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Amanda12
@amanda12
12/10/13 05:30:18PM
47 posts

Freeform/ Natural/ Neglect Comments


General Talk

My Dreads are a year and a half old TODAY! And I've never had a comment from a stranger. Not once, Never! Not even family (including my husband) ever comments on them. I kind of wish I knew what they were thinking, even if its bad.

When did you first get comments, how often do people comment, what do people say?


updated by @amanda12: 11/30/17 04:08:18AM
Amanda12
@amanda12
12/10/13 05:14:55PM
47 posts

Coconut Oil...


Dread Products

I dont know if its good for dreads or not but I did it. I put about a 1/2t in about 3 cups of hot water and dumped dumped it all over my head and left it in while the sink filled up, then I did a bs rinse. Then I ran my head under sink water and filled the sick back up to soak in clean water. Next I got in the shower and used ACV/ teatree/ rosemary mix and rinsed well. I got out and when all of my hair was dry I noticed I didnt get all of the oil out. Its been 2 days and I still havnt gotten around to washing it out again. Today I noticed its not greasy anymore, my dreads are softer than ever before, and best of all none of them seem to have come loose. :) Im calling this a win! I wont do it again for a long time, maybe 6 months, a year, a year and a half(the amount of time I've had dreads and not done this) we'll see how long this softness lasts. :)


updated by @amanda12: 01/13/15 10:00:18PM
Amanda12
@amanda12
10/15/13 02:50:43PM
47 posts

Is the baking soda/vinegar combo really the best?


Dread Maintenance

Im at 16 months neglect and Ive never bought dread shampoo just bs then acv. Ive also used diluted head and shoulders for dandruff (dont really recomend). 11 months in I added tea tree oil to ease my mind about lice and mold. 13 months in I decided to add rosemary to help dandruff, it alone works better than the head and shoulders, but hasn't cured it so I'm looking for other oils that might smell good with that blend and also help dandruff. But I have noticed no funky anything at all. I know I've heard of build up with sadly all shampoos, but rinsing could be a factor in the problem

Amanda12
@amanda12
10/03/13 06:55:45PM
47 posts

Most interesting thing your hair's gotten stuck to


General Talk

You know those fly ribbons that hang from the ceiling? As I pulled it down out of the tube, it grabbed my dreads! It continued to unspin from the container and sucked me in. :/

Amanda12
@amanda12
09/18/13 10:08:22AM
47 posts

wearing a hat slow or speed prgress of newly forming locks


Dreading Methods

It might even help knot, if its not tight, every time you take it off you're going to need to separate and everytime you separate you risk un doing some knots but its worth it unless you want mega locs. The fact that your job is willing to bend the dress code is great, so unless you hate your job I don't think I'd go running to the woods like a wild man!

Amanda12
@amanda12
09/06/13 06:54:54PM
47 posts

Cutting/Trimming Bottom part of hair?? 5 months in Rip n' Tear Method


General Questions

Yeah what he said. Your hair's not done shrinking and that hair will be pulled up over time. They're just babies don't cut em!

Amanda12
@amanda12
08/13/13 01:29:00PM
47 posts

Hair Separation...


crochet and dread tools recovery

Because its the end of your real hair I think you could crochet it and not cause a terrible amount of damage but if you are worried maybe you could wrap it.


updated by @amanda12: 07/23/15 09:39:31PM
Amanda12
@amanda12
08/13/13 01:22:15PM
47 posts

They will not stop melding


Dread Maintenance

It will get better. If you have a problem area then wrap every other section or so and in a week or two un wrap them and wrap the others. I did this to my congo wannabes and the reason I say to unwrap and wrap a new one is because the wrap prevents a lot of progress but once they tighten a little they will stay apart much better and you wont need to separate nearly as often. Or you could use beads but they can become knotted up in the dread, cause weak (undreaded) areas, and my not stay in very well this early. Best of luck and don't give up.

Amanda12
@amanda12
08/09/13 03:36:40PM
47 posts

fat Locks take special care


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I dont have any super fatties but I squeeze em wrap em up and squeeze the towel take the towel off and head bang (clean my bathroom, lol) then I flip the towel over to the drier side and wrap them back up for a few minutes. At that point my dreads feel dry to the touch (not to the squeeze of course) and no longer drip on me. But the main reason Im posting this is because of the flip the towel thing. I felt like a genius when figured out I dont need 2 towels!

Amanda12
@amanda12
08/09/13 03:22:52PM
47 posts

WHAT CAUSES MOLD? HOW TO PREVENT IT?


Dread Maintenance

I put My hair in a bun in the shower and its stays mostly dry/ dries quickly. I hate showers in the morning but there is no rule that you need to wash your hair in the shower. I wash my hair in the sink (before 4pm) and usually shower at night.

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