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Heather
@Heather
03/30/11 08:00:44PM
1,294 posts

I Caved.....


Dreading Methods

yay for your new dread babies!!!! can't wait to see pics:)

and just to comment back on what was said by naturalwomyn and SE, some people want dreadlocks NOW not 6 or 12 months from now. not everyone is on a spiritual journey (not to say kai isn't). i've wanted dreadlocks for over a decade and even though the waiting for it to naturally happen has been a bit of a pain the last 6 months i've actually enjoyed seeing them emerge. i could totally see myself with dreadlocks for the next 10 - 15 years or more but others might just want the hairstyle right now. that's totally fine, too. when it comes down to it all its just hair. it grows out of our heads whether we want it to or not and all through time it has taken on different shapes and styles.

live and let live, i say:)


updated by @Heather: 07/23/15 05:09:25PM
Heather
@Heather
03/30/11 03:58:00PM
1,294 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

oh and this company on etsy has shampoo bars and they sound good too. http://www.etsy.com/shop/RockyTopSoapShop?section_id=7699034
Heather
@Heather
03/30/11 03:55:45PM
1,294 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

no. i was with my husband he was a bit antsy to leave. i was already buying the peace soap so i figured i would try it next time.
Heather
@Heather
03/30/11 03:53:16PM
1,294 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

sorry for the bad pics. cell phone camera + terrible store lighting = crap.
Heather
@Heather
03/30/11 03:50:18PM
1,294 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

so i was in the health food store a couple of days ago and i saw these shampoo bars. has anyone tried them?
updated by @Heather: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Heather
@Heather
03/30/11 03:16:43PM
1,294 posts

Washing- How long is to long?


Dread Maintenance

i've actually been considering washing less because i feel like i'm undoing progress every three days when i wash. i would like to try maybe once a week. i think longer than that your scalp is going to get a bit grimy and just the dust, pollution, etc in the air would be in your hair even if you aren't in a dirty environment. plus my hair does seem to knot up and tighten when i wash. i'm going to try hot water rinses in the shower between washing with my shampoo and see how that goes.
Heather
@Heather
03/30/11 03:09:45PM
1,294 posts

Knotted Dreadlock Wraps - How Do You Make Them?


Dread Accessories

most people use hemp or embroidery thread. basically you would tie the thread at the root of the dread and then you would do a criss cross pattern all the way down the hair and knot off at the end. you could also completely wrap the hair using basic macrame knots like a friendship bracelet. this would completely cover the dread. here's a couple videos i found on you tube that will give you an idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVRE_w1F2zo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tu274DEYEo&feature=related

this one is a friendship bracelet tutorial but it shows you how the wrapping/knotting is done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6EJobdJJ6Q&feature=related

hth:)

Heather
@Heather
03/30/11 12:37:39AM
1,294 posts

Dreadlock thickness


Dread Maintenance

if you crocheted then i would just leave them be and let them loosen up and mature a bit and then split them later. quite a few people on the forum have split mature dreads and its not as bad as it sounds. i have a friend who started hers with crochet and three years later they're beautiful. {{hugs}}
Heather
@Heather
03/30/11 12:30:15AM
1,294 posts

Sleeping on wool=magic


Dreading Methods

i really wish i could do this but it gives me the worst face rash. i have sensitive skin. i have worn my tam to bed though but it doesn't seem to do much in the way of knotting. i want to try a wool beanie sometime and see if that helps.
Heather
@Heather
03/29/11 12:26:00AM
1,294 posts

make em smell nice


Dread Maintenance

here's a recipe a women with 15 yr old natural locks put on her blog. she calls it her anti lice spray but she says it smells good too.

"My lice prevention spray recipe:
in a small (100ml) spray bottle I put: about 5ml each of Geranium and Rosemary essential oils, 2ml of Lavender essential oil, and about 1ml each of tea tree and citronella oil (citronella is kinda optional, but it's also a good mozzie repellant). Then I top it up with water, give it a good shake, and spray on hair, especially around the neck and behind the ears, before *any* contact with other people, especially kids or hippies :P"

here's her blog entry in case your interested. http://majikfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/03/fifteen-year-dreadversarry.html


updated by @Heather: 07/22/15 07:10:45PM
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