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Mark Fry
@Mark Fry
12/22/11 07:14:41AM
39 posts

Gunky scalp, scabs and juice.....help me


Help! Save My Dreads

Hi Panterra.

In reply to your comment you made about my previous comment. I think you may have taken what I wrote personally. Let me just start by saying that is not what I intended. I don't think it's uncommon knowledge that people in general not just hair dressers have a lack of correct information about dreads. Hairdressers have an extensive skill set in what they do, however as you say dreadlocks aren't something they study at school. It's certainly not an unfair statement to say forget about what your mum and hairdresser say... at the end of the day it's down to the individual.
I'm glad glad Panterra is on this site getting quality information now. It would be sad to hear she gave up because somebody had told her that dreadlocks were going to ruin her scalp. Everyone on this site knows that's not true.

Panterra, keep up the good work. Wash those dreads and watch those beauties grow into mini ropes. It'll be great to watch them blossom. Get some regular pictures up :)

Peace


Panterra Caraway said:

I would just like to say here, thatALL hairdressers are not bad...just unfamiliar with dreads. Dreads are not taught in Beauty College at all. I have been a licensed stylist for 31 years and it really offends me that everyone lumps us all together and just assumes we are all harmful, stupid cheaters. That is not true. Like any profession,there are good and bad. Just because someone chooses to dread and no longer cuts their hair, it doesn't invalidate all our knowledge and expertise. I personally have been on this site for 18 mos. giving good advice and trying to help people who ask questions about hair structure, scalp health, and many coloring/bleaching questions. So, it would be nice if people realized that all stylists are not the same...and like any other individual, we are entitled to respect. Thanks.

Mark Fry
@Mark Fry
12/16/11 10:34:03AM
39 posts

Gunky scalp, scabs and juice.....help me


Help! Save My Dreads

Hey Preston.

Just so you know, the Baking Soda wash is tops. It's best to put all the BS wash in a jug and pour it over your head allowing it to drip dry. Leave it for 15-30 depending on how intense of a clean you want. I normally head outside and do some yard work so I don't drip throughout the house. Then rinse it very well.... make sure you do this step. After that. ACV rinse..... leave it in for 5 mins before you wash it out. Only rinsing it tough.... you just want to get all the ACV and left over BS out.

I think you just need to give it a really good clean (with out scrubbing the dreads, only the scalp).

As for what your mum and her hairdresser say...... forget about it. It's not their hair and they would have no idea. The hairdresser uses toxic products and puts on peoples scalp and hair.... that's way worse than anything you've got going on. Just remember, your dreads are your own and they will do what they please for quite a while until they become formed. Mine took months

Mark Fry
@Mark Fry
08/31/11 07:58:49PM
39 posts

Australians! Do you do the BS and ACV wash?? I need help with searching for the products


Dread Maintenance

Thanks SE. That's great. My dreads are a year old now. Quite tight. I might give the cocoa butter a shot. Maybe not every wash though I'll see how it goes.

I've been using Dr Bronners shampoo for a long time now, but recently I've started to notice some dandruff and my head is itchy. I don't think I've seen a bad post about the BS ACV wash and rinse, so i'll give that a go.

Thanks


soaring eagle said:

dont use the cocoa at all thats a conditioner for mature dreads and thers better options

oils get here http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/index.php?AID=122110&BID=10109

bivcarb is in powder form always

vinager yea the stuff from supermarkets where y get bicarb too they are both common cooking ind=gredients

bicarbs used in baking breads muffins cakes anything really vinagers used in many recipes too

cocoa butter if u use it is a cream no a chocolate lol its got a lovely coconut smell its very conditioning

Mark Fry
@Mark Fry
08/31/11 09:37:42AM
39 posts

Australians! Do you do the BS and ACV wash?? I need help with searching for the products


Dread Maintenance

Hi everyone!

I went looking at Coles today and found Tea Tree oil andLavender oil for $15 for 50ml. I think this is quite expensive. Especiallyif I am meant to be putting in approx 20 drops of each into the BS and the ACV rinse.

I wasn't able to find any Rosemary oil either.... So where do I get these? and what price should I be looking at?

Also does it matter if the Bicarbonate Soda is in powder form? That's all I could find in Coles.

And finally, here's 2 things that has confused me with SE's recipe. Is apple cider vinegar at type of vinegar you buy from the supermarket? and what the hell is cocoa butter? Isn't that some sort of chocolate stuff? I'm not too keen on putting that in my hair haha

Any help would be great help thanks guys!

Thanks so much :)


updated by @Mark Fry: 01/13/15 09:09:22PM
Mark Fry
@Mark Fry
08/12/11 06:55:14AM
39 posts

Hi Everybody


Introduce Yourself

Welcome to the dread family Tara C. Glad to hear about your life change. I went through a similar stage over a year ago and I am so much happier now. Changes like becoming a vegetarian, studying Buddhism and growing my dreadlocks has made me a much better person!Keep up the good work and post some pictures of your dreads :)Frysy
Mark Fry
@Mark Fry
08/11/11 11:27:27PM
39 posts

What is your favorite vegetarian meal?


Dreads and Diets

Wow everyone... what great sounding food!! I have the recipe here for my favorite meal. I'm not sure which cook book I got this out of but it is delicious!!

Have a go at it... I normally put it over rice. Yum

Mark Fry
@Mark Fry
08/11/11 11:22:38PM
39 posts

What is your favorite vegetarian meal?


Dreads and Diets

I am loving this idea. Having spares in the fridge for a go to meal sounds perfect!!


Rugby Girl said:

It depends how often I eat it. Haha. But it will keep for a couple of weeks because the oil preserves it. This is the recipe I use and it's amazing and really easy to make:http://allrecipes.com/recipe/double-tomato-bruschetta/detail.aspx

Whenever I make it as an appetizer for family gatherings I always get rave reviews. :)

Sara M~ )O( said:

How long does one batch last for you? I LOVE tomato bruschetta but I've never made it before. :)

Rugby Girl said:

My favorite vegetarian snack is tomato bruschetta. I just keep some of the topping mix (plum tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar) in the fridge and just top some toast with it when I feel like munching and sprinkle it with cheese. :)

Mark Fry
@Mark Fry
08/11/11 07:59:04AM
39 posts

What is your favorite vegetarian meal?


Dreads and Diets

I'm really hungry right now so food is on my mind. :P What is your favorite vegetarian meal? Do you have a standard go to meal if you are feeling lazy?

I'm a huge fan of this Pumpkin, Chickpea and Spinach Satay that I found a recipe for. If it didn't take so long to make I'd eat it everyday!

I also like to have avocado and egg on toast... salt and pepper of course too. Perfect quick and easy meal. Yummo


updated by @Mark Fry: 02/14/15 03:18:40AM
Mark Fry
@Mark Fry
08/24/11 07:50:15AM
39 posts

Seemingly Unique Dreadlock Issues


Help! Save My Dreads

It will take time hey. My dreads took for ever to start looking good. Months in fact. Quite a few of my dreads split as well, making the sections look like two different smaller dreads. My advice is a little skewed as I know I went the wrong way about dreading ie.. wax and crocheting. But what I think is best for you is to leave them alone. Natural dreads are by far the best and healthiest. But if you feel the need to have them sectioned like I did, leave the rubber bands in for a week then take them out and see what amazing dreads form.

Also, when people first start to dread we all have some that take more time than others and some hair that just wont find it's way into a dreads. That's fine. That is normal. My dreads took 10 months before they were really well formed and started growing.

Good luck with your journey :)

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