eyes nasal pasages genitals it can burn intencely)
for itches it covers the itch with a cool tingle but does nothing to help the cause of itch (dandruf) maybe mixed with teatree is good. (add lil rosemary oil for really good dandruff help) pepermint also helps sinus hewadaches drains sinuses (tear ducts too..lol) on chest relieves vchest congestion, very powerful topical; expectorant
orange(citrus) - smells nice citrus may help disolve buildup even wax..if u use enough.

lavander-smells nice lavander may help combat or prevent mold/mildew
almond-smells devine very southing calming

eucolyptus-much the same as pepermint but may repel mosquitos\

think i covvered most right?
Brad
@brad
10/18/09 05:17:42PM
20 posts

DR. BRONNERS!!!!


General Questions

hello everyone! :D so im at my six month mark and so far ive used a variety of different shampoos to wash my locks with. I first used knotty boys dread bar...i really like it actually but its a bit pricey..i tried suave clarifying and suave naturals...they are alright but its very hard to wash it completely out...so i jus today ordered a variety of dr. bronners...if everybody could lemme know how each one is (if you know) and if im gonna like them or not as well as anything you would prefer (dr. bronner wise) ok so i ordered 1) one 8oz bottle of tea tree, 2) one 8oz bottle of peppermint and 3)-5) one tea tree bar soap, one citrus orange bar soap, and one lavender bar soap
updated by @brad: 01/13/15 08:28:29PM
Brad
@brad
10/11/09 11:16:15AM
20 posts

flat dreads


Dread Maintenance

it could be that you sections are rectangles rather than squares...when i started mine i jus grabbed chunks of hair and now alot of mine are flat jus cause the section at the root is a flat rectangle shape...other than that idkCharaxesdistanti said:
I never tie my hair back especially when I am sleeping I hate it. I don't know why mine are flat, I also move a lot during sleep.

soaringeagle said:
how do u sleep on em?
if they move when u sleep they should round but if u tie em and always lay on 1 side they go flat
beads will help somewhat
Brad
@brad
10/08/09 04:01:46PM
20 posts

Should I start over?!


General Questions

yea it sux bro but i would say start over from scratch....i would say cut your hair down to about 4 or 5 inches and start dreading naturally. it will pay off in the long run bro...but thats jus my opinion..lol its your hair
Brad
@brad
10/01/09 06:23:18PM
20 posts

time needed to go from crochet 'woven' look to natty dread?


General Questions

yes i can see how 'organically' shaped they grow too...its honestly amazing lol but yes i will surely keep ya posted if i start to see an improvement from the crocheted looksoaringeagle said:
they might..its hard to say..and no guarantee they will
dreads change alot over time tho so its possible
Brad
@brad
10/01/09 06:17:42PM
20 posts

time needed to go from crochet 'woven' look to natty dread?


General Questions

right, right yea it seemed like a good idea at the time but i wouldn't recommend it now that i know wat its all about....but yea i hope that since mine are pretty short that they will become recovered in time...they are in spots on some.....basically where i have zig zags and loops the woven looks has vanished...so maybe that means in time the rest will beame this way lol i really hope so...thanks for the advice SEsoaringeagle said:
well 1 reason i never recomend crochet is theres no guarantee they ever will,however some who hardly did it at all say theyres recovered..

good news is theyre short..if in a year they still havent recovered u could just cut the crocheted parts off if they bother ya
not recommending that but u could if u want i know others who did that to get rid of the crocheted ends..


this is just 1 of many reasons i dont ever recomend crochet
Brad
@brad
10/01/09 06:04:59PM
20 posts

time needed to go from crochet 'woven' look to natty dread?


General Questions

Hello all my dreaded brothers and sisters! :D I got a question....So I've been locking my hair now for a little over five months. I started off backcombing and then a lil over two months in I crocheted all of them. I continued to maintain them for the next couple weeks but have since been free forming. I don't do anything...no palm-rolling, no dreadballing, no crocheting...I wash them every two to three days and like i said in a latter post i rinse them every morning after i wake up....so back to my question lol around how long is the crochet 'woven' look going to be there....most of the tips have started to lose that look and actually look 'matted' up..and the inch or so of new growth i have looks nice and naturally locked but the actual dread still looks woven and its almost been three months since ive done anything to them....so if you guys know anything about what im talking about lemme know...thanks guys....peace jah bless
updated by @brad: 01/13/15 08:27:50PM
Brad
@brad
09/25/09 09:52:37AM
20 posts

rinsing locks everyday?


General Questions

it jus seems to make my scalp feel much better doing this...my locks aren't too thick so they dry fairly quick...it prolly takes about two hours for them to completely dry and i rinse them about 9 in the morning....i use a good natural shampoo and do a apple cider vinegar rinse every now and then to make sure no mold to starts to form...i was jus wondering if it would interfere with the locking process?soaringeagle said:
only concern with that is drying and possible molding
why do u feel the need?
Brad
@brad
09/25/09 08:50:12AM
20 posts

to dread or not to dread, that is the question, things to concider before taking the plunge


General Questions

WOW this was really insightful...although i have already taken the plunge lol...but yea everything stated in the above is completely true..especially how it weeds out the "popular kids" or close minded people from your life...i like to say that dreadlocks are a complete asshole filter lol but yea for anyone who reads this def. take all of the above into consideration before starting your locks...and good luck! jah bless
Brad
@brad
09/25/09 08:41:54AM
20 posts

rinsing locks everyday?


General Questions

Ok so ive gotten to the point where i feel the need to rinse my locks every morning when i wake up...i only wash them with shampoo once, sometimes twice a week...but i was wanting to know if anyone knew if it would be harming my locks rinsing them everyday by simply dipping my head into a bath of warm water? my locks are 5 months old. please get back to me if you have an answer. Thanks guys
updated by @brad: 01/13/15 08:27:29PM
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