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Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
04/05/12 01:29:00AM
72 posts

ANY ONE ELSE PLAGUED BY CANDIDA???


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Go Angel Frye! SO much good info up there! I have milk and water kefir grains sitting my fridge just need to get them going! But yea I sooo agree with kefir! And probiotics. I have issues as well although I don't think mine are as bad as some.. But I have to take probiotics drink/kefir everyday or I end up not feeling well.

BUT since cutting out gluten it is a bit better. Candida overgrowth and gut issues go hand in hand. Along with sugar I would recommend cutting out gluten... I am still bad on sugar sometimes but I have been gluten free for maybe 2 months now! I thought I couldn't do it but I am! :D
http://heal-thyself.ning.com/profiles/blogs/candida-101

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
04/01/12 12:44:05AM
72 posts

Swimming Pools


General Questions

I never go in pools anyway but this little convo is some good knowledge! I have no urge to go in one anytime soon now either. lol

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
03/30/12 02:22:55PM
72 posts

My babies are dreading at the root!


General Talk

<3 <3 <3 I wasn't trying to push anyone into doing it. I just have had a really positive experience with it and find that it gives my dreads the nicest shape. So I thought I would share. <3 <3 <3 Hugs you all. :)

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
03/29/12 09:30:18PM
72 posts

My babies are dreading at the root!


General Talk

Well that is true with everything but I am not going to not not talk about how awesome that cake I ate just was so someone doesn't go out and eat 5 of them and then get sick. It is up the individual on how they handle themselves. You can take any form of anything and someone can and willover do it or "do it wrong".

Crocheting is a completely different issue and someone IS without a doubt no matter how gentle hurting their dreads. If for some reason with this journey all of a sudden something different and bad happens then I guess I would have to take back what I have said. But clockwise rubbing gently helped my dreads have a smoother round form. I did it for 4 years and my dreads were as strong as the next persons.

I had dreadlocks just as long as you did Taye. If I had kept them they would be 9 years old now. Not having them now does not make me any less experienced.I agree with everything else said here about the things people do that damage their dreads BUT I do believe clockwise rubbing in moderation and gently is helpful for those that do care somewhat on what their dreads look like. Of course you don't NEED it and some peoples hair does great all on its own. It just depends on the person, their hairand what they feel.

Everyone has different wants and different feelings about dreads. While they are spiritual for me I am not as pure as some obviously by not going the natural route. And I am fine with that. I DID over 9 years agotry natural and it was not for me. My hair balls up too much and is impossible to seperate. I had to painfully brush it out and then went with the backcombing/TNR combo method.

I agree natural is a GREAT way to go and awesome for you if it works but I feel everyone here (for the most part) is exclusively pushing natural and that is going to leave some unhappy peopleif it doesn't work out for them.. It IS OK to still want to take care of your head when you have dreads.

I would honestly like to hear from some people that clockwise rubbing GENTLY and not obssessively damaged their dreads. I had nothing but great results with it for 4 years and everytime I stopped for awhile I had wished I had kept up because it kept a nice shape to the dreads without being harmful.

I mean there are videos and information everywhere about what happens with crocheting. And for good reason! Because it REALLY is harmful. But everyone saying clockwise rubbing is bad, have you experienced this? Have you actually done it? Because there is no overload of evidence suggestion it is bad besides everyone assuming it is. Again if it was done roughly and or too much I could see there being a problem. But I am not here to "moderate" what someomne does to their head. Clockwise rubbing was mentioned and I chimed in because I have 4 years good experience with it...

I have been keeping it to myself that I even do it as I figured it would be shot down immediately but I decided as I do with everything else that life is too short and I shouldn't need to hide from people on the internet what I do with my hair!

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
03/29/12 03:43:28PM
72 posts

My babies are dreading at the root!


General Talk

I have thin hair as well. It really doen't hurt the dread. I can understand if someone did it roughly and maybe clockwise rubbing is not the same thing as root rubbing I am not sure. When I dreaded my hair last time it was called clockwise rubbing. I understand that you might not want to try especially with people saying it is harmful. Just thought I would chime in since I saw it mentioned. And what your hair is doing above is what happened to mine if I went too long without doing it. You can choose to let it just be or give it a little help. My choice for me is a little help....

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
03/29/12 03:23:29PM
72 posts

My babies are dreading at the root!


General Talk

I can see hairs breaking if you are rough but if you do it gently there is not an issue. I think brushes do more damage to hair then gentle root rubbing. I have seen people in the past doing it roughly and I would not reccomend that.


updated by @Blessed Earth Mama: 07/13/15 09:48:13AM
Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
03/29/12 03:13:32PM
72 posts

My babies are dreading at the root!


General Talk

I may get flamed for this.... BUT I did root rub or clockwise rublast time around and I am doing it here and there again. It is not obsessively done or roughly done. And I can say for a fact it DOES help. Again my 4 yr old dreads are proof of that. If you do it gentle there is not much difference then say wearing a tam or something that rubs on them.

I have been keeping it to myself that I am doing this again because I am sure it is pretty looked down on here. But from past experience when I DIDN'T do it for too long my dreads would start to grow out too much and lose some of their nice round shape that they had. Considering your hair keeps growing you are not continuelly putting strain on the same spot of hair. The parts that were at your roots will obviously move and you well be rubbing a new growth. It is not damage causing at all if you are gentle anyway.

I bet if you try just for an experiment with that one dread it would help a little. AllI do is grab (gently, more like a pinch with my fingers)the dread about an inch or 2 from the scalp and rub gently in a circular motion in one direction for a few seconds (not even a min) and then go in the opposite direction with the same thing. The thicker the dread the more receptive it will be to this. The thicker dreads respond really well to it and I suspect it is why I am feeling like mine are starting to dread already. That one you have there looks like the perfect size for it as well!

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
03/29/12 02:23:29AM
72 posts

Being a dready vegetarian :P


Dreads and Diets

I eat meat, mostly from a local farm where the chickens and cows are pastured and obviously grassfed and organic. The "label" pastured is better then free range.. Technically free range doesn't mean much unfortunately. :( But I am always looking for more ways/recipes to get more veggies into our diet! So I am following this discussion! :)

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
03/29/12 12:27:44AM
72 posts

My babies are dreading at the root!


General Talk

Whip I think we have similar hair. It is one of the reasons I started this journey again. I was so sick and tired of being in pain from brushing out tangles. I finally said to myself why am I fighting this!? And spongy is a good way of putting it Tied up in knots! I can feel that going on in a lot of my dreads. Mostly the bigger ones seem to be doing it more/quicker. But it is not really visible especially on camera because there is still so much loose hair/fuzz on the outside of the dreads.

Blessed Earth Mama
@Blessed Earth Mama
03/28/12 03:05:05PM
72 posts

Hello everyone! I'm new here and just wanted to meet everyone. c:


Introduce Yourself

Welcome! Nice to meet another backcomb/TNR combo method dread! That is how I have started my dreads both times now and hopefully it will be as good to me this time as it was to me last time!

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