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Kass
@Kass
01/05/12 11:05:18AM
33 posts

Greasy scalp, dry, scratchy dreads, lint... feeling self-conscious and anxious HELP PLEASE!!!!


General Questions

I'm about nine months into the natural process and I feel like I have stopped having progress for the past 2 months

My scalp is greasy so my loose hair is greasy too. It doesn't want to dread.

My dreads are dry. I have tried ACV a couple times and it doesn't seem to work. I use about 1/4th of a cup to 2 cups of water. I don't know if I am using enough, but I don't know if more will help me anyway. Also, it smells horrible and I don't know what to do about the smell.

When my dreads would start, it would be because tiny little white fibers from random things would get stuck in my hair and help the dreading process. Now these fibers are really obvious and I've had a lot of people say "Oh wow, you have a lot of lint..." it's in there forever now and I want to cut my dreads down so people will stop saying that.

I also damaged my hair from brushing it a lot over the past several years. Because of this, a lot of the hair stopped growing back and it thinned out. Now that hair is returning but it isn't dreading up with the rest of my dreads because it is so greasy.

It's 9 months in and while all of my hair has basically dreaded, I don't feel like it looks like dreads. I think it just looks like a mess somewhat resembling dreads. Because of all the loose hair both undreaded and the loose hair that is just hanging off some of my dreads, I don't look like I have dreads. Just really gross hair.

I am feeling extremely self-conscious about my hair and basically want to comb it out or cut it all off right now. It's short and gross and AHHHH. I wish I could just fix it.

Here you can see (me on the left, obviously). It doesn't look like dreads. but it's definitely really messy. This is from a couple months ago but it really hasn't changed that much since then.

Someone please help me or something ugh.


updated by @Kass: 02/14/15 05:41:13AM
Kass
@Kass
10/28/11 03:59:57PM
33 posts

Wrapping all of my dreads??


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Hi everyone,

So, my dreads are about 7 months old now (all natural, baby! woo!), and as one might expect, I still have some loose hairs. I have pulled some of these clumps into existing, tiny dreads to eventually create one bigger dread. My hair is pretty much completely separated, and my dreads have locked from the bottom up, so while it is all separated, I still have about 3-6 inches of loose hair starting at my scalp.

From that point, I have some hairs that haven't attached to any dread and are just kind of flying off into nowhere. It is not even frizzyness, just hair that hasn't really dreaded and it is beginning to annoy me. I kind of want to wrap my dreads to give them shape and get all the hairs doing their thing. The problem with that is I might have to wrap all of them.

Would that be a bad idea? Should I use beads? I don't even know how to wrap my dreads, really?


I guess I am worried that I might screw them up--and I know I can just wait, but I have been wanting to wrap them for awhile anyway.


Okay, that's all. HALP


updated by @Kass: 01/13/15 09:12:47PM
Kass
@Kass
10/01/11 10:43:09AM
33 posts

Fuzzy, Loopy, Loose-Haired, Tight Scalp Dreads


Dread Maintenance

1.Fuzzy- They're only six months old!! they're supposed to be frizzy!! :( You must be patient and let them be. There is no other way around it, I'm afraid. The hair will lock up if you stop touching it, cutting it, rubbing it, fooling around with it--all of that!!

2.Loops- Oh gosh no. They're supposed to be there. That's what happens when your dreads begin to lock up!! They're a GOOD thing! :( Crocheting and rubber banding is only breaking the hairs and preventing your dreads from locking up even more. They'll smooth out... eventually. Until then, you have to let them be.

3.Loose Hair, "Un-Locked" Dreads - Did you use wax or something? You have to get it out, otherwise that hair will never lock up. More than that, touching it will NOT HELP. Leave it alone.

4.Scalp- No. This is not normal. It is because you are constantly fussing, pulling, breaking, and messing with your hair in a way it doesn't like. You're losing hair from your scalp which means your hair isn't healthy!! Follow SE's instructions for a healthy scalp, wax removal, and washing your dreads. If you do those things and leave them alone, they should start feeling locked up in a few months from now :)



Kass
@Kass
09/28/11 04:35:11PM
33 posts

parted hair?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

My hair is parted mostly down center when it dreaded actually--it depends on your hair!

Kass
@Kass
09/13/11 11:47:16AM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

Ah!! It's called Nubian Heritage. I am sure that my water here at college is very hard because I can't imagine them putting money into soft water. My hair feels very clean after I use this soap--getting used to how your hair feels after being washed with bar soap takes a bit, but when it dries, always feels very clean. I love the Shea Butter, that's what I use. :D

Kass
@Kass
09/13/11 01:23:12AM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

I was. But then I used them up and I just bought something from the all natural section at Wegmans. It is still bar soap. I like it a lot. I forget what it is... but it comes in mango butter. Lol. Very good smelling. Though I love Maylees and was using it until a week ago.Honestly this is gross but I spent 3 weeks with my boyfriend who hadn't washed his sheets in like a year (they smelled awful) but they knotted my hair in like 2 seconds because I guess my hair just stuck to them!! Gross. I washed it almost everyday when I was there haha. But still. Lots of dreadies.Sooo yeah. I am so excited to see what they will be like in a year. I can't even imagine. I don't even understand how the rest of this will knot up!! Crazy.
Kass
@Kass
09/13/11 12:52:28AM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

Hi everyone... sorry I've been crappy about updating. But... hey, it's a little over 5 months and I've got some great progress to report!

Excuse the stupid looks on my face and the sweatiness, I was about to go to bed and I said "Eh, why not?"

Little bit of a better idea of what's going on back there. Sorry I suck with pics.

SHRINKAGE FOR DAYS! Seriously. My hair is now shoulder-length except for about three pieces which are taking forever to catch up. It looks very stupid. I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO GROW at this point. I imagine in in 5 more months though it will look just about the same. Haha.


I dunno I just liked this pic.

This too!!

Soooo YUP! That's my hair right now!! I'll probably get back to you guys in like 3 more months lol!! Hopefully it's looking AWESOME by then!

I'm even starting to get compliments/comments! Very exciting. Can't wait until it looks like actual dreads and not just like a nest of... nest.


updated by @Kass: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Kass
@Kass
06/23/11 10:50:28AM
33 posts

Denise's Neglect/TnR Timeline ~ *UPDATED January 17, 2014*


Member Journals and Timelines

Wow!!! They look so goooood! I'm jealous!! :)
Kass
@Kass
06/01/11 06:32:29PM
33 posts

CrazyDaizy's timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

These are incredible. I LOVE THEM!
Kass
@Kass
05/24/11 04:10:40AM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

Thanks Heather! I think I'm going to take a look at my hair in another week or so, maybe get some hemp, and go through and see if I can wrap a couple/bead a couple that might be too clumpy. I also am nervous about the mold, though so far, drying has not been an issue.
updated by @Kass: 07/22/15 11:44:07AM
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