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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/23/13 08:44:13PM
1,302 posts



Like Robyn said, have fun, decorate it like crazy if you want. Add charms, wraps, string, shells, whatever you want. The only time is hinders the dreading process is if a tight wrap is used on the entire dread.

Dreads are a way to express ourselves, so express away my friend. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/23/13 08:16:24PM
1,302 posts

Marine clay / clay for dreads?


Dread Maintenance

Please stay away from wax, doing it even once can cause long term problems.

A product recommended by Soaring Eagle is Dreadlock Shampoo, handmade by Vicki. Hers have beer and clay added into them and they do make the hair dread faster. I am not sure if there is a difference on what clay types can be used for dreads. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/23/13 07:45:48PM
1,302 posts

tight dreads


Dread Maintenance

Sounds like you maybe twist & ripped too tightly. They may take quite a few months before the zig zag if done tightly. There is no need for you to palm roll the ends at all. All you have to do is wash & separate. You are only 3 months in, you got a way to go for all the action to happen. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/23/13 01:28:08AM
1,302 posts

To anyone thinking dreads might prevent you from finding a job..


Introduce Yourself

Having a sincere smile and a friendly personality go a long way in a job interview. Gone are the days of prim and proper uptight employers. Employees are the front line of business, personality is what counts. Congratulations on your new job. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/22/13 04:32:50PM
1,302 posts

Yet another drying question..


General Questions

Here is another tip for you. Purchase a couple of micro fiber towels, like a Shamwow ( one place to find them is auto sections in stores) These will reduce your drying time so much. Use one to absorb the excess water from your hair, it will suck up so much, and use the other one to put on top of your neck brace/under your hair...this will absorb the water still coming out.

Still use a towel too. Here is a tip for a towel. Dreads love lint, can't avoid it, so use a towel the same color as your hair so that the unavoidable towel lint won't be as noticed.

Here's to a speedy recovery...Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/22/13 02:56:04PM
1,302 posts

Does Crocheting dreads make them NOT loop up?


crochet and dread tools recovery

Well, glad to hear you are just curious. People who use the crochet method usually have continual maintenance done on them. The maintenance tucks all the looping back inside, they get rid of what is suppose to happen. All this pulling back in with the hook breaks hundreds of hairs, maybe thousands, each time. For anyone wanting dreads instantly and only for a year or so, then hey, what the heck. If they are aware that the manufactured dreads will not last and they will eventually break off and ruin their hair, it is their hair to do with what they want. As long as they are maintained with a hook, they will NEVER mature.

For people who want dreads for years or for life, waiting two years for neat, tidy, beautiful and healthy locks is worth it.

Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/21/13 11:39:59PM
1,302 posts

My babies!


Member Journals and Timelines

Congrats on your beginning. You did them loose so that you wouldn't break the hairs, but you know what, loose is best, too tight and they take longer to dread. You are off to a great start, Enjoy your journey. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/21/13 11:20:19PM
1,302 posts

My review of Voodoo Soaps and Hard Water


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Hi Dawn, I read your comment below and hope that I did not offend you in any way with my comment that I would not try your soap because it was created for your bi-racial daughter that has/had dried out hair. I would only assume, without trying your product, that it is more on the conditioning side. I am happy for you that you are able to start your own business and wish nothing but success. Doing something we love is the best job in the world. Peace and love sent to you.

Dawn Gill said:

I did creat this for my biracial daughter who has very fine and straight caucasion hair. Biracial kids come in many shapes sizes and color and we can not assume that every biracial child has course hair. I have three children and they all have thin fine hair, my nephews are biracial one has fine hair one has curly un course hair. neighbor has biracial kids and one has course hair and one is tight two biracial nieces and both have very thick curly hair but still not course. My productwascreated for my childthat'sthe short story.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/21/13 09:53:12PM
1,302 posts

Scalp stench.


General Questions

Hi MoorZ. Using baking soda is to exfoliate the scalp, so try pouring it directly on your scalp instead of soaking it in a large bowl. I don't think you would get the same benefits if the scalp is not completely drenched? The scalp smell did not happen in the beginning for you which might mean you have build-up from not getting the entire scalp drenched.

Good luck, hope you get it all settled soon, it's all trial and error. Peace

MoorZ said:

I use 1/2 BS cup to 5 cups of water with around 10-20 drops of tea tree and lavender, some peppermint. Usually Ill dump it all into a large bowl and soak my head in there. Ill leave in for 20 mins rinse then do ACV with a little less oils. My actual hair will smell great but by the next day or two I can already smell my scalp. This has just started to happen, wasnt an issue in the beginning.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/21/13 09:25:34PM
1,302 posts

feeling colorful....


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Henna is recommended as the least damaging to dreads. But be forewarned, baking soda will strip the color out, any type of dyes, so you won't be able to use the BS anymore. What ever you choose to use, rinse, rinse, rinse, even squeeze to make sure all the dye is out. Have fun.

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