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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/16/13 01:16:00AM
1,302 posts

tam hats and sleeping


Introduce Yourself

Wearing a tam during the day does make the sections at the neck line dread faster, causes them to knot up.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/16/13 12:05:40AM
1,302 posts

A long road...and massive thank you <3


dreadlockssite appreciation

Most lurkers become future dreadheads, so that's okay Medussa, we welcome it. You did the best thing getting all the knowledge you needed to grow healthy dreads. 3rd times a charm, glad we inspired you.

Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/15/13 11:59:46PM
1,302 posts

Waxed dreads formed residue pockets and lint!


Help! Save My Dreads

It is a shame that there are sites out there that promote waxing, all to make money from unknowing people. There is nothing with wax that allows hair to truly be a dread, it just holds it together like a candle to give an impression of dreads. Wax holds in lint, smells, water, crap, what ever it wants to, so you will be so happy when that shit is out of your hair.

You will certainly find changes happening with each wax removal process, and they will feel lighter and lighter each time after wax b gone. We are so glad that you found this site too. Keep us posted on your process

Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/15/13 11:38:59PM
1,302 posts

tam hats and sleeping


Introduce Yourself

Hey there. It is not necessary to wear any hat or tam to bed. The sections want to be wild and move around while you sleep. This knots the hair more, the tossing around. I noticed you did T&R but have since just gradually started to leave them alone. What have you been doing since you made the sections?

All you need to do is keep your hair clean and separate any sections trying to join together,that's it, pretty easy. Those sections you made are not dreads but the blueprints to them. They will drastically change over the next year. They will loosen, zig & zag and loop and shrink. They will need to loosen in order to do this, so please do not re-twist any or you will go back to square one each time. You will be excited by the changes. Washing & letting the hair move is the quickest way for it to dread.

It good you can crochet yourself all different color tams, some days you'll want to wear one when you go out, on those very messy days that we all have sometimes.

Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/15/13 05:11:32PM
1,302 posts

root size - separating


Dread Maintenance

Hair separates better when wet. It makes the strands stronger with the water in them, less damage if you have to get rough with them for those tough ones.

arrows_of_the_rainbow said:

okay perfect, exactly what I was looking for. I'm guessing it'd be easier to do while my hair is wet?

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/15/13 04:48:29PM
1,302 posts

Well water, hot water tanks


Dread Maintenance

I finally posted the pics Wind

Wind Horsley said:

Lady, did the service man come out yesterday to swap out the rods?

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/15/13 04:43:57PM
1,302 posts

Well water, hot water tanks


Dread Maintenance

Sorry, I forgot to post the pics of the rods that came out of my hot water tank. You can see how the hard well water corroded the rods. There were two in the tank, one is dissolved to a nub, the other is all thin and dissolving. The pieces that have broken off were all inside the tank. These rods were the width of my middle finger when new. These were causing the rotten egg smell in my hot water.

Have had the new aluminum rod in the tank for two weeks now and we all notice the difference. No smells, fresher feeling hair too. Before, my dreads still felt dirty after cleaning, but now my hair always feels clean. I have been doing the same washes as before to do a true test and am ecstatic with the results.

So if any of you have well water, you may want to check into replacing the magnesium rods inside the tank to the aluminum. Oh yes, I asked the repair many what the rods purpose is, and it is only to prolong the life of the tank, that's it.Took a picture of the new rod, but somehow deleted it, but as I said, it should be the width of a middle finger, look the same the entire length and be firm.


updated by @the-barrellady: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/15/13 04:14:12PM
1,302 posts



I am also passed a year now, started with mine almost to my waist, most went above my shoulders, Now I am starting to notice a little growth, but then again I started taking Biotin about a month ago to speed up the growth. When I first started, I was aware of shrinkage, but holey shit, not like this!! Somehow it took me by surprise.

Noodle-Doo said:

Thank you! Yeah, they are probably between one third and one quarter of the original hair length now, and that includes the year of hair growth in between. Think it's stopped shrinking and started growing out now.

I was never that bothered about ageing and greying and stuff, but dreading has taught me even more that it doesn't matter. I don't have locks to try and look good, so why should the colour matter? (Though I do like dyed ones on other people, can be really cool). I'm really into the idea of the growth of dreads recording the history of a person, and getting older is all part of that.
the Barrellady said:

Great timeline. lots of shrinkage. Thanks for sharing with us Noodle-do, they are awesome, especially the grey starting. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/15/13 04:14:12PM
1,302 posts



I am also passed a year now, started with mine almost to my waist, most went above my shoulders, Now I am starting to notice a little growth, but then again I started taking Biotin about a month ago to speed up the growth. When I first started, I was aware of shrinkage, but holey shit, not like this!! Somehow it took me by surprise.

Noodle-Doo said:

Thank you! Yeah, they are probably between one third and one quarter of the original hair length now, and that includes the year of hair growth in between. Think it's stopped shrinking and started growing out now.

I was never that bothered about ageing and greying and stuff, but dreading has taught me even more that it doesn't matter. I don't have locks to try and look good, so why should the colour matter? (Though I do like dyed ones on other people, can be really cool). I'm really into the idea of the growth of dreads recording the history of a person, and getting older is all part of that.
the Barrellady said:

Great timeline. lots of shrinkage. Thanks for sharing with us Noodle-do, they are awesome, especially the grey starting. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/15/13 04:10:34PM
1,302 posts

essential oil spray questions


Dread Maintenance

My Tea Tree Oil is 100% Pure Australian Oil, so good question.

Robyn said:

Is tea tree oil from wal mart ok to use or is that not right..? Is there a 100% pure tea tree EO ? :/
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