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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/07/13 02:21:10AM
1,302 posts

Top of my head looks awful!


Help! Save My Dreads

Sorry to hear you got taken in by a salon.$$$ If the owner who did your dreads really knows his stuff, then why do they feel like you can pull them apart??? Crochet hooks break the hairs into little pieces everytime that hook goes through, that breaks the long strands inside and outside the dread/section. That is why they feel like you can pull them apart. Crochet hooks and wax are the two worst things for dreads.

Do yourself a favor and do not use dry shampoo for your dreads or cover them with a cap to keep them dry when you shower, they need to get wet and clean. I think by now your scalp needs a huge baking soda cleanse. When you do it you will find a lot of dead skin washing off your scalp.

It will take about 6 months or so to feel a difference in the crocheted dreads, they will take time to repair if you keep them healthy and clean.

Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/06/13 10:48:22PM
1,302 posts

Natural methods to help hair start dreading?


Dreading Methods

The most natural way to dread is time. We all have time. When you sleep you have time. When you are hanging out, you have time. When you are with your buddies, you have time. When you sit on the toilet, you have time. So see, you are dreading and using only time.

Two weeks is nothing. You have only been dreading for 336 hours, that's not much time, ya need more.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/06/13 03:18:38PM
1,302 posts

Hard water = Dandruff?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Sorry I can't put the link here, but go to the search bar on the site & type in "essential oils dandruff Soaring Eagle", then you can read his post on how to do it. Hope it works well for you

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/06/13 03:09:16PM
1,302 posts

Hard water = Dandruff?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

So try that page I recommended, it makes a paste to leave on your scalp, that should help it out. :)

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/06/13 02:54:25PM
1,302 posts

Hard water = Dandruff?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I have hard well water & never get dandruff. Since day one of dreading (1yr), I have used the baking soda, acv rinse, finishing with a cold rinse. Have you tried doing a deep cleanse with baking soda to lift all that away from your scalp? Certain essential oils will help for extreme dandruff, my mouse is not working well to post the recipe link, but type in the search bar "essential oils dandruff Soaring Eagle" and this page will certainly help you.

Do not use regular dandruff shampoo as a last resort, it WILL leave a residue

Peace

Is your hard water from a well or the city?

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/06/13 02:24:15PM
1,302 posts

Might sound stupid


Dread Products

No question is too stupid on this site. This is a new journey for thousands on here, if not more, and dreading is a learning process every step of the way. Who knows, there may be others out there with the same question in their head. Ask anything anytime..lots of friends on here to help you. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/05/13 04:11:09PM
1,302 posts

Washing Dreads


Dread Maintenance

Hi Paul. At the end of your shower is when a good cold head rinse is added. This closes the pores on the scalp that produce natural body oil.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/05/13 02:43:13PM
1,302 posts

Baby dreads and tying them up. Help please


Introduce Yourself

Hi Ladie J. Hair will dread faster if left loose to move around. The twist & rip sections are a blueprint to your dreads and need to loosen in order to become mature dreads. They go on a journey of shrinking, looping and changing all the time. They need to be free!!! If you must tie them up, do it just before you need to and take them out as soon as you can. Just leave them loose as much as possible. Oh yeah, don't tie them up too tight. Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/05/13 02:21:45PM
1,302 posts

Well water, hot water tanks


Dread Maintenance

The service man came and changed the rods. I will post a pic tomorrow of what the rods inside looked like that he removed. Turns out there were two magnesium rods in the water tank. They should be about the thickness of my thumb. One was dissolved to nothing, just the stub at the end. the other was dissolved to the core of the rod & pieces were crumbling off of it in my hands as I touched it. So all this rod crap has slowly been running through our pipes into our hair. Well water & magnesium rods do not mix. After he changed it all, I emptied and refilled the tank several times last night, (unplugged so not wasting heat), and got rid of all the fallen off rod stuff in the tank. The service man also bleached it all out, so I made sure the bleach was gone too. (The service man kept the rods to teach others what well water will do to them) I asked him what the purpose of the rods are in the tank & he said it is only to prolong the life of the tank. Huh......He also said that if this does not work, then he will remove the rod completely.

Tomorrow I will shower & post if my hair feels any different, rinses any different, or maybe even look any different. I did notice already that there is no faint odors coming from the hot water anymore.

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
03/05/13 02:04:32PM
1,302 posts

Natural Or Not?


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

Photos like these are what gets us through the growing/maturing stages. Thanks for sharing.


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