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dreadlock maintenance

dreadlocks are typically low maintenance, however if you do a lot of maintenance you can make a low maintenance hairstyle into a high maintenance one.



typical maintenance for low maintenance dreads include:


washing dreads

separating dreadlocks to prevent congos.


high maintenance dreads can include any or all of the following, all of which is unnecessary:

twisting dreads.

palm rolling

root rubbing

clockwise or counterclockwise rubbing.

crocheting

dreadballing

interlocking or root flipping

waxing

sewing in loose hairs

tip rubbing

felting

pressing


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Comment by dnYy on March 18, 2011 at 11:29pm

Thank you for the fast response :D

If I wrap it with some yarn will it help¡?


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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on March 18, 2011 at 10:18pm

wait fir them to round or toss on a bead

a flat dread almost never stays flat..but if it does who cares its just that much more interesting then a boring round dread

 

Comment by dnYy on March 18, 2011 at 9:48pm
Does anybody know how to "fix" flat dreads? I got some totally flat dreads in the back of my head
Comment by zach on March 16, 2011 at 1:58am
Thanks ill give it a shot

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Comment by Jennifer Rose on March 15, 2011 at 7:26pm
Ok so you say. We've just started adding a ph balancing ingredient/chelator that helps compensate for hard water. Just sayin :) It's one of several options. out there including Dr B's and Maylees, anyway :-D

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on March 15, 2011 at 7:26pm

best is the baking soda or bronners opr maylees based on what your water likes

distilling rinse water will let u use anything

add a spoonful of sea salt to any spray boottle add water shake and spray,.  2 hiurs max before u wash


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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on March 15, 2011 at 7:23pm
msaylees like bronners only leaves residues if u have very hsard water..its not the soap its the water

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Comment by Jennifer Rose on March 15, 2011 at 7:17pm
Lots of people say Maylees soap leaves residue tho. I found it did in my locks... and was super conditioning. Fine if you have mature locks but not if you are starting them. Try the baking soda + acv wash, or the Knotty & Nice dread soap we sell - its NO residue whatsoever. Some people also like dish soap, Seventh Generation or Trader Joes makes nice lavender/mint ones that will REALLY deep clean your hair. The point is that you don't want any scalp oils, or conditioning/detangling ingredients left that will impede knotting.
Comment by zach on March 15, 2011 at 6:15pm
Thanks brother in your opinion what is the best to wash with iv hurd so many different. Things it's a bit nuts. And one moy thing this sea salt spray u speak of?? Got to pick your brain in a noob

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on March 15, 2011 at 6:09pm

jace and zach sea salt sprays will help u both jace baking soda search the site for super clean  the soaps (if it was maylees) is in the dread shops link

 


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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on March 15, 2011 at 6:07pm

wash them wash them wash them at least weekly!  washing helps dreads dread  ignore loose hairs ..stop working on them just was h and seperate..thats all

 

Comment by Jace on March 11, 2011 at 1:01pm
Hi, I'm Jace, I've been dreading for two weeks now, the natural method. I've been wearing hats, and washing my hair with all natural shampoo. Is there any other suggestions to pursue? I am starting to see dreads all over beginning to form, and my hair is starting to do whatever the hell it wants. Soaring Eagle, will you tell me more about baking soda and it's use? and also can I buy the soap you talked about, online?
Comment by Jade on March 10, 2011 at 12:39pm
I originally twisted and ripped and now have been just neglecting and separating them.... I'm having to separate them like every day! They are about 55 days old...They are locking up, but they become congos overnight almost, is this normal?
Comment by Chukkb on January 16, 2011 at 9:30pm
My dreads are thinig in da front what can i do.. they did dat before but they feel out

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Comment by Mark Fry on January 8, 2011 at 11:36pm
Hey dnYy,
I believe in america it's easy to find the aloe plant at your local store. I know that in Brisbane, Aus. I haven't been able to find such a thing. I'm using 100% Aloe Juice that I got from my health food store. The aloe juice is good. It keeps the frizzies down for a little bit, but not long.... only a few hours.
Ideally you want to find the aloe plant though. Cut it open and use the gel. It's my understanding that it's better than the aloe juice.
Comment by dnYy on January 8, 2011 at 10:06pm
hi everyone, i just have one question, somebody mentioned once that you can tight a lil bit your dreads with 100% pure aloe gel for a formal occasion (i think SE mentioned that or something, sorry for my bad memory) so i was wondering where can i get that stuff or if i can get this gel from natural plants
:D

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Comment by Mark Fry on December 13, 2010 at 11:19am

Oh wow, I'd be happy with a couple of bucks.  A small aloe plant with only very small leaves was $15, medium 25 and the larger ones were $45.  The large ones were at least a decent size.  I guess the money is not a huge issue with it, I just didn't want to buy a $45 plant that wouldn't last very long.

I have seen sites that advertise aloe juice.  I'm going to look into that.  So I'm guessing instead of drinking the juice you just smear it in the dreads and roots hey?


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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on December 13, 2010 at 11:03am

u want no other ingredients but aloe u want food grade that u can eat or drink its in the refridgerator in health food stores as a juice drink (but still read the ingredients it should only say aloe) how much is the plants really?

i cant imagine em being more then a couple bucks


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Comment by Mark Fry on December 13, 2010 at 10:58am

Thanks for that.  From here on in, I'm not touching my hair.  Recovery period now.


As for the Aloe Gel, I'm struggling to find anything decent here in Australia.  If any body has any suggestions that would be great.  I know that I could buy the plant, but I've only seen them at a Tree store for quite a bit of cash.  I have seen an Aloe Gel at the local health food store, but it was only 96.7% Aloe...... not sure whether the other 3.3% is going to damage my hair even more so.  

Any tips on Aloe Gel in Australia would be unreal.

Thanks everyone,

Peace! 

 


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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on December 13, 2010 at 10:50am

crochet caused the frizz so now u gotta accept it till theyuy heal

roughly 6 months or more

the best maintenance is wash and seperate nothing else

if u must be frizz free for a day use aloe vera gel

but in general ignore it

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