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Westcoaster
@Westcoaster
07/09/13 10:18:11PM
81 posts

How do you wrap dreads?


Dread Accessories

Thank you for the links! I tried doing a search but kept getting a message saying nothing could be retrieved. Perhaps I was being too vague...

I love the vids I just need to find a way to adapt them to be used with heavy, long dreads. I have tried so many times but have never quite liked the results.

I'll keep plugging away at it :-)

Westcoaster
@Westcoaster
07/07/13 04:16:16PM
81 posts

How do you wrap dreads?


Dread Accessories

Hello!

I have waste-length dreadlocks and I am searching for different ways to style them to look professional at conferences and seminars. I would really like to wrap them in a scarf or something but all my attempts at doing this have failed pretty miserably.

Does anyone know of any good tutorials that show wrapping dreadlocks completely up in a scarf so that they are completely covered (I'm not hiding the dreads, I just like the style)? Any videos on styles that you like personally?

Keep in mind that my dreads are waste-length so very heavy :-)

Thanks in advance for you help!!


updated by @Westcoaster: 01/13/15 09:54:55PM
Westcoaster
@Westcoaster
11/20/11 04:28:00PM
81 posts

Has anyone successfully rid themselves of lice?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Eew. lol Yah I guess they have to go somewhere, eh. I was a little grossed out by the idea that they would stay in my hair and incorporate into my dreads.

I think I'll do it every 2 days. I'm just so worried that they won't go away and I'll have to cut my hair :-(

Westcoaster
@Westcoaster
11/20/11 03:46:44PM
81 posts

Has anyone successfully rid themselves of lice?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Sounds good. I'm sitting here with my hair full of rubbing alcohol and wrapped in saran wrap as we speak, lol. I look like a complete goof!

Then I'm going to completely rinse with vinegar. I figured I would then rub some grapeseed oil and tea tree oil through my hair and leave that in.

I will try the steam cleaner. My mom has one so that will be easy to do. I'm also going to through all the linens into her dryer for 40 minutes on high.

Thank you sooo much for the help!!!

Westcoaster
@Westcoaster
11/20/11 02:50:27PM
81 posts

Has anyone successfully rid themselves of lice?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

How many repeats before they are gone?

And presumably all the bed sheets will have to be washed daily along with clothing, right?

Also, will neem oil diluted with water work to spray down carpets and furniture or will it stain?

Thanks so much SE!

Westcoaster
@Westcoaster
11/20/11 02:29:30PM
81 posts

Has anyone successfully rid themselves of lice?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

My daughter brought lice home from school and we thought we got rid of them but then a few days ago we found them again and everyone has them.

I stripped the house down and washed everything.

I also bagged all of her cuddlies for a few weeks.

After trying to use a natural method the first time around I went to the pharmacy and bought a product that was supposed to kill them on contact this time. I have treated myself twice (it was only supposed to take once) and I have treated both my partner and daughter but they are still in my hair (not in their's).

I am at a total loss. I just don't know what to do.

Has anyone had lice and managed to get rid of them? I don't want to waste time trying theoretical treatments.


updated by @Westcoaster: 01/13/15 09:14:08PM
Westcoaster
@Westcoaster
07/28/11 03:08:21AM
81 posts

Ahhh, so itchy and flaky!!!!


Dreading Methods

Correlating with the change in weather my scalp has become so dry I just cannot get comfortable. I can see flakes in my hair and anytime I scratch my scalp at work I have to go to the washroom to make sure no flakes are visible. It is just driving me crazy!!! I wash my hair 3-4x/wk but I need some suggestions on how to change this. I spend a lot of time backpacking/multi-day hiking so washing my hair diligently with clean city water just cannot happen so I need some suggestions that accommodate my lifestyle as well.Thanks so much guys! Much love :-)
updated by @Westcoaster: 01/13/15 09:07:08PM
Westcoaster
@Westcoaster
07/24/11 07:32:58PM
81 posts

Twist and Gel and Wax question


Introduce Yourself

Although I am not black, I have as close to nappy hair as you can without it actually being so and I just let my dreads go. One side of my head has thicker hair than the other. If I have to go somewhere where I have to be neat (job interview for example) I use a towel and run it over my dreads to smooth out the fuzzies. I find that leaving them down as much as possible allows them to dread a little better and I wash them about 3 times a week.

No wax, no twisting, no crocheting, etc. I used a loctician when I started and I was shocked at how damaging it was to my hair. It took many months to fix my hair and there is still so much room for improvement. To each there own at the end of the day but I would have to agree with SE when he says that you really do not need all of that "maintenance" to have healthy dreads.

Westcoaster
@Westcoaster
07/24/11 07:22:11PM
81 posts

did anyones dreads not thicken much?


General Talk

Mine are around a year old now (man how time flies, eh) and they have thickened a little. I have around 40 dreads and have approx 3/4" sections (give or take on a few) and they have so far stayed smaller than the sections and have grown about 3-4" in length.

Westcoaster
@Westcoaster
02/14/11 06:19:41PM
81 posts

Happy Valentines Day


General Talk

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!
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