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GratefulNick
@GratefulNick
05/18/11 08:22:59AM
156 posts

Wuts gwaannn wit ya?!


Introduce Yourself

actually theirs alot of people on this site that have backcombed, twist and rip and natural dreads. I think the number one thing that people here preach about is not to use wax. You might be happy with your dreads now but see dreadlocks need to move and wax acts like a glue so that your hair doesnt move. Movement= knots = dreads. Not only that but it does trap all types of dirt and can cause mold or mildew which can make you sick. petroluem is also the main chemical in wax. its like vasoline

GratefulNick
@GratefulNick
05/01/11 11:21:49AM
156 posts

Washing!!!


Dread Maintenance

id say wash when you want to, but if u wash them all the time and they never fully dry it will make mold, mould.
GratefulNick
@GratefulNick
04/13/11 06:19:21AM
156 posts

Why Dreadlocks?


General Talk

I've had two sets of dreads over the last 10 years, but I guess this is my story. The first set I just really wanted to have dreadlocks, so one day a few of my friends and I backcombed/crocheted my hair, I used regular shampoo for regular hair. After about a year my dreads didn't look to great and I had alot of build up from shampoo residue. I cut my set and even tho I disliked the way my dreads looked, I was sad they were gone. Especially going from alot of hair to like a inch. My friends were all like omg and why how could you. I told them that one day I would have another set.

Well Ive only had one hair cut since then, and alot of time passed, my hair grew. About 3 years ago I ran into a very friendly bunch of ppl. And this girl had beautiful dreadlocks and I asked her a few questions. She told me about the neglect method, and also that i shouldnt dread my hair cause I had awesome hair anyway. So ever since then Ive been dreading my hair. I have saved alot of money on hair cuts and conditioners and shampoo.

GratefulNick
@GratefulNick
03/31/11 08:55:40AM
156 posts

roots getting thinner


Help! Save My Dreads

I have a dread that is thin like that too, but I'm just gonna let mother nature take its course, the less you do to make it better the longer its gonna take to make it better. Maybe you should be more gentle with them

GratefulNick
@GratefulNick
03/23/11 09:22:17AM
156 posts

Concerning the use of rubberbands.


Dread Maintenance

if it wants to be together it will dread back together on its own, all it takes is time
GratefulNick
@GratefulNick
03/12/11 09:38:58AM
156 posts

Starting natural dreads


Dreading Methods

Well with the natural method does take a good 6-8 months before they start looking awesome, some ppl it can probly take less, some ppl a little longer. But How often are you washing? You should probly try and only wash once or twice a week, this will help your greasy scalp, your scalp produces oils and the less you wash, the less oil your scalp will make.You could also just wash whenever you feel is neccesary, Try leaving the baking soda in for a 10-20 minutes, and then rinse and air dry, and don't play with your hair to much. Movement= knots= dreads
GratefulNick
@GratefulNick
02/27/11 10:40:24AM
156 posts

locks in the back


Dread Maintenance

It's kind of weird on the back of head, right in the middle. I have no dreads but I have a bunch of hair that is connected to dreads below it. It's like dreads that use to be there sunk it's kind of weird, and alot of those dreads want to become a beaver tail so i ripped a few congos. I was also wondering that when my loosey hairs get long enough will they form into dreads or just be loose hair, or possibly dread to another dread.
updated by @GratefulNick: 01/13/15 08:56:26PM
GratefulNick
@GratefulNick
02/19/11 10:44:48AM
156 posts

Combining shampoos


Dread Products

whats probly happening is your getting dandruff from the cold weather, and your using this Dread head HQ that probly leaves a wax residue like commercial shampoos, and thats whats keeping your baby dreads together. Dreadlocks have a tendency to get loose and tighten up get loose tighten up I wouldn't worry to much. I hope you didnt use dread head wax and rubber bands either. if you did take the rubber bands out and theres a thread some where on to get the wax out, but no one ever gets every lil gunk of wax.

I would throw your shampoo in trash and use some bronners baking soda and acv, essential oils.

dont listen to corporations they are just trying to sell you some bullshit lies.

GratefulNick
@GratefulNick
02/06/11 12:38:42PM
156 posts

winter itchies


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

So I only wash my dreads maybe once of twice a week with baking soda and ACV my grandma also sabotaged my dr bronners so i threw that out- whole other story but noticed before i used it, but this morning my head was kind of itchy, and I'm not really sure why.I have a few guess's

1) It's been a really cold winter and usually a severe temperature change can cause dandruff, I kind of have some flakes too, and I can't really help it but Ive been itching my scalp in my sleep I think

2) I hope to blanking god I don't have lice, I had them once when i was really young but I don't remember what there like, So if any one has had lice? what do you look for? how do you know u have them? does you head itch constantly or just a tiny but here and there.

3) I have no clue maybe I should just use hot water instead of both, I have no idea, any input would be great.


updated by @GratefulNick: 01/13/15 08:55:09PM
GratefulNick
@GratefulNick
02/05/11 08:47:14AM
156 posts

spiders in dreads?


Dread Products

eek, I had a friend who was arachnaphobic, had dreads and we went camping. Being out in the wilderness you know he got one spider in he's dreads and cut them because he was so paranoid they were multiplying and that the spider laid eggs. I've never had a problem with spiders, they kill alot of bugs i dislike. But sometimes bees think my head is a bee hive and Im highly allergic, bugs sucks their like aliens.

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