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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/02/13 03:05:19AM
1,302 posts

Waxy white stuff!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Greetings to Norway from Canada. My mom is from Finland, so I know your winters. Does your country sell a product called SHAMWOW, which is a liqued absorbing cloth? If not, I am sure they are sold on the web or try an auto shop store. Soaring Eagle said he used it to help dry his hair, so I bought a large one to try. It literally reduces hours from my hair drying time. And yes, hot air blow dryers will heat the oil on the scalp and also dry out the dreads, which reverses what essential oils do. Stay warm, we are having winter here too.

Reben said:

So i'll just stay as clean, bronners-free, blowdrier-free and such until my scalp gets healthier.


updated by @the-barrellady: 07/18/15 11:47:55PM
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
02/02/13 02:49:19AM
1,302 posts

gross dreads


Dread Maintenance

Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo will work. It is strong & not recommended to use more than 2 or 3 times a year, but when needed, it really works. When rinsing it out, you will see the water turn blackish, that is the stuff coming out of your hair. It may make your scalp itchy for a week or so, but at least the dreads will be clean. I had build up due to hard water & my dreads thanked me for using this. I added it to 5 cups water to dilute it first. After using, rinse, rinse, rinse. :)

KnotLady said:

thats something ive been wondering

k money said:

are there any clarifying shampoos that are residue free?

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
01/30/13 12:07:26AM
1,302 posts

Hair That DreadheadHQ Is Proud Of


dread wax and dread kits recovery

Imagine how heavy dreads with wax in them must be, like a candle. Has anyone previously used wax and experienced headaches, did they go away during the wax removal process? Just curious.....


updated by @the-barrellady: 07/23/15 07:20:39AM
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
01/29/13 09:04:12PM
1,302 posts

Question about my roots


General Questions

Dreads and the journey are fastening. Just keep em clean and do nothing else, they do all the work, for free I might add.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
01/29/13 08:49:08PM
1,302 posts

Greetings earthlings *.*


Introduce Yourself

Hi Heather, Wash just your bangs daily, that will solve the oil problem. Just towel dry and your done.

Heather Feather said:

I think I do want to keep them undreaded but how do I keep my bangs from being so greasy? I just washed them today and their already greasy and I use Dr.B which is SUPPOSED to strip the oil..

And how long should I wait til I wash my new dreads? I'm sure I can find a discussion on that..

PS Melanie, I do gotta JIbboo!!<o)))>{

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
01/29/13 02:20:54AM
1,302 posts

motivation for my dread journey!


General Talk

Hi and welcome to this fantastic site that has helped me plenty. Hair should be washed every 2-3 days, must be clean to dread, natural oils slow down the process. Having done the twist and rip myself, I recommend the free form way, all natural. The T&R takes longer to mature, as they need to loosen up first in order to dread, so why not skip that step and go natural. This site recommends that you wash with baking soda when first starting out, it is a no touch wash. The recipe for this is 1/2 cup baking soda to 5 cups water. Pour the mixture over your head and let it set for about 20 minutes before rinsing it out. To condition the hair, mix a cap full or two of apple cider vinegar to 5 cups water, pour over head and rinse, no waiting required. This does have a strong smell, so a few drop of your favorite essential oil added to this mixture helps. Dreads take more than a year on most people, the the timing does look right for you, sometimes timing is everything. The search tab and dreaducation tab at the top of this site can find you just about everything you need to know, so happy reading.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
01/29/13 02:11:30AM
1,302 posts

Wren shampoo


Dread Maintenance

Hope that nobody is misled by the Wren Shampoo advertising at the top of the site. It is NOT recommended for dreads, way too much conditioning agents. Dreads YES, Wren NO


updated by @the-barrellady: 01/13/15 09:45:06PM
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
01/29/13 02:06:16AM
1,302 posts

My hair wont dread


Introduce Yourself

Have you tried washing your hair with the baking soda recipe and doing it faithfully for two months before giving up?. It lifts the dandruff away from the scalp.
Joseph said:

I already tried several oils, man. Selsun Blue has been the only thing that's worked.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
01/29/13 02:02:32AM
1,302 posts

I think im gay.......


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

YOLO, Find out what makes you happy in life, never deny yourself

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
01/29/13 01:58:28AM
1,302 posts

What naturally causes dreads to become thick or thin?


General Questions

Hi there. The thickness of a dread is determined by the section of hair at the scalp. If that area is the size of a quarter, that that is what the mature dread will become. It is recommended that a dread should be no larger than a quarter/1", otherwise they take longer to dry, and will be heavier over the years, causing some tension on the scalp. When people do the twist & rip method, they will not stay the size they first look, as they will loosen, shrink and zig zag up and eventually become the thickness of scalp size. When first starting out, if you need to separate daily, then do so. There is a video on this site on how to do it. It does not take long for hairs to join over in another area, especially when we sleep on it, so keep up the separation, beads help with this. The thickness of a single strand of hair does not determine if your dreads will be thick or thin. Assorted sizes look wonderful and original. and natural.

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