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Heather
@heather
03/28/11 01:16:08AM
1,291 posts

Wool pillow case for my impatient head


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co-sleeping = happy baby! i so miss my kids being little. i loved watching them sleep. anyway, i would just use an old sweater and cut off the sleeves. i tried this but my skin is so sensitive that i woke up with a rash on my face. now i just wear a wool hat to bed whenever i feel i need it.
Heather
@heather
03/27/11 01:44:46AM
1,291 posts

We need a "My hair won't naturally dread" support group!


Dreading Methods

i must be missing something here. i didn't see anyone on here telling her to give up including knottysleeves. i just saw people offering up their own experiences which sometimes helps people not feel alone in their hair troubles.
Heather
@heather
03/26/11 01:47:35PM
1,291 posts

Concerning the use of rubberbands.


Dread Maintenance

wow! your hair is really pretty! looks like the rubber bands didn't do any harm to them.

Cathy said:

Never attached pics before so sorry if it's huge! I'm a bit nervous about the bleach damaging them too but I make sure they're rinsed very thoroughly. On the downside it does make them quite dry for a week or so after, can you recommend anything to soften them up a bit? If you fancy lighter dreads you could try lemon juice? I know it works for "normal" hair so I don't see why it wouldn't for dreads!


updated by @heather: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Heather
@heather
03/26/11 12:47:20AM
1,291 posts

My TnR Dreads at 3 and a Half months :D! (better pic added)


Dreading Methods

looking good! you can see some looping starting to come through:)
Heather
@heather
03/26/11 12:44:24AM
1,291 posts

when will this phase end?


Dread Maintenance

a pic would help but i think we have the same concerns. i'm not as far along as you in my journey (6mo.)but i have some sections that are zig zaging up from the bottom. looks like a big heavy mass hanging from the ends. i was hoping for wispy ends but i guess thats not going to happen now. maybe it has to do with hair texture? i have fine hair. i was actually considering combing them out the other day because i definitely don't like how its looking.
Heather
@heather
03/25/11 05:01:44PM
1,291 posts

how much separating should you be doing in the beginning?


Dreading Methods

when i started with my natural journey i was separating almost daily because i was always worried about congos. fast forward six months and i've learned that i was basically undoing any progress i was having. i separate now about twice a month. with my soft, slow knotting hair at this point a congo would be a welcome site. i wouldn't worry too much. it takes a while to really get some knots so tight they're going to be almost impossible to separate. someone on the boards told me not to separate in a mirror because it causes you to over think it and do too much. now i just separate by feel while watching t.v. a whole lot easier and i don't have to look in the mirror at my dreaded mess:)
Heather
@heather
03/25/11 04:53:47PM
1,291 posts

What method is this?


Dreading Methods

i guess this discussion isn't over since my forum post... http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/i-dont-get-it

Heather
@heather
03/24/11 08:24:24PM
1,291 posts

Baking Soda White Mud Problem--Starting a New Shampoo?


Dread Maintenance

i haven't seen any softening with that shampoo. when i was a teenager i used to spray my hair with lemon juice to lighten it when i went to the beach. dried the hell out of my hair in the process so i'm not so sure of it having softening effects. i just used prell shampoo with a little bs mixed in last time i washed and i found my hair to be a bit more frizzy but not in a good way. i don't know if it was the mix of prell and bs or just the prell. i'm going to try it again without the bs next time. one thing i do like about prell is that i can go three days before i need to wash again because my scalp doesn't get oily as quickly as it does with other shampoos. i really like fantasia 100% pure tea shampoo. you can get it on amazon. its a clarifying shampoo but it doesn't leave your hair feeling like straw. just clean.

Marcus Acosta said:
Thanks for the suggestion Heather, I'm glad that shampoo is working out for you. I just ordered Prell Shampoo because someone suggested it here. Question though, the Desert Essence Organics Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo contains lemon, which is a natural conditioner, I've read on here that lemon will not help the locking process, thoughts on that?
Heather
@heather
03/23/11 03:44:55PM
1,291 posts

dread accelerator sea salt and lemon juice


Dread Products

sun-in lightens your hair with the heat of a blow dryer because of the main ingredient peroxide.

MommaCrunch said:
Heat will cause lemon juice to lighten your hair. It is one of the ingredients used in a product called Sun In that is used to lighten the hair. You can use it either in the sun OR with a hair dryer.
Heather
@heather
03/23/11 03:38:08PM
1,291 posts

Stopping the congos


Dread Maintenance

wrap the unruly ones in hemp starting at the top and crisscrossing all the way down the length of the dread. it should encourage them to tighten up and stop grabbing the other hair. just keep an eye on them because over time they will try to pull the hemp into the dread too.
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