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Cathy Givans
@Cathy Givans
11/03/11 01:40:57AM
44 posts

Thinking about starting over with the natural method


Dreading Methods

In case you decide to take them out, thought I would share what I did. I saturated my dreads in conditioner and actually let the conditioner soak into my hair for about a day. The next day, I rinsed and re-conditioned. I noticed that taking them out was easier to do when they were wet and if I had one that was really stubborn about coming out, I would just add some more conditioner. Whatever you decide to do though, good luck! I am heading into day three of neglect and am already seeing some separating. Wish I would have started this way to begin with, but live and learn, right?

Cathy Givans
@Cathy Givans
11/03/11 12:09:16AM
44 posts

white people with dreadlocks


History and Religious Significance

So swooning over this post! Thank you for sharing! I let myself give into that whole "I'm white, I should have soft, flowing, combed hair" idea once in a while and feel all sad about my dreads and wonder if I should give in. (I also live in a really small, conservative town, so that doesn't help, lol) Now all I have to do is remember this post! Again, thank you! Oh, and awesome research skills btw!

Cathy Givans
@Cathy Givans
11/03/11 12:03:50AM
44 posts

An article I want to share


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Something I wrote about the 7 billionth baby and what it means for life on our planet.http://www.growingyourbaby.com/2011/11/02/who-is-the-seven-billionth-baby-and-how-does-it-effect-us/


updated by @Cathy Givans: 01/13/15 09:12:57PM
Cathy Givans
@Cathy Givans
11/02/11 06:57:23PM
44 posts

New Dreadlock Shampoo Bars


Dread Products

Yay! Have been watching my mailbox anxiously awaiting the arrival. Haven't decided if I am going to rip the box open or take my time smelling the box and relishing the moment, lol. It's the first thing I have actually bought for my dreads, so it's like double the fun for me! Thanks for letting me know on the timing!

ExaltHimx7 said:

you should receive it really soon, I think all of our orders that week shipped out together']

Cathy Givans said:

That's it! The nag champa! Couldn't remember the other bar I had ordered. I had ordered mine two days before this was posted. I was already excited, now super excited!

Heather said:

so do you just lather the bar in your hands or rub the bar on your head? se - did you get the nag champa one? how does it smell in comparison to maylees nag bar? i bought a nag champa shampoo from one of the other shops listed here and i couldn't even open the bottle. the strong scent coming from the bottle made me nauseous.

Cathy Givans
@Cathy Givans
11/01/11 09:04:33PM
44 posts

New Dreadlock Shampoo Bars


Dread Products

That's it! The nag champa! Couldn't remember the other bar I had ordered. I had ordered mine two days before this was posted. I was already excited, now super excited!

Heather said:

so do you just lather the bar in your hands or rub the bar on your head? se - did you get the nag champa one? how does it smell in comparison to maylees nag bar? i bought a nag champa shampoo from one of the other shops listed here and i couldn't even open the bottle. the strong scent coming from the bottle made me nauseous.

Cathy Givans
@Cathy Givans
11/01/11 08:50:39PM
44 posts

New Dreadlock Shampoo Bars


Dread Products

Okay EEEEEE!!!!! You just got me soooo excited! I just ordered two bars yesterday: Dragon's Blood and, um...crud, what was the other scent. It was the other mixed smell...maybe the citrusy one. Anyway, I am so excited to try this since cleaning my dreads with hard water ultimately led to their demise the last time around (that and not going natural). So thank you for giving me something to be excited about today and thank you for sharing your experience!

Cathy Givans
@Cathy Givans
11/01/11 12:38:48AM
44 posts

the beauty of the early messy stage of natural neglect dreadlocks


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

It definitely inspired me! Getting ready to restart - the natural way and needed this to prepare for my journey. Thanks SE!

Julian Webb said:

Im sure if anyone reads this, it will totally comfort them. It is really amazing how you explain things man.

Cathy Givans
@Cathy Givans
11/01/11 12:22:02AM
44 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

I am totally feeling the hard water dilemma! It was part of my dread demise. Took them out after four months because I just couldn't find something that cleaned my hair without drying it out so bad it bad it was breaking (I have really, really dry hair) I am getting ready to order this:http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com/page5.html. soaring eagle recommended it...has anyone else tried it? How long does it last? I am trying to decide if I should buy one bar or two. How does the bar thing work?

Cathy Givans
@Cathy Givans
10/30/11 02:23:37PM
44 posts

washing and some really fine hair


Dread Maintenance

soaring eagle is right. That wax is a lot of your problem. I don't know how to fix that because I never used it but I hear it's next to impossible to get that goop out of your dreads.Also,the backcombing/tnr methods do come out easy (backcombing is worse, IMO) but the bead idea is great and it isn't damaging like rubber bands and the like. For baking soda rinse, dilute 1 tbsp baking soda with 1 cup water. Dissolve it really well and then pour into hair. I put mine into an oldV05 bottle so that I could have more control over where the rinse ended up but you can use almost anything that has a spout on it. Just make sure you washthe containerreally, really well. Also, I would recommend mixing it up each use just because the water gets cold and that kinda stinks. Don't forget the ACV rinse though. Same instructions as the baking soda.

Cathy Givans
@Cathy Givans
10/30/11 02:13:09PM
44 posts

2 weeks into neglect, Dr. Bronners or BS rinse?


Dreading Methods

Not having hard water is probably the reason you love Dr B's so much. I still love it for a body/face wash, despite the fact that I can't use it for my hair because of hard water. I noticed, with my skin, that I broke out more for a little while but now I have no breakouts on my skin - even in areas that have always suffered from breakouts. My guess - I had allergies to other soaps. It is a little drying to my skin but I just counteract that with a lot of hydration and by using an olive oil/brown sugar scrub on my skin in the shower. I also use Dr B's to make hand soap....speaking of which, I need more. ;)

brittany leigh said:

I haven't yet tried the bs/acv, but was thinking about it just to get a real good cleanse in there. But I have been doing the neglect for 5 months now and I will swear by Bronner's. I started with liquid at first, I think I tried eucalyptus [tho I don't think it matters which scent you get]. And at first, I thought it made my hair feel weird. We don't have hard water either, so I was thinking about stopping using it. But after a month or two I stopped noticing the difference and my hair feels smooth and soft and normal now. I think it just had to get used to the change in soap. Now that I have experimented a little with some of Bronner's different products I much prefer the bar soap. I feel that it lathers up easier than the liquid [tho they both lather just fine]. And so far I haven't had too much trouble with dandruff. [ I wash my hair once or twice a week now, at first I was doing 3 or 4 times a week] I do notice a tiny bit say if I scratch my head real rough, but other than that it's been smooth sailing! Good luck with whatever you decide!

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