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Heather
@heather
04/07/11 08:57:24PM
1,291 posts

Campfire smoke


Dread Maintenance

interesting. well, i love to smell my hair after a campfire so i guess i'll be doing more of them this summer:)
Heather
@heather
04/07/11 12:00:19PM
1,291 posts

Thin tops, thick bottoms


Help! Save My Dreads

mine are kind of like that too but mine are more like big paddles on the ends and then more rope like farther up. i think you just need to wait it out. it will slowly knot and climb up the dread. the looping your seeing is good because that means its tightening. i wouldn't do too much palm rolling because it could contribute to thinning roots later.
Heather
@heather
04/07/11 01:30:57AM
1,291 posts

i don't get it.....


Dreading Methods

yeah, in her latest video she said she doesn't wash it. i would think her scalp would be a bit grimy.
Heather
@heather
04/06/11 01:46:14AM
1,291 posts

separating confusion


Dread Maintenance

well, i know that the webbing at the scalp should definitely be separated. you don't want to be able to move one dread and have all of them move along with it.

when i separate i go from root to tip and rip anything thats attaching to other dreads around it. i don't do it too often though because it tends to set my progress back but with your t&r dreadies i would do it after every wash just to keep everything in order while they mature.

Heather
@heather
04/05/11 03:03:13AM
1,291 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

i can't use it in my hair either. i use it as a body soap though and its wonderful. no noticeable residue on my skin. totally addicted to the nag champa scented one.

shannan said:
so i was so excited to get my dread soap, and it smells soooo good. unfortunately it left my skin and hair very greasy like lanolin and I had to scrub it out.
Heather
@heather
04/05/11 03:01:16AM
1,291 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

well, it didn't go so well for me. i ended up with sticky, disgusting hair. i had to get back in the shower and wash my hair again. oh well, i guess i'll use it for something else.

Kristina P said:
I have tried the new Kiss My Face Peace soap and love it. it has similar ingredients to Dr. B's and lathers less than other shampoos, but smells good and cleans, doesn't leave a 'coating' on hair.

updated by @heather: 07/03/15 01:35:41AM
Heather
@heather
04/05/11 02:56:09AM
1,291 posts

*UPDATE 9/3/11* my natural dreadlocks timeline :)


Member Journals and Timelines

thanks, amanda!
updated by @heather: 07/19/15 03:20:25AM
Heather
@heather
04/05/11 01:40:23AM
1,291 posts

Fuzzy looks so unprofessional! How do I fix this?


Dread Maintenance

sea salt + water = sea salt spray:) just mix it up in a spray bottle. if your stray hairs are long enough you could use a tapestry needle and thread the loose hairs through the eye of the needle and weave them into the correct dreadlock. a bit time consuming but i've heard others have done this with good results and no damage.
Heather
@heather
04/05/11 01:29:41AM
1,291 posts

getting frustrated - losing hope


Dread Maintenance

i just wonder if damaging or drying out my hair is the best way to dread. i don't want it soft but i also don't want it so brittle that it starts to break off. how do we find a happy medium?

Panterra Caraway said:
Ya know Heather, at first, Bronners and Maylees made my hair sticky...but as my hair has become more damaged and drier it doesn't anymore. I am telling you...you gotta surrender to the damage! I used BS for a long time until my hair was like a haystack and I always use the sea salt spray (ocean water) and then, when I went back to the Bronners and Maylees my hair felt normal and not sticky.

Heather said:
so does the acv help get the residue out that the maylees leaves behind? i love the shampoo bars but every time i try them i get a sticky residue in my hair.

Panterra Caraway said:
I started June 22, I am almost at 10 monthes and I saw almost nothing until 7-8 mos. I have stuck to a routine that I am finding to work. I used to try assorted things and progress was uneven. Here is what is doing the trick for me: I wash every other day with a Maylees Dread bar. I scrub my scalp and just squish the suds through the rest. I rinse and then rinse again with a half cup of ACV, then a final rinse. I then use a spray of ocean water that I have collected just for my hair and then I use the blow dryer in 5 minutes spurts until mostly dry. I used to sleep on a sweater but due to heat I haven't lately. I wore a tam almost non-stop for the first 4 mos. I find that until my hair felt drier than it ever had in my life my hair just wasn't moving forward...

pokolo said:
i wash once or twice a week. and i am more than 6 months in. i started last summer, like june or july.
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