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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/13/13 12:53:35PM
1,302 posts

Six year old dreads thinning, please help


Help! Save My Dreads

What a shame you did not find this site sooner,better late than never though. I am sorry that someone misinformed you about dread care. They are such a part of you after that many years and I hope that Soaring Eagle will be able to help you save them. All the best, please keep us posted on your progress. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/13/13 12:38:22PM
1,302 posts

wearing baby dreads in a ponytail??


Dread Maintenance

Skully, scrunchies are good to use too, just find a loose one or make one. Do you have a store called ARDENE'S where you are? They sell hair stuff 10 for $10, so you can load up on different colors.

Peace


updated by @the-barrellady: 07/23/15 12:41:58AM
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/13/13 12:34:05PM
1,302 posts

wearing baby dreads in a ponytail??


Dread Maintenance

Hayley Sweetie, you should not re-twist hair. It may cause weakening of the strands, and never do them tight. When you do the twist & rip method, they are not dreads, but a blueprint to where you want your sections to be. Those T&R sections need to loosen up in order to do their journey to becoming mature dreads. The process is they will loosen, some even fall out (not the hair but the T&R), the sections will loop, shrink, zig, zag and do any other crazy things they decide to do. By the time they are finished, they will be the thickness of the section at the scalp. So right now your sections lower down are skinnier than where it meets the scalp. That will change, but you have to allow it to change. Re-twisting just keeps putting you back to the beginning with that section.

Biotin can be found at your local drug store in the vitamin section, it is $cheap, it promotes hair growth, just take for 3 months. Hair under 6 inches is harder to dreads, takes longer.


hayley bethune said:

my dreads will be 2 weeks old on thursday. but i had to completely redo the lower back of my head because i wore my hair in a ponytail at work. my hair is pretty short. and i was mostly just selfconsciousabout wearing it down at work. my dreads on the back of my head completely came out and returned to normal straight hair. and while i know to just leave them alone, last night i twist and ripped the straight, undreaded hair. so now i have dreads that are growing a week a part.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/13/13 12:18:01PM
1,302 posts

Help a newby


Introduce Yourself

Hi Jessie, thanks for the compliment. The Baking Soda wash/ Apple Cider Vinegar rinse is a method of your hair washing, not as an extra in-between wash. Either use shampoo or the BS on that particular day. The Baking Soda is a scrub free method which exfoliates the scalp, releasing dead skin which naturally happens to everyone. The Apple Cider Vinegar, which is only on for 1 minute, balances the PH of the hair which is needed after using the BS. ACV is a conditioner which leaves no residue. Maybe for your 4 year old dreads this would be good to do once a month. The rest of your washings with a dread friendly shampoo/soap bar. So think of BS/ACV as a shampoo style all it's own.

It is recommended by others to use Jojoba, I have not heard of Prov-A-protien, ask Soaring Eagle or Baba Fats if that is okay on your 4yr old dreads.

Jessie Mitalle said:

Hey Barrellady, i've perused this site quite abit and have followed alot of the discussions. I found you most informative, so here I am with my questions. My dreads are 4+ yrs old and I am going 'way natural' and clean. I found this site. Explain to me the BS wash and ACV rinse, if you would be so kind. Is this process in the place of shampooing or is it in between shampoos with dreadlock shampoo bar?

I don't use wax but I do use a gel (Prov-A protein) from Sally Beauty's, to keep long strands of hair wrapped around a dread for some neatness.

I will be replacing that gel with dreadlock shampoo's gel come Thurs - payday.

Thanx with love & light Jessie

the Barrellady said:

Baking soda wash: mix 1/2 cup of BS to 5 Cups water, leave on head for 10-20 minutes to exfoliate the scalp, no scrubbing is done. Rinse well. Now add 1-2 capfuls of Apple Cider Vinegar to 5 cups water, pour on head and rinse off within a minute. Rinse well and follow by a cold rinse. That's it. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/13/13 11:42:41AM
1,302 posts

Help a newby


Introduce Yourself

Baking soda wash: mix 1/2 cup of BS to 5 Cups water, leave on head for 10-20 minutes to exfoliate the scalp, no scrubbing is done. Rinse well. Now add 1-2 capfuls of Apple Cider Vinegar to 5 cups water, pour on head and rinse off within a minute. Rinse well and follow by a cold rinse. That's it. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/13/13 12:35:33AM
1,302 posts

I swear by Water.


Dread Maintenance

We learn something new all the time. Thanks Tim & Amanda. It makes sense that if the dreads dry completely, then mold won't happen. I was thinking that the thicker sections might stay slightly damp, but dry is dry. Being a smoker, it is good to know that I can rinse two days in a row if needed :)

Peace

Tim said:

. You can most certainly wet your hair everyday, it just needs to dry. I had some dreadlocks for ten years and the way I did it is not going to be right for anyone else. The basic thing of, keep them clean, let them dry does apply.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/13/13 12:26:09AM
1,302 posts

Dreadlock question


Introduce Yourself

Welcome Mel. Doesn't the female Army population only have to tie their hair up? If so, then I would think that you would only have to tie up your dreads.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/12/13 09:35:27PM
1,302 posts

naturally blunted tips


General Questions

Funny thing is, I knew there was shrinkage involved, but was somehow shocked at just how much. When it happened I was like WTF. I do miss it, but know that years from now it will be just as long, but with beautiful dreads. :)

KnotLady said

wow having hair from your waist go to above your shoulders must be an adjustment. when i was 17 my hair was to my butt and i cut 4 inches off and havent felt right since then. i miss having really long hair...

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/12/13 07:24:50PM
1,302 posts

naturally blunted tips


General Questions

I have read other feeds on this subject & am still not sure whether to wait it out more or correct them now.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/12/13 06:13:35PM
1,302 posts

Where Can One Find Realistic Dreadlock Wigs (For One Who's Bald and Hates It)


General Questions

Some wealthy people, artisans, professionals etc.., out of the goodness of their hearts, will help out someone that has a story, and you certainly would be that person. I know of denture clinics that will help out financially impaired young people who have lost their teeth or need them all pulled, they will do the dentures for free or a very reduced rate. It is a life changer for the customer and a good feeling for the professional. Who knows, may be worth a try???

I like Soaring Eagles idea of a dreaded beard. My husband is completely bald and I find him very sexy and handsome. Maybe time for dreads there?

Skeeter Sanders said:

Thanks, but I don't think I can afford the Hollywood prices.

-- Skeeter

the Barrellady said:

What about using the web and looking up wig makers in Hollywood CA. I would think you could latch on to one that makes wigs for the movies. Have you tried this route already? (let them know it is not for costume)

try googling Erwin Kupitz, Wigmaker he does hollywood movies

Peace

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