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Jdwood
@Jdwood
07/15/12 09:09:22AM
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Using towels to dread


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What kind of towel? Made out of what?

Jdwood
@Jdwood
04/17/12 07:57:48PM
275 posts

My own shampoo bar..homemade


Dread Products

Yeah I use a lye calculator. The molds I use are old silicone baking molds but youparchmentpaper is a good idea.

Jdwood
@Jdwood
03/01/12 07:07:53PM
275 posts

My own shampoo bar..homemade


Dread Products

Now the ingredients. This is for 972.9 grams (dry) 1213.7g wet , it will be all in grams sorry I'm Canadian lol.

Boil 266.6g of water with some fresh thyme leaves then let cool down to room temp filter out the thyme leaves. The water is for your caustic solution later on. Put on you safety gear and prepare 120.12g of caustic soda set it aside in a safe place you will mix it in the water later on.

Take some Olive oil 340g, Castor oil 30g, coconut oil 230g, cocoa butter 100g and sesame seed oil 100g. Mix all of these ingredients, your are going to need to heat it up because of the coconut oil (solid at room temp) and cocoa butter. After it is all melted and mixed let it cool to 65f. this is your base oils

While the base oils are cooling down prepare your essential oils that your are going to add last. I used 8g tea tree 8g lavender and 8grosemary keep this for later. Take about 20g of your mixed base oils and add 10g of green clay that you will mix in later (after your essential oils)

Now prepare your caustic soda solution take your cooled boiled water (266.6g) and add very very carefully with all of your protection on 120.12g of caustic soda to your water not the other way around I repeat the soda in the water. It's going to get warm so be careful. Let it cool down to 65f and very slowly pour the solution in your base oils keep all of your safety gearon whenyou do this ( base oils must be at 65f too). Take a hand held mixer (do not us it for food after ever) and mix it all up until it starts to have theconsistencyofpudding. Now you can add you essential oils and green clay.

When everything is well mixed pour it into some molds the best kind aresiliconemolds but plastic will do. Cover up your molds and in a well ventilated room where no one sleeps in . Let you future soap rest for 24 hours. After 24 hours you can take your soap out of the molds with your gloves on very important. Place your bars on a wire rack and let it sit for 4 to 6 weeks this is to let all of the caustic soda evaporate. Voila your soap is ready.

Make sure that all of your soap making utensils are only used for soap making. Wash it all with your gloves on andneutralizeevery thing with whitevinegar. If you by any chance you get some caustic solution on you use the vinegar to neutralize. Be very careful and I do not take any responsibility if something happens it is all at your own risk...good luck.

Jdwood
@Jdwood
03/01/12 07:05:05AM
275 posts

My own shampoo bar..homemade


Dread Products

Okay well like SE said making this stuff can be dangerous so if you do not know how I suggest a course and you must usesafetyclasses rubber gloves and clothes that covers harms and legs. Once the caustic soda( sodium hydroxide) is in solution it becomes very corrosive. In solid form it is also corrosive and you do not want to drop any on thefloor if you do sweep it up right away. I stronglyrecommend doing this in a work shop or any room that kids or pets have no access. Thematerialyou use should never be used after for food, what you use for making soap is for thatpurpose only and nothing else. Use whitevinegarafter toneutralizeevery thing after you wash your soap making utensils. Always use gloves and safety classes when you handle the caustic soda. When you mix the caustic soda you put the soda in the water not the water in the soda veryimportantif not it cause a violent reaction. When you mix the soda in the water you pour it in slowly. Once the soda solution is ready it becomes hot so you must let it cool down to 65f before you mix it in your oil mixture. It lets out some fumes when you mix the soda in the water so do not do it with you face over it. After all this still interested? Lol! I guess I must add that this is all just info..I do not take responsibility for any thing that can go wrong. I got to go now but later today I will give you the rest of the info. This first part is just to let you know some of the risks involved.

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/29/12 07:13:42PM
275 posts

My own shampoo bar..homemade


Dread Products

Did not know if this the rightcategorybut I did not want to put this underdreadlocks products because it is not really a product because it's not for sale...just wanted to share with you this alternative if you know how to make soap.I liked the dreadlocks shampoo bar (the one everyone is talking about) for a while but it started to make my scalp hitch and it would get oily really fast...my skin is sensitive so it's hard to find good soaps and shampoos for me. Well I decided to take a soap making course and made my own shampoo bar and it works!!! Really well too. So if some one is into making soap I can share my recipe with you.


updated by @Jdwood: 02/14/15 03:52:02AM
Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/29/12 07:15:11PM
275 posts

Any over 30's dreadies?


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35...36 soon.


updated by @Jdwood: 07/23/15 03:26:34AM
Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/23/12 08:09:07PM
275 posts

dreadlocks changing more than your hair


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So far it did not change anything on how I feel or see myself more on how I see others. For me it brought out thesuperficial side of people that I did not know they had and people who Ithoughtwhere superficial actually where much less and more open minded then Ithought.

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/15/12 06:57:21AM
275 posts

Why Does Our Hair Knot


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Good question. Hair knots because of the cuticles (like scales) that are there to protect the hair so I think it is just a side effect of these cuticles being there no real reason at all IMO and no everything does not have a reason some things are the way they just because ofcircumstances. There is no intent in nature just natural selectionrandommutation genetic drift and so on...maybe locks in the past gave humans and other animals a evolutionary advantage but it's difficult to really know.

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/13/12 07:46:56PM
275 posts

Dread locks in different languages.


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Lol!Awesome. I did not know about nattes and I think it sounds cool but cadenettes too so I think I'm going to use both and yes old school french is awesome. I met a nice fellow from Nantes and he was here for a few months. It took him a while to understand our peculiar style of french and he told me that we use a lot of old french words and expression. He found our accent amusing. I bet he would have got a kick out of me using cadenettesinsteadof dreads.

ben said:

Mes amis, vous avez l de bien belles cadenettes dans vos cheveux ! Sounds a little old school French ^^, but let's start the new trend ! Gonna be hard cause English is more in the french hype mood for a while.

Old frenchy fashion rules !!!

Jdwood
@Jdwood
02/13/12 06:42:19AM
275 posts

Dread locks in different languages.


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Ah! I like that one. Thanks.

Iggy Smith said:

in france braids and dreads are 'les nattes', a more contemporary alternative to cadenettes, but you can kinda tell one evolved from the other. so if you wanted to say i have dreadlocks, you'd say j'ai les cheveaux des nattes, that's where we get the word 'natty' from = natty dreads :)

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