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JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
@JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
08/08/11 06:41:52PM
217 posts

stinky {mildew?} dreadlocks


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

damn, lice and mildew in 13 months! that is a bad hand girl, i'm sorry :(

i don'thave any more advice on themilew removal, but if it was me, i would reconsider the blow dryer. if you're walking around in the sticky florida humidity with dreads that stay wet for longer than 24 hours (and obviously they are stillwet when you go to bed at night), then yeah, you're going to get mildew... and it seems like it would probably keep coming back if your routine stays the same.

after i wash my hair i squeeze out the excess water, put it up in a towel for five minutes, squeeze the hair with the towel a whole bunch, and then blow dry it for maybe 5 minutes until the dripping temporarily stops. i go about my daily business, thenprobably 10minutes later when it starts to drip,i go back and blow dry again for a few minutes. next time it takes a little longer to start dripping again, so gradually you're just blow drying less and less until it's pretty much dry. i only have to blow dry within the first 1 1/2 or 2 hours after washing. it's not a pain in the ass, doesn't disrupt my family life whatsoever, is way more comfortable than walking around with heavy wet hair, and mydreads are in very healthy condition (plus, they smell "amazing")!

oh yeah,have youtried areally dilluted version of the baking soda rinse every month or so? it might helpjust to remove all that crap that dreads just naturally collect... i'd be pretty desperate if i were you!


updated by @JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks): 07/23/15 07:05:37AM
JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
@JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
07/28/11 12:16:45AM
217 posts

are roots supposed to feel a little thinner compared to rest of the dread?


General Questions

well i just get a little paranoid sometimes and i want some reassurance! the dreads do seem to be growing inquite a bit thinner though...

JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
@JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
07/27/11 07:03:32PM
217 posts

are roots supposed to feel a little thinner compared to rest of the dread?


General Questions

i don't really know how to describe it, but it doesn't seem like the undreaded hair at the root is going to dread up to be a thick or dense as the rest of the dread. i've never messed with them or anything and they're not about to break off, but i was wondering if this is normal? they don't seem WEAK, necessarily.it also seems like my dreads are fattest in the middle and get thinner toward the top...

:-\ they're a little over a year now.

i also look pretty crazy because between each dread i have 2 inches of new hair sticking out all over the place. haha :)


updated by @JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks): 01/13/15 09:07:07PM
JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
@JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
06/17/11 06:47:25PM
217 posts

Am i doing a terrible job at dreading (picture)?


General Talk

that's what tnr looks like when i do it, but yeah, sections waaaay too big. the dreads will fatten up A LOT. do not underestimate that!!! i wish i had made twice as many dreads as i have because they ended up getting so thick.
JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
@JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
05/26/11 12:47:51AM
217 posts

jonny cleans dreadlocks


Dreading Methods

what the HELLLLLLLL i was thinking about this the other day... i had a huge dread that was around a year old, right next to my face, it had a HUGE bump in it that laid right there on my cheek. i decided to take it apart. it took me SEVEN HOURS!!!!! i had to use a tiny sharp sewing needle and basically undo it strand by strand. i have no idea how people can routinely shove crotchet hooks through their dreads... the tiny needle was difficult to jab through there...
JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
@JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
05/13/11 08:19:14PM
217 posts

Anyone know if blowdrying dreads is okay?


Dread Maintenance

i blow dry mine every time i wash them... once a week or so. i haven't noticed any damage.
JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
@JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
05/12/11 07:19:30PM
217 posts

Sexz Lexzs TnR timeline! YAYYY CHECK IT OUT! (UPDATE)!!


Member Journals and Timelines

they look awesome!!! i'm super excited that the ones in the back have taken off like that!! i just bought a bottle of ruuuum!!! ;)
JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
@JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
05/04/11 02:20:42PM
217 posts

the "don't worry about shrinkage" tnr timeline (4 years)


Member Journals and Timelines

your timeline is awesome!!! i love how much yuor dreads have changed!
JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
@JESSICA EVA (Eva Lovelocks)
03/30/11 06:09:50PM
217 posts

Washing- How long is to long?


Dread Maintenance

i used to wash about once a week or so, now i stretch it out to once every 2 or 3 weeks. they don't get nasty but i get lthis weird skin buildup on my scalp or something so i know they need to be washed.

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