Why did Max Cavalera grow Dreadlocks?
That guy changed the way i look at things taught me to be open my very first show was Sepultura in 1996 i think haha never was the same again
Good to hear! I have dreads and a career too good employers look for competent people regardless of their appearance. My right arm is totally tattooed and the left one will be soon my employers didn't mind they actually thought I would help attract young people because it would help to show they are 'open' and 'dynamic'.
By the way I work for a railway company things are most definitely changing.
I HAVE BEEN READING ALOPECIA HORROR STORIES (AND SOME PICTURES TO GO WITH THAT) AND I DO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT NOT AS SEVERE.
IN THE SIX YEARS WITH DREADS NOW I WENT EVERY 7 OR 8 MONTHS TO A LOCTITIAN TO HAVE THEM "FIXED". MY LAST VISIT WAS IN JUNE. SHE MADE MY ROOTS SO TIGHT I HAD THIS KIND OF CHESS PATTERN ON MY HEAD, YOU COULD SEE EVERY SEPARATE ROOT AND FOR THE FIRST TIME A LOT OF SCALP WAS SHOWING. NEED I SAY IT HURT LIKE HELL?
THAT WAS WHEN I THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS NOT RIGHT SO I DID SOME RESEARCH AND STUMLBLED ON THIS SITE. ON THE PATH TO RECOVERY NOW.
THE CHESS PATTERN IS FADING AWAY, THE SIDES AND BACK OF MY HEAD HAVE RETURNED TO NORMAL, BUT THE TOP OF MY HEAD STILL SHOWS A PRETTY BIG PART AND AT THE VERY TOP I STILL HAVE SCALP SHOWING!
I CAN SEE SMALL HAIRS GROWING IN BETWEEN BUT I CAN ONLY HOPE IT WILL FILL UP. DAMN YOU LOCTITIANS FOR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF UNINFORMED PEOPLE AND THANK YOU GUYS HERE FOR HELPING OUT!
LET'S HOPE IT'S NOT TOO LATE...
Haha thanks a lot for the compliment, I actually chopped of 10 inches when I started going natural but my hair is still pretty long (I had to watch out in the bathroom if you know what I mean).
It's past 3 pm where I live (Belgium, a microscopic country north of France) and I have a day off so I can raise my glass back at you (it's no Champagne but Pinot Blanc ain't bad either) for your advice and I'm happy to say I followed the part about having a go at it with your fingertips. Until now I kinda was afraid to scrub my scalp too firmly because I feared it would interfere with the dreading process, but gave it a shot anyway and tested it where the dandruff was the worst. So I lathered it in and scrubbed the shit out of it and guess what it actually worked!!! No flakes left!!!
Pretty stupid if you think about it: if my dredz can survive 6 years of crocheting and grow past my butt then how could a good scalp scrubbing be harmful? You certainly have been a BIG help and as far as I'm concerned your first name suits you particularly well .
To make a long story short: 6 years of dreads, crochet dumbass, last time crocheting done last june. (Supertight, lots of scalp showing, but i can tell gaps are slowly filling in).
Started washing with BS+oils last November. Result: natural dreading goes well, BUT white, flakey dandruff on scalp. Used more BS, less BS, ACV, no ACV, more oils, less oils, cool water, cold water, ice cold water, maximum rinsing time. Result: f*cking white, flakey dandruff all over my head.
Ordered dreadlockshampoo bars (extremely nice lady by the way) used it twice now (nag champa and tea tree this morning). Result: not the slightest sign of improvement!!!!!!!
I know 2 washes won't work wonders, but I've read so many miracle stories about that stuff I had hoped to notice something, anything.
Never had dandruff issues before, so I am grossed out, self conscious, and frustrated.
I understand my scalp needs to readjust, but 5 months of readjusting would seem enough time I think.
I am f*ckin desperate to the point that if this stuff don't work I feel I will be forced to cut my hair
Thanx for the advice everyone. The problem is that I live in Europe and that I don't use credit cards so it's almost impossible to order anything. I do hear lots of good things about the dreadlockshampoo products though. I do use bs (and acv when my hair feels too dry), but I still experience dandruff problems since I started using it last november. Guess I'll give it some time and experiment with bs ratios and oils and we'll see.
Thanx again and take care!
I would like to try some of the organic shampoos that are sold in the store where I buy my essential oils.
Any pointers on how to choose them, which ingredients to avoid (residue, conditioners)?
Thanks a lot!