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dread products ..home made vs store bought

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@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,316 posts

i personaly have not used store bought in yearsi never would buy anything from dreadheadhq or knottyboy except theyre shampoos which arent that badbut far better is dr bronners, (diluted) or what i usebaking soda in water with oils added for specific issues(will discuss more tomorow)for accelerator i wouldnt use anything but sea saltto tidy up just plain old aloeconditioning when needed, apple cidar vinagar, cocoa butter or shae, jojoba oil (and others) or aloewhat are your favorite home made dread products or do you preffer store bought?if so, what are your recomendations and why?new dreads tend to buy into the products=dread mythso pleae, if you suggest a product and others tell you its useless or harmfull, dont feel offended..take it as advice onlydreads require no special products at allmost stuff sold as dread products are scamswe only want to clear up misinformation ensure your dreads last and dont become stiff and stickyand save ya a ton of money too :)




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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities

updated by @soaring-eagle: 02/14/15 06:13:30AM
Alden
@alden
10 years ago
303 posts
I enjoy the KnottyBoy shampoo, but at $24 for a 16ounce bottle, and being one broke bastard, it's just out of the question for me. But I've recently found a grand fondness of making a paste with water and baking soda, really mushing it into my dreads, and then giving it a good rinse with apple cider vinegar. Have to watch that it doesn't get in my eyes, and then after the foaming has calmed down I rinse it all out very well with water and PRESTO!!!! clean and fluffy and happy!!!
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@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,316 posts
my dreads are way way too long to do a paste or it would be a waste i use 1/3 cup baking soda to a gallon of wateri add 10 drops teatree oil 20-30 drops rodsemary.. and sometimes some thyme or lavander (teatree and rosemary for dandruff, thyme oiliness, lavander well just to be sure i never mold..lol..teatree also repells bugs but wont get rid of em once ya got em)


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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
!!emoji!!1!!emoji!! soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,316 posts
Beksta said:
It's so true...commercial greed and it's completely unnecessary! Did all the ancient cultures that donned dreads require special tools and products? lol
RE: bugs...neem seed oil! Rank, but works a charm ;-)
never heard that..and much better solution them some ive heard...luckily never had that problem


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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
!!emoji!!1!!emoji!! soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,316 posts
i always used teatree dr b's ..when u use dr b dilute it 12 times as much water as soap Miss Kitty said:
I'm still a pinky dread, 16months, started trying the 'dread' products and I agree that they're a big fat con! Not neccessary or good! I do like knotty boy's soap bar, s'expensive tho, so on dr bronners liquid soap now, but don't get the minty flavour in you eyes, lol. Haven't got round to doing a vinegar rinse yet, I go swimming every week & wash my dreads at the gym, feel a bit weird about taking a bottle of ACV with me, lol.
Still learnin & it's great to have this space to compare notes! Xx



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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
tha tron
@tha-tron
10 years ago
147 posts
I think the only people that would be offended by this information would be the people who go out and buy the biggest kit that dh or kb offers and then they join the site and see that they don't need 98% of what they purchase. Wouldn't that piss you off if you spent half a c-note and find out that you didn't need to spend even close to that.
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@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,316 posts
well they would find out they needed NONE of thatand even though none was needed, the only things that wern't harmfull was a $1 flea comb, and soap70 dollars for a $1 comb...the scam of the centuryhey its about as good as a pedigree pet rock scam, selling pure bred granite for $4000 tha tron said:
I think the only people that would be offended by this information would be the people who go out and buy the biggest kit that dh or kb offers and then they join the site and see that they don't need 98% of what they purchase. Wouldn't that piss you off if you spent half a c-note and find out that you didn't need to spend even close to that.



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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
MountainWillow
@mountainwillow
10 years ago
141 posts
I <3 Rosemary for the scalp and love Dr. Bronners Peppermintz diluted and made into herbal infused shampoo.. I think the Knottyboy Peppermint Cooling Spray is nice though, but Rosemary tea sprayed or applied with a dropper on your scalp works just as well and you can make your own with peppermint.. I cant see paying all the $$$ for Knotty Boy stuff and their shipping costs.For tidying- I have used Aloe twice. But I really dont mess with my dreads much, I used to palmroll once or twice a week and now its been like 2 weeks and Im not really concerned I havent rolled em yet. They will let me know when they need attention :)I knew a girl who used things like lock peppa and stuff, and honestly that shit burned my hands when I helped her with her dreads. And after palmrolling the same dread over a dozen times with that shit - I didnt see much difference. But she liked it - so I guess its preference.
Buffalo Rogers
@buffalo-rogers
9 years ago
46 posts
I'm so glad I found this site when I did. Which was only an hour ago ;)I's about to spend my hard earned money on some lock peppa and 15 dollar wax from dreadheadhqFrom what I've been hearin on these forums, there's no way I'll be buying anything from them any time soon!I've heard that Aloe Vera is good to use on the dreads though. I have a half head of fuzzy dreads (just started, never finished the back of my head) Some people have said that coating them in the aloe vera gel that you use for sunburns etc, is good for keepin them together but not slowing down the locking process? is that good?
Jim the Kraken
@jim-the-kraken
9 years ago
81 posts
i use the dreadheadhq shampoo just cause it's not too expensive and its residue free. my scalp doesn't seem to be affected negatively by it at all. i also use a mixture of sea salt and tea tree oil i spray and let soak for at least 15 min. before washing and another mixture of sea salt and vitamin E oil i spray on after my hair is almost totally dry.
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