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Hans Criteanu
@Hans Criteanu
08/02/10 06:15:27PM
32 posts

Trouble with the roots of super fine baby dreads


Dreading Methods

When you say "don't wash every day", is that just for TnR or for people starting out or what? I wash every day out of necessity...soaringeagle said:
leave it be
dont wash daily that makes u oily every other day then ebery 3 wash with baking soda that cleansds oils without stripping
and spray the scalp with thyme tea leave it on spray the hair but not tje scalp with sea salt 2 hours b4 u wash
and

just give em time they will loosen up and do exactly what theyre doing b4 they get better

relax dont wottu dont bother wool rubbing instead tbrow on a wool tam and go play instead
Hans Criteanu
@Hans Criteanu
07/25/10 10:52:44AM
32 posts

does dread head hq shampoo ruin dreads, or does it do what it says it does?


Dread Maintenance

It's not too bad. 95% of the time I use baking soda, but I'll use the shampoo when I find it convenient (eg when I'm in a hurry, traveling, etc.)Once I use it up I certainly wont buy it again.DirtyJohnny sucks the big 1
Hans Criteanu
@Hans Criteanu
06/27/10 02:45:47PM
32 posts

New Member from Pittsburgh, PA


Introduce Yourself

You don't need anyone to help you, just stop brushing and conditioning and you'll be on your way!
Hans Criteanu
@Hans Criteanu
05/13/10 09:35:29AM
32 posts

What if I work-out and swim a lot?


Dreading Methods

Thanks for the help guys. I guess I thought wetness or washing would somehow undermine the locking process... And I'll be sure to immediately wash out chlorine (same as always; that stuff IS nasty)Grey: I live in Pittsburgh; we don't really have lake or ocean access and I'd rather not sacrifice swimming alltogether...
Hans Criteanu
@Hans Criteanu
05/12/10 10:02:47PM
32 posts

What if I work-out and swim a lot?


Dreading Methods

I've always wanted to have dreads and I thought that ordering Johnny Clean's dread kit was the answer to my dreams. After I recieved the kit, but before I made any hasty decisions, I found your site. I've completely converted. I'm sending Johnny his kit back (although I might keep the residue-free shampoo) and going the natural route.I've read through most of your discussions and I think I get the idea, but I'm left wondering if my lifestyle will undermine my attempt at getting dready. You see, I work-out regularly (e.g. I get extremely sweaty and require a shower) and I also like to swim during the summer months. Will my hair dread if I shower every day? I read about not using shampoo every time, can I maybe work in water-only washes? What about swimming; will chlorine and other crap in pool water funk my hair up?
updated by @Hans Criteanu: 06/05/16 12:34:24PM
Hans Criteanu
@Hans Criteanu
06/02/10 09:23:12PM
32 posts

DIY Infused oils and teas for hair, skin and medicine :)


Dread Maintenance

Yarrow is also a coagulant. If you ever have uncontrolled bleeding at high altitude, yarrow can be a life-saver.soaringeagle said:
when im high up on the mountains where the airs real thin and u start suffering from altitude sickness therers a plant that grows right where its needed above 10,000 feet called osha you just dig up the roots rince em off and chew on em its a strong taste but i like it when u chew em you kinda make a "mouth tea" as it releases the medicine which mixes with saliva
chewing just a lil bit will help u breathe better and absorb oxygen better and if u do it long enough while at that altitude your lungs actualy get 20-25% bigger to compensate.
u can also make a tincture and just adds to your water for a slow steady booster dose
yarrow also grows at that altitude and acts much the same from what i hear just never tried it cause liked osha so much
Hans Criteanu
@Hans Criteanu
03/04/13 01:11:46PM
32 posts

super clean dreads (safe for baby locks too)


Dread Maintenance

This thread is ridiculous. SE is making a point of maintaining a 1:10 BS:water ratio.

1 cup = 8 fluid oz = half pint = 240mL

Hans Criteanu
@Hans Criteanu
01/27/13 02:27:44PM
32 posts

super clean dreads (safe for baby locks too)


Dread Maintenance

DEFINITELY not at the same time.

Hans Criteanu
@Hans Criteanu
01/09/13 01:52:41PM
32 posts

super clean dreads (safe for baby locks too)


Dread Maintenance

OK ya'll a couple things: If Whole Foods is the only place you can find, they do have most essential oils you might be looking for, but seriously, they're the Wal-mart of natural foods stores. Their top priority is clearly maximizing profits for their shareholders. SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS! Find a local (non-chain) natural foods store and develop a relationship with the people that own & run the place. It'll be worth it.

Next a little (unrelated) anecdote: I've been using this recipe since May 2010. On a recent trip to a natural foods store, I inattentively grabbed a bottle out of the row containing tea tree oil, only to notice upon arriving home that I had accidentally grabbed essential oil of lime. In life I try to waste as little as possible, so I've been putting 3-5 drops in my BS and ACV mixtures and it smells GREAT! My current recipe: 9 drops Tea Tree, 10 drops Lavender, 10 drops Rosemary, 4 drops Peppermint, 4 drops Lime.

Hans Criteanu
@Hans Criteanu
10/10/11 10:30:28PM
32 posts

super clean dreads (safe for baby locks too)


Dread Maintenance

Why do all the essential oils have those handy dropper tops except tea tree!? I'm tired of it! Has anyone figured out a solution to this aside from a steady hand? They SUCK to try to count drops out of until they're almost half depleted, because the oil has to dribble all the way down the side of the bottle and drip off the bottom. Aside from being inconvenient, this creates a margin of error AND is wasteful! I know I'm not the only one who's dealt with this! Come on people, I've reached my breaking point!

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