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Heather
@Heather
07/07/13 11:46:35AM
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Color run..... safe for dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

Update: I did the color run a couple of weeks ago. I ended up wrapping my hair in a scarf. Unfortunately that didn't help much because the color is so fine that it was able to get through the weave of the fabric. I was a bit freaked out but with a frantic washing with a clarifying shampoo followed but a shampoo bar washing all of the color came out. The color run was a blast even though it was 100 degrees that day but we're already talking about doing another one. We're going to wait for cooler weather though:)

Heather
@Heather
06/05/13 11:58:54AM
1,294 posts

Color run..... safe for dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

Okay cool. Thanks! I'll definitely pick up some filters. I've seen pictures of people wearing them and that definitely seems like a good idea.

Heather
@Heather
06/04/13 10:10:40PM
1,294 posts

Color run..... safe for dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

My son has been wanting to do a color run so for his graduation gift i signed us up for one. I'm a bit concerned at what the color will do to my dreadlocks. It says it's cornstarch colored powder. Anyone do one of these? Any trouble washing it out? I figure i could always wrap my hair up in a scarf but if washing it out isn't an issue then I'd like to have colorful dreadies for a day:)


updated by @Heather: 01/13/15 09:53:04PM
Heather
@Heather
06/03/13 12:27:04PM
1,294 posts

How to get dreads like this?


Dreading Methods

The first one looks t&r with possible fake dreads in the mix. The 3rd and 4th pic are definitely temp dreadlocks. Just twisted hair and hairspray. I've seen those pics elsewhere stating so. You could always do the color with food coloring. It's basically dipping the dreadlock in vinegar and food coloring (or water in place of the vinegar for a temporary color). Look it up on youtube. Its pretty cool. Good luck with your journey!

Heather
@Heather
05/21/13 01:17:22AM
1,294 posts

neglect method


General Questions

to maturity? i consider mine finally mature. so right around 2 1/2 years.

Heather
@Heather
05/09/13 12:09:53AM
1,294 posts

Rantings of a newbie


General Talk

cheap way to remove wax = hot water and regular dawn dishwashing liquid. i agree with barrellady, if your husbands dreads are new than it would be easier to comb them out and start over wax free.

baking soda will totally wreck your hair if you don't do an acv rinse after. 1 capfull of acv in a cup of water after bs wash.

Heather
@Heather
05/06/13 08:15:46PM
1,294 posts

Perhaps ending my journey :(


Dread Maintenance

be sure to dilute your shampoo in water. i use a squirt bottle which i fill with water and then add a few squirt of shampoo. also try adding a few drops of tea tree oil to the mix which will help cut grease and kill scalp stink. don't give up just yet. I'm sure we can help you find a shampoo that will help you combat your dandruff.

Gingerlocks said:

I have got the 'Kiss My Face whenever' shampoo which i am going to give a go.. and if not. I'm ending it.

Heather
@Heather
05/05/13 12:21:51AM
1,294 posts

washing dreads everyday


Dread Maintenance

oh and in the beginning it's perfectly fine to wash every other day. when your dreads become more solid you should work yourself up to every 3 days or so. i know some people like to wash once a week but my scalp can't handle that so i wash every 2-3 days. just make sure your hair dries completely between washing.

Heather
@Heather
05/05/13 12:17:02AM
1,294 posts

washing dreads everyday


Dread Maintenance

the knotty boy shampoo is probably the reason for the itching. it's extremely drying. dreadlockshampoo.com has some wonderful shampoo bars and liquid which won't leave you itching. if you prefer a store bought shampoo i would suggest going to a health food store and looking at the organic shampoo. natures gate and kiss my face are both good brands.

Heather
@Heather
05/04/13 04:06:48PM
1,294 posts

Help with dandruff


Dread Maintenance

bs/acv didn't work for my dandruff either. in fact it made it worse. the dreadlock shampoo bars work quite well for me. it takes care of most of my dandruff. if you really need to use a dandruff shampoo then look for a clear one like t-gel. stay away from head and shoulders which has a bunch of conditioning ingredients which will cause knots to loosen and leave residue. always dilute a squirt or two of shampoo in a big cup or bottle of water. this will help to distribute the shampoo more evenly on your scalp plus it will reduce the likelihood of residue being left behind. i would also alternate the dandruff shampoo with a more dread friendly wash.

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