Haha I just did a major trim off the beard this morning.
Soap nuts are easy and a plenty - thanks for the reminder
that will dread fast
do not use rubber bands or wash with acv both are bad ideas
Understood. I saw on another thread how ACV was wrecking havoc on PH and causing hair to become brittle.
a dread shampoo helps alot www,dreadlockshampoo.com is best liquid for young dreads then bars when matue (bars any stage for african textured hair) dont need oils especially at 1st but if u do evetually argon or jojoba or coconuts good
I'd say my hair is inbetween African type hair. I will definitely need some oil/moisture for the scalp. I've got access to good quality fresh pressed coconut oil the others will be expensive. If one can't afford or access the dreadlock shampoo, do you know of any natural stuff? I know the real rastas are into herbalism so going to research that. Here in asia there's a lot of stuff like hibiscus brews etc to wash hair.
Will need a hat a couple of hours a day when working outdoors as it's dust and muck. Won't keep one on at night
did i miss anything?
A 5 year old thread but beautiful energy and intentions flowing through. Hope all of you are shining bright out there.
I will have to come back and read more as there's so much that one sitting is not enough
I wish I could see what everyone was talking about (your dreads) @ony moon
Looking to start natural (or neglect as some people call them) soon! Out where I live at the moment (in asia) there's not a lot of this culture and the usual beach/tourist spots have booths where people get their hair braided or in corn rows. Dreadlocks now seem to be in fashion as I see a lot more extensions on display at these places. I took a look at they way they work and it really seems damaging to the hair/roots!
Oh I haven't actually started yet- I'm here for more information. So far from what I gather from youtube and the forum :
My hair tends to section and form tight thick curls when I wash it within a couple of days. I've been using CANTU coconut curling cream to keep it presentable and not look like I got hit by a train. Obviously the use of product has to stop if I want to start locking.
Growing up I always had my hair buzzed short as it is a combo of thick,wavy and curly in some areas. The awkward stages are many and often haha. This journey of natural dreads is going to be some serious innerwork and ego death haha.