By Melina Deeks, 2012-08-17
I had three dreads done about a week ago, and plan to dread the rest of my hair soon. They were kind of half backcombed and Ripped and twisted. I'm just not really sure how to take care of them.
Some websites say that I should use wax, and the woman that did my dreads said i should wax and roll them. But other websites say that wax will cause mould and dread rot.
So all in all, I'm a bit confused and would really appreciate some advice on the upkeep of my dreadlocks.
Thanks a lot guys =]
By Allan Welch, 2012-08-17
just wondering how to apply aloe vera gel and olive oil to my skin and scalp? and how much would i apply and how often?
this is to help with skin flaking. any feedback would be appreciated sooooo much! cheers
By Daydreamer, 2012-08-16
So I'm into my fourth month and I was interested in making my own beads and don't really know how to go about it. The most I'm sure of is that I can get the clay at any craft shop. but what I was wondering is what sort of paint I could use on them? and how much would I be looking at spending?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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!