New and worried.
updated by @zachary-tyler: 02/14/15 06:42:03AM
I can't answer about the hard water/BS questions because I haven't used that yet, but the ratios change depending on whether you have hard or soft water I think, so someone with more experience can help there
- It won't matter. When you have dreads, you wash less often than people usually do when they don't have dreads. As you decrease it, your scalp/hair adjusts to the changes and becomes less oily.
- Why is it an effort to get to the scalp? You can soak your dreads whilst washing your scalp, there's nothing wrong with getting your dreads wet, just make sure they dry properly. Washing them helps the hair tangle and dread.
- I wouldn't worry. The thicker the dreads are, the longer they take to dry. If your dreads are thin, no worries, but if they're thick, you can use a hair-dryer for a bit and then air/sun dry them. In any case, just make sure your dreads are dry when you go to sleep or tie them up or put them in a hat, and make sure they're thoroughly dry in-between washes.
- It'll be fine. Just means you might have to separate more often. You separate hair/dreads that are connecting that you don't want to join together (congo). In the beginning you'll have to do this more often than when your dreads are more formed. But it's normal, it won't mess up your progress.
- Tie them back, wear a bandana or hat if you're allowed, or tie them back with a wrap/headband sort of thing.
- You can tie them back and etc., but be aware that if they're always tied back it'll take a bit longer for them to dread up properly, because they're not as free to move about and dread. Maybe if you do tie them back, do it loosely.
- You can wear normal hats, just same as above, not all the time if possible.
- It is, but straightening it up or patting it down won't help, it'll be messy again soon it's just part of the dreading process.
- When you wash them. I think you put them in the ACV wash, but don't take that as gospel, I'd have someone more experienced answer that.
damh thats alotta questions
- google hard water map mix 1/2 a cup per every 5 cups water pour on soak 10 min rinse
- oily hair gets less oily if u skip acv and wash lil les often
- soak your whole head u want to wash the hair but when u use shamooo scrub only the scalo rinse the shampoo thru the hair
- see 3..soak
- sun dries em fast dont worry as long as they get airflow (no hats not tied up) in winter blow dry
- tossing and turning will make it dread fster just may need to seperate more
- tam bandana tie em back (loosely) tell thenm your dreading naturaly for soiritual reasons and it will be a bit messy for awhile till they mature
- base bal caps will prevent dreading even undo progress u can tie back (loosely is best) it will skow progress if u do alot
- pattig it down will mess thinfs up
- add esential oils to your bs wash
- its suposed to be like water in fact its turning to gasses and evapoerating you dont need to massage it in pour it on let it soak 10 min and rinse ration is 1-10 1 part to 10 parts warer
- ask her why she hates dreads (sterotypes?) tell herthe truth show her the rich beautiful spiritual heritage they come from and then ask her would she care if yoy severely burned your face or lost an arm or a leg are superficial things like looks so important
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
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