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Jessmess
@jessmess
01/30/11 11:59:13PM
6 posts

Dyeing dreads


General Questions

I dyed my hair before dreading and redyed it at about 2-3 months. They're almost 8 months old now and have been bleached twice and dyed with conditioning dye (the one-step stuff that comes in a pot- I used Punky Colors) 4 times. The upkeep with demi-permanent dye was a bit much, so I had it dyed permanently at a salon, but with allergic results. Overall though, my dreads, even as babies, didn't have any ill results from my dye fanaticism. Best luck!
Jessmess
@jessmess
01/02/11 04:08:30PM
6 posts

Areas/ Countries Accepting of Locks?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I'm currently working on my Master's in English and was looking into teaching English as a foreign language overseas when finished. However, many of the job boards and informative sites specify that teachers abroad should look "professional." Now I know that many professionals have dreadlocks in various occupations. However, opinions of dreadlocks vary in different parts of the U.S. alone, so surely they would differ in different parts of the world. Are there any areas or countries that are more dread-friendly than others? I've heard certain parts of of Asia are not dread-friendly, but wasn't sure if this was accurate or not. Also, being that I'm white with dreads, I'm not sure if that would make a difference. I only mention that because the area I'm currently living in seems to view ethnic or African-American dreads as commonplace and acceptable while caucasian dreads are dirty and only for hippies. Thanks in advance!

updated by @jessmess: 01/13/15 08:52:48PM
Jessmess
@jessmess
12/18/10 08:00:18PM
6 posts

So I know most people on here are opposed to dreadheadhq and knotty boy, but what do you think about their shampoos?


Dread Products

It appears that she only uses castor oil in the regular (body) soaps, not the dread soaps. So could you just buy the dread soap and use it for your whole body? That's what I planned on doing.

Jessmess
@jessmess
12/18/10 07:36:44PM
6 posts

Good idea turned bad. Now what?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Thanks guys! I just have to use it until my condition improves- shouldn't be more than a week. And then no chemicals for me!

Jessmess
@jessmess
12/18/10 07:34:04PM
6 posts

So I know most people on here are opposed to dreadheadhq and knotty boy, but what do you think about their shampoos?


Dread Products

I've used nothing but dreadheadhq, but recently went on the hunt for something else, as my scalp was super-dry and flaking (I cut down to washing once every 10 days or so with no improvement). Ordered some Maylee's and hopefully will receive it soon. Kinda concerned about the castor oil-fish link though.

Jessmess
@jessmess
12/18/10 07:20:14PM
6 posts

Good idea turned bad. Now what?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I've been dreading for 7 months and have chin-length dreads. I dyed my hair pink before the backcombing and have kept it pink by bleaching and dyeing since. The maintainence was becoming a bit much (bleaching every month and a half or so), so I decided to dye back to some semblance of my natural color and just let the dreads continue to grow unprocessed. However, I had a horrible reaction to the dye the stylist used (this was yesterday) and now have scabs on my scalp, an inflamed neck, etc. I have a ton of allergies, so this shouldn't have come as a surprise. Anyway, just got back from urgent care with oral steroids and a steroid foam shampoo that I'm supposed to use twice a day and rinse out. However, being that I wash my hair once or twice a week, I'm not sure how I can use this shampoo without growing mold. Any suggestions? Thanks!


updated by @jessmess: 01/13/15 08:51:51PM
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