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MzElaineous
@MzElaineous
02/03/11 02:54:08AM
87 posts

Flirting with the idea of cutting ,y hair.


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Hmmm...well, after reading your posts and all the replies...it all points to changing for the better. I think your dreams are saying to go back to a clean slate. A you without locks. Cutting off the waxy moldy dreads would be beneficial to both health and mind. Starting a new dreadlock journey after would help with the regret. Who wouldn't want a better set of dreadlocks?

Whatever you choose, good luck :)

MzElaineous
@MzElaineous
11/23/10 11:35:22PM
87 posts

Using essential oils...


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I bought this awesome book at some anarchy bookstore on Haight St. in San Francisco. It's called make your place by raleigh briggs. I highly recommend purchasing from there or ordering it from Microcosm. Lots of affordable and natural recipes for all purpose cleaners to pms symptom remedies; shampoo recipes too. Totally worth five bucks and then some. There's a nifty chart "Choosing Herbs for Your Skin & Hair." Either the herb or the oil. I'll try to break it down since I don't think I can put table coding/don't want to because it would give me a headache. There are four categories: oily, dry, sensitive and antibacterial. Rose, and lavender have all four categories, so they're "excellent in any situation." Licorice has three out of four. It is not an antibacterial.By category (note that some appear in more than one)Oily: horsetail, lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbana, licorice, mint, rose, rosemary, sage, tea tree, witch hazelDry: aloe vera, calendula, chamomile, comfrey, horsetail, lavender, licorice, mint, nettle, orange blossom, rose, St. John's WortSensitive: calendula, chamomile, comfrey, lavender, licorice, roseAnti-bacterial: birch, cinnamon, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, rose, rosemary, sweet orange, tea tree, thymeI'm currently using a couple drops of rosemary, lavender and tea tree oil in my baking soda soak. I ran out of peppermint, booo. Anyway, my bf says my current combo smells awful, so I'm going to try rose and I'm definitely going to buy more peppermint.Anyone have any experience with rose?Also, if anyone has any other handy info/charts with herbs and essential oils that weren't mentioned I'd be happy to combine them. Coding a chart may be worth it for that.

Megan Bell said:


soaringeagle said:
teatree anticeptic helps dandruff kills bacteria and the best thing is it prevents lice
rosemry helps dandruff makes hair grow long and strong smells nice
\pepermint mint tingly feeling some say helps dandruff clears sinuses and mucouse congestion and headaches especialy sinus headaches
lavander smells nice treats mold/mustiness
jojoba best conditioner u can get
orange oil helps skin but also dissolves wax the body splash we have to remove wax is orange oil based which straight orange oil dissolves even glues caulks and tars

see what you're saying orange oil is used for makes me think i'm correct in being weary about using it, because if i don't have nasty sticky stuff in my hair then won't it just end up damaging my nice clean hair? is there a more basic (as opposed to acidic) essential oil that would make citrus oils alright to use?

any information about making shampoos is more than welcome because i really don't know where i would start. in particular i was also wondering about things you can use to smooth down baby dreads, a friend suggested aloe but i kind of wanted something more fragrant, and something that even works better
MzElaineous
@MzElaineous
11/08/10 05:55:13PM
87 posts

Hey guys,i just got a red/ blue nose pitbull mix,and i cant think of a name.


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Freaking adorable :DI like Blue, Spanky or...does he have any specific quirks? Could name him something based on that.
MzElaineous
@MzElaineous
11/08/10 05:48:28PM
87 posts

For those of you still on the rocks about dreadheadhq, knottyboy products, and commercially produced dread soaps


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Mikey, your last reply vs. your first is night and day. It's definitely easier to take comments when they're not sarcastic. Sarcasm itself feels like an attack.

Also, please read the whole post/discussion before commenting. She wasn't 'anti-somebody'
She made an excellent effort to inform fellow consumers on pricing and BBB. She also emphasized neutral sources and there were no hateful or exaggerated comments. Very straightforward.

Thanks Mandy, much appreciated and definitely helpful! :)
MzElaineous
@MzElaineous
11/08/10 04:15:00PM
87 posts

Bald spots?! Or is it just me?!


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I just text messaged her and she cropped her face out of pics, so her journal can be public. (I added you as a friend to message you with the lj, but I'm still following through because we're tnr sisters)

http://roshcata.livejournal.com/

I just read her journal and I could've sworn over the phone she said she used castor oil for a couple months, but based on her journal it's probably less than a couple weeks and it grew an inch. Not sure, but feel free to add her there and ask questions.

P.S. in older entries she has great tips on hair loss prevention. you could be having hair loss, but it's not as noticeable due to the dreadlocks trapping the extra hair. if the dreads are too tight (they don't look it based on the pics, but just in case) it could be traction alopecia

Faelwynn said:
Awesome. Don't worry, I've had stalkers before and totally understand the privacy thing.

MzElaineous said:
I'll message you with her hair journal. She has a stalker ex, so no posting it in public please.

Also, by browsing that thread I linked to there are a couple reports of residue with hard water and the solution is for dilution. No using straight castor oil.
MzElaineous
@MzElaineous
11/08/10 03:38:20PM
87 posts

Bald spots?! Or is it just me?!


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I'll message you with her hair journal. She has a stalker ex, so no posting it in public please.Also, by browsing that thread I linked to there are a couple reports of residue with hard water and the solution is for dilution. No using straight castor oil.
MzElaineous
@MzElaineous
11/08/10 03:22:34PM
87 posts

Bald spots?! Or is it just me?!


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It's not that noticeable, but if you'd like to encourage growth to cover it up the long hair community uses castor oilhttp://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=18265My friend that just hennaed her hair and has issues growing her hair has used a blend for a couple months. She's noticing significant growth; about an inch a month as opposed to her usual less than half an inch.
MzElaineous
@MzElaineous
11/04/10 06:38:56AM
87 posts

Favorite Pictures Bug


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Anyone else experience losing their favorite pictures?I just added about ten and was expecting a total of about forty or fifty favorite pictures when I went back to review, but the previous ones were no longer there. I've also logged back in and out...no change.
updated by @MzElaineous: 01/13/15 08:48:59PM
MzElaineous
@MzElaineous
10/15/10 09:12:51PM
87 posts

Homemade (naturally sourced) Hair Dye


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If you want bright red: http://www.hennaforhair.com/ and there is a whole list of personal mixes if you scroll down the mix page: http://www.hennaforhair.com/mixes/index.htmlbut yeah, I would definitely use henna when the dreads are more mature. Henna is healthy for hair (and can clear dandruff, lice, etc.), but is super conditioning.
MzElaineous
@MzElaineous
10/13/10 12:06:01PM
87 posts

Homemade natural dread beads


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I'd tell Jonny if he read anything other than his awful gigantic thread...don't want to add to the madness or length.

Oh wow, they look gorgeous! I would love a small bead; the size of around a ball point pen. Also, I have an extra pewter bead or a medium sized scorpion pendant if you would like to trade. :)



Vates said:
Someone let Jonny Clean know I found a dread related use for beeswax lmfao


updated by @MzElaineous: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
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