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elke.in.alaska
@elkeinalaska
01/23/12 02:30:11PM
90 posts

so many strays!


crochet and dread tools recovery

Do you still have your dreads? How are they now? I always thought loose hair was pretty normal. Although it bugs me and I wrap it occasionally around the nearest dread (where it may nor may not end up eventually).
elke.in.alaska
@elkeinalaska
01/22/12 11:49:27PM
90 posts

dream dreads


Introduce Yourself

What are you starting out with?
elke.in.alaska
@elkeinalaska
01/22/12 04:25:05PM
90 posts

pemphugus + dreads = unusual problems


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Do you have anyone that can come help? That sounds like the best option to me to help keep them off your body. Can you braid them all up and put them on top of your head?
elke.in.alaska
@elkeinalaska
01/22/12 02:28:13PM
90 posts


Introduce Yourself

No you funny man it's in Idaho! :) If you live there you definitely need to find it and love it. There are some secret (well not so secret) spots that are great for diving, sunbathing, etc and of course the whole thing is great for rafting! :D
elke.in.alaska
@elkeinalaska
01/22/12 05:15:02AM
90 posts

dry dreads


Dread Maintenance

I have this same problem. I colored my hair, the roots every 5-6 weeks while growing it long. With a demipermanent color. I only used high quality shampoo/conditioner and since I tend towards dry I would only wash about every 3-5 days. I always air dried my hair, other than the one day every 5-6 weeks when I would get it colored. Now with it dreaded, and even less scalp oils being distributed it is soooo dry it feels like it could crack off :P Im exaggerating of course, but seriously it's freaking dry. It feels the best when I do the bs/acv followed by aloe/jojoba oil. That good feeling lasts 2days, and by the 3rd day it's dry again. I'm only using henna now. I wouldn't ever consider coloring or bleaching my dreads, I would feel like it was too risky. This week I bought coconut oil, to eat and to use on my hair. I've conditioned it with regular (matrix or eufora) conditioner 1x week for 2 weeks now and I feel that was worth any loosening of surface hair. I used br bronners yesterday fir the first time on my hair. It feels terrible. I won't be using that again. I'd try the jojoba oil after washing. Apply to towel dried hair to capture some of the moisture. I didn't apply it to the scalp.
elke.in.alaska
@elkeinalaska
01/22/12 04:27:35AM
90 posts

New dreadies, starting a time line, curentlly at 2 weeks


Member Journals and Timelines

I think your hair is going to dread up great and you have a beautiful smile :) How's that for feedback? Lol
elke.in.alaska
@elkeinalaska
01/22/12 04:19:46AM
90 posts


Introduce Yourself

Idk Michael, the beaches along the Payette are pretty sweet :)
elke.in.alaska
@elkeinalaska
01/21/12 09:23:14PM
90 posts

7 months dreads!>>>5months crochet recovery;


crochet and dread tools recovery

They look awesome :) can you add another picture that has more lighting so we can admire even more?!
elke.in.alaska
@elkeinalaska
01/21/12 01:42:20AM
90 posts

Getting my Whole head done soon very stoked but...


Dreading Methods

She doesn't know much if she's telling you that you should use wax. I used TnR (I have fine hair albeit a ton of it) and it works just fine. If yours are mishapen after having just done them, that's just about your learning curve. The more you do the better it gets. They'll still form loops and whatnot as they lock up. Stylists want to use wax to hold stuff in place and glue down the frizzies. But that actually retards the dreading process. You've got to accePt the frizzies to get the dreads. :)
elke.in.alaska
@elkeinalaska
01/20/12 11:05:14PM
90 posts

washing my hair...


Dread Maintenance

Michael, idk if you've found a good thread or not yet. In a big jug, like a gallon milk jug with the top cut open or a juice pitcher (I have a rubbermaid plastic jug). Add 1/2c of baking soda (little more little less you'll figure out as you play around over the next few months) fill with warm water. Add essential oils as you wish. Few drops tea tree oil, Rosemary oil, whatever. Mix up with your hand really well. Pour over your head, leave on 5-10 min. Rub your scalp a bit rinse well (high power shower spray feels great). In same jug 1/4 c or so apple cider vinegar, tepid water add any essential oils you want. I like Rosemary, bergamot and lavender. Pour over, rinse off after a few minutes. Squeeze out, wrap in a towel for awhile then let dry. Hth :)
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