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Heather
@Heather
04/26/11 11:34:06PM
1,294 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

funny you mention this because i was thinking the same thing. i figure if the minerals in the hard water build up on my shower walls then they're most definitely building up on our hair and skin. probably why a lot of the things we try in our hair never seem to get it really clean.

YOURhereticSELF said:
So I've noticed lately that after washing my hair with BS/ACV My hair hasn't been feeling as clean as it was, felt odd, I don't really know how to describe it. So I started to think, I don't get a build up like others have said they have had (white mud), my scalp is very clean. My hair however has felt......odd. So for the hell of it I decided that I was going to use some of the Neutrogena Anti-Residue shampoo today, but like others, I don't find the smell that great. So, anyway, I thought, you know I've been putting rosemary oil (has definitely helped my dandruff ailment) in my baking soda, why couldn't I put it in the shampoo. My hair now feels clean again and smells wonderful! I've been pondering whether or not my hair water could start to build up in my hair over time because my scalp was very clean with the baking soda. I think I'm going to start using the Neutrogena shampoo maybe once a month. Thought someone might find it helpful. Any thoughts?

updated by @Heather: 07/18/15 12:45:32PM
Heather
@Heather
04/26/11 10:50:31PM
1,294 posts

Need opinions!


Dreading Methods

i met a girl with butt length dreads and asked her a ton of questions. i was saying how fine and thin my hair is and it's having a hard time dreadling. she said that hers was baby fine(you'd never know) and she said that her hair dreaded best when she cut it to her shoulders. she did t&r. she had tried dreading her hair when it was longer and it just wouldn't hold up. maybe the thickness of the shoulder length hair helps on us thinner hair folks. now i wish i had cut my hair before starting. also, being in my 40's doesn't help because my hair was much thicker 20 years ago. boo:(

Michelle Hallett said:

I agree, however....the part of my hair that I did comb out...I haven't been brushing after washing, just neglecting. And it isn't doing anything. It's been 3 months. So.....with that in mind, I have a hard time believing my hair will dread naturally without some help. It's very very baby fine and now super thin (I think I'm gonna cut) and it just doesn't seem to want to dread. I don't know. But I do think that is my preferred method, if I felt it would work.

fancyAmanda said:

My opinion: go naturalllll. Screw the TnR, just let your hair do its thang. That's all it wants to do, anyway :D
Heather
@Heather
04/26/11 06:58:04PM
1,294 posts

Need opinions!


Dreading Methods

we want to see, too:(

Michelle Hallett said:
OK, I will in a few hours. Look for it!
Heather
@Heather
04/26/11 02:03:58PM
1,294 posts

wow it's been 8 months since i updated my timeline?!


Member Journals and Timelines

Amazing!!!! i'm so envious of your thick beautiful hair. looks like your starting to lose length, huh?
Heather
@Heather
04/25/11 06:37:51PM
1,294 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

just wondering. does anyone use dish soap to clean their hair? i saw some natural ones at target today and they don't have any crap in them. i remember when i was a teenager we would use dawn on my hair when hair dye would come out too dark. i remember it stripping the color a bit and making my hair super clean.
Heather
@Heather
04/25/11 06:19:54PM
1,294 posts

Does long hair lock faster?


General Questions

in my case my long, soft, white girl hair is taking FOREVER to knot. lol:) i probably should've cut some length off before starting. oh well.
Heather
@Heather
04/25/11 06:16:13PM
1,294 posts

Burt's Bees Conditioners


Dread Products

i tried the burt bees conditioner when i had brushable hair and it wasn't very conditioning. that might be good though for dreadlocks since you want some softening but not so much that things start to come undone. i don't know how old your dreadlocks are but if they're pretty established then i think you could get away with using any conditioner. does kiss my face make a conditioner that goes with the shampoo your using? a friend of mine has had dreadlocks for 3 years and she will occasionally condition them and she hasn't had any problems. just soft dreadlocks:)
Heather
@Heather
04/25/11 03:34:11AM
1,294 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

thanks hendrixmama! i think it looks like crap right now. lol:) hopefully someday it will actually resemble dreadlocks.

HendrixMama said:
Thank you Heather! After trying a few different shampoos, I have come to the conclusion that I may have hard water. I am going to test it to find out for sure, but seems like that's my problem, cause I just can't seem to get my hair clean and my scalp feeling and looking ok. Will try the natures gate tea tree kind, I think I just saw that the other day at the store! If anyone else has any recommendations, I would love to hear em!

PS Heather, I think your hair is looking great, I think I'm just a little behind you on the journey!


Heather said:
lol! that should DEFINITELY be the question. i go back and forth between different shampoos. i haven't found the perfect one yet. what works pretty well for me at the moment is neutrogena anti-residue. i wish it didn't smell so bad though. i also like natures gate tea tree shampoo. it's really hard finding something that washes completely clean with hard water but these seem to do pretty well and don't leave my hair super soft.


HendrixMama said:
This question is for those of you with hard water.... What shampoo works best for you?
Heather
@Heather
04/25/11 03:18:24AM
1,294 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

lol! that should DEFINITELY be the question. i go back and forth between different shampoos. i haven't found the perfect one yet. what works pretty well for me at the moment is neutrogena anti-residue. i wish it didn't smell so bad though. i also like natures gate tea tree shampoo. it's really hard finding something that washes completely clean with hard water but these seem to do pretty well and don't leave my hair super soft.

HendrixMama said:
This question is for those of you with hard water.... What shampoo works best for you?
Heather
@Heather
04/22/11 08:09:04PM
1,294 posts

Very, very slow dreadlock progress.


General Questions

pictures??

i'm on a very slow natural journey also. i started with very soft healthy hair so it's taken some time todevelop hair with more grip to it. i don't have very many knots yet either and i'm almost 7 months.

maybe the shampoo your using has conditioning ingredients? sea salt sprays in between washing and wearing a wool tam to bed every night are some of the things that i do that seem to help. i'm still trying to find the right washing routine too since we have really hard water. other people on here also recommend drying hair with a blow dryer to damage the hair a bit and increase knotting.

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