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Danny
@danny
03/01/11 05:40:21PM
9 posts

Another fricken dandruff thread


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Hey all. I've trawled these forums and found the same responses over and over again,

baking soda (about 1/4 cup to 1/2 gallon of water)

rosemary oil (10-15 drops) tea tree oil (5 drops)peppermint oil (2-3 drops)

acv rinse (same oils)

cold cold water

My dreads just turned a year old.I have had pretty bad dandruff for MOST of this time

I've tried so so so many different combinations of the above:

differnt amount of the oils,

ommiting some,

ommiting all,

different amounts of b/s

different amounts of acv...

all to no avail. Sometimes i'll get lucky and for a week it'll be fine, so i'll be sure to do it exactly the same the following week to just be caked in it.

NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK!!!

i just don't know what to do.. i've accepted the idea that packaged anti-dandruff shampoos will be detrimental to dreading, and also leave nasty residues in my dreads so paranoid of doing that, but this simply cannot continue so what the hell are my options?

i have a lot of patience, but this is just not a sustainable situation. it gets ultra itchy and flaky.i want to prove to the world dreads are acceptable but it's hard when you're frikin snowing on everyone. oh damn that sounds nasty.

*sigh*


updated by @danny: 01/13/15 08:56:38PM
Danny
@danny
08/30/10 11:21:04PM
9 posts

Having an off-week, losing confidence


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

Perhaps it's due to the looming job interview I have set for this Thursday but I'm feeling decidedly self-conscious about my locks.. I've been freelancing by myself (as a computer programmer) since putting dreads in so have had no issues with employers, but now I'm looking for supplemental part time work. I'm targeting not-for-profit/NGO/charity organisations to stay far away from pure corporate jobs, hopefully their views on dreadlocks are as liberal as i assume.I started my dreads via crochet method in Bangkok, but have since left them completely alone save for regular washing (2-3 times a week) with either BS/ACV or Dr.Bronners.I am 6 months in.My hair is thick, straight, and there is a LOT of it. Not great combination for locking i guess but i would've thought I'd have progressed more than I have. The dreads that were started by force have continued to form and are very tight, i have no problem with my actual dreads, it's the hair that is all over the place, either having come out of other dreads or new growth. There is SO much of it and there doesn't appear to be ANY sign of hair either being sucked into other dreads or forming new ones on their own.I see pictures and testimonials of people who's hair apparently starts to dread naturally within weeks, so why after 6 months do i still have long straight tufts of hair all over my head, almost outweighing the actual dreads... I'm trying to be as patient as i can, but surely there should be progress towards dreads even if it's slow. My dreads themselves are maturing nicely, but i seem to just be acquiring more and more undreaded hair which masks this progress.:(
updated by @danny: 01/13/15 08:44:59PM
Danny
@danny
07/11/10 10:17:01PM
9 posts

something everyone should know about locticians and dread salons


Dread Maintenance

this is an incredibly broad generalization.
Danny
@danny
05/30/10 08:26:51AM
9 posts

life the universe and everything


General Talk

soaringeagle said:
420 is the california cops code for pot smoking in progress so it became a tradtion to smoke at 420 and 4-20 (april 20) became a pot smokers holiday
common belief but not true! dates back to a group of highschoolers known as the waldo's who met after school at 4:20pm to smokehttp://www.snopes.com/language/stories/420.asp
Danny
@danny
05/04/10 09:54:12PM
9 posts

new site costs and features comming in july (please read)


General Talk

I am a web developer by trade, just returned from a year of travel, currently unemployed, and very little income. Much of my time is spent searching for work, and doing side projects to keep up to date... While I have it, I'm willing to dedicate some of my time here. Are there any other developers/technical/graphical/design people amongst the mix? Perhaps there are people out there like myself, willing to offer ideas or consult but not able to commit anywhere close to 100% and therefore dont speak up?I'm not a religious user of this site, but i must say there's a soft spot reserved as its timely discovery really did save me from, well basically wax.. I love seeing a new community develop and there's a strong level of connection that i feel most users experience here. I also see a lot of potential. The comments i post below may seem of a critical nature, however they are with a view to a big future and with the utmost respect towards the sites humble beginnings.Here are some things that have crossed the professional part of mind while using this site:-It is in dire need of a makeover. With the concept of dreadlocks everyone here either has or leans towards the idea of letting go of vanity and convential beauty etc, this is fantastic when moving towards a more organic natural beauty, but web pages dont tend to do that, if not designed well they look simply, amature.. and will definitely make people look past content and click on. This is not meant to put down the orginal designer by any means, you gotta start somewhere, but there must be someone amongst the userbase who can come up with something professional. Even if it's a photoshopped/mockup version of what they'd like it to look like with color schemes etc, converting that into the functional skin isnt too difficult a task. A branding and catchy logo would do wonders too.-Overall site navigation and layout, all the content needs to be more easily accessible and the front page drastically simplified. When people first come across this site they are presented with a wealth of data in their face, a bunch of latest comments from different threads they know nothing about, with the most valuable content: links to the 'member created pages and guides' hidden with in a few paragraphs of text or down on the sidebar at the bottom. This layout might be fine for regular logged-in members who are familiar with the site, but confuses and alienates new users.-I dont know a lot about Ning Networks, but the attribute of data, control and restriction being held by a 3rd party makes me cringe. Especially if you're wanting the site to grow more and more.. Down the path Ning are going to continue to exploit the dependence. It may seem like a drastic suggestion but perhaps it's time to consider breaking free? open source packages such as Wordpress with buddypress and bbpress plugins for social networking behaviour etc.. and Ning have announced new ways of exporting the content from their servers for the purposes of migrating data. It's a hard thing to consider when so much time has been spent evolving the current solution, but is this an option to work towards?-Do users really need to be able to to store unlimited images "up to 10mb" each? There could be a plugin similar to that used on facebook that resizes the images to a practical size /before/ uploading, saving countless amounts of data.ok that's all for now.. increasing traffic to the site is a great goal, increasing the number new users that result from the traffic is just as important.
Danny
@danny
04/11/10 10:01:47PM
9 posts

The No-Dread Zone


Dread Maintenance

yeah the back left area of my head consistently unravels and becomes normal hair to date.. my theory is because i have a really strong growth pattern on my head, this area acts like a sinkhole for oils coming from my scalp.. cant think of any other reason!
Danny
@danny
03/03/10 01:58:11AM
9 posts

Your dread story


General Questions

I've wanted dreads for a long while but never really known why. I just finished a yearlong trip around the world where I spent a few months in India. When I left initially I had very short hair and just let it grow for the entire trip. beard too. I let some thai woman crochet them in in Bangkok.I quit a 'good' job as a software/web programmer in a very corporate environment to go travelling. I was petrified that I'd be sucked back into that world when I came home, and i think putting the dreads in was kinda like an insurance against that. It will mean working a little harder but I'd like to try and make it on my own terms in the industry.Mistakes i made? Combing the knots out that formed naturally throughout my time in India, in fear of having ratty looking dreads, saving my hair only to have it damaged by having dreads crocheted in in Bangkok... yeh that's up there... why didnt i find this site a year ago?
Danny
@danny
03/02/10 01:20:52AM
9 posts

Crocheted in Bangkok


Introduce Yourself

I'm pretty pissed off.. I did do a LOT of research online before getting this done and found nothing negative about crocheting or waxing, but it wasnt until after i got the crocheting done in Bangkok that i discovered this site...

I got them done about 3 weeks ago they looked ok, but pretty tight, went to an island and did a whole lot of scuba diving, letting them dryout completely in the sun each time. By the end of that they had started looking really frizzy, and i decided to get them tightened by the bangkok people again just before flying home. But a different person did it, and did them super tight, it hurt like hell and i could hear a whole lot of hair ripping.. Now i've discovered this site and am just plain pissed off that i got them done that way at all.

They're looking pretty fuzzy now, I did one baking soda wash, and have now purchased dr. bronners soap but yet to use it.

i fail to see how the fuzzy hair is going to go getting into the existing dreads.no palm rolling? nothing? it seems like they're just gonna get fuzzier and fuzzier...



updated by @danny: 01/13/15 08:31:40PM
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