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post #41 of 208
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I have heard that Tea Tree Oil is great for dandruff, I don't know if it is in an oil, a paste, shampoo or what, but maybe if you google tea tree oil and dandruff you might find something?
post #42 of 208
Dandruff can be dry skin or it can be yeast. If it's yeast the TTO will help temporarily.
post #43 of 208
Mine is def. dry skin, I have to lotion my face within a few minutes of getting out of the shower, or my skin gets all tight and flakes up...the problem is that I can't really lotion my scalp, yk?
post #44 of 208
I'm having the same issues with dry skin and itchy scalp (started before dreads). For me I know I need to drink a lot more water and get a more fat in my diet.
post #45 of 208
I gave this to someone else but thought I'd mention it again.

For me and dandruff, I used water, apple cider vinegar and rosemary essetial oil and dabs it on the scalp with cotton. I don't remember what ratios I used, probbly just winged it but it helped tremendously.
post #46 of 208
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Originally Posted by OrganicSister View Post
I gave this to someone else but thought I'd mention it again.

For me and dandruff, I used water, apple cider vinegar and rosemary essetial oil and dabs it on the scalp with cotton. I don't remember what ratios I used, probbly just winged it but it helped tremendously.
On the whole scalp or just the affected areas? How often? Does the vinegar make your hair stink? I have been dabbing diluted peppermint oil in my hair, bc I used Dr B's Peppermint soap for washing anyway, and it kind of 'refreshes' my hair between washings & I assume is why I haven't had the major itchies. I like that routine but it doesn't seem like it'd go with the rosemary & vinegar thing...Hmmm...
post #47 of 208
PICTURES!! is everyone ready for pictures? I am so glad I have been taking them constantly through this journey, bc there is a huge difference even between mid october and late october as seen below:

mid October

before matinence: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...dsmidoct06.jpg

directly after: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/dmidoct3.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/dmidoct4.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...ds/dmidoct.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/dmidoct2.jpg


Late October, directly after a matinence session:

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...slateoct08.jpg
(the part I'm holding away at the top is the big chunk that formed itself but still has to be ripped apart into sections the size I want because I'm not thrilled with how it made itself...below you can see the 'chunk' missing at the bottom where that part will fall when it's formed into several smaller-sized, palmrolled dreads)

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...lateoct084.jpg (the two skinny ones at the bottom middle were one the size of the rest but they decided to split, so they are called The Twins & have been allowed to go on their merry business as is..)

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...lateoct082.jpg WHEEEEEEE!!!

I always wear the bandana out n about because the top/front is still driving me crazy...or else sometimes for going out, I put it all back in a loose ponytail (with dread sticks sticking out at all angles haha) and put my bangs over to the side and a fun headband over it all. Yes, I seem to have kept bangs and I actually like the way they look with everything so they are staying for now...

Well, gotta run, hope you guys enjoyed the pics...
post #48 of 208
They're looking really good! They're nice and fat. I like the colors too.

eta I'm bleaching some of mine today. Yay!
post #49 of 208
looking great bluecactus! thanks for the pics!

dd took a pic of me the other day; actually its a crap pic of me since i'd just been crying, but my hair looks cool
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/...a3d2645b88.jpg
post #50 of 208
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Originally Posted by Blucactus View Post
On the whole scalp or just the affected areas? How often? Does the vinegar make your hair stink? I have been dabbing diluted peppermint oil in my hair, bc I used Dr B's Peppermint soap for washing anyway, and it kind of 'refreshes' my hair between washings & I assume is why I haven't had the major itchies. I like that routine but it doesn't seem like it'd go with the rosemary & vinegar thing...Hmmm...
I used it on the whole scalp with emphasis on the itchiest parts. I only used it in the beginning when I was really itchy - haven't used it for awhile but would generally use it for any dandruff. As long as I dilute the ACV and EOs with water, it doesn't stink. The EOs smell stronger than the ACV generally but it all disipates rather quickly, especially cuz it's just on the scalp. You coul probably mix the peppermint oil in with the rest as it has a soothing affect on skin too. As far as I've read, peppermint and rosemary mix well.

BTW Your dreads look great. I can see the difference between early and late Oct as well!

I'll try to get some updated pics taken soon.
post #51 of 208
Hi mamas! I am new here with a few questions! I have been wanting to do this for a few years, but i guess i am feeling adventurous now! I got my nose pierced on Sunday, so now seems like a good time-lol! I have two questions. First, my hair is just below/at my shoulders. Is that going to be too short? Second, do you part your hair or just randomly grab chunks? And about how big of a chuck or square of hair should i use? when i pull my hair back in a ponytail, and really get it tight, it is about as big a penny. I dont think thats thick, but i don't know. I know people who have mentioned having way too many dreads to deal with, and i want to be able to maintain them somewhat...So I dont want them to be thin and wispy, moire of a medium size, i think-lol. Help me
post #52 of 208
rjruiz 415
I think shoulder lenght hair is fine. just keep in mind you will lose a lot of length in the beginning. as for sectioning, that's up to you. if you want them neat and even, then part your hair and take the sections carefully. otherwise just grab chunks, or even let your hair go into it;s natual seperations.
post #53 of 208
rjruiz_415 your hair only has to be about four inches long. If you want to go the back comb method then section 1 inch squares in a brick pattern into tiny rubber bands. You can watch a neat video at knottyboy dot com just ignore their advice to use wax.

I prefer rip/twist and neglect method. Basically I stopped brushing until my hair sectioned naturally and then it became necessary to help it along a bit by twisting a section and then dividing it (ripping it toward the root) repeat repeat repeat.
post #54 of 208
Do you think that the 1 inch sections will be okay? Will they turn out super tiny?
post #55 of 208
you mean 1" square?
i have pretty thin hair, but even my super fat natty phatties aren't much more than 1" square at the roots.
post #56 of 208
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Originally Posted by majikfaerie View Post
you mean 1" square?
i have pretty thin hair, but even my super fat natty phatties aren't much more than 1" square at the roots.
wow! Yeah, i mean 1 inch square... Now, are thet that big just cause of how long you have had them, or do 1 inch segments typically make big dreads?
post #57 of 208
typically, the dread will be the same thickness as its base
post #58 of 208
hmmm, i was worried about 1 inch being too small, and i didnt want to end up with like 60 dreads...
post #59 of 208
in that case, i'd suggest separating your hair into as many dreds as you want to have.
post #60 of 208
Yeah if you section it all first you'll know before you start back combing. You should end up with like 30-35. The back combing process makes them really poofy.
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