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Thundersquall
@Thundersquall
04/12/11 08:27:46PM
235 posts

Aloe Vera Gel on african type hair=fail


Dreading Methods

Virgin coconut you say huh? Interesting i would of thought trying that..

V said:
That happened to me as well and just ended up using virgin coconut oil, and that ended up holding my hair pretty good. the aloe made my hair softer and did not hold.
Thundersquall
@Thundersquall
04/12/11 07:07:46AM
235 posts

Aloe Vera Gel on african type hair=fail


Dreading Methods

So i was a little disappointed to learn that the Aloe Vera i bought did not work on my hair as intended. The reason i used it is because at the crown of my head i have a small area of hair that has refused to dread as thoroughly as the rest of it. So i tookt he gel and tried twisted them into proper sections. Unfortunately these sections i twisted came unraveled within five minutes. I tried the gel on some of my other nicely dreaded sections however, and it did make them look much more uniform and tame the ends a bit.

So now i am looking for ideas for how to get this troublesome area to dread. Thats why i mentioned in a previous post the possibility of using a rubberband on each aloe vera twisted sections.


updated by @Thundersquall: 01/13/15 08:59:32PM
Thundersquall
@Thundersquall
04/11/11 05:12:21AM
235 posts

Campfire smoke


Dread Maintenance

I wondered the same thing about campfire smoke. Being around it i would think would tend to dry your hair out, which can be beneficial in aiding the locking process i think.
Thundersquall
@Thundersquall
04/03/11 04:55:00AM
235 posts

Hot Date makes me wish i was non-neglect


Life Issues Facing Dreads

LoL i hear you guys. Thats whats up for real who knows she may even dig baby tree trunks too =) We make an interesting pair anyways i kinda look like 5'5 version of Lenny Kravitz and she is like three inches taller lookin like i dunno..prolly Ann Hathaway heh but its all good like Ray Charles said, "Imma make it do what it do, baby."

Preciate the kind words tho folks =)

Thundersquall
@Thundersquall
04/02/11 09:16:18PM
235 posts

Hot Date makes me wish i was non-neglect


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I gotta say it does get frustrating at times when your in tha first year, but particularly the first year of waiting forhair growth. I have a date this friday my first one since i left my X and my little baby dreads you know look like trees all over my head. I love the crazy look and i told her straight up about them but she said that its cool. but i admit it is times like this when i wish i had gotten them double twisted instead of gone neglect, just so i had that manicured look for tha date. Oh well just gotta rock that swagga anyways right?
updated by @Thundersquall: 01/13/15 08:59:01PM
Thundersquall
@Thundersquall
03/30/11 12:54:52AM
235 posts

Shaving baby dreads off-Receded hairline


Dreading Methods

Hey man anything that might even prevent further damage ill try heh. I wash bout 3-4 times a week currently. Was doing it five times a week but that dried my scalp out way to much so i cut back. I have been resisting the urge to run my fingers thru that area. The wierd thing is i notice whenever i do a hot oil treamtnent on my scalp, it actually looks better like not noticeable, almost tricking me into thinkingsome of the hair has grown back in. But if i wash it every day and forget to oil treat it you can definatelly see it. Wierd..
Thundersquall
@Thundersquall
03/29/11 03:07:37AM
235 posts

Shaving baby dreads off-Receded hairline


Dreading Methods

Nah i actually never wear hats. I do find myself subconsciously trying tp pull the hair down a little bit to cover the spot though. I tend tomess with that area alot with my fingers. So ill try your witch hazel idea and how often would ya'll think to wash it ? Mind you i have dry african type hair so a little goes a long ways..

Otherwise yea scant see any noticeable issues on the skin aside from the occasional red bump i get every now and then.

Thundersquall
@Thundersquall
03/29/11 12:51:47AM
235 posts

Shaving baby dreads off-Receded hairline


Dreading Methods

It just seems wierd to me that it is only happening on the one side though. I mean, at least if it was equal on both side i could get the edges tripped up like hummingbird lovegorilla. I am looking into getting a tea tree oil shampoo as well because like i said i sometimes feel a slight burning, tingling sensation on that side that isnt present on the other. So i wonder if it could be that.

Yea i read some of your post SE about the alopecia and cornrows and it made sense, particularly since that is a hairstyle lot of folks wear almost every day. Again tho i wonder; if it is related to my cornrows, why does it seem it has gotten progressively worse? I haven't done that since 09..

What is that vodka rinse recipe you mentioned? Ill try anything at this point. Either way, preciate the support ya'll.

Thundersquall
@Thundersquall
03/28/11 07:21:08AM
235 posts

Shaving baby dreads off-Receded hairline


Dreading Methods

Also not that it necessarily has anything to do with it but i do tend to sleep on that side more 98% of the time which could cause rubbage. Well your responses are apreciated and very thought provoking. SE your idea of using perhaps witch hazel is an interesting one, and panterra i wondered about your idea of perhaps washing a little more often; the idea being of cleansing the scalp more often seems to make sense. If i can get a camera this week and post it i will do so definately.

I almost wonder if it could be a infection of some sort because there are times when i can feel it liek a tingling burn, in a way that my other side does not. Or i could be mistaking that for the scalp being stretched too tight.

As to my age i am twenty three, and male baldness does run on my mothers fathers side. Tho again, the fact that this is only happening on the right side is questionable. I am not vegan and recently started taking a whole foods organic multi-vitamin which i hope will help. I almost wonder if when i used to do cornrows if perhaps my scalp on that side was stretched taut and perhaps never full recovered..? If so that raises a different set of questions all together.

Thundersquall
@Thundersquall
03/28/11 07:14:54AM
235 posts

Shaving baby dreads off-Receded hairline


Dreading Methods

It very well could be from cornrows in 2009 for like three-five months there i got em done up once-twice a month.
soaringeagle said:

stop using those theyre clogging up the pores

but um hair will not recede on 1 side only if it is its not recedingits traumatized from twisting or pulling (i believe i could be wrong)something u had been doing i think caused it

now use a estringent to clean the pores teatree witch hazel something like that

then rosemary on the scalp

theres also in products section 2 discussions with hair tonics 1 that helps hair grow i think its vodka based with i think rosemary maybe nettles

i forget

the castor oils are only gonna make things worse i believe

lets see pics i am fairly certain its from how u styled ot pulling it back twisting braiding or corn rows..

most likely corn rows

i bet its not as noticable as u think too


updated by @Thundersquall: 07/23/15 04:02:00PM
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