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Eddie Thomas


Location: Franklin, MI
Zipcode: 48025
Country: US


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Dry, unhealthy receding dreads.

user image 2013-04-24
By: Eddie Thomas
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I started my dreads about 10 yrs ago and have enjoyed them. But about two years ago I switched from having them palm rolled at a salon to having them done by my girlfriend who interlocks them like hers. The main reason I did this was because after about a week of getting my hair palm rolled I would have a faint odor from them that would get worse if i sweated a lot because of the product that was used to lock them. Since I switched I have less odor, but now my dreads are now dry and unhealthy looking. Recently I notice they look completely different and my hairline seems like its receding faster. They do not look as neat as they did before and I am thinking of cutting them off if this continues. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can correct this? I also just started working out daily so I try and wash my hair weekly to keep it clean. Right now I use Dr. Bronner's Soap,IC Moisturizer and Tibet Oil no conditioner. Are there any products that anyone can suggest that I can use to make them look neat, clean, and healthy again? Or any maintenance suggestions I should try? Thanks in advance.

Eddie Thomas
04/25/13 12:33:19AM @eddie-thomas:

Thanks for all the responses I received today. I currently work in an office so I cannot just let my dreads grow without any kind of maintenance, I have to keep them as neat and professional as I possibly can. I currently don't use any products to lock my hair for the past two to three years so I am hoping all the products I used before are gone or soon to be gone. Right now I am looking for some advice on shampoos, conditioners and others that will have my locks looking healthier and not as dry as it is now. I think that is part of the reason that they are breaking or getting damaged. If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it. Thanks.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
04/24/13 06:37:50PM @soaring-eagle:

1 never interlock or u wuill go bald

2 stop trying to make them neat

3 remove all buildup your girlfreinds ruining them..and hers

stop all maintenence entirely remove buildup get bars wash with thpse after using the wax b gone

Supa Dread
04/24/13 12:28:17PM @supa-dread:
sorry his name is soaring eagle n hes had dreads for 20 plus years.

Supa Dread
04/24/13 12:19:26PM @supa-dread:
im no expert, but from the little thst i know it seems u damaged the shit out of ur dreads. 10 years of palm rolling, have probably thinned the shit out of ur dreads n made them weaker at the roots, now the inerlocking is weakening those roots further n breaking up tge hairs. Plus all tge product u put in ur hair is stuck in there because it wasnt residue free, thats where ur odor came from. most ppl here have natural dreads, n have no hair loss, odor, or breakage issue. The founder Soating eagle has had his for 30 plus years, the healthiest ive ever seen, he may be the only person to help. Ive had mine for 2 yars n javent touched them in 16 Months. Ur hair may have taken too much abuse via over maintenance n products to recover, but i hope im wrong.Good luck, Bless

the Barrellady
04/24/13 12:17:15PM @the-barrellady:

Dreads should not have an odor...You have a buildup of products inside each dread. Due to the texture of African American hair, I will leave it others to give you a solution for that. Your 10 year old dreads can and will be saved, so hang in there, we will help you out. ..Peace

the Barrellady
04/24/13 12:12:38PM @the-barrellady:

Please read this link by Soaring Eagle about interlocking:

Palmrolling and interlocking is what is causing your quick residing hair. I do not have experience with African American, so someone else will help you with your other problem....Peace

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