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Laura Earle
@Laura Earle
10/02/13 05:51:41AM
233 posts

Should I sleep on my hair or put it aside?


Dread Maintenance

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More tangles = more dreads.

Yes. Sleep on it.

Laura Earle
@Laura Earle
10/01/13 10:18:26AM
233 posts

My Wax Experiment


General Talk

Sacrificing a dread for a worthy cause, so noble of you. :) haha. Yeah, most types ofhair damage come and go, but wax is forever. :s

Laura Earle
@Laura Earle
09/26/13 08:21:30AM
233 posts

Dawn Ultra Dish Soap


Dread Maintenance

Try using a natural dish soap -- you'll get the same effects without frying yourhair (as much, at least. haha)! I used to use Ology dish soap from Walgreens once a week, and it worked very well. Better than baking soda.

Definitely follow it up with an ACV rinse, though. It's still a tad drying.

Laura Earle
@Laura Earle
09/26/13 08:16:04AM
233 posts

Scraggly back of head dreads


General Questions

Do you sleep on your back? If so, that might be why they're going flat back there...

Laura Earle
@Laura Earle
09/22/13 02:51:02PM
233 posts

Shampoo?


Introduce Yourself

Somebody recently sent me a sample of the nag champa bar, and I love it. I can feel my hair tightening every time I wash with it (and the shrinkage...whoa). Kinda makes my hair smell manly, though. XD

Laura Earle
@Laura Earle
09/22/13 02:47:13PM
233 posts

I don't wash my hair, am i alone?


Dread Maintenance

You're definitely not alone. I've heard of countless other dreadies that choose not to wash, but I personally don't think it's the best idea. As you can see, a lot of other people here feel the same way about it, too.

Do you need to wash your hair every day? No, no, no. Especially not if you have dreads.

Do you need to use shampoo/conditioner when you wash? Mmmnope, baking soda and ACV are worlds better for you, the environment, and heck, even your wallet.

But washing your hair is, and hopefully always will be, part of maintaining proper hygiene. Washing a couple times a week with something that balances your scalp's pH dramatically decreases sebum production, but it won't make your hair/scalp invincible. There's still dust, germs, and other assorted forms of grime in your house, at your place of work...everywhere you go. It may not look like it's in your hair, but it is.

Laura Earle
@Laura Earle
09/20/13 07:58:30AM
233 posts

Bobby Pins, Ponytails, Hair Clips?


General Questions

Are you wearing your hair up all day, or just when you're exercising? I put my hair in a tight bun for about an hour every day while I exercise and it's dreaded just fine. :)

Laura Earle
@Laura Earle
09/19/13 03:01:06PM
233 posts

Dreads breaking off at the bottom.


Help! Save My Dreads

Protein treatments! Nearly everyone I know who uses bleach swears by them. I don't know of any that would be dread-friendly, though. =/

Laura Earle
@Laura Earle
09/16/13 09:54:57PM
233 posts

Dread Wraps


Dread Accessories

Is the "X" pattern where you criss-cross the ends as you work your way down the dread? I did a wrap like that about a year ago -- inserted it through the top of the dread and criss-crossed it all the way down. It hasn't budged, and there's no mold or icky stuff. Maybe the trick is to not wrap it too tightly...if hair is poking out, then you may have kinda choked it or something, haha.

Laura Earle
@Laura Earle
09/13/13 06:46:55PM
233 posts

Messy Up-dos, Etc.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

They told you to tie them up in order to attend the mass? That's dumb...
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