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Flicker Wings
@flicker-wings
07/08/10 04:21:08AM
20 posts

Painful cracks on the heels


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I hate shoes, so I walk around barefoot pretty much all day, I have a pair of sandals to throw on if we are going into a restaurant, so I get cracks all the time.What I usually do is spend a good amount of time in the water, until the cracks have started to get that weird texture that's really gross. I usually swim in the pool, go to the beach, or take a long bath. Than I use a callus remover, I have always bought them at target, and it costs only a few bucks. It works a lot better than pumice stones, or the other foot wands. Now they have the ped egg, which I think in really gross so I just use the one that doesn't collect the skin lol. Than I scrub off all dead, ugly, cracks that'll come off. Usually when I am done there are a few deep ones left. This removes all the dead and dry skin, and prevents cracks from getting worse. They sell callus remover gels and cream, but they don't really work all that well. It just kind of speeds off the process. I would just use some tea tree oil to help.After that, I use coca butter, which will repair your feet as well as keep them hydrated. I have use Vaseline with socks but I found the coco butter helps my feet more. If my cracks have bled, I put tea tree oil on them.and I know this is a lot of work, but if you do it about once a week-twice if they're real bad-it prevents the cracks from getting worse, and using coco butter, or shea butter like island mama said, as much as you can-they'll improve. if you want to skip all this, you can probably just go get a pedicure. I have only done this once for a wedding but it was the only time I never had any cracks. Once you get soft feet, they're easier to take care of.The trick is to remove the calluses because it's the build up of dry skin that cracks on your heals. I never had any luck with creams or lotions or rubs or scrubs or anything like that, but if I scrub my feet once a week, they crack less. But once I start slackin, that's when the cracks get the worst. you just gotta give them some love.
updated by @flicker-wings: 07/18/15 04:05:54AM
Flicker Wings
@flicker-wings
05/27/10 02:49:21AM
20 posts

if you didnt go neglect/natural to get dreadlocks do you wish you did (and vice versa)


Dreading Methods

haha I always sometime wonder if I would like my dreads a lot more if I back combed them instead of the natural method. I have one dread that I back combed long before I stopped brushing and it is my favorite. I like how the end of it is wispy-not like the round tips of the natural ones. I also like the thickness and size of it. Plus, it has about a year on the other dreads that are only in their 4 month and a lot of them are still locking up and looking crazy. It is also my longest dread, and I miss the length of my hair. I lost a lot of length. But, I am just trying to be patient with these babies. Hopefully in time, the natural dreads will be my favorite.
Flicker Wings
@flicker-wings
05/27/10 02:35:00AM
20 posts

So glad to be here!


Introduce Yourself

I miss my length too! my hair shrunk up like crazy. Welcome C:
Flicker Wings
@flicker-wings
03/30/10 01:28:23PM
20 posts

Partial Dreads


Dreading Methods

Or you can commint to loving both your dreads and unlocked hair. :)
Flicker Wings
@flicker-wings
03/30/10 12:27:55PM
20 posts

Dr Bronner's Feedback


Dread Products

You have to be careful when useing Bronners, I kept effing up in the beginning by useing too much-which was making my dreads come loose or not rinseing it enough made my hair oily. I stoped useing the bottle one because it just never really worked with keeping my hair clean, but I switched to the bar soap and I love it.
Flicker Wings
@flicker-wings
03/30/10 12:20:54PM
20 posts

Dread experiments!


Dreading Methods

yeah, I agree. I love the red color, it's really pretty and interesting.What kind of dye did you use?Iain said:
wow the red color in your hair is perfect for this to, it helps them stand out really well.
interesting thus far, especially how they are in a few months.
Flicker Wings
@flicker-wings
03/30/10 12:07:32PM
20 posts

Partial Dreads


Dreading Methods

I did this; I had a few dreads in my hair before I decided to do my whole head. For one, I backcombed it a little bit and stuck a bead on it, (I wouldn't backcomb my whole head but it was kind of difficult to put in a natural dread when you're still styleing and conditioning the rest of your hair) the others were natural dreads. I put the beads on them to keep them separated from my undreaded hair. When I showered, I just kept the dreads separate from the rest of hair and every now and then I would wash it with my friends bottle of Dr. Bronners. I think the beads really helped because it helped lock the dreads, it kept them separated so they didnt become mysteriously thicker over time, and it made them stand out. Now that Im doing my whole head, the ones I did before look AMAZING compared to the other babies.It was strange putting the few in at first because it takes time for the dreads to mature and especially in the beginning they looked the same as the rest of my curly hair would. But after about 3 months they defiantly distinguished themselves from the rest of my hair. After I got a hair cut (which was funny because I had to explain to the stylist to stay away from them with conditioner and scissors) they were longer than the rest of my hair and they looked really interesting.A lot of my friends have done this as well in different styles and ways. Some have shaved heads with a dread on the bottom. I know girls who have a lot on the bottom and normal hair on top. Whatever you prefer :)
Flicker Wings
@flicker-wings
02/14/10 05:22:53AM
20 posts

Keep up the good work everyone!


General Talk

Hellllllo beautiful people. I contemplated dreads sing for so long, I stopped using conditioner, I T&R some sections in my hair which I later combed out. I have kind of lost track of time since I started all of this sometime in December. I have stopped brushing, and then combed everything out twice. But, after visiting this site practically every time Im on the computer I was encouraged to stop brushing and just go all natural! I think I am around 3 weeks when I finally stopped touching my hair with anything other then some soap and water, which is no time at all, and I only have some few dread babies-which I am very proud of.

AND, just like everyone else on here-Im sure your dread journey has not been easy! I had so much trouble with oily hair, which I just recently got under control. I was tempted to just brush all my progress out and backcomb my curly fro so I would at least have hair that resembled dreads. I was jealous of my friends hair which just recently and unintentionally started dreading because he just was too lazy to do anything to it. There have been sooo many times where I just wanted to give up!

But, I havent, and I am really proud of myself.

I wanted to make a post because honestly, if it wasnt for logging on to Dread Locks Site, I would have combed out my hair. Every time I log on, I am able to accept that my hair doesnt just instantly lock over night. I am able to accept that my hair has been naturally curly and untamable all my life, and to accept the strange sectioned afro I wake up with. I am able to accept that my hair is locking from the tips-unlike my friend Lucas- who has formed at the roots-but thats okay because each dread journey is different. I am able to accept that a lot of things I was doing has hindered the locking process and learn the correct way to do things. I am learning patients- which was something I really never had, and am being rewarded every morning when my hair is one step closer to becoming complete locks.

So I wanted to thank everyone on here, who I may not have spoken to personally, but know that I have read a lot of discussions and am thankful for all your dready knowledge. Everyone on he has such a beautiful soul and are so encouraging.

And I also wanted to let anybody out there who is thinking about or starting on their dread journey that you can learn so much from this site and that you can find so much encouragement from the members on this site. Also, dont give up! I know I wanted too!

I also wanted to hear how anybody else overcame any speed bumps on their dread journey!


updated by @flicker-wings: 01/13/15 08:31:15PM
Flicker Wings
@flicker-wings
02/14/10 05:22:51AM
20 posts

Keep up the good work everyone!


General Talk

Hellllllo beautiful people. I contemplated dreads sing for so long, I stopped using conditioner, I T&R some sections in my hair which I later combed out. I have kind of lost track of time since I started all of this sometime in December. I have stopped brushing, and then combed everything out twice. But, after visiting this site practically every time Im on the computer I was encouraged to stop brushing and just go all natural! I think I am around 3 weeks when I finally stopped touching my hair with anything other then some soap and water, which is no time at all, and I only have some few dread babies-which I am very proud of.

AND, just like everyone else on here-Im sure your dread journey has not been easy! I had so much trouble with oily hair, which I just recently got under control. I was tempted to just brush all my progress out and backcomb my curly fro so I would at least have hair that resembled dreads. I was jealous of my friends hair which just recently and unintentionally started dreading because he just was too lazy to do anything to it. There have been sooo many times where I just wanted to give up!

But, I havent, and I am really proud of myself.

I wanted to make a post because honestly, if it wasnt for logging on to Dread Locks Site, I would have combed out my hair. Every time I log on, I am able to accept that my hair doesnt just instantly lock over night. I am able to accept that my hair has been naturally curly and untamable all my life, and to accept the strange sectioned afro I wake up with. I am able to accept that my hair is locking from the tips-unlike my friend Lucas- who has formed at the roots-but thats okay because each dread journey is different. I am able to accept that a lot of things I was doing has hindered the locking process and learn the correct way to do things. I am learning patients- which was something I really never had, and am being rewarded every morning when my hair is one step closer to becoming complete locks.

So I wanted to thank everyone on here, who I may not have spoken to personally, but know that I have read a lot of discussions and am thankful for all your dready knowledge. Everyone on he has such a beautiful soul and are so encouraging.

And I also wanted to let anybody out there who is thinking about or starting on their dread journey that you can learn so much from this site and that you can find so much encouragement from the members on this site. Also, dont give up! I know I wanted too!

I also wanted to hear how anybody else overcame any speed bumps on their dread journey!


updated by @flicker-wings: 01/13/15 08:31:14PM
Flicker Wings
@flicker-wings
02/13/10 03:21:11AM
20 posts

Dr. Bronners questions


Dread Maintenance

I vote for the bar, my favorite scent is lavender although I have that in liquid. The liquid makes my hair kind of gross, even if I dilute it, so I wouldn't recommend using liquid Bronners if you have oily hair.
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