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Mary3
@Mary3
08/02/11 10:59:21AM
16 posts

Beads/wrapping at the root of dreads??


Dread Maintenance

I want to believe you... So I am going to remove the wraps today!

soaring eagle said:

the bubbles are it dreading dont get annoyed get happy thats a good sign of proper dreading it will settle down on its own eventualy

Mary3
@Mary3
07/31/11 05:45:21PM
16 posts

Beads/wrapping at the root of dreads??


Dread Maintenance

See my hair.. most of it.. dreads from the root and works its way down the dread.. so far.. I don't have an issue with loose hair.. there are just some that have these annoying bubbles coming out of the root area.. I think how Heather describes hers as bunched up is a proper image? SE I bet you are right about it not dreading right if the wraps are left on for long.. and Heather, you are wise and patient to let them be free! I wonder if I just left the wraps on for a few weeks and then took them off if my desired result will be achieved, without hindering the life of the dread.. you think?

Mary3
@Mary3
07/30/11 01:41:34PM
16 posts

Beads/wrapping at the root of dreads??


Dread Maintenance

So in the front of my head some of the roots of my dreads are all bubbled up and funky looking, so due to my mild "OCD" and yea.. vanity, I lightly wrapped just that root area of a few and put beads over the other ones.. I am wondering though, if this is going to prevent the root growth from dreading.. or do something negative.. I am hoping it will just calm the root area down after a few weeks or so.. Also, I know this has been a topic in many areas but I am wondering what the difference in maintenance is when the dreads grow and the roots dread as the growth happens.. and then when you see very mature locks at the ends of several inches to even a foot of un-dreaded root hair??? It may just be hair type or something?? I do not know!


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Mary3
@Mary3
07/30/11 01:48:22PM
16 posts

Love your dreads and they will love you back!


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

This is wonderfully inspirational. Thank you :) I am four months deep.. and needed to read this

Mary3
@Mary3
05/02/11 09:04:46PM
16 posts

dandruff shampoos and dreads the real truth


Dread Products

I am solid support for your case lol Happen to be one of those people who gets dry itchy skin, including dandruff, right as winter hits and then at the end of winter again/early spring.. weird and annoying.. anyway.. point is that I have used head and shoulders out of desperation in the past and it always left my head feeling so tender and definitely medicated.. not good.. I have had the best results with the herbs mentioned above! So nice! I also got some Dessert Essence Tea Tree poo and sometimes add a little bit of rosemary to it, or the Dr. Bronner's. So that in combo with the BS and essential oil wash (when I have time) work really well. In the early stages I got frequent itchies and so I used Rosemary or peppermint tea as a scalp sprtiz which was amazing. But I have not had issues with this lately :) The dandruff is actually just getting better and going away completely, and my scalp is getting healthier than it has ever been. Chemical treatments just mask the issue, so if you stop using them then the problem not only comes back, but it can be much worse. Yep. Long winded way for me to say, thanks for the info and I totally agree.
Mary3
@Mary3
05/02/11 08:15:52PM
16 posts

backcomb


Dreading Methods

That's just how I see and engage with the world.. you know, spiritual hair and stuff ;). I hope that no one here wants to purposely mess up there hairs! That is just silly :)

Another note on back combing.. I think that the problem is that it is really EASY to go too crazy with it and do serious damage.. but I think it's just a matter of doing it as delicately as possible to avoid such damage.. and this is possible, just not commonly kept in mind maybe :/.. you gotta get "the touch" with whatever method you choose lol

kenny said:

idont see anything spiritual about hair, or any kind of energy or nothing..but i dont think you should purposely fucker it up either unless of course you want to....

Mary3
@Mary3
05/02/11 05:08:31PM
16 posts

backcomb


Dreading Methods

yea I agree it's all subjective.. I think it's great this site offers a lot of information about the healthier options.. I just think it is important not to make the fundamental attribution error in regards to dreading.. It's like this, dreads are something deeper than any other hair style. I mean that in the sense that they are sensitive to vibrational frequencies of their beholder lol They are energized and a great journey that is usually beautiful, even when it gets less than smooth sailing. They are symbols of our journey through life, and they are going to end up how they do according to the waves they ride on, and the minds that carry them... so yea, some methods work better for some than others, and its different for all of us. Lets just keep the lovin alive, and not give into the darker side of our human condition that tells us to keep our self separated and locked into our own opinions, because there is no Truth with a capital "T".. I mean maybe somewhere, but it's obviously lost or in hiding. So bla bla bla.. yada yada.. Rambling session closed for now. Keep the love in your locks folks!

V0rN said:

The backcomb method isnt bad at all for a starter and i bet it falls apart just as much as Tnr does, I backcombed mine and they were fine none fell out. Im getn sick of reading forums where arguments arise about which method to use and which is the "correct" method i,e crochet and now backcombing???. WHAT U DO 2 UR HAIR IS UR CHOICE. People when they join this site DONT need 2 blasted about how they've used the wrong method and if they take these steps everything will work better yadayadayda. Its there choice if they want 2 crochet or wax let them, all the infos thea for them 2 read let people do their own thing.

peace

Mary3
@Mary3
04/14/11 05:29:10PM
16 posts

in regards to the baking soda ACV wash and dandruff


Dread Maintenance

Alright will do. Thanks, brother :)
Mary3
@Mary3
04/14/11 04:27:10PM
16 posts

in regards to the baking soda ACV wash and dandruff


Dread Maintenance

ah that makes sense.. I have a 2.5 liter jug and so I put a little less than 1/3 cup bs and half-ish the recommended amount of the oils.. I did not want to risk burning my scalp in some way.. So should I add more of these things? This was about three days ago and I am wanting to try it again today but my locs are barely a month old so i don't want to over wash or anything.. You think it's too soon?
Mary3
@Mary3
04/14/11 03:04:16PM
16 posts

in regards to the baking soda ACV wash and dandruff


Dread Maintenance

I made the baking soda rinse with rosemary, tea tree, and lavender oil, and did the same thing with the ACV rinse. My scalp did feel nice and clean, but dandruff issue not yet solved... how many washes does it typically take to cure the flakies??
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