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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/19/13 08:48:21PM
1,302 posts

Is it okay to bleach my hair?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

I have no experience dying dreads, others on here who have will answer you I am sure. My concern would be with the conditioner that is included with the kit. After you bleach, you have to use the conditioner, and using that would reverse your month long process. I would think that the knots etc. would come undone.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/19/13 08:36:26PM
1,302 posts

Is it okay to bleach my hair?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Hmmm. I would think that it would be hard to get the bleaching solution out of the core of mature dreads.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/19/13 06:05:32PM
1,302 posts

starting my journey, a couple of questions


Dread Maintenance

Hi Luke. You think your scalp is over compensating because you are not washing, but you are...the baking soda you use is washing your hair, it is just a touchless wash that you leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing well. The apple cider vinegar balances out the ph in your hair after using the BS., it does condition it, not like store bought conditioners, just use 1 capful to 5 cups water and leave on for 1 minute, rinse well. Your hair will section first, then start all the little knots, loops etc, have patience my dear, you are off to a great start

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/19/13 04:25:28PM
1,302 posts

Racism with dreadlocks?


General Talk

We are all human beings, why must we judge other peoples looks? (I don't). To be natural and free is awesome, a beautiful feeling. Can't we all just get along without comments? Perhaps in another world

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/19/13 03:37:06PM
1,302 posts

New to the site and to dreading!


Introduce Yourself

Welcome Laura, your dreads will look fantastic, curly hair dreads naturally so quickly. You are on the right track with this site. The dreaducation tab at the top has lots of information to keep you with healthy dreads. A great site for natural dreadlocking shampoo is dreadlockshampoo.com, this is the one that Soaring Eagle recommends. By all means, use the baking soda/apple cider vinegar rinse until you get dread shampoo. The baking soda works fantastic, so use it as long as you want in the beginning. I am at 11 months and still use it. Happy Dreading, show us a pic in a couple of months. Cheers

Laura Annalina said:

so I have the perfect hair type? And where do I get a dread shampoo or can I just use the baking soda stuff I keep reading about
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/18/13 10:53:03PM
1,302 posts

At night


Dread Maintenance

Hi Natty. Nappy is a good thing. Before you dreaded, didn't you have bed head in the morning. Well, that's good for dreads, speeds up the process. Keep em free baby, keep em free :)

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/18/13 05:45:18PM
1,302 posts

ACV capsules?


Dread Maintenance

Baba Fats is right, but I wonder something. When people take garlic pills etc, the garlic aroma sometimes comes out when they sweat. Apple Cider Vinegar has a strong aroma of its own, would a person sweat out the smell if they took these! Just something that made me go hmmm.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/18/13 05:41:03PM
1,302 posts

Piercings and tattoos


General Talk

Thanks Ruby. I am an artisan who works from home, so I've never had a problem because my boss, me. loves them. To any who find it difficult to find a job due to tats, just cover them with makeup for the interview. If hired, ask you boss if they mind the tattoos, if they do, just cover them with the makeup when at work. Eventually they will know you are a great employee and human being, and may let you expose them, depending where they are...HA HA

Ruby said:

Omg barrellady that is so beautiful I love it!

And yeah Brianna I see my body as like an empty journal I need to fill it with memories :D

Did you guys ever have any trouble finding a job cause of your ink?

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/18/13 05:23:33PM
1,302 posts

What If I used "coarse" sea salt opposed to the "fine" sea salt?


General Questions

It dissolves quickly, so I would not worry. I think it would take a little longer if mixed with cold water, kind of like sugar dissolving in hot vs cold, so you are fine BeauZay

BeauZay said:

lol I've never waited for the sea salt to dissolve before I poured over, even when i did the sea salt pour over without the BS. hmm, I guess its works for this long, i suppose its not that bad to NOT let it dissolve? What's the draw back?

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/18/13 05:10:11PM
1,302 posts

Bicarb wash


Introduce Yourself

Apple cider vinegar will condition and balance out the hair. After you wash and rinse well, mix 1-2 capfulls, (depends on your hair length) with 5 cups water, pour on head and leave for 1 minute only and then rinse well. The soaps and shampoos found on dreadlocksshampoo.com work great with hard water. I also have hard water and use the baking soda/ACV for my dreads. Cheers

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