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Ingredience check on this soap

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Hmm is this ok to use on my 2 month dreadlings...…Continue

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is there such thing as using an alternative to sea salt spray?

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i try my best to not get the spray on scalp but it itches SO BAD. my scalp is really sensitive.. i wash it off after 15 minutes but JESUS :(Continue

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i'm 24 come from Lincoln, England.. I dont really know what to say
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Dreading methods, maintenance, and products used (if you currently have dreads)
My dreading method began 23rd december 2011 on fine european hair and was spread over 3 days using back comb method mixed with a little rip and twist.. seems to be dreading better at the back than the front.

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"Sounds harsh to me Iron oxides is rust Why it has rust a in it is beyond me."
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Ingredience check on this soap

Hmm is this ok to use on my 2 month dreadlings...003.JPGIngredienceSodium Tallowaite, Water, Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, fragrance (parfum), lavender oil, sodium chloride, titanium dioxide, tetrasodium edta, iron oxidesSee More
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exhaustion - cant sleep. few beads added from work

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Ive been having sleeping problems for a while and i'm SO TIRED! but i managed to 'borrow' some beads from work today that coincidently are very similar like the ones i was looking at last night.

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babies feel tighter today

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 6:58pm 0 Comments

the ends of my back combed hair seem to have knotted some what on some of them. i can feel them getting tighter after my last baking soda rinse. colleagues say theyve deffinitly changed since last week. i feel like progress is being made. i just wish i found this site before hand and done them totally naturally.. but regardless hurray for some changes :)

bit of a un-natty disaster

Posted on January 7, 2012 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

so 2 weeks and 3 days after initial dreading process (back combed combined tnr, bit of background: i have fine european very slightly wavy hair) i have been using the baking soda rinse combied with sea salt and tea tree every few days, aswell as using sea salt spray plus a little lemon juice.. my dreads have somewhat turned it twists (?) i shall post a pic for reference.. i have paint brush ends and feel as though they are un knotting slowly but surely.. this makes me sad. at the back a…

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The start

Posted on December 27, 2011 at 9:52am 0 Comments

Well this is the start of my dread journey, its been 5 days since it began and i am impressed at how the back of my head is knotting at the roots. I have an odd head of hair, the back is of fine - medium thickness but the front is just too damn fine and seems to be loose as a goose. I'm sure perseverance is the key! time will tell..

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At 1:25pm on January 15, 2012, Justin Cross said…

Hi Betsy, Your dreads seem to be coming along nicely, Only from 23rd dec. Im sure my hair will get there, I have all the time in the world :)

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I'm more in to the reggae dubstep you never know u might even love it! But still be good to get some feed back on it! And I was at glade 07 it was a messy one so much fun haha don't think I sleeped for a week after! I was a bit I a mess head back then. Now days im much calmer! But still let me know what you think of the mix.
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i've only been surfing for a couple of year i love it don't get me wrong i'm far from great i just love the ocean! and the beach life but altho essex has one of the biggest cost lines it is rubbish for surfing and very stoney! man i haven't been to a rave for soooo long i miss it! i love djing ive been mixing dubstep sins 2007 i love it but i love the old sound not the new noise that about! i you would like to here one of my mixes go to soundcloud and search crafydangles i think you would like it!

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they are a couple of us on here but not many! but every one i have spoken to on here are really nice! i love this site made my day when i found it! bristol that the other side to me i'm mid essex but i drive past bristol when i go to newquay i love surfing down there! amazing part on the country! why you thinking about moving there there? sorry if i'm being nosey don't feel u have to tell me!

At 5:17pm on January 7, 2012,
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i have the same hair mine is wavy to! i back combed mine in and they kind of fell out a bit one thing i did to stop the ends from coming out is pinch the end three fingers and rubbed them on the palm of my other hand in a clock way motion! this could stop the ends coming out a little! but they will get worse before they get better the best advice i can give you is keep them clean i was told to wash them every 4 days i use a soap called dreadhead hq! that is all i ever put in my hair! and a bit of advice i can give is what ever you do don't go any were  near them with a crochet hook i did this and it set me well back like 6 months! is there anything else u would like to know? and its always nice to meed a dreaddy from the uk what end u from? i'm from essex way!

At 5:27am on January 4, 2012,
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Ur dreads r looking really good for fresh ones! I think they will turn out really nice when they mature! Good luck with ur journy 
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