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@opaulao
06/11/10 10:26:31AM
751 posts

How to best use essential oils?


Dread Products

thanks! I had actually been looking for those discussions for a while and I found a good one now :)soaringeagle said:
u certainly can leave em on just wouldnt over do it
rosemary for dandruff thyme g\for oiliness jojoba for conditioning umm theres 2 full lists in featured discussions use the new search type in herbs
the new search works best
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@opaulao
06/10/10 09:13:27PM
751 posts

How to best use essential oils?


Dread Products

So I finally got my hands on some Tea Tree oil today. I plan on buying others like lavender and sweet orange.So what is the best way to use these?Should I put them in my baking soda wash?orCan I put them in a spray bottle with water and spray and leave it on?O and which other oils would be good to use?
updated by @opaulao: 02/14/15 04:53:25PM
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@opaulao
06/08/10 11:04:47PM
751 posts

Totally, dead straight hair. What do?


Dreading Methods

I use a little lemon juice between washings. It makes them feel really good. I only do 1-2 times a week. Then again I've only been dreaded for a week and a half so I've only done it twice so far :)If you do use it make sure you strain out all the pulp. I didn't do that the first time and had little bits of pulp on my hair xPSalt water is what really does the trick though. It dries out the hair and makes it knot faster. I spray my hair with salt water after I wash and it makes them tighten back up after loosening up in the shower.Chris Rimmer said:
soaringeagle said:
lem0onjuice i find makes em soft and it can lighten them in the sun i think what u meant was sea salt sea salt does help a bit some ppl add lemon juice to the sea salt but im not really sure why or if it really helps
u can experiment but sea salt is what ya want to get em knotty

I'd read somewhere that it helps the locks tighten, then again my memory works in retarded ways and might have confused lemon juice with citrus (found in many dread 'helper' products) versus salt water. If that makes sense... But yeah. How do you mean it tends to make them softer? Are we on about a smoother, less wirey kinda soft or a loose, likely-to-fall-apart kind of soft? I like having lighter hair anyway (half of why I like summertime =D) so that's a bonus. Also, for the salt I'm guessing the best way is to rinse the dreads in salty water?

Sorry for the deluge of questions, but I don't want another wasted attempt =D

updated by @opaulao: 07/03/15 08:03:27AM
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@opaulao
06/05/10 02:35:17PM
751 posts

Hello New Kingdisco Here


Introduce Yourself

Welcome!I've only been around this site for a while and quickly found that this is the nicest bunch of people you will ever know!!I'm not much for pictures either but no one will judge here so it was pretty easy to put some up :))
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@opaulao
06/03/10 02:55:32PM
751 posts

Dying my roots brown


Dread Maintenance

If one where to dye with regular store bought dye, how can I be sure that I wash everything out after the process?
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@opaulao
06/02/10 08:45:34PM
751 posts

How can I clean out (natural head)oil from my baby dreads?


Dread Maintenance

ok so I tried the baking soda/acv and it worked really well.My hair is still a little oily but nowhere near as much as yesterday.I made the thyme tea and I'll spray some on and wash again in a couple of days.Also itchiness is way down :)and I didn't have to wash my part of undreaded hair with regular shampoo because that got cleaned too. Yesterday I had to wash it because it was very greasy :/
updated by @opaulao: 07/20/15 11:59:15AM
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@opaulao
06/01/10 08:04:44PM
751 posts



If you're going to comb them out, I saw a lady do it on YouTube with a fork instead of a comb. It seemed to be a lot easier. Maybe you could try that before you decide to cut.
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@opaulao
06/01/10 04:14:56PM
751 posts

How can I clean out (natural head)oil from my baby dreads?


Dread Maintenance

Yeah, I'm thinking I'll use the baking soda until I wash my hair twice a week... Then I'll try dr bronners again to see if it's that or if it's just my hair.
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@opaulao
06/01/10 03:42:10PM
751 posts

How can I clean out (natural head)oil from my baby dreads?


Dread Maintenance

ok Thanks!!What I'm gonna try is the baking soda wash(1 Tbsp per cup of water ok?)Then spray with just sea salt waterI've actually been spraying it with salt water with lemon, I don't know if the lemon would add to the oils? I don't know...but I'll try just pure sea salt to see how that works.and I'll spray with thyme tea between washes.
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@opaulao
06/01/10 03:10:28PM
751 posts

How can I clean out (natural head)oil from my baby dreads?


Dread Maintenance

So I started my dreads less than a week ago and I was feeling a couple of dreads that are a little loose and the hair was very greasy. My hair does have a tendency to be oily.I know that oily hair will mature slower, so what can I do? Will the baking soda wash clean out the oil?I just washed my hair today with Dr. B's Tea Tree. and I live in a very humid place(Near Wash. DC)
updated by @opaulao: 02/15/15 05:48:40AM
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