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post #521 of 529
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Originally Posted by appalachia View Post
Okay, I decided to go for it! I quit brushing my hair a week and a half ago, and have done some back combing and palm rolling. I had about 2/3 of it in loose dreads, and then washed it, and a bunch of it came loose. Now it's really fuzzy, and the back and undersides are matted something awful, but it is hard to find the time to maintain. should I tie the locks off at the scalp? Please enourage me to stick with it!
Tieing off at the scalp can help at least keep them in sections if you don't have time to do a lot of twisting/ripping. I'm actually about to tie mine soon (and my dreads are over a year old) because they're growing so quickly due to pregnancy that the roots aren't having time to dread. It's definitely a journey, and one worth sticking with.
post #522 of 529
When I tied my DDs roots, it really helped to keep her dreads separated. I could, at least, tell if I was separating them correctly! Hers tended to mat up next to her scalp a lot. Now, it's a lot easier and I've taken most of the strings out.
post #523 of 529
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here's a pic from yesterday. me and dd from the back, and my sis
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/...66776a88ba.jpg
post #524 of 529
Oh! I love it! that big fatty one is my fav.

Also, I've been on the soap nut thread, has anyone used them?
post #525 of 529
I love soap nuts. I'll look for the thread.

Nice pic majikfaerie. The scenery is wonderful.

I have been asking DH to do some maintenance/backcombing on the back of my head for weeks now I think. Seems we never have the time to sit and do it. I have lots of hair back there that isn't dreading up on its own.

Have I mentioned how much I adore my hair now?
post #526 of 529
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Originally Posted by MoonStarFalling View Post
I love soap nuts. I'll look for the thread.

Nice pic majikfaerie. The scenery is wonderful.

I have been asking DH to do some maintenance/backcombing on the back of my head for weeks now I think. Seems we never have the time to sit and do it. I have lots of hair back there that isn't dreading up on its own.

Have I mentioned how much I adore my hair now?
Haha it always takes FOREVER for DH to work on mine. I've been asking him to tie the roots for over a week now. It doesn't help that we're moving on Saturday, so really he hasn't had the time. But my pregnancy dreads are just growing SOOO fast that the roots really need to be tied. Bah.
post #527 of 529
Hi I just found this thread. I've had dreads for 8 months now and I love them most of the time. I do wax mine occasionally with bees wax (or i make my husband do it) and wash them just with shampoo every month or so. Have been having a bit of trouble with dandruff recently so will have to try rinsing with apple cider vinegar after i wash them.
Nice to find you guys and see all the photos
post #528 of 529
Welcome Betnybaby! I see someone started a new dread thread
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=980239
post #529 of 529
I found the it.... the best ever thing when washing my dreads!!. I used to have wet head for almost 2 days each time I washed them. Then after a washing I thought I smelt some mildew. YUCK!! I thought how bout next time you wash them you soak them in some white distilled vinegar and rinse with it too. So that's what I did the next time and it was glorious!! They actually felt clean and dried in half a day!! I also didn't get the itchy wash me scalp for 3 weeks!! Prior to my discovery I had to wash about once a week.

So I'm sure it's a known thing but wanted to write about it in case someone didn't know. I see someone mentioned apple cider vinegar.... what would be the difference?

I haven't tightened separated waxed taken care of fly aways since June I think. One of these nights instead of being on the computer I need to just get it done!!
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