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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/28/13 02:41:40PM
1,302 posts

Neck Problems!


General Talk

Here is a post comment below from Baba Fats about oily hair. I hope you find it useful. Please keep us up do date on your neck problems and if you found a solution. We are here for you....Peace

Are you adding oils to your BS wash? When you wash with that, are you doing the ACV rinse?

Oily hair means your scalp is too acidic. ACV is an acid. If you are using it, stop. Try washing with JUST BS for a few weeks. The oiliness should go away. Wash like that a few more times. Then VERY GENTLY reintroduce the ACV mix 1 capful of it with 1 gallon of water. Only do this once a week. The other times you wash, don't use any ACV. If you don't get oily after a couple of washes, do the same thing twice a week. If, after another couple of weeks, you still are dry, do it 3 times a week. If you still stay dry after a few washes, you can raise the amount of ACV a little bit 1 wash at a time.

Read more: Hair Gets Greasy After One Day Without Washing - dreadlocks forums http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/hair-gets-greasy-after-one-day-without-washing?xg_source=activity#ixzz2OrSQzuPA
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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/28/13 02:35:03PM
1,302 posts

Will my dreads turn out ok?


Help! Save My Dreads

You're welcome Sarah. Look at my page and you can see my T&R dreads just over the year mark. And also use the search bar near the top of the page and type in "3 week timeline" or "1 month timeline"..etc. You can check out the process of other peoples journey. But remember, we are all different. People with curly hair usually dread so quickly, so don't let other peoples progress make you judge your own. Yours will be wicked one day. Relaxing and enjoying the journey IS part of the journey...have fun...Peace

Sarah Gogarty said:

Thankyou for the encouragement! I was getting quite disheartened and considering combing them out and starting from scratch. I will also stop looking at all the random timelines and constantly comparing my hair to others.
I'll just relax and enjoy my journey :)
I'm just so glad I found this site! It's so nice to know that there are others out there kind enough to help and advise. Many thanks.
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/28/13 02:28:15PM
1,302 posts

Neck Problems!


General Talk

Gee, sorry to hear about your neck pain. Do you really think it is from the dreads? You have not had them long enough to cause weight problems. It is hard to tell from your pic, do you have fat dreads/congos? The heaviness from these may cause stress points on the scalp. If you have any sections over one inch, try separating them into smaller sections, that may help you. Were you ever prone to migraines? If so, then dreads may not be for you. You said your hair gets in the way when you sleep, so perhaps you are positioning your head in an awkward way when you do sleep, so the muscles are getting sore. Try placing all you hair above your head when you sleep, or even try tucking them under you neck and use them as support. Have you been having emotional stress in your life right now?, sometimes this can cause the pain you are experiencing. Oh yeah, when you did the Twist & Rip, did you do them tightly right up to the scalp? This will cause discomfort, as dreads need to have loose roots in order to move around, so if this is your problem, it will correct itself as the hair grows, making the roots looser. Let's see what your answers are so we can help you. We would hate for you to cut them off if there is a solution for you.....Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/28/13 01:49:44PM
1,302 posts

Will my dreads turn out ok?


Help! Save My Dreads

Well my dear, they look perfectly fine for 3 week old dreads. The T&R that you did are not dreads at all, they are the blueprints of where you wanted your sections to be. The frizziness is normal and will be there for perhaps a months, different for other people. Your sections will loosen, maybe completely fall out, and this needs to happen so that your hair can go on its journey on becoming a dread. Those sections will loop, zig zag and shrink, becoming dreads. I am over a year into my journey and do not have mature dreads yet.

Those sections will turn into the thickness of where the section meets the scalp. (Recommended scalp section is 1 inch or under....unless you want fat boys). So to get to that thickness, they have a lot of action to do.

Believe it or not, but doing T&R actually sets you back a step because they do need to loosen first, with neglect/free form method they are already loose.

Just wash & separate any sections trying to join together. That is all you have to do now. You don't need to worry about how they look, you don't need to worry if your don't look like someone else s at the same timeline, you don't need to worry when it all falls out.....you don't need to worry at all...just sit back and enjoy the ride. That is the great thing about growing dreads, enjoying the amazing process along the way. Take weekly pictures and you will see the changes each week.

Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/27/13 11:40:46PM
1,302 posts

Sup


Introduce Yourself

When I said wash with BS or shampoo, I did mean a dreadlock shampoo or bar. ...Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/27/13 11:13:48PM
1,302 posts

Undreaded section at front of head, what to do with it?


Dread Maintenance

That is a typical problem. It is cause by the natural oils we build up throughout the face and hairline. I still have undreaded sections around my forehead hairline and right above my ears. I know it is from my naturally oily skin type. Try to pay attention to that area more and wash it a few times a day to remove the body oils, this might speed up the dreading process there for you. . Doing T&R there might not do anything, all my sections were done that way and the oils just condition the hair there and the knots slip out. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/27/13 10:27:17PM
1,302 posts

Still having dandruff problems! :c


Dread Maintenance

Yep, and how long are you keeping the baking soda wash on your scalp for?

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/27/13 10:26:02PM
1,302 posts

maintenance


Dread Maintenance

Hi Kimberly, the dreaducation pages have all your answers, but here is the ratio for washing every 2-3 day in the beginning;

mix 1/2 cup of baking soda (BS) to 5 cups of water, pour on wet scalp and let it sit for 10-20 minutes...rinse well...now you must balance the hairs PH from using the BS, so mix 1 capful of apple cider vinegar (ACV) with 5 cups water, pour on head and rinse off right away or within a minute.. This is also a safe conditioner for dreading....You can finish off with a cold rinse, as cold as your head can take.

Sea salt sprays can start right away, helps the locking process, Don't use regular table salt...Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/27/13 10:20:18PM
1,302 posts

Dread progress?


Dread Maintenance

No worries, two months and looking good. Your looping should start soon by the looks of things. Enjoy the ride. Peace

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