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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/08/12 04:05:23PM
2,730 posts

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Dread Maintenance

Yes it will.

So get your hair wet with hot water. This will open your pores for cleaning. The use the room temperature water for the wash itself. The room temp water again for the rinses. Once all the BS and ACV are aut, do a cold wash to close your pores. It's better to wash with warm-room temp water anyway. I was used to washing with hot water too. But once I started doing it with warm water, it feels so much cleaner

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/08/12 03:33:29PM
2,730 posts

Quick question(s)


Dread Maintenance

Mix the BS with the distilled water. break up any clumps and pour it on. No need to wait once it's mixed. Then wash it off with more distilled water. Once it's rinsed off, you can use your normal water to do another cold rinse.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/08/12 11:17:31AM
2,730 posts

New to dreading.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Definitely worth it. I got a small 1 ounce sample size of it, and it lasted for 4 washes. And if you really wanted, you could dilute it a bit to stretch it out

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/08/12 09:01:49AM
2,730 posts

how to know if the dread process is working


General Questions

Stop using the Nutrigena shampoo. Notnecessaryat all. Just use the BS wash followed by the ACV rinse. With both of these, you don't have to touch your head at all. Just pour, wait, rinse.

How are you drying them?

And don't wear a beanie. They are too tight and restrict movement, which slows down the process considerably, and will make your locks grow it flatter. Not that flat locks don't look cool, but it'll force it to happen instead of it happening on it's own

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/08/12 01:12:20AM
2,730 posts

Baby Dreads unravel


Dread Maintenance

No problem. It's common for many to want to clean up those loose hairs at the roots. But locks don't grow out of your scalp as 1 thick hair. As they grow they keep tangling. That's why we always say that even mature locks change on the regular. Mine are 6 years old. I had a bead that fit over one lock and only that lock for a while. I showered a few months ago, and all of a sudden that bead didn't fit anymore. I liked that bead, too. Too bad. Maybe one day I'll find a different lock it'll fit over.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/08/12 12:56:50AM
2,730 posts

Baby Dreads unravel


Dread Maintenance

Yes, it will effect how they lock. It'll make them lock better. New locks should always have about 2-3 inches of loose hair at the roots. That loose hair allows your hair to move around freely. This freedome lets them tangle and knot. If it was done too tight, they would have nothing to grab onto as they grew out. PLus they;d stick up looking like Sideshow Bob.

Take the bands out. Bands only hurt your locks. At best, they will just restrict movement and stop the from knotting. At worst, they can break off and get sucked into your hair and start to rot inside causing mold and mildew. Bands also are too tight and pinch your locks causing weak spots.

If you want to keep them sectioned off, you can use beads or wraps. Beads are better because they move freely and act like little knots. Wraps are ok, but restrict movement more.

As for how many and how skinny they are... Baby locks are always thinner than they will end up being. 27 is going to give you some pretty hefty locks. When they mature, they'll end up being roughly the size of the sections. You probably don't realize it, but I'd guess your sections are probably about and inch or more for most of them. So your locks will be about the thickness of quarters of even thicker. If you don't want them to end up this big, you can take them out, and redo them before they get too far along, and you lose all that progress. It;s easier to combine 2 locks than it is to split one into 2

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/08/12 12:49:17AM
2,730 posts

New to dreading.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Welcome. It looks like where you are, you might have a small issue with hard water. That area of Ak. is on the slightly-moderately hard side. The BS wash is great, I love it, but you might run into trouble with washing it all out. Give it a try, though. If you find yourself itching afterwards, even when you use ACV, you may want to look into any of the soaps from dreadlockshampoo.com. They are designed to work in all water types. And you can get liquid ones from them, so it's easier and gentler on your baby locks

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/08/12 12:24:20AM
2,730 posts

Couple questions


Help! Save My Dreads

Check out any of my vids. You'll see that most of my locks are made up of between 2 and 7 combined locks. It's not hard to do. You just stop separating them where you want 2 to become 1.

They ALWAYS will be thinner when they start out. When they start, they are more compressed than they should be. As you wash them, they will loosen up, and some might even come out. That's ok. As they reknot and tangle again, they will become sponge. This is because, while they are maturing, they tangle comfortably and correctly for themselves. When mature, they start to be just about the same size as the section. So as thin as they are, now, they wont be in 6 months. They'll be much thicker

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 07:47:54PM
2,730 posts

Quick question(s)


Dread Maintenance

Cool. Good night. Yeah, it's best not to sleep with wet hair

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/07/12 07:36:36PM
2,730 posts

Quick question(s)


Dread Maintenance

Just rinse it like that now to stop the itching. You don't want your hair to be wet longer than it has to be. So only rinse it if you really have to. don't rely on this as a cure-all.

I'd recommend boiling it in a pot, instead of a kettle. In a pot, you can see better how much water is left. If the right light, you should even be able to see the undissolved particles. You'll be better able to judge when to stop pouring. And water doesn't boil any faster in a kettle than in a pot, anyway. Yes, pour it into a different container. Let it cool down first, then either mix your BS right in there, or use a funnel and pour it into a bottle and mix in that. Don't pour boiling hot water into a plastic bottle. Obviously.

You should be fine. When you get pure water to wash with, maybe let the vinegar soak for a little longer to help reset the pH. You shouldn't have anything to worry about. BS is a base, but it's not an overly strong one

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