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Mama Harrison
@Mama Harrison
08/08/11 12:35:33AM
117 posts

stinky {mildew?} dreadlocks


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

go away troll.

Panterra Caraway said:

DON'T SUGGEST SHAMPOO...SHE MIGHT BREAK A BLOOD VESSEL.

Desirae Rose said:

The few times my hair started to get that funky smell, I fixed it by doing a soak in warm-to-hot dishwashing liquid water, followed by another warm soak in vinegar (either regular clear vinegar or apple cider vinegar). Then a good long washing scrub session with shampoo and a long rinse.

Mama Harrison
@Mama Harrison
08/08/11 12:34:57AM
117 posts

stinky {mildew?} dreadlocks


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

thanks for the suggestion, but I am not open to using chemical detergents on my scalp. I will stick with the vinegar and try some other things. Thanks!

Desirae Rose said:

The few times my hair started to get that funky smell, I fixed it by doing a soak in warm-to-hot dishwashing liquid water, followed by another warm soak in vinegar (either regular clear vinegar or apple cider vinegar). Then a good long washing scrub session with shampoo and a long rinse.

Mama Harrison
@Mama Harrison
08/07/11 02:47:52PM
117 posts

stinky {mildew?} dreadlocks


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

wow. you are rude. please do not waste your time replying to any of my threads in the future. get off your horse and go wash your hair.

Panterra Caraway said:

Excuse me, but apparently you can't tell when your hair is dirty because you think that wetting it is getting it clean. And I never said you didn't have a mildew problem, I suggested you use the advice SE gave you as well. When you have been a licensed professional for hair 31 years maybe we can have a debate. Obviously, your way isn't working. So, I guesss until you decide to listen and quit just dismissing things people are trying to help you with you can smell bad. You asked for help...that doesn't mean just telling you what you want to hear. Whether hair is dreaded or undreaded, it needs to be cleaned...just like your body. But,you seem to think you have all the answers. Believe it or not, there are people in this world who know facts, not just opinions about certain subjects.

Mama Harrison
@Mama Harrison
08/07/11 12:11:08PM
117 posts

stinky {mildew?} dreadlocks


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

thanks. I do use lavendar EO--perhaps a shamwow towel would be benficial for drying. I will look into that for sure :)

Dave said:

hiya mate i'm sure here recommends Lavender oil as a mildew/mold "cure" so id search that idea here and maybe do lavender oil rinse and maybe get one of the super absorbent towels like "shamwow" to help wick the water away and dry them quicker.Hope that's some help :)

Mama Harrison
@Mama Harrison
08/07/11 12:10:12PM
117 posts

stinky {mildew?} dreadlocks


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

my hair isn't dirty. It is mildew. People existed for centuries without bar soaps. Thanks for the suggestion, but I am capable of telling if my hair is simply 'dirty' vs. mildewing/molding. People do not need detergents for cleanliness. My scalp is clean as can be and I scrub it whenever I wet it. This isn't a dirty head/hair issue--it is a moldy/mildewy issue.

SE--I cannot use white vinegar--hense ACV--I also use lavendar and GSE {grapeseed exctract} in my rinses, but as I mentioned I wasn't able to do this for about 2.5 months and this is what led to the issue at hand. Will returning to this regimen UNDO the mold/mildew damage already there? I guess trhat is my real question.

Panterra Caraway said:

Okay, but no one has mentioned that ACV is not a soap or detergent. Using that solely...your hair is dirty. You need some soap to wash your hair and scalp. When the scalp gets an accumulation of oils and dead skin on it from sweating and what not...IT STINKS!!! Have you ever used Maylees Dread bars? They are amazing. You need to wash your head thoroughly and then use the suggestions Soaring Eagle made. I still don't understand why people aren't washing their hair...????? Not to pick on you, because this seems to be a wide spread problem...but, I don't get why anyone would be surprised when their hair stinks when it is obviously dirty. Dreaded or not, hair MUST be washed. If you keep on the unwashed path, plan to begin losing hair, a dirty, unhealthy scalp will not keep growing hair. I really hope after you wash and treat your head that everything works out and you are feeling fine. Good luck :)

Mama Harrison
@Mama Harrison
08/07/11 01:37:16AM
117 posts

stinky {mildew?} dreadlocks


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

YEa. I have been dreadlocked for 13 months now. TnR start and nothing since. I will admitt that I do not wash very frequently since I live in FL and my hair taked 1 day + to dry. I used to wash 1x a week with BS/ACV rinse, but was finding that I had dandruff and sores {with BS}. So I stopped using BS and just used ACV rinse with good results. Then my family moved out to the woods to a yurt community for 2.5 months and I will say that during that time I only wet my head and never 'washed' with anything. We have moved back to our FL home {kinda--we are on the way back} and I have noticed that my hair is REALLY starting to smell mildew-y. I am freaking out. YUCK--i don't like this smell. My locks are very short {shrunk inot my head} so I cannot smell them directly, but I can smell them even without putting my nose to them and they smell funky. I have VERY thick hair and it is VERY locked up at this point. I did have like 150 skinny locks, but many have congoed or are in process and getting thicker {still no thicker than size of my pinky really}. I have these huge dread 'clumps' at the tail end of my locks and then the shaft and roots are relatively tight and skinny with about an inch of loose undreaded hair at roots. My scalp doesn't seem irritated--no dandruff or anything--just this smell. I cannot use bronners in FL--too hard water=doesn't wash out, i cannot us BS {see above}, do I need to go back to the ACV rince + pepermint EO {essential oil}? Will this get rid of it? DO I need to do anything else? I don't want this to become a problem {is it already?} Also, I do NOT want to have to blow dry my hair EVER--I live in FL, I have a kiddos=no tiem for such things, it would take 12 hours, seriously!.

SOrry so long winded, but HELP!


updated by @Mama Harrison: 02/14/15 03:30:56AM
Mama Harrison
@Mama Harrison
08/07/11 09:15:50AM
117 posts

Lumps and mold


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

hmmm...i have these lumps on every dreadlock. they are startig to get musky/moldy. I want to join in and will be back to do so when I have some time. I posted a thread about this though called 'stinky dreadlocks'. I am concerned I will have to cut those parts off to solve this problem. I like the way they look and don't want to have to do this, but I do think I am getting mold. These lumps are really large and dense and folded layers of hair {not really dreaded I don't think}. My hair is SUPER short right now because of the way they folded over on each other again and again and I would be really sad to have to cut them and have almost no length, but I don't see the option not to at this point. I am going to cut some of them and see what I find inside and report back. I will also post a pic of what these 'lumps' look like in my hair.

Mama Harrison
@Mama Harrison
05/10/11 10:46:51PM
117 posts

Seeking Dread Families


Dreads in the Family

you can message me for my email. I have dreadlocks that are about 1 year old and my 22 month old daughter has dreadlocks forming naturally because we let her hair do what it does without messing with it. We are of the eveyone gets to decide how they want their bodies to look variety and if she decides to cut them or comb them out that is her decision to make :)

Mama Harrison
@Mama Harrison
05/13/11 11:26:34PM
117 posts

African Black Soap


Dread Products

you can make liquid by adding water to the bar--much more cost effective and will save on shipping :) Also, I don't work it into a lather because as Mary mentions it would take all night {doesn't lather a ton since it isn't chemical based}. SO instead I just pour the liquid over my scalp and let it sit while I wash the rest of my body and the rince with water and then do an ACV rinse and then rinse with water again.
updated by @Mama Harrison: 07/09/15 02:39:00PM
Mama Harrison
@Mama Harrison
05/03/11 09:38:50PM
117 posts

African Black Soap


Dread Products

i love AFB and have used it for years. i use it as my only soap {besides bronners lavender for nighttime bathes}. I get it in block form, but you can always just put it in a container and add water and that makes a liquid. I don't use it on my dreads often--i just use ACV rinse {no BS for me either}, but when I do use it on my dreads it is fine. just be careful--most ABS isn't true ABS. I get mine from here--http://www.agbangakarite.com/
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