By Dee4, 2012-08-15
So I have been dreading for 4 months now they are looking pretty good with an occasional bad hair day that a tam will hide. I have noticed some strange section well, to be exact I have no pattern to the sections and find myself constantly seperating after every wash. Guess it is a normal process of all of this some days they are tighter than others. It is kind of like a roller coaster ride some great other ok. So what started out with wax and rubber bands was totally lost. After I decided to stop waxing and removed rubber bands I felt a certain liberty which is a great feeling. Somedays I feel a little down and I see my self in the mirror and they are in their best behaviour which lightens up my day :D. I am so happy with them just a little concerned about the un even sections I am wondering if that is normal. I have been doing the acv/bs, add lime juice and sometimes Iadd sea salt to mymix. I also have been washing it one time aweek with dreadlock shampoowhich is almost finished soI can order some from here. I also wet them every day since I am out in the road all day seeing patients and thisSouth Texas heat has been reallysomething unbelivable today we hit 104^F degrees. So yes I wet them every day as soon as I get home from work to get the sweat out and rub my scalp a bit and let them dry before I go to bed. I wash every other day with acv/bsordread shampoo. I was told clarifying shampoos are good haven't tried that yet. My boss gave me some aloe very plants for my birthday and I will try once my babies are a bit more mature since I did try and it made some dreads so soft that the unraveled. Ok well this concludes my 4 moth update pictures will be posted soon please feel free to give me any feedback bad or good I take criticismvery well.Ok my dreadie friend till next time.
P.S: How do I post pictures up to my blogs?
By Rainbow Fortune, 2012-08-15
My natural hair color is daaaark brown (so dark people usually think it's black). I've been dying my hair red for years, but I've decided I don't want to use chemicals anymore, so I've switched to henna.
All it does for me is intensify the part that has been dyed red before, but it doesn't do anything to the new growth. (Except for my gray hair which turns kinda gold.(I have more and more gray ones each day, and I'm 22. Genetics, baby. :D ))
What I want to know is how you people prepare it, exactly.
I've heard of people using lemon juice, but lemon juice is supposed to be conditioning, right?
I have about half kg (1 pound) of henna from India, and I would hate for it to go to waste...
Also, do you apply it to damp or dry hair?
I've been applying it to damp hair, since it spreads easier that way (since I'm unable to use a brush or a comb to spread it - obviously), but the dripping during the next 4 - 5 hours (which is how long I keep it on my head) is driving me crazy.
By Marlee Batchelder, 2012-08-15
So today is the 5th official day of my dreading journey. I backcombed the first three dreads and don't plan to do the rest of my head for around 9 months or so. I plan on doing it naturally though when I do. For now, I've kind of continued to backcomb a bit. I've only washed my hair once since I started my dreads. I'm still not really exactlysure how I'm supposed to wash them. I've also got rubber bands around my roots area because I was told that would help the roots tighten faster.
I don't think theres too much maintanance I really HAVE to keep up with, if I'm right.
I'm pretty excited to really have my dreads start doing their thing. Most people that I've asked have said that dreads suit me and that they'll look really natural on me. I can't wait to really find out that this is true : )
By kaylachan, 2012-08-14
By jacob bettman, 2012-08-14
a couple of my dreads are about to pop (roots very thin). I know rubber bands are bad but i took the two which were next to each other and connected then but left the roots un-rubberbanded. I feel like its the best thing to do, i figure they will fall out if i just let them go or maybe combining them will work, or the will just fall out anyway. If anybody can help me please do.
By Eric Andrikowich, 2012-08-14
my heads been itchy a lot should i try to void itching it or does it matter?
By Dallas, 2012-08-14
I and I has become very much in touch with my faith in rastafar I, and would of course like to openly express that through natty dread. I have been dedicated to a lot of in depth research on how to start the process, seeing how it is not as easy for someone of my dominant race to do! I want the process to be completely all natural, and am tired of scrolling through countless pages and articles trying to figure out what is right. So I ask, for a man with very thick maybe now 3-4 inch wavy hair, what is the best way to get started?! I have already gone three days without combing, but I realize that is nothing! And to my knowledge it always will be until I start washing my hair the right way, so any tips on that would be mad decent! I am a 3/4 white, 1/4 black 16 year old male with like I said 3-4 inch, thick, wavy hair that also when in fact reaches a certain length, will get curly! So I am also wondering how easily you think I will dread? I know I am a LONG way from my goal, but "if you don't start somewhere you never go anywhere" in the words of the late great Tuff Gong! So I am basically asking for the best advice possible on what to do, what not to wear on my head, and what to wash my hair with. I am prepared for patience, right now I just need guidance from the best, so thank all of you and Jah bless for any help!
By Mama Kat, 2012-08-13
I have 2 week old natural baby dreads and I LOVE them!!! It is so freeing to not have to worry about my hair!!! I feel so strong =)
By ☮ soaring eagle ॐ, 2012-08-13
this is going to be a very long post the Oklahoma dhs this morning finaly awarded my best friend custody of her one child after a very long and horrifying custody battle. let me 1st take you back in time..
i met my best friend back in 2006 we wanted to go to the annual rainbow gathering in colorodo and he wanted her husband (at the time) and family to go too her kids were sooo excited they wanted to help serve food at dinner and cook in the kitchens.
i started to suspect something was off however when chevy (my best friend) left the house to get diapers for raven and returned 5 minutes later with no diapers in tears cause she had to wrap her baby in newspaper..not because they had no money but because when she left the house his family dragged her back!
then she started to tell me the stories
1st off his family is native american..pure blood i believe chevy is 1/4 i think chevy practices the native american way of life and was doing firewalking one day they saw that and burned everything she owned..for the next 3 years she wore only his jeans (2 pairs) and his work shirts (3) and that was all she had
well except her 67 vw bus she fully restored but we will get to that soon enough
so we decide to go to the gathering and chevy offers to drive from oklohma to pennsylvania to get me to take me to the colrodo gathering...map that! thousands of miles out of her way!! so because shes so kind i bought her and her kids all drums (djimbes..really nice one s too)
so now she reminds her ex that he needs to take off work to go to the gathering a week goes by then he claimed he asked off but they said no
she found out from his boss that he never even asked!
next more sabotage.... she saved up 500 dollars for the trip which he then blew on a 5 day drinking binge (this is when the newspaper diapers thing happened cause he was nowhere to be found)
next she had to get insurabce and inspection on the way to get it inspected he said he was fixing a blinker but instead ripped out all the wiring disabling the van completely
at this point i arranged a differnt ride and we were going to go get her ..but then he said she ciuldnt bring the kids..even though only 1 was his
ill skip past this part except to say he promiced hed pick her up after the gathering ..but didn't
so she had to find her own way home which took a bit when she got home and went to see her kids him and his mom beat her til she was almost 100% bruise
next ..her fully restored vw van was crushed they paid a junk yard to crush it in a car crusher the junk yard owner was in tears as he did it..
then they cut her breaks trying to kill her they tru[ied 4 times to kill her tried lighting her house on fire after draining deisel out of a bus (i bought a bus for us to travel in after this mess)
now on to the kids
chevy after awhile won full custody the dhs the court all gave her a standing ovation the bailiff was in tears
a few months later they asked if the kids can go swimming with their cousins she let them..but...they kidnapped them fikes a false report that she molested them and worse..so back to court they go but different court..different dhs
this time its pure hell
they kept shaving the kids heads cheyanne had grown her hair from birth they tried forcing them to call themselves rednecks but deffiantly they would say no we are rainbows even tho they never been to a gathering
well this is getting long so ill start to just give u a list of all the things they did thartt dhs overlooked
shot the kids dogs in front of them (these kids were raised to never hurt a bug)
had the kids sleeping in bed with a loaded rifle (they burned the drums chevy bought them saying they would never play those n#@&er drums instead bought them a rifle) (they were like 5 and 8 at the time)
force them to go door to door handing out religious pamphlets (whats the 1 that doesnt alow women to cut their hair yet they shaved these girls heads bald regularly) (edit it was penticostal i just remembered)
were caught driving drunk with the kids in the car with no seatbelts even
were known to do meth in front of them
constantly tried convincing the kids that their mom was evil
wouldnt lert them have freinds they were never allowed to go out except to church
the list could get long if i could remember it all
now on to what they had against chevy that they usedin court
she has dreadlocks
she owns a schooolbus (i bought)
she has african friends (they claimed the kids will get raped if she allows her freinds to visit)
for 6 years she hasnt had her kids
for the last year she hasnt seenjh raven or heard from her cheyyanne hasnt seen raven either
today ..7 am chevy calls me ..1st exciting news in 6 years
her ex husbands neighbour cakked dhs cause they were worried bout the kids.,.including his 2 new babies with his new wife
dhs walks in they live in a trailer the whole place smells of shit and piss the wifes passed out on the couch
tge babies were in rooms with the doors tied shut 1 had shit all over the floor on the top of toyboxes everywhere the other had a diaper exploding like it wasnt changed in days
in the master bedroom there was a huge pile of used tampons on the floor
the wife said she only tied the doors shut when he takes a nap they asked how often she takes a nap she said an hour after he leaves fir work.. he goes to work at 10..it was 2 pm!
at this point she flipped out started attacking the dhs workers
so chevy got imediete custody
unfortunateky they dont know where raven is
they claim shes been staying with the grandmom for 2 weeks
but noones sure of that
they have till thursday to turn her over at the court
if not the entire family is going to jail
i left out tons of details only because theres too many to remember and like i said was woke up at 7 am (going back to sleep now)
this nightmares finaly at an end
these kids are the most beautiful sweet lioving enlightened inteligent and talented kids u ever met and they have been tortured
this is chevy shes a member here
her kids before the head shavings
happy ending chevy has a new husband hes a great guy (kinda too addicted to video games byt he was raised by the mario brothers u could say) they have a new baby together
the dhs nightmares finaly at an end
now for the massive lawsuites haha
By Allan Welch, 2012-08-13
hey all!! i still have been seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff nightmares! i'm am trying the baking soda rinse once again for 3 weeks this time to see if my scalp will adjust if i give it a bit more time. but if after 3 weeks my scalp is still a nightmare i'm going to give this shampoo and possibly the conditioner a go!! http://www.trustnature.com/organic-excellence/shampoo-conditioner.html feedback on what you guys reckon about this shampoo and condtioner would be very handy!