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Heather
@Heather
05/24/11 03:42:47PM
1,294 posts

Heartbroken


Dread Maintenance

i feel for you, sweetie. my hair doesn't like to hold knots either. you need to find a way to roughen up the cuticle of your hair so it will be more likely to accept the t&r or just knotting in general. a wave perm doesn't sound like a bad idea to me. a few other people on here have done the same and have had good results with natural knotting.

i would suggest washing more often (every other day) since the oils from your scalp can soften the hair and make knots slip out. add 2 tsp. of sea salt to your bs wash. be careful to not add to much eo's to your wash because it might soften your hair more. skip acv rinces. do sea salt sprays on your hair on the days in between washing. let your hair dry in the sun if you can. you could also try washing your hair with dish detergent like dawn original. it will strip your hair but will make it more prone to knotting.

{{hugs}}

Heather
@Heather
05/24/11 01:55:02PM
1,294 posts

Natural, taking ages


Dreading Methods

i'm at 8 months and my sides are knotting up faster than the back. i thought it would happen faster in the back but my hair is finer and softer back there so i guess its going to be a bit longer than expected. i'm not going to worry about it until i hit a year. you'll get there:)
Heather
@Heather
05/24/11 03:59:54AM
1,294 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

looking good!! i had clumps like that but they were causing so much stress and pulling i ended up undoing some of the clumps and putting beads on them so they don't pull up like that. one of mine was so big (over 3" wide) and it took days to dry. i ended up cutting it on either side and then wrapping it in hemp. my scalp is much happier now. just make sure your clumps dry before washing to avoid mold. i've been blow drying my hair lately just to be sure.
Heather
@Heather
05/23/11 10:42:59PM
1,294 posts

Nicole's Dreadlock Timeline: Recovery From Crochet, Going Natural


Member Journals and Timelines

wow! they look great! your hair texture looks a lot like mine. mine are doing the same zig zags from the bottom up. do you like having short hair? i'm actually looking forward to some shrinking.
Heather
@Heather
05/23/11 04:03:25PM
1,294 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

your locks must be pretty mature to be able to use conditioner. {jealous}

earthbaby422 said:

try Mane n' Tail Shampoo and conditioner!

i absolutely love the feeling and smell of my dreads after using this shiz!!

their products are amazing and cheap! originally designed for horses but work great on locks too!! you can pick it up at albertsons, cosco, some walgreens and family dollars, or online at their site.

i also use the rinse that SE suggests. it works great and leaves your locks feelin luscious!

Heather
@Heather
05/23/11 02:04:09PM
1,294 posts

Woolpillow cases


Dread Maintenance

it should work for all dreads. wool helps because it causes friction. friction makes the hair rub together more and ultimately knot. wearing a wool tam to bed will do the same thing. thats what i do.

Shane sullivan said:
Would this help if I did the TnR method?
Heather
@Heather
05/23/11 01:46:25AM
1,294 posts

Woolpillow cases


Dread Maintenance

i tried a wool sweater on my pillow once and woke up to a huge rash on my face. sensitive skin + wool = not for me.
Heather
@Heather
05/23/11 01:17:32AM
1,294 posts

ouch, ouch, OUCH!!!


Dread Maintenance

thanks, cheekychu. i don't think it has anything to do with my sectioning. since i went natural i let my hair section off how it wanted. i'm almost 8 months in now. i've had very knot resistant hair so i have barely done any separating because it was undoing progress. the section in question isn't even that big but because of my thin hair its pulling in an odd way. ugh. i guess i'm going to have to deal with it.
Heather
@Heather
05/22/11 07:45:52PM
1,294 posts

ouch, ouch, OUCH!!!


Dread Maintenance

yeah. looking at your pictures i think we do. i wish they wouldn't climb up from the bottom like that. i put beads on some sections today to prevent any future dread wads. my scalp just cant take the pulling anymore. its interfering with my sleep.
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