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Nogawar
@Nogawar
05/28/12 02:25:28PM
10 posts

lice and fleas on dreads


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I, too, spend a lot of time outdoors, and I worry about what may get caught up in my hair. What brand pet shampoo are you using as a rinse? I would like to keep some on hand (and I can use it for the pups, too!)

Thanks!


Pranee said:

Right on soaring eagle! I spend a lot of time in the woods and I use an all natural shampoo as a rinse. It is for dogs, but it has citronella,rosemary, and tea tree oil in it. it is residue free and my dreads like it too!

Nogawar
@Nogawar
05/08/12 11:16:22PM
10 posts

knotting up only on top... :/


General Questions

Patience is the hardest part, I have come to discover. :0)

Angela Lee said:

Ok. I just need to learn to accept that it's gonna take some time since my hair is short.

Thanks for your reply soaring eagle.
Nogawar
@Nogawar
05/05/12 01:30:47PM
10 posts

volunteers wanted for "outreach programs"


Help! Save My Dreads

I've been meaning to look for dread groups on Facebook. Which are you a member of? After Monday I can start scouting the web as well-I spend a lot of time on pinterest, fb, and tumblr; I'd be willing to pay attention to yahoo answers as well.

Mechell Arant said:

i'm in a dread group on facebook i'd be happy to 'patrol'...

Nogawar
@Nogawar
05/05/12 12:56:15AM
10 posts

Nice to meet you :)


Introduce Yourself

Fear of salons saved me, being perpetually broke as well.Hello and welcome!

fire dancer said:

Thanks for the love SE and Valerie :) I have several (I feel a bit obsessed) pic up on my profile!

Nogawar
@Nogawar
05/05/12 12:52:55AM
10 posts

Cutting Dreads.


Help! Save My Dreads

Fight anyways. Georgia is slowly pulling its head out of its collective ass and becoming a bit more accepting. We have to keep fighting the stereotypes, show these bible thumpers who's boss. (I live in a tough county, but there's so many weirdos like me that it's comfortable.)

Caleb Tokarska said:

No, this is a public school, and im hoping to be able to return to my fine arts school, i have to make an appeal. Even though cutting them is going to be hard, my hair will still be nappy. And theyll be thick by the time they get long again. The alternative school wont know they're dreads, theyll just think i have curly hair. Its going to be tough, but in the end my roots will be stronger. Plus, its fucking Georgia, they wont take the spirituality of it.

Nogawar
@Nogawar
05/02/12 08:39:05AM
10 posts

Finally!--After all these years....


Introduce Yourself

I just took a bunch of pictures. I can't believe how many colors are in my hair--it's been months since I've dyed it and it's a rainbow of golds, browns, and reds!! I'll post them ASAP. :0)

hippiegal said:

Welcome, Jen. Sounds as if you're starting at exactly the right time. Please post us some pics or vids now and again of your progress.

Nogawar
@Nogawar
05/02/12 08:31:11AM
10 posts

Finally!--After all these years....


Introduce Yourself

I love Bronners--but for household cleaning. I tried that at the beginning of my no-poo experimenting, and it's too strong, even diluted. ACV will work the same as lemon juice for me, my family can deal with the vinegar smell (I clean with vinegar just to aggravate them. Nice mom, I know!)I don't think it's an allergy to BS, just overly sensitive skin. It gets more sensitive with each passing year.

soaring eagle said:

hows it iritate maybe your alergic?

if your not using the baking soda id recomend the www.dreadlockshampoo.com soaps or bronners if u dont got hard warer

Nogawar
@Nogawar
05/02/12 12:28:00AM
10 posts

Finally!--After all these years....


Introduce Yourself

I know even heavily diluted baking soda irritates my scalp, so I mixed a small amount of coconut oil to the rinse (as well as the dab of conditioner) to counteract the irritation. Is there anything safe I can replace my rinse with?

soaring eagle said:

ok now that i can read it haha lemon might nit be the best wash i]option it soaks into the inner layers of the hair and damages it bleaching ittoo

since you got the summer off to dive into your spirituality you got to make your way to the rainbow gathering and stay there a few weks or a month orso

your dreads will dread like crazy whikle there

Nogawar
@Nogawar
05/01/12 09:19:16PM
10 posts

Finally!--After all these years....


Introduce Yourself

Ahhhh, is it readable now? My phone was not being cooperative, so I typed it on my phone and emailed myself. :0)

Nogawar
@Nogawar
05/01/12 09:07:49PM
10 posts

Finally!--After all these years....


Introduce Yourself

Hello! My name is Jen. I'm 37, a wife, mom of three, and full-time student (Holocaust/genocide, Peace Studies, Civil Rights, Human Rights,) sister, friend, daughter. . .
I have long toyed with the idea of dreads, always thinking I would eventually get around to doing it. In retrospect, like so many other things, I have not been ready--ready to ditch the hair care products, ready to ditch the combs and brushes, ready to take the time out for ME.

Last Spring I gave up shampoo almost completely--about once every third or fourth wash I add a dab of chemical free shampoo or baby shampoo to my baking soda mix. I wash my hair every 3-4 days, and use a lemon juice/conditioner mix (a few drops of conditioner with about 1/2 cup lemon juice, heavily diluted.) Yesterday was the last day I will mix conditioner with my LJ rinse!
About two months ago I was inspired to stop playing with my hair, or brushing my hair, frequently. I play with my hair often, especially sitting through classes, so this was challenging.

After much research and reading, I realize I am already well on my way to dreads. As I am being financially forced to take the summer off of school, I think no time is more perfect than now to begin this process, since I will not be so distracted and preoccupied with death and war. I already had plans to reconnect with my spiritual self over the summer; this creates an added bonus to the journey.

Today I packed up my hairbrushes and daily combs. Thursday/Friday I will ditch the conditioner.

I want to thank everyone here already. I seriously have spent the better part of my week thus far researching and reading, cross referencing advice between sites, and this is definitely the place I have felt the most comfortable with and trusting of. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting, and I feel I will be well supported on this new path in my life.

~Shalom!


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