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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 12:29:57PM
1,302 posts

Newly Backcombed and Waxed Dreads opinions.


Dreading Methods

Hi Dillan. After your first session of removing the wax, you will feel how much lighter your dreads will be.

Did you know that waxed dreads stains pillow cases. Also clothing around the neck & shoulders in summer time. Imagine a really hot day & the wax warms up, slowly it would leach out of your dreadlocks staining anything it touches. You would maybe also get pimples all over your shoulders & back area where your dreads touch.

So, good thing you are removing the bad bad wax. Your dreads will love you forever!

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 12:22:28PM
1,302 posts

Dying Dreadlocks


General Talk

Many of you have asked about dying / coloring your dreadlocks. Some of us reply (like me) how doing it is bad for your locks, (you never want any residues stuck inside them & dying can dry them out). Well, I was thinking today while having my 20 minute siesta in the tub.

My dreads are for life, but I am much older than most of you on here. Many members in this community are teens & early 20's. At this moment in their life, some want to have beautiful dreads as a hair style, they love the look, (who can blame them), and they love the freedom that dreads signify & some as a form of saying f*ck the government, whatever the reason, they want to express their being in an art form. To the members who only want dreads for now, not still 10 years from now, I say have fun with them...add spice & color to them, but just be careful, rinse, rinse & rinse. Dreadlocks are a wonderful way to express yourself already, and for the younger generation: adding beads & hemp wraps & hair dye is a fun addition. If any of you are not planning to keep your dreads forever, do what you want...have a blast...get creative...and enjoyyour dreads.

Peace out everyone


updated by @the-barrellady: 01/13/15 09:47:43PM
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 10:28:25AM
1,302 posts

Black Cube block type thing


Dread Products

there is a video somewhere on this site that shows the block you are talking about. African Americans rub it on their head (short hair) in circles and it makes dreads. Seems weird but it works, is it safe? Don't know

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 02:31:54AM
1,302 posts

I have striaght silky hair


Introduce Yourself

Hi Tyler, Have patience, straight hair will dread. Some hair texture just takes longer than others. There is another dreadie on here who started when I did, and her locks are further along than mine. No worries.

Just make sure you stay away from any shampoos that make the hair silky or conditions. No head & shoulders either. Also, try using seal salt to help speed up the process for you. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 02:07:07AM
1,302 posts

Opinions on best methods to use essential oils to treat itchy scalps?


Introduce Yourself

If you have a little fridge in your dorm, fill up a water bottle & keep in your fridge, that way you can pour it on your scalp at the end of your shower.

Teddyjo said:

thanks, yeah ive been doing that but the water at my dorm doesnt get as cold as the one at home


the Barrellady said:

Teddyjo, just in case you do not know, at the end of your shower, if you rinse your head in as cold water as you can take, it will help with the itches. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 02:04:43AM
1,302 posts

Deep Cleaning.


Introduce Yourself

Sorry to hear about the funk. When showering, make sure that you rinse well, sometimes have a bath and float your hair in the tub for awhile, letting any residue work its way out.

Any smells may be from residue build up, or also from dreads being wet when going to sleep or wet underneath a tam / hat.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 01:51:54AM
1,302 posts

dready timeline January-present


Member Journals and Timelines

Thanks for sharing. Sections are looking great. Peace to you and the little one.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 01:17:44AM
1,302 posts

Opinions on best methods to use essential oils to treat itchy scalps?


Introduce Yourself

Teddyjo, just in case you do not know, at the end of your shower, if you rinse your head in as cold water as you can take, it will help with the itches. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 01:16:10AM
1,302 posts

Loops?


General Questions

Rubber bands break down in warm water and from shampoos, soaps, baking soda etc. When they break down, they can be eaten by your hair section and work its way inside the twist & rip section. Rubber bands get sticky when wet or deteriorating and and will attract lint, odors, pollution etc to get stuck to the sticky. No Good. Use beads instead=Good

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 01:04:24AM
1,302 posts

Various questions on obtaning and maintaning dreadlocks


Dreading Methods

Worried about the section size? Let them separate naturally, on their own. After a couple of weeks they will make their blueprint, then if you want to twist & rip or backcomb you can, But I recommend natural, I did the twist & rip and wished I went all natural. Anyways, after they have separated on their own, divide any sections that are larger than 1 inch or 2.54 centimeters. Any larger and they take longer to dry, over 24 hours when mature, and they can also pull on the scalp from weight when they are longer.

What ever you decide, read all the great info and tips found at the tab pages up top. They will look fantastic and be healthy from all the info you will learn before starting.


updated by @the-barrellady: 07/23/15 04:21:23AM
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