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dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/20/18 03:42:08AM
69 posts

Sponge Dreadlocks Maintenance


Dread Maintenance

I don't know what "sponge locs" are, but i would'nt wear anything on my head over night. Hair has to be able to move that it can knot and then finally dread. How long are you in and did you use a starting method? Unraveling is quite normal and part of the process , at least in the beginning.

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/20/18 03:31:01AM
69 posts

recent changes


General Talk

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

they never stop changing...just slow down a bit

that is very cool! I can now understand why people miss the early stages of dreading, where a lot of changes happen in a short amount of time.

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/19/18 11:22:36AM
69 posts

recent changes


General Talk

Around two years of going natural i have noticed some changes. Before it seemed to be the messy, zigzag and flat ends stage of the journey. Then certainly two of my thicker dreads on the back of my head with pretty huge rounded flat ends have changed. The ends have folded over right in the middle during a wash and stayed like that after drying. So each of the two ends have become thicker and more round like the rest of those locks. After two or three weeks (3 washes) the folded ends dreaded together, so there is no way to unfold again.

This was very cool to see, that hair is folding over while being wet without any force and holding together till it was dreaded. This journey has to offer a lot of crazy things, maybe it is the reward for being patient?! I'm very excited what will happen in the future, it's almost like science!

Have a nice week!


updated by @dread-stpauli: 02/19/18 11:22:39AM
dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/19/18 10:54:51AM
69 posts

AMPs Natural Timeline


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P3RMAamp:

Well I did revamp my hair a bit. I brushed out the tips. They were holding water badly and slowing the drying process for sure. And I did decide to go back to having an undercut again. I gently crocheted the removed dreads back into existing dreads(though the pictures are before I did that). I'm much happier with this. No more annoying hair around my ears and everyone fits into a pony tail now. When my hairs down you can't even tell.

Though I did see something a bit concerning. Out of curiosity I went into a couple of the dreads. I do indeed seem to have build up of some sort in there and it's a bit yucky. I think a charcoal cleanse might be in order. Doesn't smell like mold just dust and head grease. Eww.

I also have some blunted tips, some are still lose. After wash I try squeez out as much water as i can out of the blunted ones. That helps to shorten the drying a lot. Still takes a bit longer for them  to fully dry than the ones with lose ends, but i don't wan't to comb the ends out... 

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/16/18 05:23:56AM
69 posts

Female's Timeline


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FemalePheromones:
dread_stpauli:

That is nice to hear! I'm also from europe and have the same problem with the high shipping costs for Vicky's shampoos. Shipping doubles the price of the order and that is way too much for me, too.

What shampoo are you using if you don't mind me asking?

I am using Dr. Bronners Teatree bars for almost a year now and I'm pretty happy with it. Before i have tried out a lot of shampoos with not good results (Baking Soda/ ACV, Bronners liquid, Soap from Marseille etc.) I live in an area with medium to soft water, but it seemed not to be soft enough for the liquid bronners. The bars work really great for me and they are easy to find in stores. Should be no big deal to get them as well in the UK.

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/15/18 03:20:30PM
69 posts

Female's Timeline


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FemalePheromones: Everything seems to be going alright for now though. Definitely no residue so far.

That is nice to hear! I'm also from europe and have the same problem with the high shipping costs for Vicky's shampoos. Shipping doubles the price of the order and that is way too much for me, too.

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/14/18 12:27:53PM
69 posts

itchy scalp and dandruff


Dread Maintenance

cold rinses are very good for the scalp. After shampooing i rinse with cold water, it closes the pores and your hair gets less oily.

No problems with itching or dandruff at all after changing my washing routine. In winter i wash once a week, in summer twice.

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/03/18 05:01:13AM
69 posts

new server upgrade and other news


General Talk

Thank you S.E.! I'm happy the site is back up! I have missed you and this community during that last week! Happy weekend!

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
01/21/18 09:58:20AM
69 posts

Dollylocks shampoo bar


Dread Maintenance

AlienEmotion:
☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

are you ordering bar or liquid are you washing with hot or cold water

Well I'm ordering liquid because a lot of my hair is still undreaded, as for water temperature I'm usually washing with something in between, lukewarm water I'd say. 

I used to wash my hair with bars since month 4 of my journey and never hat a problem with that. Maybe the dreading would have been a little faster with liquid shampoo, but i did'nt care about time. No sections have been falling apart because of using bars, so i went on and i am still happy with it after almost 2 years. I think most important is to find something residue free no matter if bar or liquid shampoo.

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
01/21/18 09:48:50AM
69 posts

Question about drying


Dreading Methods

Daniel2:

I usually air dry mine. I do squeeze them to get all that water soaked up. Sometimes when I'm going out I do use a towel to squeeze them. What's this micro towel I hear about though? Is it like the one's you see at walmart or something, or a specific one? 

Microfibre towels are normally for travelling or hiking with a backpack. They are super small when packed and dry super fast when wet. I bought mine in an outdoor shop for hiking and rockclimbing. Maybe you can get them at walmart, i don't know... The pros for using a micro fibre towell is that you don't get lint into your dreads while drying them. It works really good!

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