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Laura Annalina
@laura-annalina
04/06/14 02:35:25AM
8 posts

dandruff HELP!


Help! Save My Dreads

I know I really need to post some updated pictures abd I promise I will if I can figure it out on my phone anyway I'm eleven months in. Living my hair more every day. I just realized that some of my dreads around the crown of my head have a lot of dandruff in them. It's absolutely disgusting and I obviously need to do a better job at scrubbing my scalp, but what do I do to get the flakes out? Is there something that well dissolve the flakes? What dip I use to treat this scalp condition that won't hurt my dreadies? Can I wash with something like head and shoulders safely? I know this is so yucky, I'm sorry. Any advice would be greatly appreciated friends! Thank you much!
updated by @laura-annalina: 01/13/15 10:03:09PM
Laura Annalina
@laura-annalina
10/27/13 06:37:03AM
8 posts

Dread beads


Dread Accessories

I use a bobby pin to put beads on mine. But you have to make sure the entire bobby pin will fit through the hole of the bead. Kind of like threading a needle I suppose.

Laura Annalina
@laura-annalina
10/27/13 06:04:58AM
8 posts

Curly hair... different textures.... HELP!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I have very tight curls. It has been 5 months for me. All natural, no shampoo just baking soda and tea tree oil. Occasionally a dread shampoo bar. My hair is looking awesome, a bit crazy but awesome. All except for the front! The front of my hair refuses to tangle. It is a slightly finer texture than the rest of my hair. Am I just being impatient? Is there anything else I can do? I promise I will post some updated photos very soon.


updated by @laura-annalina: 01/13/15 09:59:10PM
Laura Annalina
@laura-annalina
10/27/13 05:39:42AM
8 posts

lice and fleas on dreads


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Ok first of all you will not get fleas. I'm a vet tech. Fleas like animal blood not human. The worst that may happen is that you would get bites on your ankles but I promise you will not get fleas in your dreads. As far as lice go? I'm not sure but I know lice like clean hair better than dirty hair.

Laura Annalina
@laura-annalina
02/19/13 03:25:53PM
8 posts

New to the site and to dreading!


Introduce Yourself

so I have the perfect hair type? And where do I get a dread shampoo or can I just use the baking soda stuff I keep reading about
Laura Annalina
@laura-annalina
02/19/13 03:06:56PM
8 posts

New to the site and to dreading!


Introduce Yourself

Hello everyone!

My name is Laura. I am new to this site and to dreading itself and I have so many questions. I have medium textured very, very curly hair. I cut it short this past august for the first time and it was a wonderful, freeing experience. I am looking forward to my dreading journey for the same reason. I am on day number 3 of not using any product in my hair and I cannot tell you have amazing it feels. I even had someone say to me yesterday "Oh my god Laura. I LOVE your hair! It's like a work of art... it almost looks like you are trying to grow dreadlocks!"

I have spent my entire life fighting my curls. Beating them into submission with millions of products, chemicals and harmful irons. I spent lots of money on keratin treatments and countless other remedies. It has taken me 26 years but I am finally ready to let go and let my hair be what it is. This is who I am and this is what I was given so why should I fight it any longer?I have never felt like I belonged in this society anyway, so why should I try and fit into the straight haired mold that I so obviously do not and will not ever fit into? This has been my revelation for the past week or so. And it feels wonderful. I know this is the right thing for me. It is so exciting and liberating to know that I am doing this for ME and for me only. I am no longer worried about impressing men or people around me. I have always thought dread locks were beautiful and sensual and natural looking. I always envied women with them. They have always symbolized (for me) that free form lifestyle I have always wanted to live.

I want to know if I am doing the right things to start my hair off. I washed and conditioned it 3 days ago. I put no product into it after the shower and I let it dry naturally. I have a pretty awesome afro, but I need to know if I am doing what I need to do to let it dread. I know I keep reading that you just leave your hair alone. But is that the same if it is so short? I love what Soaring Eagles profile says "Just go play in the woods and forget you have hair." I think that sounds like heaven. Too bad I have to work! I believe it isseparatingsome already in 3 days but I could be wrong. Please, someone with curly and or short hair point me in the right direction!

Since I am trying to go natural and let it do whatever it wants, how often should I wash it and whatshouldI use? Should I use conditioner or no? I am afraid my hair will get very brittle if I do not condition it since it is curly, and curly hair is curly because the hair cuticle remains open all the time. I want it to remain healthy and grow fast but to also dread over time.

Thank you to everyone so far for all the warm welcomes!! I am so excited to be here!!

P.S. The photos are as follows. The first is sort of what it looks like long. I had a keratin treatment on it when this picture was taken and had been swimming in the ocean for days (that's when I love my hair the most!) The second is a picture of it with product in it. The third photo is what it looks like right now with no product in it at all. That was my first day of no product!


updated by @laura-annalina: 01/13/15 09:46:52PM
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