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Amazing Grace
@Amazing Grace
04/17/10 07:39:35PM
14 posts

Help! Tried to fix mold and then it led to another....


Dread Maintenance

I washed my dreads today and they smelled awful! I guess the last time I washed them I didn't rinse well enough or I they were not try enough before going to bed. I've had them 3 years with no problems. anywho, So i read up on how to fix mold issue...I soaked mydreads in rubbing alchol for about an hour and then washed them with clarifying shampoo. After that I filled my sink wth with and added lavender oil, orange oil and tea tree oil. soaked them in the sink for a little but and then jst put them up in a towel for about 4 or 5 hours.I went to try and rinse the oil out but after the water almost gave me frostbite my dreads still have that oily feeling. I think I used way too much tea tree oil. I tried to find some information on if I should wash the oil out with shampoo or what....I usually wash my scalp with head an shoulders ( i learned not to do that) and my dreads with either tea tree or eucalyptus Dr. Bronners for the sake of repeling bugs(my house is right next to the woods), so i dont want to wash all the tea tree scent out. I only wash when my head starts to itch and my face starts getting oily. Sometimes it's a month and sometimes its 2 or 3 months.I dont like useing chems on them but today the shampoo was nessiary. And the head and shoulders was too until i learned of other things..So, what should I do to rinse the oil out? or is it okay as is? Help plzz!!!
updated by @Amazing Grace: 02/14/15 11:18:27AM
Amazing Grace
@Amazing Grace
04/20/10 07:36:09PM
14 posts

love and dreads


Life Issues Facing Dreads

My fiance is the cause of my dreads...We were young and crazy. With nothing better to do or better to go than a hotel and ended up stayin there for 3 days. then suddenly i woke up one of those morning with dreads lol....We call them my love locks and if we break up I gotta cut em...lol...i dont see that happening tho so I believe im good.So my dreads mean alot to me. My bf is a glassblower an he had a bad accident about a yr before we met an ended up with brain damage that affected his vision among other thing. So after that he wasnt blowing glass anymore. I told him I wasnt going to put any glass in my dreads until he blew me something...so finally a buddy let me do it on his equipment...my 1st piece of glass was the 1st piece he blew since his accident....its the ugliest bead ive ever seen..lol...but i wouldnt trade it for the world....
Amazing Grace
@Amazing Grace
04/18/10 09:32:57PM
14 posts

Whats it like being a dready parent?


Dreads in the Family

oh man, Ive gotten into my "hippie" rampages as they so say about how they hell can they raise their kids to be unique and be yourself and when we are you dont want us to come o Christmas? I am a good person and I know it. I'm in college, I get good grades, I dont do drugs, Idont drink anymore and when I do, i dont drive. I dont lie or cheat or steal. I dont get in trouble with the law. I go to church. My fiance and I just bought a house. What more could you ask for? Isn't that what is important?No of course not. I need to wear more make-up and brush my hair, and wear nicer shoes and stop lookin like a hippy bum. thats just so ignorant.but that's alright. I know there isnt anything wronge with my hair and that's all that matters. It just sucks when we got to listen to it over and over and over and over again. My hair dosnt make me and lesser of a good person and that is final. :)soaringeagle said:
hugs
well
i can tell u when she sees someone she looks up to or respects admitre yuir dreads or lifestyle ot may make her think twice about her artitude
mine was like that too for 15 years till she saw conservative old lasdies all raving about how much they loved my dreads.. havent hears a negative word since
as it is they think dresds are a bad reflection on them how can they lrt theyre gids grow up to be ..bums..druggies.. all the negative stereotypes.. but when they see you admorred and respected thet have to realize thety did ok raisimng a unique special person

hugs
wow i see a lotta typos i hope yoir decoder ring works

Grace said:
I usually only get stares from old people and little kids. My mother doesnt have dreads, she actually hates them. Theres 3 children in our family i have an older brother and older sister (10-12 years older than me) and my brother and I both have dreads. It driiives my mom nuts. Plus our sister is a little hippie chick too but she isnt into the whole dread thing. Our dad dosn't like them and whenever somethig unfortuanate happens he always says "So wheres the power in your dreads now? What are they doing to help you?" We're just like dude...that has nothing to do with what just happened...

Thats bad but he dosn't stoop as low as my mother. She uninvites me and my brother from Christmas and all other family gatherings. Our family has a few doctors in it and the elders are all well off prim and proper white folk. So, she makes this huge deal about how shes so embarressed and all that jazz....We still go to family things. My brother an I know that they may or may not like our dreads but thats not whats important to them. They are just happy to see us from time to time and happy that we are healthy enough to be there but my mother just wont accept that.....

She gets really hardcore and says some hurtful stuff to us sometimes. One year I got fed up with it and i wore one of my old grateful dead tye dyes to christmas dinner (with all the doctors)...of course i did have a very pretty skirt and a pretty velvet vest over it. They all liked it and said it was very festive. My mother could have killed me.

My dad dosnt take it that far and he's one of those real old school rednecks that farmed the backie fields his entire life. Wake up at 4..work in field...go to school..work in field...an do it all over again....

It's rough sometimes when my mom starts busting out tears an tries to make us fee bad...i wish she would just accept that Jesus dosnt care about my hair. but it dosnt look like that is gunna happen

updated by @Amazing Grace: 07/22/15 12:18:42PM
Amazing Grace
@Amazing Grace
04/17/10 10:43:17PM
14 posts

Whats it like being a dready parent?


Dreads in the Family

I usually only get stares from old people and little kids. My mother doesnt have dreads, she actually hates them. Theres 3 children in our family i have an older brother and older sister (10-12 years older than me) and my brother and I both have dreads. It driiives my mom nuts. Plus our sister is a little hippie chick too but she isnt into the whole dread thing. Our dad dosn't like them and whenever somethig unfortuanate happens he always says "So wheres the power in your dreads now? What are they doing to help you?" We're just like dude...that has nothing to do with what just happened...Thats bad but he dosn't stoop as low as my mother. She uninvites me and my brother from Christmas and all other family gatherings. Our family has a few doctors in it and the elders are all well off prim and proper white folk. So, she makes this huge deal about how shes so embarressed and all that jazz....We still go to family things. My brother an I know that they may or may not like our dreads but thats not whats important to them. They are just happy to see us from time to time and happy that we are healthy enough to be there but my mother just wont accept that.....She gets really hardcore and says some hurtful stuff to us sometimes. One year I got fed up with it and i wore one of my old grateful dead tye dyes to christmas dinner (with all the doctors)...of course i did have a very pretty skirt and a pretty velvet vest over it. They all liked it and said it was very festive. My mother could have killed me.My dad dosnt take it that far and he's one of those real old school rednecks that farmed the backie fields his entire life. Wake up at 4..work in field...go to school..work in field...an do it all over again....It's rough sometimes when my mom starts busting out tears an tries to make us fee bad...i wish she would just accept that Jesus dosnt care about my hair. but it dosnt look like that is gunna happen
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