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Walt Dismay
@walt-dismay
03/26/20 04:29:14PM
2 posts

Buildup inside my dreads - how to get rid of that?


Dread Maintenance

@soaring-eagle hi @soaring-eagle thanks for replying so fast!

Well, I heard that rubber bands cause build up before, but in my experience they just sort of fall out after a couple of days, when they get weak. I startet using them because of my job, where I'm around customers and supposed to look somewhat neat. I mostly use them on the root, but not to close to it, so it doesn't pull on the hair (like, constantly pulling on the hair strings - then they obviously have to fall out..) Also, my roots never knottet up by themselfs, even before I used any rubber bands (and the crochet hook realllly did a bad thing on my scalp!).

But yeah, I mean I can give it a shot, and see how they knot up by themselfs :) I'm pretty confident however, that the buildup isn't from the bands, since they're outside of the dreads, right? ;)

My shampoo has the ingredients you can see in the picture. It's REALY good you pointed it out. I was thinking, it's as natural as it gets (friend recomended it) but it seems it's full of chemicals... At least without parabenes or silicones, which I beliefe could create these buildups. Before I started using this shampoo, I'd been using one of dollylocks, I guess the one with tea tree oil as well. Ingredients there are the following:
Distilled Spring water, saponified coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, almond oil, grapefruit seed extract, with: tea tree and peppermint essential oils, or peppermint and rosemary essential oils or coconut and lime essential oils.

Now that looks more organic to me and I'm considering switching again. It's just hard getting your hands on these bottles in Switzerland ;) Any idea what I could use as a temporary solution?

In concern of wearing stuff, well, not more then others I guess. Meaning, the occasional hat, or cap. At night I just put the dreads at the top end of the bed on the pillow.

I do a "deep cleaning" once every couple of months with dish soap. So I soak them and squeez the liquid until the water stops looking dirty. I made the experience, that that really helped getting the dreads lighter, which I interpreted as cleaner (less dirt less weight). I'm just not sure anymore, if that really helps in the longrun other than drying the hair out. What do you think?

Thanks a lot you've been a great help

Cheers

 OOooh and hell no no wax ever to sticky and doesn't get out at all. Did a friend on his dreads once and the wax was still in ther 8 months later :O


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Walt Dismay
@walt-dismay
03/25/20 09:10:11PM
2 posts

Buildup inside my dreads - how to get rid of that?


Dread Maintenance


Hello everybody

I'm new here so cheers. Hope y'all feeling fine and it's nice to meet you :) I'm not native english, so excuse some mistakes please.

Soo, I think my problem had been written about already somewhere on this page. But I couldn't really find a pleasing answer to my situation, so I figured I might just ask. I hope you don't mind, if worst case this question gets boring or something...

Real quick about my dreads: I've been growing them for about 2.5 years now. In the begining I used to crochet them, but they got way to stiff (like I can poke out an eye with them and might need a weapon license) and so I switched to just rubbing the root on my sculp until it knots up and then put it together with a rubber band. I know, I heard a lot of bad things about rubber bands, but I realised that they fall out by themselfes about a week in. I just became some soft of rubber band dispenser because I lose them everywhere :P

Anyways, my dreads became smooth and most importantly bendy ever since I startet just rubbing them instead of crocheting. However, I cut out about one third of my dreads about a couple of weeks ago - they became so heavy! Now inside my dreads you can see crazy build up; white, yellow, green even blackish sticky stuff. My dreads might as well just stick together because of that... I know that buildup is inevitable, but I wouldn't say like that. On some places throughout the dread it's yellow and on some places its black and like chewing gum. And I can't seem to wash it out. Have a look yourself in the pics.

I don't know what that is and how to get rid of it. I have never really used a shampoo with silicone in it and try to wash it out as good as possible.

thanks a lot to everybody who has a tipp or idea, what's going on.

Cheers

Martin


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