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Earth Rose
@Earth Rose
01/28/15 01:24:34PM
38 posts

18 dreads?


General Questions

I only had around 15-20 when I started, and over the years that number has increased. I'm at like 55 or somewhere near there. I have new additions daily.

Earth Rose
@Earth Rose
01/28/15 01:21:30PM
38 posts

Dreading pubes


General Questions

My pubic hair and armpit hair both dread naturally.

Earth Rose
@Earth Rose
06/26/14 05:22:13PM
38 posts

More reasons to not use a crochet hook. Don't watch if you're squeamish.


crochet and dread tools recovery

I think that slandering other people and their websites is just as bad as being a "troll"....

Earth Rose
@Earth Rose
06/26/14 03:26:07PM
38 posts

To wash, or not!


Dread Maintenance

I make a sugar scrub for my scalp every once in awhile to get any residues off, it's so refreshing and stimulates hair growth!I do large, raw sugar crystals, coconut oil and essential oils!

Cody Harder said:

Props to you, Rose, for suggesting the tea-tree hair spritz. I've been using it, especially after a couple days of not washing it really helps with keeping my scalp happy and thus I can extend my between-wash time if I want to. It also smells great! My personal essential oil blend (mixed 1:10 with water) is like 83% tea tree oil and the remainder a blend of lavender and cedarwood. Smells delicious =) Next time I will try a bit o' patchouli with the tea tree.

I also have newbie dreadlings. I just switched from Bronners, actually, cuz I found it was leaving a tacky residue in my hair (I even used it as my only soap for the past 5 years, didn't even consider it until I found this site). So now I've been doing BS washes with "VERY" light acv rinse. Fortunately, the Bronners residue was very light, and seems to be entirely gone after a couple BS washes. I will switch to Vicki's just 4 dreads liquid soon, but i loove the BS wash with some essential oils, let that soak for a few minutes mmmmmm ;)

Earth Rose
@Earth Rose
06/26/14 01:12:43PM
38 posts

To wash, or not!


Dread Maintenance

For my hair, what I do is perfect. My hair is NEVER dirty, and sometimes stuck together, but that's the nature of it, so I let it do as it pleases.

soaring eagle said:

its definately good to wash often and seperate often enough other then that u should do nothing

Earth Rose
@Earth Rose
06/26/14 01:11:43PM
38 posts

To wash, or not!


Dread Maintenance

When my dreads were young I washed them very frequently! They take so long to dry out now, and spraying them with tea tree/lavender (antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific substance) keeps them fresh and clean!

Claire said:

I only have little dreadlings at this point, but I have been using Vicki's Locking Up shampoo (nagchampa). I wash 2-3x/week. I am a vet tech at the local humane society, so depending on what happens in my day, I feel the need to wash my entire self, ha.

Earth Rose
@Earth Rose
06/26/14 11:40:25AM
38 posts

To wash, or not!


Dread Maintenance

Hey dreadies, I noticed we all have different maintenance methods, how often to wash, what we wash with, how we maintain or not.So I'll share my ways...Dr. Bronner's lavender, tea tree or eucalyptus - I wash once a week or once every couple of weeks.Tea Tree/Lavender and water spray bottle - I spray my hair every day - keeps them clean, dready and is great aromatherapy for waking up!I don't twist or roll them at all, I pull them apart once a month or once every two months...Though, I often find ones stuck together that are irreversible, but they do what they do.Basically, I try to keep my hair as low maintenance as possible.
updated by @Earth Rose: 01/13/15 10:04:27PM
Earth Rose
@Earth Rose
08/01/14 05:18:00PM
38 posts

Let It Go [Warning, LOTS of photos] TIMELINE


Member Journals and Timelines

Thank you! Honestly I'd say the first 1 1/2 to 2 years was shrinkage and locking up. And it seemed not too long into my second year that I had exponential growth for the first time. They're just now reaching to my butt! It was a worthy wait.

MamaKittyLove said:
Your locks are beautiful!! Definitely one of my new dreadie inspirations! How long did it take for you to get progress in the beginning?!
Earth Rose
@Earth Rose
06/13/14 11:42:53PM
38 posts

Let It Go [Warning, LOTS of photos] TIMELINE


Member Journals and Timelines

Haha, thank youu!

And yes, I go for the Dr. Bronners tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus or peppermint, liquid or the bar. All the different scents are great, the ones I think keep my hair knottier.

I also like to keep 1 part tea tree, 1 part lavender(optional), 10 parts water in a little spray bottle. It's great for tightening as well as keeping them clean and fungus free! Also, great for keeping lice away! My neighbors had lice and didn't know it, and I was hanging out at their house all the time - I was the only one that didn't get it because I spray with tea tree daily!

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