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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/26/13 12:55:41AM
1,302 posts

Loops?


General Questions

Hi N. Twist and rip is only a blue print, They will NOT stay looking how they do now. The ideal way to start t&r is to let the hair separate naturally for a couple of weeks, then do the twists. So if you sectioned them on your own, some may be fighting to go where they would have naturally. You can't force them to stay in a certain direction, like towards the back, they go where they want to. Did you keep the sections no larger than 1 inch, any larger and they can take 24 hours or more to dry once mature.

Your changes will be shrinking, loosening, looping and frizzies. You can't change any this, it is part of the journey. If you wash & separate any joining sections, then you will be fine, that's all you need to do.

Don't worry about how they look, just enjoy the ride, Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/25/13 02:06:18AM
1,302 posts

I just started and I have a couple questions


Dread Maintenance

Hi Eliza, welcome to the site. There is great maintenance info on the dreaducation tab at the top of the page, recipes etc. I use the baking soda wash & apple cider vinegar rinse. Sometimes I add a few drops of essential oils into the wash.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/25/13 01:31:34AM
1,302 posts

Hullo, dread-heads!


Introduce Yourself

Wow, I can't believe you wanted them since 3 years old, that is so cool. I bet they already feel like a huge part of you. I am happy for you to finally get your little girl wish. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/24/13 07:02:07PM
1,302 posts

My Sons Mother Has Been Breaking Out, (acne/blemish's) Quite a Bit Lately...


General Questions

A product called African Black Soap works wonders for blemishes, & African American hair. It comes in liquid form and black soap bars. Use as the daily soap for all over! She will get much use out of this product.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/24/13 06:56:48PM
1,302 posts

What am I doing wrong?!


Dread Maintenance

I have used this twice in 1 year and it does wonders if not overused. I don't mind the smell that others talk about, perhaps they've improved it. I do not recommend mixing it with baking soda. If anything, dilute it in a small jug of water to pour over dreads and let sit. Rinse it out over and over until you are sure it is completely out of your dreads, you will be surprised at the colour water if you do have residue.

KnotLady said:

i have been noticing something similar in mine. i think i may be due for a anti residue shampooing. nutrogena makes one. only use once or twice a yea. i hear its really strong. i think i might delute it with some baking soda rinse personally. i hope that helps.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/24/13 06:53:29PM
1,302 posts

What am I doing wrong?!


Dread Maintenance

Hi Kvetka. How old are the dreads that you took apart with the black stuff inside?

Your shampoo is low residue, which means it still has residue in it, not good to use. Whenever washing, rinse, rinse & rinse again, perhaps you are not getting everything out of the dread. Make sure your hair is dry before going to bed or wearing a tam, as mold can set in, could it be that?

I use a towel the same colour as my hair, that way I won't notice the fluff as much. Also, I use a micro fiber towel, like a ShamWow, to absorb lots of water out of my dreads to encourage faster drying.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/24/13 06:40:12PM
1,302 posts

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics


General Talk

Tonight on TV, on the W channel, Undercover Boss Canada has the Director of LUSH going undercover working in the factories and retail locations. I am going to watch this one. I get it here at 7pm


updated by @the-barrellady: 01/13/15 09:47:31PM
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/24/13 01:51:52AM
1,302 posts

...At Last


Introduce Yourself

Crazy things will begin to happen now. The shrinkage has begun. They will soon change in appearance, loosening, looping and zig zagging. You want all this crazy stuff to happen. The dreads will shrink to become fatter and lock up, and will eventually become the width of the section at your scalp. Do not despair when it all looks a mess, this happens to some of us, especially me. All you need to do is keep them clean, separate any sections that try to join together when needed and sit back with a cup of tea to enjoy the ride. Have fun on it.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/24/13 01:44:52AM
1,302 posts

...At Last


Introduce Yourself

Shrinking is a great sign that they are well on their journey. They need to shrink and loop in order to become mature locks, so yep, you sure do want that.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/23/13 10:39:00PM
1,302 posts

Soaring Eagle, the younger stud


Introduce Yourself

Great pic Soaring Eagle. Thanks for sharing


updated by @the-barrellady: 01/13/15 09:47:28PM
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