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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
10/02/12 06:40:14PM
2,730 posts

brand new dreads, am I doing it right?!


Dread Maintenance

You can wash them as soon as you want. There's no timeline for it. But try to wash at least once a week. 2-3 times is best.

The ACV doesn't actually smell strong in the wash. It's extremely diluted, and you can mix whatever essential oils you want into it. Or you could check out dreadlockshampoo.com. They are amazing.

There are a thousand an one factors that go into how your locks will form and what your timeline will look like. It took me a year to see any progress. Ixchel is 8 months in and just seeing some knots.

Look at the timeline forums and see how others are doing. Natural locks do flatten out. But there will always be frizzies that you will see because you're closer to them than everyone else

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
10/02/12 06:25:32PM
2,730 posts

brand new dreads, am I doing it right?!


Dread Maintenance

All you need to do is wash 2-3 times a week with a non residue soap. I think Lush is ok, but ask Eagle. Dreadlockshampoo.com has the best soaps. Or you could look into the Baking Soda/Apple Cider Vinegar wash

Then Separate them as needed.

The tips should be loose. Blunted tips take HOURS longer to dry. This can lead to them rotting.

Baby locks NEED to have about 1-3 inches of straight hair at the root. Don't do anything to fix this. That loose hair is what snags and tangle with new growth and promotes healthy roots. If you tighten them and pull in those loose hairs, it will weaken and thin out your roots which will make it harder for them to hold the weight of the lock itself. As they mature that straight hair will tangle. Mature ocks have about 1/4 - 1 inch of straight hair at the root. It is normal

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
10/02/12 06:06:16PM
2,730 posts

need your opinion


General Talk

Right on. Well, then I'm fine with the charges

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
10/02/12 06:05:08PM
2,730 posts

Be Kind


General Talk

Thanks. Like I said, I'mguiltyof it too. I get passionate. Even today I had to delete part of a comment because I felt like it may have been getting a bit out of hand

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
10/02/12 11:10:09AM
2,730 posts

Journey. Two Weeks


General Questions

Yeah, with Dr. B's you want to mix it between 1 part soap to 12 parts water, up to 1 part soap to 40 parts water.


updated by @Baba Fats: 07/13/15 04:44:51PM
Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
10/02/12 11:07:31AM
2,730 posts

Some Assembly Required


Dreading Methods

That's what it was meant to do

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
10/02/12 09:23:42AM
2,730 posts

Journey. Two Weeks


General Questions

It's not. If you have residue from using a non dreadlock-friendly soap, you use it once to get rid of the residue. It should only be used 1-2 times a year.

It could probably be what is causing your itchies. Find a non-residue soap like Dr. Bronners (Only if you have soft water), or dreadlockshampoo.com (The work in any water type)

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
10/02/12 09:20:26AM
2,730 posts

How to wash dyed dreads?


Dread Maintenance

Ipreferredliquid soap when mine were babies, but you could use a bar. That site sell the same scents in liquid and bar form, though

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
10/02/12 09:18:31AM
2,730 posts

Journey. Two Weeks


General Questions

Anti residue is not non residue. In fact, it leaves a residue all by itself. Anti-residue shampoos are used to strip other oils and residue from your hair. But then they leave some. It's a weird cycle. Stop using that on your locks.

Plus Neutrogena shampoos contain toxic chemicals like SLS and Formaldehyde.

SLS is extremely bad for your hair and health. In California it is listed under Prop 65 to cause Cancer.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
10/02/12 09:10:37AM
2,730 posts

Pancake dreads


Dread Maintenance

No. When the are drying, you want them to be as loose as possible. That way all sides of them get air. When they are banded together in a ponytail or something, only 1 side gets air. They don't dry as fast, then, and can have the problem of growing mold. Just washing them and them loosening up a bit will help them round themselves out too

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