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Bird
@bird
04/21/11 02:09:13AM
74 posts

super tight zig zags


Dread Maintenance

Same thing happened to me. I have bunches at the bottom of the majority of my dreads, but one in particular decided to form in the worst possible way (a four inch line, not a square shape). The tension on my scalp got too painful, and i tried separating it into two dreads, but it didn't budge. In the end, I had to cut off the dread glob and comb it out to let it start anew. I don't regret it at all... that shit was starting to hurt! Best of luck!
Bird
@bird
01/20/11 06:17:25PM
74 posts

Shampoo struggle part deux


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Thanks for the recommendation, Rawsum but I have a feeling that all those oils in it would make it worse (just based on my experience with essential oils in my hair). Le sigh.... I will probably try something with lots of tea tree(the only oil that seems to help with oiliness for me). Will report back this weekend after I wash with something new.

Thanks everyone!
rawsum said:

Hi Bird, You could try the Bodysplash ... it will for sure cleanse your scalp of any excess oils .. I still use on occasion to condition and cleanse my dreads :)
Bird
@bird
01/20/11 12:28:16AM
74 posts

Shampoo struggle part deux


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Yeah, I will slowly wean myself into washing less. I just want to find a cleaning agent that isn't full of crap that will clean my hair. Does anyone know of any soap made specifically for dreads that has not been mentioned?

I'm feeling desperate. Just want healthy haaiiiirrrr!

Bird
@bird
01/19/11 10:16:17PM
74 posts

Shampoo struggle part deux


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

SE, i DO add sea salt to my bs ANNNND I do the hot/cold rinse (hot water as i rinse it out then freeezing cold water before i get out of the shower). It's getting ridiculous!

I guess i'll try the thyme tea again, i just hate walking around smelling like that.

I usually skip 2 days in between washings. I know I should probably try to stretch it out, but I want to get a bit less oily first cause it would get gnarly after a week.

Heather- thanks so much for the recommendation! I will look into it right away... just want to get this stuff figured out, it's frustrating.

Bird
@bird
01/19/11 09:54:30PM
74 posts

Shampoo struggle part deux


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Okay, there are some new face on here since last i posted about my lame scalp.

Nothing works for me, and I really want to keep my scalp and hair healthy and natural, so lend me some advice. Heres the lodown:

Dreads are 10.5 months old, have been washing without chemical shampoos for 11 months or so. Have tried: Dr. Bronners liquid and bar, bar was more successful but both left me greasy (yes i diluted the liquid and yes my city has soft water). Then tried maylees shampoo bars, also left me greasy (i tried them for months and scalp did not adjust).

Throughout it all i have been using baking soda/acv and this ALSO leaves me greasy. My latest endevour has been a natural liquid shampoo called Uncle Harry's which sort of left me greasy as well..... tonight i decided to do the BS with ACV (i had been doing BS without the ACV to try and dry it a bit).

The ACV made it WAAAAAAAAY worse and more greasy. And started unraveling some of my newer dreadlings. small, diluted ratios so what the hell is up?????

Should i try the neutrogena anti residue crap? HALLLP!


updated by @bird: 01/13/15 08:53:59PM
Bird
@bird
01/19/11 04:11:23PM
74 posts

Itchy Scalp


Dread Maintenance

I wish I had a dryness problem... my scalp is just a psycho oil producer.

I've heard, like what SE suggested, that peppermint is very soothing. Good luck

Bird
@bird
01/13/11 12:34:24PM
74 posts

Found this soap...


Introduce Yourself

depends on the type of water you have... any castile based soaps aren't too good with hard water. Then again, I live in a city with some of the softest water in the country and dr. bronners still left me a little slimy, even after diluting it. Give it a try though, and worst case scenario, you'll have AWESOME body soap if it fails on your hair.

Chelsea LookWhatTheCatDraggedIn said:
I was thinking a out using dr. Bronners. How good is that?
Bird
@bird
11/20/10 03:37:58PM
74 posts

a interlocking loctician wanted to show me how great interlocking is


Dreading Methods

Wow, just returned to see how things are going on here, and this is what i found. What a bummer... if anybody out there starts a new dreadlock site let me know. There are many individuals that I really enjoy on this site and would enjoy keeping in touch. But there is so much animosity here, it's so sad to me! I know many will argue against the whole "why can't we be friends?" philosophy, but in a time where there is so much ugliness in the world, it seems so counter productive to fight about such silliness.I said it once, but we are all on this site due to a common bond. In western society (and I know there are some on here who do not belong to this society, though it seems to be spreading across the globe) humans tend to be very individualistic and we need more community! Lets make our communities a healthy and happy place to go.Hope you're all well and that someday we can just let all of this craziness go..
updated by @bird: 07/10/15 01:05:16AM
Bird
@bird
10/22/10 01:54:40AM
74 posts

I wanted to add to the "natural" discussion :(


Dreading Methods

So sad, because my purpose of creating it was to point out how ridiculous this all is.I don't know how to delete it, but I'm sure SE was planning on it anyways.Adios amigos! It's been good, but I think I will be leaving for quite some time. I can't imagine anyone on here would want to keep in contact with me, but if you do, I have an email :)Good luck to all of yalls.

rawsum said:
I see Bryce deleted his thread.. or so it seems.. I might implore you to do the same bird... these threads are very embarrassing IMHO and counter productive to the positive motive set out on the front page mission statement .. please delete.. thanks ahead :)

updated by @bird: 07/23/15 03:31:35AM
Bird
@bird
10/21/10 09:39:43PM
74 posts

I wanted to add to the "natural" discussion :(


Dreading Methods

Since when are opinions b.s.? It's like i said in my original post... somebody's definition of nature is subjective.Just another example of what I believe has made this place a less friendly interweb destination... When I first found this place 8 or so months ago, it was much more friendly and inviting. I feel like anyone will get their head bitten off for mentioning their opinion around here. There are ways of disagreeing respectfully. (and generally when you do disagree, it's smart to say why...instead of leaving it as "your opinion is bs").And thank you, knottysleeves, you were one of the individuals I had in mind who has made my experience here more pleasant. Your advice was never condescending and I appreciate and love the awesome dread sleeves I bought from you.And for the record, I do agree that "natural" dreads are better, so I am not one of these people you speak of who is bringing up this topic from a point of jealously.Whatever though, like I said, it is stupid to argue. I don't care what anyone one else does to their own hair... I do care, however, when my opinions are belittled with no additional explanation.
updated by @bird: 07/22/15 06:47:11AM
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