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@soaring-eagle
01/20/17 01:37:15AM
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starting journey. 4th week already. hair too short to dread?


Introduce Yourself

its progressing well but  you might want to make a choice between freeform that forms any way it wants even if its 3 huge flat  dreads and organic which form naturally but with a lil control

it looks like a fe areas maybe matting down close to the scalp forming what some call a hair helmet with lil whispy curly tuffs sticking out from the matted areas/?

i maybe wrong  that's why larger inline images are often better then attachments

but it kinda looked like a few spots had  flattened tightened matted areas close to the scalp between lil hair curls sticking out

if you decide on organic you might want to try to separate the flat matts into individual dreads  b4 gthey are too set in to do anything about

if you want freeform and let them form any old which way then yes i see progress at 4 weeks with hair relatively short  its about where i would expect

what you wash with, and how though can make a big impact

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@soaring-eagle
01/18/17 01:01:25PM
28,585 posts

Ways To Remove Lint


Dread Products

i found nothing but that worked but i heard a soft bristle toothbrush or tweezers but cant vouch for them

had too much to bother till i used the charcoal (i think liquid which is a small pump bottle) (bars i think work as well just that was when i noticed i had none)

try the soft bristle toothbrush

maybe even cut off all but 1 lil grouping  for more precision

try using just a corner if that works well trim down all but the corner

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@soaring-eagle
01/18/17 12:06:18PM
28,585 posts

Comparing Shampoos, Looking for Advice.


Dread Maintenance

oh crap server error caused it to post 3 times but last night was offered the use of a much better server free

so might be upgrading soon anyway

was it you who donated towards the server i bought?

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@soaring-eagle
01/18/17 10:42:23AM
28,585 posts

Comparing Shampoos, Looking for Advice.


Dread Maintenance

vicki sends gifts samples and hand written thank you notes she started off with soapsavers in every 1 ask her if she has any can she send 1

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@soaring-eagle
01/17/17 11:26:50PM
28,585 posts

Comparing Shampoos, Looking for Advice.


Dread Maintenance

yes i would think so

its an educated guess though so i can't guarantee its the best choice

you know what the best choice is, and should likely use those ingredients as a comparison for the ideal dread shampoo and whatever you can get that comes closest is likely to be  a better choice then anything you find at a local store

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@soaring-eagle
01/17/17 10:51:17PM
28,585 posts

Comparing Shampoos, Looking for Advice.


Dread Maintenance

shampoo 2 Phenoxyethanol is a germicidal and germistatic glycol ether, phenol ether, and aromatic alcohol often used together with quaternary ammonium compounds. Phenoxyethanol is used as a perfume fixative; an insect repellent; an antiseptic; a solvent for cellulose acetate, dyes, inks, and resins; a preservative for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and lubricants; an anesthetic in fish aquaculture; and in organic synthesis.

sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate

this can be drying and is derived from wax, or more likely petroleum

its also a sulphate which are generally considered bad for  all skin and hair care

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@soaring-eagle
01/17/17 10:42:54PM
28,585 posts

Comparing Shampoos, Looking for Advice.


Dread Maintenance

Soapmaking is at its heart, a science. When we add colors and fragrance to the process, we turn the science into an art. Each oil has its own saponification value, or the amount of lye it takes to turn 1 gram of oil into 1 gram of soap. When we make cold process soap, it’s a mathematical formula that looks like this: (Oil Amount) x (SAP value) = Lye Amount needed. For a real example, it looks like this (10 oz. Olive Oil) x (.134) = 1.34 oz. lye. So, it takes 1.34 ounces of lye to turn 10 ounces of Olive Oil into soap. Using the exact amount of lye you need to make the exact amount of soap with nothing left over (no extra oils) is called a 0% superfat or a 0% lye discount.

Many soapmakers like to have some extra oils in their soap that are leftover and not bound to lye. Any extra oil left in the soap and not attacked by the lye is called a ‘superfat.’ The terms ‘superfat’ and ‘lye discount’ can be used interchangeably

taken from here https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/superfatting-soap-an-explanation-2/

superfatted simply means more oils re used then are broken down into soaps by the lye

that's why bronners leaves an oily film in hard water

in shampoo 1 this ingredient looks like the most worrisome http://www.truthinskincare.com/2008/01/ingredient-watch-sodium.html

its a preservative that causes severe skin irritation  ..burning eyes reddened skin etc

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