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@arrows-of-the-rainbow
06/30/13 08:25:17PM
75 posts

TnR Question


Dreading Methods

I know it's vastly different for everyone, but on average, how much faster is tnr over neglect at growing a mature lock/s? 6 months? maybe a year?

I'm just want to get a rough estimate so I can plan out when I'm gonna do it so I can look at differences in locks between neglect & tnr (I'm currently 6 months neglect)


updated by @arrows-of-the-rainbow: 01/13/15 09:54:32PM
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@arrows-of-the-rainbow
06/19/13 03:49:54PM
75 posts

Brittle Hair & Breakage - BS/ACV wash


Dread Maintenance

Ok, I would to switch back to bucks but I just get dandruff like no one's business (even before dreading). It only started to go away when I stuck with the BS/ACV wash for awhile. I might try switching back to using bucks & bs but for now I'll stick with more acv and leave I'll leave it in a little longer.

@Justin Thanks, I was worried I didn't have enough progress for being 5 months into neglect.

@Barrellady Ok, I'll definitely try more. One more question- I bought a gallon of ACV and it doesn't has one of those flat caps that just pops off, meaning it's not deep enough to use for measurement. Would 1 capful = a Tbs? Thanks for the help.


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@arrows-of-the-rainbow
06/18/13 12:37:59AM
75 posts

Brittle Hair & Breakage - BS/ACV wash


Dread Maintenance

I switched to BS/ACV wash about a month ago and love it because my scalp's actually clean. (used to use bucks county soap before but had too much dandruff and bs/acv really clears my scalp of all dandruff and psoriasis patches if they're there). But now my hair is reallly dry & brittle. one of my baby dreads appears to have disappeared & now is just a little tuft of short hairs. the rest are fine but they're so brittleI'm now afraid of separating.

I use 1/2 cup BS to 5 cups of warm water & I just use a splash of ACV (I don't measure it) w/ 5 drops tea tree, 10 drops rosemary, 10 drops peppermint to 5 cups of cold water. I only leave the acv/oil mix in for about 30 seconds before I wash it out- I'm only 5 months into neglect method so I don't want my baby dreads to come undone.

I figure I could either use less baking soda, use more acv, or wait longer with the acv. Any suggestions? Thanks!


updated by @arrows-of-the-rainbow: 01/13/15 09:53:47PM
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@arrows-of-the-rainbow
06/11/13 12:33:04AM
75 posts

How often do you separate baby dreads?


Dread Maintenance

alrighty. I haven't been separating the back of my head that much. I think I'll buy a hand mirror so I can check back there more easily and then gauge how often i need to separate.

and from what I've read, rubber bands aren't a good solution tho i'm not an expert on the topic.

«arrows_of_the_rainbow☼
@arrows-of-the-rainbow
06/10/13 02:59:00PM
75 posts

How often do you separate baby dreads?


Dread Maintenance

How often do you separate baby dreads? I'm sure it's different for everybody, but I wanted to ask anyways. I've only been separating a few times a month (I'm 4 months neglect) and want to see if I should be separating more often.


updated by @arrows-of-the-rainbow: 07/13/15 03:51:45PM
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@arrows-of-the-rainbow
04/22/13 12:22:32PM
75 posts

need suggestions for crusty, flaky scalp


Dread Maintenance

Yeah, I've been switching around. I'll try sticking to one routine. Thanks!

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@arrows-of-the-rainbow
04/20/13 03:41:06PM
75 posts

need suggestions for crusty, flaky scalp


Dread Maintenance

I've been trying different things to clean all the crusty flakes off my scalp. I do have psoriasis, but only about one or two small patches on my head. They produce really small white flakes. The rest of my scalp has your typical yellowish flakes, I'm guessing that's because they've been on my scalp for so long. It seems like some areas will have the same flakes from weeks ago. Sometimes I try to pick and massage at the bigger flakes, but it doesn't do much.

Normally I use bucks county tea tree/rosemary bar and I follow it up by pouring 2 cups of water with 10 drops tea tree, 10 drops peppermint, & 10 drops rosemary. I do this about 2-3 times per week. I've also tried bs/acv wash twice, using the ratio of 1 cup bs to 10 cup water and 2 tbs acv to 5 cups of water. I of course use cold water to wash my hair always (except with bs wash, I do warm water then cold rinse).

The normal technique I use for washing my hair is massaging it in with the tips of my fingers/nails and I wash very diligently, making sure I get every part of my scalp clean and soaked with shampoo. Also, my apartment currently has very hard water. If I pour a glass of water from either my sink or shower, you can easily see all the minerals, the water's very cloudy, but I'm moving to another place in June and that apartment has soft water.

Both of these washes help, but not as much as I'd like them to. I still have a very crusty scalp. I can pretty much pull my hair apart anywhere on my scalp and still find flakes crusted. Anywhere I lay my head I leave a number of white flakes (like a pillow or a couch). I can take a picture if needed. Anyways,I was wondering if anybody had any other suggestions, or other essential oils that could help?


updated by @arrows-of-the-rainbow: 01/13/15 09:51:23PM
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@arrows-of-the-rainbow
04/04/13 02:35:29AM
75 posts

fully mature dreads


General Questions

haha my family's the opposite cept for my father, mother's convinced bugs live inside dreadlocks and can't stand em even though they're the opposite of dirty/disgusting hair. I believe I got my mind set enough to stay on locking path for many years to come. I hope you stay on your path as well! much love & thanks

«arrows_of_the_rainbow☼
@arrows-of-the-rainbow
04/03/13 02:57:08PM
75 posts

fully mature dreads


General Questions

yep that's her. It's not just her, I've seen a number of others who might've been doing it because it's natural but probably more for the looks. I do like the looks of dreads, but I believe I'm in it more because it's natural. I'm just always curious to see how hair changes as it goes father down the road of locking naturally. I personally love the messy, "awkward" stage I'm in right now (2 months in).

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@arrows-of-the-rainbow
04/03/13 01:35:10PM
75 posts

Adding oils to shampoo routine


Dread Maintenance

Some of you helped me out in another thread I began about using EO's in a spray bottle with water. but, I think it might be better to just add the EO's to my shampoo routine since a spray bottle probably won't be able to reach every part of my scalp as well.

I've done bs/acv before but I only do it about once a month. 2-3 time a week I use my bucks tea tree/rosemary shampoo. to add the EO's to my shampooing process, I was thinking of just getting a pitcher of water, adding the drops of oils I need (currently have peppermint, tea tree, & rosemary) and then just pouring the water/oil mixture over my head after shampooing.do you think this is a good idea?


updated by @arrows-of-the-rainbow: 01/13/15 09:50:27PM
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