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Can your hair be to curly for dreads?

By Eric Andrikowich, 2012-06-07

my hair feel like it just curls up so much like it will not lock or knot any tips or ideas

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dr bronners with baking soda

By Sook Ki, 2012-06-06

so has anybody tried mixing dr bronners with baking soda in hard water? cause i just did and i cant tell if it worked well or not, because my scalp looks good (better than when i just used dr. bronners with water) but it feels oily..

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cantops as decoration on dreads

By angella, 2012-06-06

i keep reading about can tops as decorations but i have looked at all the blogs and even youtube but nothing can someone tell me how this is done and sum other decorations i can make at home thank u

and much luv

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here's a bar soap that cured my dandruff when i thought that nothing could

By Allan Welch, 2012-06-06

hey guys!! :) if any of you can remember some of my posts you will know that i have had a very very hard time dealing with dandruff throughout my neglect dreadlock journey. i tried every shampoo/washing method out there to try and get rid of my dandruff but nothing worked. this had been going on for over a year. AND FINALLY the master soaring eagle got me onto this site :):) and well i was determined to find a cure to my dandruff. i decided to order and try this one it's the tea tree and rosemary dreadlock bar soap. well it arrived today and about an hour ago i scrubbed my scalp with it. AND i got out of the shower and dried my hair and.........for the first time in over a year ABSOLUTELY NO DANDRUFF!!!!!!!!!!! i am soooooooo happy :):):)

And so if your reading this blog post and you think you've tried every shampoo/washing method to get rid of dandruff and nothing has worked, PLEASE go onto and order :):):) i can almost guarantee that it will cure all your scalp/dandruff problems because i have a very very sensitive scalp and i myself thought that i wouldn't find anything that would cure it.

Thanks tons guys! you're all the best :)

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Ugh..Cigarettes and Hair.

By jo2, 2012-06-04

[Disclaimer: I know most of my fellow Dreaddys know all of this already, butI'vebeen a bit slow on the realization tip]

I took a look at my hair today and I found my self veryunsatisfied. I could not figure out why is it my hair looks and feels so harsh. I eat well {ital}, i work out and i maintain my self well... but why does my hair feel different... Then it struck me... Bam!! Your smoking...I picked up a cigarette 5 months ago and never put it down since then I smoke a pack in 1.5 weeks. Look at what it does D:

  • Your breath smells worse than rotten trash.
  • Smoking ages you.
  • Smoke emits through your pores clogging them with tar and resin that cause blackheads.
  • The pores emit a stale tobacco smell.
  • Skin attains a yellowish gray, or somewhat murky complexion.
  • Smoking thins the skin.
  • Smoking depletes the collagen in your skin.
  • Smoking affects the lower and deeper part of your skin.
  • Your skin ages more rapidly and its elasticity is broken down causing wrinkles.
  • Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict, reducing oxygen to the tissues.
  • Nicotine adds years to your appearance.
  • Nicotine suppresses the immune system increasing risk of viral infections like warts.
  • Heavy smokers have nearly five times the risk of wrinkles compared to those who dont.
  • Wrinkles surface around the mouth from the constant contractions of the smoking action.
  • Crows feet emerge around the eyes from squinting to avoid smoke in the eye.
  • Disgusting brown stains on your teeth makes it look like youve been chewing on a turd.
  • Healing process is delayed causing more visible scars.
  • Vitamin A depletion.
  • Vitamin C depletion which is involved in the synthesis of collagen.
  • Smoking can alter your body shape by affecting the endocrinal system, or the glands that secrete body changing hormones. This typically causes a potbelly and thin legs.
  • Smoking dehydrates your skin and hair.
  • Smoking causes deprivation of oxygen to the skin and hair.
  • One puff of cigarette smoke produces more than a trillion free radicals in your lungs. Free radicals are highly unstable oxygen molecules that cause aging.
  • The top layers of your hair will become brittle.
  • Smokers Face was added to the medical dictionary in 1985. Characteristics are lines, wrinkles, cheek lines, gauntness of features, and gray skin.

Point is Dont smoke and expect your hair to behave.

I Understand Healing Begins 20 Minutes From Your Last Cigarette

  • 20 Minutes: Your blood pressure and pulse rate drops to normal, and the body temperature of your hands and feet increases to normal.
  • 8 Hours: Nicotine will drop 93% from the normal daily levels.
  • 12 Hours: Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal, and the oxygen level increases to normal.
  • 48 Hours: Nerve endings begin regrowth, and your ability to smell and taste increases.
  • 72 Hours: Your body will be nicotine free.
  • 10 Days - 2 Weeks: Blood circulation in your gums and teeth return to normal.
  • 2 Weeks - 3 Months: Your risk of a heart attack decreases, and lung function improves.
  • 3 Weeks - 3 Months: Circulation drastically improves, and the chronic cough disappears.
  • 1 - 9 Months: Sinus problems, fatigue, and shortness of breath decrease. Cilia have regrown in your lungs which handles mucus, cleans your lungs, and reduces infections. Overall energy increases.
  • 1 Year: Heart disease risk drops to less than half that of a smoker.
  • 5 - 15 Years: Stroke risk drops to the same as a non-smoker.
  • 10 Years: Risk of death by lung cancer is cut in half. Cancer of the mouth, throat, and esophagus risk decreases .
  • 15 Years: Risk of heart disease is the same as someone that has never smoked.

But my only question to my fellow dread heads how do I fix what I have done to my hair?.

Kudos toTrent.

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1 year story an such stuff

By amanda young, 2012-06-04

Well as of June 3 it will be a year since i started my dreads...the day i started was the day we headed west..My bf, child, father, friend , two dogs and I took our 1965 dodge travco across the U.S..My father drove the kid an me in my bf car, and my bf drove the RV..It was a long journey with having troubles along the way... an it was super hott out, .i decided the day i left my home town for the first time to move, i was gonna start a new chapter of my life...I never have traveled so much in my life...I just threw away my brush an stated new...Much didn't happen at 1st, but within a month when I was in Salt Lake City Utah at my mothers, my hair slowly started to dread one, two...we stayed there for a bout 3 weeks before we decided to move to Eugene Oregon, the girl that was with us was dreading her hair too, but she had straight hair an it wasn't locking up, we met some people who took us in, an in the beging all was good, he had dreads too..they were one year old, he used a crochet needle for his, an he did my friends the same way,, they looked good on here, his dreads kept falling out...too much crocheting I think...before she left for for her home town, she cut all the loose hairs off of each dread an waxed them..oooo harsh on the hair... i would say...i hope she has good luck with each month went by my hair was shrinking an loosing an shrinking...mide june was my 1st dread started, an in august i hadprobably had half of my hair, by october all my hair was dreaded, messy messy,, i never used any sort of things on them, just let em go anseparatethemevery couple days....i did wear my hair up for a while which i read is bad...I am very proud of my hair, as all should be no matter how they look everyones has different hair an types so it may take longer or shorter than other, don't give up it will do it's thing....your hair should, suit your unique way of life...if we all had the same hair how boring would that be......Well we had to leave the Eugene in our review mirrors to help his mom move..We took our uhaul an drove the 3,300 some odd miles we left Eugene , went thru California which took 2 went over an headed to route 66, thru, Arizona,New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma,Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, an down to Flordia, whew it was a 6 day drive but, it was a good trip...We moved from Floridia to North Carolina, like 2 months later, an it is awesome here..We had done all this within a year..Travling so much whew, an in august are heading to visti friends in New York, I have had a very unique dread journey. just letting em be theirselves an being matter what your doing in life don't let people tell you that dreads are dirty, an your dirty, don't let em bring you down cuz you wanna live your way of life, I just think people are jealous an know no better then to judge you by your hair, I have had a job with my hair, so have many professionals, its not the hair that makes people think bad it's the bad information they hear from people with shallow minds who don't know anything, the more i can put into peples heads that our hair is neat an not dirty the more i can open them up, maybe they will be not so quick to judge us all...Thank you for all those who believe in what you do an are not scared to shrug off what people think,,, Inform them....peace+love+music+dance=Happiness.. Feel free to leave whateve comment you want i take nothing bad, just as your thoughts....

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Random Blabbberings- 2 months

By christina popejoy, 2012-06-04

So two month mark!

Feel super at home with my hair becoming what it is. I cannot wait until the loops really start going nuts and to see some good progress. I should post some more pics soon. All in all I am loving this journey but am quickly seeing the strange looks friends have when they realise I am growing dreads and they think they look a littleweirdor not proper. Its provided me a chance to explain how dreadlocks are really grown. Many have found itfascinatingthat just with not combing, and just washing andseparatingyou can get locks.

Mine are going pretty good just now. The BS wash isdefinitelythe best forcleannessand it really dries my hair which makes it more tangley. The back combe sections at the back have completely fallen within the 1st few weeks. I tried to tnr these few but again it unravelled. Sojustleft it and now its finally knotting up. Yeeee! Gonna sleep on my back to to help them out a little bit.

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Baby Dreads!

By SarahSuffocate, 2012-06-03

I got my dreads on June 1st. I bought rubber bands and went over to my friends house. I couldnt wait to start. I decided to use rubber bands because I was having like 5 of us doing dreads and it was just easier to section it all off. I tried to get "No damage/hurt" rubber bands but it hurt trying to take them out later so that was kinda fail. We used the twist and rip method. My friends got frustrated because they couldnt get the hang of it but they watched a few videos and finally figured it out. I made like 5 of them in the front.

Some of my dreads are itty bitty and others we call "catipillars" cuz they're fat and fuzzy. But the fat ones are my favorite. My head has a lot of charater now. I love them. And i've already started to notice them changing up a bit. I feel like the front ones are to small but I'm trying to just leave them all alone and let them do their thing. I wear them up when I go out cuz they are a little crazy down right now. But I'm letting them loose right now.

Sleeping is sorta difficult cuz I have really fine straight hair so sleeping with lumps now it takes me a little while to figure out how to lay them on my pillow. But none the less I love them and all my friends are really proud of their handy work. :)

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An education in Rebellion

By Baba Fats, 2012-06-03

Since I was a teenager I was always doing things that my parents and familydisapprovedof. I wore all black with chains and straps. I dyed my hair all sorts of funky colours. I gauged my ears out, and pierced anywhere I wanted to. Mohawks were not an uncommon hair style for me either, and I never once gave a second thought to how or why my whole family didn't like it.

I did. So that's all that mattered.

Maybe that is why I never cared about people's reactions to me when I started to grow my locks. I knew they looked goofy and haphazard when they were forming, but I loved them and knew that in the end they would look great and not like a mangy cat anymore.

I hear so many people talking about cutting their locks or combing them out because they got tired of hearing all of the negative remarks family members and even strangers make about their hair.

I don't know what it was that I went through that made me not give a rats ass about other peoples negative and bigoted comments. I grew up in a conservative Jewish home, where anything out of the normal was frowned upon. Maybe that did it. I was so sheltered that I had to find some way to express myself, and could not let anyone, even family, tell me that I was wrong.

So when I read posts about others going through those doubts, I just can't imagine it. It might sound like rebellion is a bad thing, but everyone needs to go through a phase of it to become their own person. It might have been easier for me, given my upbringing, but it's the natural order of growing up.

If you stop caring about what others think about you, you expand your chances of becoming an individual instead of part of the machine.

Sure that stage goes away in time. I still don't care what others think about me, but I am not doing anything, anymore, just to get a rise out of people.

When you get past the shock value of the rebellious stage, you just become you. People expect it of you, and they don't openly judge you for it. Their might be some deep seeded feelings, but it no longer is something that is talked about openly.

Give in to yourself.

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Announcing the 7/20 Rally to Legalize...

By Dready Soren, 2012-06-03

Join the 7/20 Rally to Legalize Marijuana and Dreadlocks!

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