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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/27/13 10:18:21PM
1,302 posts

Sup


Introduce Yourself

As long as you clean the hair with shampoo or BS 2-3 times a week, then sure, it is okay to wet it as often as you want, but just make sure it dries completely each time in between getting wet so that mold does not set in. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/27/13 03:01:37PM
1,302 posts

Is this much excitement normal?


Introduce Yourself

I will answer the title of your post..."Is This Normal?".....I bet that 100% of us celebrated our first year anniversary of our dreads, and you will too. I have never did that with any other 'style' before, but I did with my dreads....Is it normal?.....Damn straight it is, these are our growing babies and we celebrate and get excited for so many of their changes and growth. Rock on and enjoy your journey

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/27/13 02:52:22PM
1,302 posts

dread newbie please help


Introduce Yourself

Read the following link to a post, Soaring Eagle just said how to do it:

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/beeswax-on-hair

DaThrill Helton said:

Wax was used it was bees wax but idk its still in there or i can't feel it anyway. how do i remove it just in case
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/27/13 02:45:32PM
1,302 posts

Dyed dreads


Dread Maintenance

Hi, I don't dye my dreads, but here is a link to a group on here for people who share tips for coloring:

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/group/dyeddreadheads

Use the search bar near the top of the page, type in key words eg: dyed dreads...posts from other people on the subject will come up, so will any Groups formed on that subject.

Other members will answer your question though...Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/27/13 12:09:44AM
1,302 posts

My BS/ACV experience, (for those who suffer from dandruff). I also need some advice


Dread Maintenance

Yep, try not to keep on the ACV for more than one minute, you can rinse it out just about right away. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/26/13 11:10:41PM
1,302 posts

My BS/ACV experience, (for those who suffer from dandruff). I also need some advice


Dread Maintenance

Hi there. If your scalp wants to be scrubbed with your fingertips, then go for it. Things don't always work the same for everyone. I do recommend that you cut down to 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar for your length hair. Also, when you have essential oils in the ACV, you don't always rinse it out right away. ACV is a conditioner and should only be on for a minute at most. Over conditioned hair can allow any forming knots to slip out. Be patient, let your sections be, dreads usually like to start forming in 6"hair length or more. So try changing that and see how it goes. Finish off your shower with a cold head rinse, as cold as you can do take, that will help with your dandruff & feel real good.

Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/26/13 06:36:45PM
1,302 posts

Bs/avc wash.


Dread Maintenance

I have hard water and it does not affect the baking soda (BS) wash. Mix 1/2 cup BS to 5 cups water, wet hair and pour onto scalp...leave it on for 10 minutes. (20 minutes if needed for deep cleanse). ...rinse well....You have very oily hair it sounds like, so you may not need the apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse. The natural oils you are quickly producing are balancing your hairs PH. If you find you hair getting a little dry feeling, then try the ACV once a week. How you use this is 1 capful of ACV to 5 cups water. Pour over head after rinsing out the BS well, rinse off right away for your scalp type. (Others with non oily hair would leave it on for up to a minute. )

With this method you don't have to scrub the scalp as it naturally exfoliates the skin, but you can scrub if you want to.

Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/26/13 03:41:38PM
1,302 posts

Just wondering..


General Questions

As long as your hair dries completely each time, then there is no problem. Just never go to bed with wet hair or the mold will set in. Rinse the ocean water out of your hair when finished, you don't want the salt sitting in your dreads drying them out.... BTW, hair dreads super fast from being in the salty ocean water, lucky you! (you won't need to mix your own sea salt sprays or use the Hymalian sea salt spray)

Mikhail Ceballo said:

Thanks to all of you for clearing that up. Especially Barrellady, thanks for taking the time to write such a good explanation. With all that said do you guys think i would have anything to worry about if I'm in the ocean every day? Im still healing from my accident but I'm typically a beach bum, especially if theres waves, ill be out surfing every day. I know lots of people are worried about mold, should i be worried about that if I'm in the ocean every day?

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/26/13 03:31:46PM
1,302 posts

3 1/2 months in...they've turned flat? :)


General Questions

Hi Yogibear. They are looking good. At 3 1/2 months in, you still have many changes ahead. At just over 1 year, my ends that are flat are starting to round out, loosing the paddle look. I just let mine be and they are slowly changing. No worries for ya, yours are doing great. ...Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/26/13 03:06:54PM
1,302 posts

Debating on if I should get dreads or not..?


General Talk

Forgot to mention: natural dreads do not harm the hair in any way, so if you take them out, you will still have your natural hair.

Twist & rip method dreads have a little damage done to them, but not much, you should twist loosely.

Backcombed dreads have damage done to the hairs, it puts little breaks in the strands when forcing them up in the direction of the scalp. If you may take them out one day, I do not recommend this method.

Never crochet for instant dreads, hundreds if not thousands of broken hairs everywhere. You will never get your healthy natural hair back with this method. Never put in hook in your hair.

Peace

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