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MiDread
@midread
08/10/10 04:12:08PM
187 posts

When does it all start to "pull" together???


General Questions

Not stressing about this or anything, but just wondering...I was looking in the mirror today at my hair - I have some locks that are actually going through that "tightening" stage where they are loopy and kinky (LOVE them)!!! Then I have some that are still really kind of loose and just look like "fuzzy" hair wads. Then I still have a bunch of little loose hairs in between all of this that are not dreaded yet, but still "velcro" to the hair that is dreading. I actually LOVE the stage I am at right now (about six months in), but wondering when this all kind of "pulls itself together"???? Right now I just have really WILD hair! On top of this, I still have all the curl that I had before I started dreading, so I have all these really funky, curly, dreaded areas and then funky, curly, fuzzy areas LOL! I actually like it!!! Does this all eventually even out??? I am kind of hoping my dreads don't get boring and uniform!!!
updated by @midread: 01/13/15 08:43:03PM
MiDread
@midread
08/03/10 09:17:29AM
187 posts

so i got an email today about manicured locs


Dread Maintenance

I am not really sure what "less harmfull" methods of maintenance would be because I don't do anything with my hair, BUT - couldn't you suggest to him that he teach "less harmfull" methods and maybe instruct his clients that way????? They could still come to him for let's say... an aloe treatment?????? :) !!!!! Or maybe a BS/ACV wash with essential oil rinse???? Some people just feel the need to be pampered and messed with and want to pay for these services (girls especially like a "spa day")!!! Maybe this person could change their methods a little and still promote dread "maintenance and care"????? I can feel for people worried about their incomes in this economy. It's hard for everyone - even locticians who are promoting bad methods. Not to excuse them...but hey - we can offer some alternatives -can't we????
MiDread
@midread
07/28/10 02:35:34PM
187 posts

Because this dude knows what he is talking about...


General Talk

Ha-Ha! I thought that video was hysterical! Was he from MY hometown???? LOL!! How many times did he drop the "f-bomb"??? Sounds JUST like my neighbor down the road!!! :)I ALWAYS thought Lenny was hot WITH his dreadlocks - But, that's just my opinion!!! :P
updated by @midread: 07/13/15 01:32:07PM
MiDread
@midread
07/27/10 06:13:05PM
187 posts

Help for Eczema???


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Really, what foods have you determined trigger it for your kids???? Lots of sugary stuff or additives?????Jesus Freed My Soul!! said:
I have three kids w/ excema. Coconut oil or aloe juice both work great. You can find them both in the health food section at most stores:) I positive the excema comes from food allergies. By process of elimination I have been able to tell what foods trigger the excema.
MiDread
@midread
07/27/10 02:52:56PM
187 posts

loose hair... yet again


Dread Maintenance

You know, the last couple of days I have seen a LOT of people on here just totally FREAKING out and obssessing over their dreads. I don't mean to be rude and I certainly am no expert being only around 5-6 months in. BUT!!! Dreads are not an "instant" hairstyle - period. Not unless you use fake ones! They are also a life changing/attitude adjuster and learning experience. I have MELLOWED incredibly regarding my hair and appearance (and I'm a "girly-girl" - It AIN'T easy!!) If I wanted dreads I had to deal with the crappy/frizzy days and just learn to ride it out! I had my doubts and on those days I just covered them up and trudged on! I still have doubts about the way they look, but day by day it becomes less and less as I see the progress they are making.Embrace the wildness of your hair!! Leave it alone to do its thing! It may take you longer if you messed with them a lot to begin with. Stop obssessing! If you are in food service and are concerned, cover it up! We live in a society where everyone wants what they want now, now, NOW! It just isn't going to happen that way if you want natural dreads. They shouldn't be and aren't - instant, expensive (or for that matter, very attractive at first!) You have to decide for yourself if you have the internal fortitude to stick with it! If you are gonna be THAT upset all the time, then maybe it's just not the lifestyle for you. Good luck with your decision!!! :)By the way - just checked out your pictures and I don't think it looks bad at all!
MiDread
@midread
07/27/10 02:19:30PM
187 posts

Help for Eczema???


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I will try the rosemary in a rinse - don't have any candula, not even sure what it is (I have heard of it, just never used it for anything). Anyway - I have some Rosemary in the garden. Can steep a tea and try soaking in that for a while after a BS wash or just use it in the rinse. I tend to stick my head in the sink and soak when I do the BS/ACV - otherwise, I just wash my hair in the shower.soaringeagle said:
i think the bs/acv teatree and rosemary should do it maybe candula too?
MiDread
@midread
07/27/10 01:34:14PM
187 posts

Help for Eczema???


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

O.K. guys - quick question. I suffer from mild Eczema (was told it was nerves) and only have one little spot on my leg that I have been fighting for months. Then the other day I got a bite on the back of my head and behold - it broke out with Eczema. I have a cream that I use when it flares up, but I don't want that or Hydrocortizone getting in my hair when I am locking up right in that area. If I don't treat it, of course it will itch like crazy (which it already does) and scab up and flake (gross, I know).Anybody have any suggestions for what I can do with the spot that flared up on my scalp? I flip between a Tea Tree shampoo, Peppermint Bronners and BS/ACV when I wash. Any oil, ointment or shampoo suggestions where I don't have to worry about the dreads?????Thanks!
updated by @midread: 01/13/15 08:41:50PM
MiDread
@midread
07/27/10 01:22:58PM
187 posts

Help with Beads????


Dread Products

Thanks for the advice! I don't think that will be too much of a problem - I usually don't wear them overnight and I move them around a lot because my dreads are in the early stages and are changing so much! I've been using beads on some stubborn spots that seem to not want to dread or stay dreaded, but usually I take those out too after a day or so. I usually don't wear any beads to work either so I take them out in the morning if I do sleep with them.NaturalWomyn said:
just remember to be careful with beads in dreads that are not mature yet because they will get grown into your hair eventually if you just leave them! If you don't mind that than no worries but it can cause the dreads to stay skinny where the bead is and fat on either side of it. That makes it impossible to get out!
I seem to have the opposite problem with beads, i can always find the small holed ones but rarely find ones big enough to fit my dreads! etsy is a great resource though. I also make my own peyote stitches and my hubby makes beads out of bamboo and carves designs in them with a dremmel.
MiDread
@midread
07/21/10 04:16:26PM
187 posts

no more off topic discussions on main page!


General Talk

Yeah, really, is the general questions and general talk forum sections off limit to "general talk" and "general questions" subjects other than dreadlocks?? I always felt I could post off topic questions and discussions there without having to join a "group".??????
MiDread
@midread
07/20/10 07:22:26PM
187 posts

Shedding a lot of hair


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I have the same problem. I always lost a lot of hair, even before I started dreading. Now I find really LONG hairs hanging off the ends of my dreads like you and I am around five months in.
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