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Stephanie Kleinsmith Carroll
@stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll
05/06/13 09:56:35AM
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How to use dreadlock shampoo?


Dread Maintenance

That's a great idea! Thank you!
Stephanie Kleinsmith Carroll
@stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll
04/24/13 01:09:21PM
10 posts

How to use dreadlock shampoo?


Dread Maintenance

I just received my Tea Tree and Patchouli soap bars from dreadlockshampoo and I'm so excited to use them. This may be a stupid question but HOW do you use them? Should I just massage into my scalp or should I lather each loc as well? Thanks!
updated by @stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll: 01/13/15 09:51:35PM
Stephanie Kleinsmith Carroll
@stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll
04/19/13 09:39:07AM
10 posts

Loose ends and flat, curly dreads??


General Talk

Thank you all so, so much! I feel much better about my progress! Patience has never been one of my strengths (hence the backcombing haha), but if nothing else, this "dread journey" will surely teach it to me!

As far as the wax removal, I never actually heated the wax with a blow dryer (like I had been told to). I lightly coated them and then once I found this site, I scrubbed them like hell with Dawn. I don't actually know if I got all of it out. I was hoping since the wax stayed on the outside and I tried to remove it within a couple days, that I'm wax free. I'm ordering soap from www.dreadlockshampoo.com today, would it be in my best interest to order the wax-b-gone too? They feel very similar to how they were after I had just backcombed.

Stephanie Kleinsmith Carroll
@stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll
04/18/13 06:04:44PM
10 posts

Loose ends and flat, curly dreads??


General Talk

I'm approaching my 4 week mark and I just wanted to make sure everything looks okay!I started my dreads with backcombing and then added wax a week later. Then found this page and did my best to remove the wax - and to not touch a comb. Now I'm just letting them do their thing! I've noticed that they are starting to look "curly" (or wavy). Now, I have curly, THICK hair, so I was wondering if they're just not knotted tight enough yet or if that's a normal sign that they're "dreading". Some of them are flattening too. Is that normal?I also have really loose ends, about a half inch on most and some have an inch or more. I know that everyone says to just let them be, but I fear that they'll never dread. I've tried doing some tnr on the ends, but it always falls out as soon as I wash them. I'm not looking for them to be blunt, but I feel like the ends don't look that nice when I have them pulled up. It tends to look like a big poofy ball of hair...?I'll attach two pictures so you can see what I'm talking about (I'm probably just being crazy, but I just need to make sure everything is doing what it's supposed to!). The first one is of 3 random ones I pulled out that have really long ends and the second is the waviest one on my head.
updated by @stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll: 01/13/15 09:51:18PM
Stephanie Kleinsmith Carroll
@stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll
04/12/13 01:35:06PM
10 posts

First wash!


General Questions

Ah, I didn't even think of that. I used cold(ish) water. Thank you!
Stephanie Kleinsmith Carroll
@stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll
04/12/13 01:08:58PM
10 posts

First wash!


General Questions

My dreads are two weeks old and I finally washed them (I was holding off as long as I could because I was terrified they would all fall out). I used the bs wash and acv rinse. They feel lovely! The only problem I had was that when I poured the bs wash on my head, I ended up with a big pile of baking soda on the top of my head. Any tricks to keep the baking soda liquified?
updated by @stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll: 01/13/15 09:50:59PM
Stephanie Kleinsmith Carroll
@stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll
04/10/13 03:05:33PM
10 posts

New dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

I'm going to do some wax removal ASAP! I originally did them without wax (just backcombing) and then went back and applied wax. I really wish I hadn't done that! Thank you for the advice! I feel much better knowing I haven't completely destroyed them.
Stephanie Kleinsmith Carroll
@stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll
04/09/13 03:54:21PM
10 posts

New dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

And I also have the "sideshow bob" thing going on. These things CANNOT be left down, they're such a mess. I keep them pulled up into a loose ponytail. Will that calm down?
Stephanie Kleinsmith Carroll
@stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll
04/09/13 03:42:16PM
10 posts

New dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

I just started my dreads last week. I thought I did a good amount of research, so I did back combing and used beeswax (and a little crocheting). THEN I found this page. I now realize that I pretty much did everything wrong. So my concerns are...they look like shit, have I done too much damage at this point? (I vow never to touch a comb or wax again.) Will time heal them? And secondly, I have scraggly loose ends that just refused to be back combed. Will they blend in over time? I can admit that I'm a sucker for instant gratification but I'm beginning to understand that this is a long process. Please help!
updated by @stephanie-kleinsmith-carroll: 01/13/15 09:50:46PM
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