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Sweet,
@sweet
07/19/13 07:07:13PM
133 posts

dreaddy family in need of all sorts of advice


Help! Save My Dreads

It is the schools where the kids get the lice in the first place.


Indiga Silverhawk said:

wow thanks for that. no shit, i want them gone! thats why i said that is my #1 priority... and my kids arent in school, they are home with me. i got them from friends that lied too. so... thanks for looking down your nose at me. i came here for help, not judgement. i get enough of that in real life, don't need it from strangers. to anyone else reading this, if you have nothing constructive to say, don't comment.

amethyst777 said:

Wow... I sure hope you aren't sending your kids to school with lice. Personally I wouldn't worry about anything but getting rid of the bugs! It's just not healthy! Organic, natural, residue, whatever... get rid of the bugs. I'd be quite upset if my kids went to school with your little guys. It's horribly disrespectful to put other's through the whole lice thing. Get some lice shampoo and some lice spray and get the bugs gone. Think about other people PLEASE! You're spreading them around!
I find it odd that you're worried about separating and how to shampoo and well... EVERYTHING else, while there are bugs crawling around in your hair, and I'm absolutely positive that you've passed them on to other people.
You seem really nice and sincere, but have your priorities completely out of whack Please take care of this, for your families health and so other's don't have to deal with it. And forgive me for being so blunt about it. You can ask others here, I'm not a mean or disrespectful person, but my family had lice, and I later found we got it from some dear friends of ours that wouldn't take care of it. We're no longer friends, because I couldn't stand getting lice everytime they came around. Please don't do that to your friends and family. My daughter also had a horrible reaction to the lice shampoo, and my mother an sisters got them from us. It made our lives miserable for quite some time. If you can't think of anything else, at least realize what you may be putting those close to you through....

Good luck and take care and don't hate me...

Sweet,
@sweet
07/19/13 07:04:30PM
133 posts

dreaddy family in need of all sorts of advice


Help! Save My Dreads

If you need any step by step advice i am a qualified hairdresser whom has left the hairdressing industry because of how fake and money grabbing salons are, now my passion is just forthe most simplistic natural way of carring for dreadlocks.

I stress about the conditioner and plastic bag technique only because its the most natural way to get ridd of lice and it works. Another reason for doing this is because if you need to split up some of your hubbies dreads it will make this MUCH easier and will be easier to remove those bits of elastic bands,as soon as you have done the conditioning treatment you can absolutely wash out all the conditioner straight after the treatment You would have to treat everyone at the exact same time as it only takes a second for a lice to jump to a clean head and its clean hair that lice r attracted to so their eggs stick to the hair cuticle. The same day you do the treatments you would have to change all pillow cases and sheets as theres the eggs that have fallen off in them. I am telling you this with first hand experience with having dreads myself and 2 children, i hate using toxic bought treatments so i don't and lice with dreads is a pain, i know when only 1 lice has jumped into my dreads straight way, so i totally understand both your frustraition and dispair at times. I know conditioner is not supposed to be used when dreading but that is why i say you can wash it all straight out. Try and find out what contact any of your family is having with outsiders whom might be infected, primary schools are the worst place for lice. One imporant thing i have just thought of, you will get lice in a couple of weeks again after your conditioning treatment this is beacause all the eggs would of hatched from the lice that you just got ridd of, so another treatment should do the trick and if any more eggs hatch do it again and then you should be free. Add a couple of drops of T tree oil to the conditioner this will make any lice from anywhere else not want to be near you.

There are other ideas but if i were to tell you all in 1 go this comment would be pages long, i know i have gone on a bit but i do understand what you r all going through and know this will work, any concerns about the conditioner i am only too happy to answer.

Sweet,
@sweet
07/19/13 06:40:45PM
133 posts

dreaddy family in need of all sorts of advice


Help! Save My Dreads

Yes - what Amanda says about the alcohol AND plastic, lice breath through holes in the sides of the bodies so the plastic needs to be wrapped tight as possible and for no less time than 15 mins. Another great way of killing the lice is ( i know your going to think she's nuts,) but apply loads of conditioner on the roots before you put the plastic bag over, the conditioner blocks the breathing holes in the lice.

Amanda said:

you need 70 percent rubbing alcohol to sit on your heads under plastic for 15 to 30 minutes ever 3 days for 9 days to get rid of the lice. Along with that you can use neem seed oil to destroy there reproduction. Also change out all the bedding and such. Tea tree oil is supposed to prevent lice so that might be helpful to pick up too. Good luck getting rid of the bugs!

p.s. there are many ways to get rid of lice this is just the most diy. Idk how putting alcohol on a kids head is gunna work out for you.

p.p.s the alcohol burns a little but feels almost good and will clean up any bites they may have taken out.

Sweet,
@sweet
07/19/13 06:27:20PM
133 posts

not washing hair


Introduce Yourself

Don't get mixed up with the knowledge that the less you wash your hair or dreads the less serum or oil your sebatiouse glands will produce, this is often advice we give people with exesively oily hair is to wash less often, twice a week instead of daily. There is still skin accumulation and dust and grime from the atmospher. You will be feeling this false sence of the less you wash the less you need to wash, if all the skinyou lost by shedding and flaking offover the period ofyour entire lifetime was to stay with you, you would now be the size of a house!

Us dreadies especially need to wash our dreads because that same skin can't escape frombehind where our dreads grow from the roots.

Sweet,
@sweet
07/19/13 06:12:31PM
133 posts

Natural Shampoo


Dread Maintenance

If you could alkalize your water a bit with baking soda, most shampoos would lather up better.

Sweet,
@sweet
07/19/13 06:09:39PM
133 posts

Natural Shampoo


Dread Maintenance

Why are bars amazing for mature dreads?


soaring eagle said:

they all do
if you had issuse with residue and if you got hard water bronners will give residue from hall
the liquids a good choice for younger dreads the bars are amazing on established dreads

Sweet,
@sweet
07/17/13 05:10:48PM
133 posts

sea salt mix?


Dread Maintenance

It depends on what stage your dreads r at, if there already mature you wouldn't need to a salt rinse at all, that is if your dreads r already tight and matted enough for you. But if you need them to tighten up more and r at the beginning of your dready journey then doing 2-3 times a week is plenty, if you did it every day soon your dreads would be as hard as roap! Maybe thats what you want, this is why sea surfurs dreads look so good, but remembering that sea surfering isusually a seasonal thing their dreads get a break from the sea water.

Sweet,
@sweet
07/14/13 07:53:15PM
133 posts

Lumps, Bumps and weird Knots.


General Talk

Very cute - its just all part of the process.

Sweet,
@sweet
07/14/13 07:37:26PM
133 posts

Got my dreads done


General Questions

Everyone that first gets their dreads 'done' feels like its so tight, don't worry just next time you wash your dreads put a bit of conditioner on the roots only and rinse off. The dread way of life is to just go with your journey and be patient in a way of completly forgetting you ever had them done, they will loosen and whatever grows from now on will be your own dread. You will be so surprized in a couple of months from now, you will wonder at what were you worried about. Keep in touch and let us know how your getting on, maybe a couple of pics of progress would be great!


updated by @sweet: 07/09/15 07:04:15PM
Sweet,
@sweet
06/30/13 06:53:39PM
133 posts

Videos


Introduce Yourself

Ha Ha now i've had ago at playing the video and it says 'video doesn't exist'.

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