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Zach2
@Zach2
08/20/11 12:39:39AM
20 posts

Dread Wax Help


Help! Save My Dreads

thank you i will give it a go...you guys have really been a dread saver on this site
Zach2
@Zach2
08/20/11 12:30:39AM
20 posts

Dread Wax Help


Help! Save My Dreads

I started my dreads just over 1 year ago and i unfortunately used dread wax a few times over the span of the first 3 weeks. Then i found this site and have since done everything i my power to remove the wax. I have used the avena body splash on this site, made my own shampoos with orange and citrus oils, and tried some other things. What I have noticed/am dealing with is that all these dread removal products worked in the sense that they emulsified the wax enough to aid them in start moving the direction of out. After all of these efforts the wax has finally made it too the tips of my dreads. It really appears that i have gotten the majority of it out but now my tips aren't locking and i'm having some trouble with a thin pieces that are waxed coming out of the tips. I have been waiting for knotty and nice to return to etsy for a while but it seems like she isn't going to be back any time soon. I was wondering if anyone has had to deal with something like this or has any advice. my hair has also grown quite a bit and i'm not really concerned anymore with the possibilty of wax destroying my dreads entirely, as i have definitely handled most of it, but i definitely feel inclined to rip out these waxy tips and end this heinous wax scandal once and for all...any advice would be highly appreciated...


updated by @Zach2: 01/13/15 09:08:47PM
Zach2
@Zach2
06/04/11 12:35:16PM
20 posts

Dread Wax Removal Process


Saved Dreads Success Stories

you have awesome dreads..glad u were able to get the wax out
Zach2
@Zach2
03/18/11 07:09:30PM
20 posts

March Madness! All-Dreadlocks Team Selections


General Talk

ah the gary mcghee photo did not work! here it is below

Gary McGhee

Zach2
@Zach2
03/18/11 07:08:16PM
20 posts

March Madness! All-Dreadlocks Team Selections


General Talk

Ah it's that time of year again march madness for those of you that are basketball fans. For those of you that aren't, I'm certain your at least dreads fans. Thus, I have made my selections for the All-Dreadlocks Team for division 1 NCAA

1- Jae Crowder- Marquette Golden Eagles: What can you say great head of dreads, also quite an impressive player.

Jae Crowder

2. Gary McGhee- Pittsburgh: What else can you say about this guy, about as good of a dread candidate as you can get, gotta love an Irish dreadhead

Gary McGhee

3. Kenneth Faried- Morehead State: With that big upset over Louisville this young man locked up his position on the All-Dreads team, also one of the best rebounders in the tournament, keep an eye on this fellow, and more importantly his locs'

Kenneth Faried

4. Steven Gray- Gonzaga Bulldogs: another great head of hair in this young man, and watch out for this team to make some noise from their 11 seed, I know I utilized the dreadlock factor in filling out my bracket

Steven Gray

5. Jesse Perry- Arizona Wildcats: last but certainly not least, this young athlete is representing the dreadlock community exceptionally well as his team rolls into the 2nd round where they will face Texas

Jesse Perry

As you can see the dreadlock factor is not being taken seriously enough by the sports experts as all of these teams are still alive in the tourney...Nothing like seeing dreadlocks flying in the wind on the athletic field...let's go team dreads


updated by @Zach2: 01/13/15 08:57:48PM
Zach2
@Zach2
01/24/11 07:14:24PM
20 posts

Dread stopping point...A Crisis


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

they look really nice if your only concern is length time will fix that, if your concern is locking time will also fix that
Zach2
@Zach2
01/07/11 03:28:00AM
20 posts

Getting discouraged with progress. suggestions?


Dreading Methods

do you sleep on your stomach? i feel like thats the part of the head that goes right on the pillow...but SE makes a good point the wool pillow really helped...what i did was put my drug rug (don't know the colloquial term for these sweaters but ithink you all know what i mean) over my pillow and i tied the sleeves in the back...the dreads i sleep on started locking up MUCH faster it was quite noticeable...another change i made that seemed to help was i stopped towel drying my hair...i ring them out as good as possible then i shake then ring then shake then ring and if they are dry enough to let air dry i do that if i am in a rush i will blow dry....but i noticed that when my hair got wet the dread sort of stuck together well and towel drying was just undoing that stuck togetherness
Zach2
@Zach2
01/05/11 11:29:33PM
20 posts

Dreadlocks in the Pool (Chlorine)


General Questions


really good point about absorbing with fresh water first thank you
Knottysleeves said:

Do you wear a swim cap? Best way to deal with chlorine is to not get it on your dreads in the first place. :-)

If you don't wear a cap, then get your dreads thoroughly wet with plain water BEFORE getting into the pool -- they'll absorb less chlorine that way. Then rinse them again really really well once you get out of the pool.

I'm told rinsing with a little club soda will neutralize the chlorine, though you might want to use it as a soak instead (to make sure it gets into the dread cores).

Zach2
@Zach2
01/04/11 08:38:39PM
20 posts

Dreadlocks in the Pool (Chlorine)


General Questions

SE i'm sure you have some insight...i used to work for a pool cleaning company soo i know how dispicable the stuff that goes into the swimming pool is...i would walk into the garage of chemicals and stuff and my eyes and nose would just start running painfully its really a disgusting thing...but what is the deal with chlorine and whatever else with dreadlocks...i assume as long as i rinse out my dreads or wash them after it will be fine but does anyone have any input as to whether the pool is a good or bad idea?


updated by @Zach2: 01/13/15 08:52:58PM
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