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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/04/12 07:35:40AM
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Natural and appropriate ways to wash your dreads


Dread Maintenance

Well...

I agree with a lot of this philosophy, but vinegar will not clean your scalp. It'll make it more and more acidic. Amd will keep softening it up so that it has trouble locking. In the BS/ACV wash, it's the BS that does the cleaning. The ACV is only used to reset your pH and help soften your hair so that it's not dry and brittle.

It's no problem if you don't want to use it. It's not everyone's favorite wash. Dreadlockshampoo.com makes great locally made soaps, using the best ingredients you can get.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/03/12 07:41:05PM
2,710 posts

Starting


Dreading Methods

Pretty much. Don't forget to wash often. 2-3 times a week with a non residue soap. Dreadlockshampoo.com makes the best. It woks in both hard and soft water. The BS/ACV wash is great, but only works in soft water. Same with Dr. Bronners.

Check out my video on separating. It's easy to do, but it's also easy to do too often, or tooaggressively

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/03/12 05:57:58PM
2,710 posts

More than a year in and my hair is still a mess lol


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They are really thick. It could be how thick they are that makes them thick, but I'm guessing, more so, that it is the residue left behind by the neutrogena.

When you did the BS wash, did you use just BS? Or did you do the ACV rinse afterwards? ACV is what softens your locks. BS alone will make them dry and brittle.

Depending on where you live, their shipping time is pretty short. I live about 10-20 miles away, and get it the next day usually.


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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/03/12 03:09:59PM
2,710 posts

Is this balding/ roots thinning and do you think i have to many dreads?


Help! Save My Dreads

I've got some balding on top of my head from over separating and a mix of my genes.

That first pic does look like you are showing signs of balding. If you just stop twisting them, and I'd even suggest stop using the gel, too (When you apply the gel, you are, ever so gently, forcing your sections away from each other, which causes scalp to show in between them), you will see a hugeimprovementin a few months. You could also get biotin or collagen and use that every day. In a moth or so, you will see a big change in the bald spot. Even though my genes have early baldness in them, both the biotin and collagen has help greatly

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/03/12 02:33:11PM
2,710 posts

I want natural dreads but need them tidy....?


Dreading Methods

Even the Nasa scientist who out the newest rover on Mats has a mohawk. It's notimpossibleto get a job with strange hair. If you are qualified, and are good at the interview, most employers will overlook your hair. They may ask that you tie it back, which isn't an outrageous request

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/02/12 11:38:53PM
2,710 posts

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Dread Products

Plus you can get standard shipping boxes that are pretty cheap, and you can fit as much or as little as you want in them

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/02/12 06:34:40PM
2,710 posts

well hiya.


Introduce Yourself

Aww. they're still babies. It usually takes about a year (on average) for locks to become fully mature. At 1 month, you should definitely expect to see a lot of unraveling. It needs to happen. Embrace it.

There is a great gel from dreadlockshapoo.com that is designed specifically for locks. It's completely water soluble and washes out in plain water. It even starts to break down within a day or 2. If you wash every 3 days, it should be gone on it's own by the third day.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/02/12 06:17:12PM
2,710 posts

well hiya.


Introduce Yourself

You're washing fine. 2-3 times a week is recommended.

How old are they? sorry, I forgot to check your page again.

They always come undone before they tighten. It's part of the process. The problem with starter methods is that it creates a false feeling that they are further along than they are. Them untangling seems like they are going to take longer, but it really is a step forward. They have to loosen up in order to tangle and become mature. You don't want to do anything to stop this unraveling. Every time you "touch them up" you are really resetting your progress back to day one.

Just be patient.

I was a cook for 5 years when my locks were just starting out. You can always wear a plain black tam while at work to cover your hair. It is the most professional look. And tam's wont interfere if you don't wear them all the time.

Dr. B's is great of you have soft water. if you have hard water, it will leave a residue and won't wash out completely. It can weigh down your locks and make them feel sticky after a while

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/02/12 12:57:28PM
2,710 posts

American crew tea tree shampoo


Dread Products

lol Eagle. But the toxic waste removal is more expensive than it's worth. I've tried recycling batteries. The container you need to rent is like 200 some bucks a month. And new batteries are actually not toxic to just throw away anymore

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/02/12 11:39:00AM
2,710 posts

American crew tea tree shampoo


Dread Products

Well, like I said, That shampoo is horrendous. Check out the soaps from dreadlockshampoo.com. They are specifically designed for locks. And they will work perfectly in the hard water you've got in Utah.

Dr. Bronners is good, but will leave a residue in hard water. The BS/ACV will also not dissolve in your water. You could get a soft water filter and be OK, or you could boil your water and use the poured off pure water to mix the BS in. Or you could go one step further and distill your own water. It's not that hard to do.

But the dreadlockshampoo soaps are going to be your best bet. They aren't that expensive and you wont need to buy anything for your shower or do anything with your water prior to washing. They also well liquid and bar soaps

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