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Heather
@Heather
07/10/11 03:12:08PM
1,294 posts

Baking Soda makes my hair dirty :(


Dread Maintenance

do you have any health food stores (whole foods, henrys, sprouts) in your area? they have a great selection of natural and organic shampoos and most of the lines they carry offer a clarifying shampoo.
Heather
@Heather
07/10/11 03:09:43PM
1,294 posts

Tousle or Not to Tousle


Dread Maintenance

yeah, i'm with taye on this one. i used to do the same kind of tousling before dreads just to pump up the volume so to speak because of the fine, thin texture of my hair. just be careful not to pull on the hair at all. what i do now is just flip my hair so its hanging down and then kind of shake it. it helps to separate things a bit after a wash but its not too agrressive that it will undo any knots.
Heather
@Heather
07/09/11 09:07:52PM
1,294 posts

The waiting game?


Dread Maintenance

you have a long road ahead of you. throw your hair in a tam and stay away from all mirrors for at least 6 months to a year. they don't call it a journey for nothing:)
Heather
@Heather
07/08/11 10:42:43PM
1,294 posts

Residue from Bronners and BS


Dread Products

if you have a trader joes in your city they have a shampoo called tea tree tingle. its made of mostlyessentialoils in a glycerin base i believe and its really inexpensive. a lot of people on the forums like it. my personal favorite is desert essence lemon tea tree shampoo.
Heather
@Heather
07/08/11 10:37:50PM
1,294 posts

Residue from Bronners and BS


Dread Products

two words: hard water. if you want to use bs then you'll have to mix it up using distilled or purified water. you can still rinse with your regular water. the minerals and such make it impossible for bs to completely desolve. i've even tried boiling it on my stove and it just creates a cloudy water. if i boil bs with purified water it comes out completely clear in seconds.

dr. bronners is a castile soap. castile soaps and hard water are not friends. i have a stain on my drive way to prove it. it will leave you with a terrible residue thats hard to get rid off. definitely try some organic/natural shampoos.

Heather
@Heather
07/08/11 06:41:46PM
1,294 posts

best way to join two skinny sections?


Dread Maintenance

yeah, i'm finding the bigger the section the more separating i have to do. i don't like all the loose hairs that are everywhere from the separating though.
updated by @Heather: 07/23/15 05:14:04AM
Heather
@Heather
07/08/11 06:34:10PM
1,294 posts

best way to join two skinny sections?


Dread Maintenance

yeah, that and they also pull on my scalp when they start to knot up. not good when you already get migraines.the thicker ones don't seem to do that as much.

now i just need to figure out how to do the wrap. i've seen people do a sort of x pattern down the length of the dread and i would like to do it that way instead of wrapping the whole thing.

xxMercy said:

yeah i know what you mean! the thin one's can feel pretty weak sometimes. good luck=]

Heather said:
thats a good idea. i'll have to see if my daughter will help me do that. i just want this lock to be stronger down the road.

xxMercy said:
you could try wrapping them together.. a few of mine combined nicely after being wrapped for a week or two
Heather
@Heather
07/08/11 06:27:23PM
1,294 posts

best way to join two skinny sections?


Dread Maintenance

i don't own any hair tool plus my hair is probably way to silky soft for that to even work. i wouldn't do rubber bands. my hair is thin enough:)

HUALLACANES said:
one thing you can do!!
If you happen to have a loose hair tool/dread tool, you can use it to pull loose hair from one into the other as well which will help hold them together., I wouldn;t recommendelastic/rubber band at the roots, to snug tight.. your hair wiil break.. blessing.
Heather
@Heather
07/08/11 06:25:42PM
1,294 posts

best way to join two skinny sections?


Dread Maintenance

thats a good idea. i'll have to see if my daughter will help me do that. i just want this lock to be stronger down the road.

xxMercy said:
you could try wrapping them together.. a few of mine combined nicely after being wrapped for a week or two
Heather
@Heather
07/08/11 06:23:25PM
1,294 posts

best way to join two skinny sections?


Dread Maintenance

the larger section only has about 3" of knotting in the center of the section. the other one is knotting on the end. i don't mind if they stay separated but i want the roots to join so its a stronger lock in the end. i'll put the bead closer to the root and see if that helps.
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