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kaedence
@kaedence
12/28/12 08:06:20PM
10 posts

Shower time!


Dread Maintenance

Hey there fellow dreadies :-)

I've had me dreads for about 15 months now, so they're nice and sturdy. Not worried about loosening them. BUT. Had some questions for fellow dreadies that wash their dreads with some sort of soap or water. If I dont use soap I tend to get the dandruff. If I wash them once a week with oil free shampoo seems to do the trick.

Here's my question:

To prevent soap build-up, does it seem necessary to completely saturate them before applying soap to the scalp? Or only afterwards? Many reasons to avoid taking long showers, limited hot water being one of them. My dreads are about shoulder length or longer. If I fully saturate before and after shampooing, it seems like it takes 15mins to saturate, soap, then deep rinse. Just want to know if any water conscious folks out there have the same issue.

Thanks!


updated by @kaedence: 01/13/15 09:42:26PM
kaedence
@kaedence
05/24/12 11:31:41PM
10 posts

Adding Wool Dreads


Dread Accessories

Thanks for responding ladies!

@ Valrie, yeah, I'm only really interested in temporary ones. I just couldn't find any non-commercial info on possible issues with temporary dread falls. Thanks again for responding!

kaedence
@kaedence
03/06/12 08:37:15PM
10 posts

Adding Wool Dreads


Dread Accessories

Thanks for the feedback Ixchel and Soaring Eagle! Yeah, I'm definitely only considering adding wool dreads not adding wool sleeves to existing dreads.

I have a friend who has wool dreads in her straight hair. She's also had normal dreads and said the wool ones are maintained exactly like the normal ones, but I didn't get to ask her about the long term impact to the existing dreads. Definitely no additional issues with odor/mildew according to her experience.

As far as why I'm considering it, have mixed feelings about adding anything to my body or hair--I almost always love the playful wilder look on other people and would love to see my hair look a little crazier or thicker than it does at this stage. It's a conflict between love of art and fear of superficiality. So while I'm deciding what feels right for me, knowing about any obvious downsides of adding entire wool dreads (extensions?) may help me reach an easier conclusion =~}

Thanks again for responding!!! =~}

kaedence
@kaedence
03/06/12 07:13:01PM
10 posts

Adding Wool Dreads


Dread Accessories

Hey there folks! Anyone have info on adding wool dreads? Do they put much strain on existing dreads? Also, how long does an average wooly last? Any feedback helps! Thanks! =~}


updated by @kaedence: 02/15/15 04:12:16AM
kaedence
@kaedence
02/27/12 08:57:57PM
10 posts

Hi, im Chris, and i think i fucked up.


Introduce Yourself

Regardless of whether or not the crochet method is bad for your hair (even though, logic suggests it is bad), why spend all of that money to do what your hair will do naturally with no more tools than your own two hands? =~} And if there's a 50/50 chance that they're bad, why risk it?

kaedence
@kaedence
02/27/12 07:07:03PM
10 posts

Dreads & exercise


General Questions

Greetings, friend! I second the other comments you've received so far. My youngest sister has thick undreaded hair that gives her headaches sometimes when it is long. My hair has been longer than hers and never gives me headaches, perhaps because it isn't as thick. I know more physically active people with dreads (including backpacking/rockclimbing/yoga/jogging/etc) than inactive people with dreads, and I've never heard them give it a second thought. Plus, if your dreads do ever get too long, you can always trim them (especially once they're mature). Also, though she's not a singer, one of my favorite contemporary classical musicians, Zoe Keating had crazy long dreads for several years. I know a lot of undreaded people who find dreads really elegant and sexy. =~} If you're interested you check out Zoe Keating, my favorite song of hers is "Sun Will Set" =~} Happy journeys!

kaedence
@kaedence
02/26/12 12:09:26AM
10 posts

dreadlocks changing more than your hair


General Talk

Wow, Purkurr!

Your experience sounds beautifully interesting!! I have some interesting theories on the spiritual relationship between life and death that may be completely relevant to your dream if you're ever interested in talking about it more. I'm a bit obsessed with the creative/spiritual path of dreaming...haha...It sounds like you know where you need to be going! What a beautiful story =~} !

Purkurr said:

I don't know, how I have changed since the decision of having dreads.. but I have seen these really strange dreams.

I have already two times this year decided to let my hair dread and everytime I have made the decision, I've had these weird dreams. In the first one I was with my classmates, and one of them said to me: "You have really changed, you are now fully changed spiritually." And I became so happy in that dream! It was a bit of a disappointment to wake up.

In the second dream, which was last week, another classmate of mine somehow.. did somekind of a treatment on me, spiritual healing or something like that and then she showed me two roads. One was the road of life and it was sunny and warm, and golden and the other one was a road of death and of course it was dark and scary. Most of the people I saw walked towards the road of life, but I didn' t - I chose the road of death but to my surprise, I wasn't scared at all. I somehow became "friends" with death.

Well, I don't know about these dreams, but they sure were strange, and oddly enough, happened to me every time I made the decision to dread.

kaedence
@kaedence
02/26/12 12:05:14AM
10 posts

dreadlocks changing more than your hair


General Talk

That's awesome Paige!! I definitely relate XD

Paige Bouvard said:

once i made the decision in my head, before i even started them, i just started feeling happier. then i started making them and now i'm doing neglect, and even though i have had pretty much no support from my family and friends (except my bro), strangely i feel better about myself than ever before! basically just a huge self confidence boost :)

kaedence
@kaedence
02/26/12 12:00:22AM
10 posts

dreadlocks changing more than your hair


General Talk

Haha...this is a BIG question, forgive my big answer...;~}

I've always prided myself on not needing anyone's permission to be myself. At the same time, I always felt this strange sense that my flat/straight hair said something frustratingly inaccurate about me, and it was the sense of this blatant miscommunication that sometimes stunted my sense of self-expression.

As far as the ways I've changed along the dreading process, I actually don't really feel like I have "dreads" at all. I just feel like me. Before I dreaded my hair, I felt off, but from the moment I began the dreading process 6+ months ago I felt like I was taking off some false stricture I'd had encasing me my entire life. What feels even more liberating, at this point, is that I'm just mostly letting them do their own radically wild thing despite the fact that some unexpected/close people have issues with that. It even feels empowering to be able to hear their criticisms and consciously recognize that they have a different relationship to beauty than I do.

There is no one form of beauty. A smooth, cylindrically formed, rope like dread is just as beautiful to me as a wild loopy frizzy clump of hair. It's good to be reminded that bigotry hides in unlikely places and open acceptance is available for exploration as soon as we're ready. I feel like I can give people something when I do not let their criticisms degrade the way I feel about my hair. It suggests an alternative perspective is possible---a confidence based beyond the dictates of a commercial imperative that demands commercially procured uniformity (even in "hippie" guise).

But on a broader level, beyond my sense of self-image, dreading has come at the same time as a number of other wonderfully liberating changes, so it's hard to say if one is the result of another. I think they're interconnected. Maybe I wouldn't have come to certain conclusions (such as dreading my hair) until I was ready to come to others (such as manifesting my personal life vision, beyond the mores of society). In other words, I find myself much in the same space as yourself. It is wonderfully exciting, no??

Thanks for asking such a thought provoking question. It would be kickass to to hear more about the ways these experiences are developing for you. Happy journeys friend!!



kaedence
@kaedence
02/25/12 10:35:05PM
10 posts

good number


General Questions

I have about 40 =~}

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