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« Reply #520 on: June 14, 2006 06:55:23 PM »

Yeah that's what I'm thinking... they're fresh and not very thick...
If they are backcombed and have not been combed tightly enough this may be the cause... Eventually it will sort itself out.
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« Reply #521 on: June 14, 2006 10:03:21 PM »

I have babydreads and they are curly as hell, like seriously. The especially curl at the roots of the dreads at the back of my head, which I thought was weird. Those are backcombed really well and are pretty fat. They will sort themselves out. In the meanwhile, I enjoy having curly dreads Cheesy

Oh wait, they are curly everywhere...cool
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« Reply #522 on: June 15, 2006 06:15:33 AM »

Curly dreads actually sounds cool anyway...  Grin
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« Reply #523 on: June 15, 2006 01:38:24 PM »

I needle felted some wool into one of my dreads-


And my freind put in a hairwrap for me-
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« Reply #524 on: June 15, 2006 02:08:15 PM »

nice milkweed, I read somewhere that you can use the needlefelting methody thing to fix weak parts in your dreads
and btw, you might want to have someone check out that eye!
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« Reply #525 on: June 15, 2006 08:10:03 PM »

Milkweed that is awesome! Never would have thought about felting some yarn in there! Love it!

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I've also heard this... but along with it I heard that it breaks hairs which can make your dread weaker in the process. But then again I've never tried it.... I've just heard things... hehe  Cool
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« Reply #526 on: June 16, 2006 04:44:27 AM »

I bought the KnottyBoy wax but I didn't really get on with it -- it took ages to put in and didn't seem to make any difference. I also got the tropical tightening gel which smells lovely but again, didn't seem to do anything. I love their shampoo bar though.

I've also used the recipe for a deep-cleaning wash using kitchen ingredients that Naked_ninja posted several pages back, and that was fab. Loads of brown ming came out  Grin
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« Reply #527 on: June 16, 2006 08:26:01 AM »

I used the KB liquid soap for a while. It felt awesome with the peppermint oil in it, but I hated that there was no lather. I'm using Neutrogena now. I also have the KB wax which I used once in a while in the beginning but I haven't used it in almost two months. I'm a little afraid of it  Cheesy I've put too much in before and it looks *really* bad! I've used a couple of the homemade recipes posted here (peppermint spray for itchies, rosemary spray, and the apple cider vinegar rinse) and they were all awesome. I definetly recommend those!

I need some ideas from you crafty people...my brother is getting married in two weeks and I'm in the wedding (bridesmaid  Roll Eyes) He's pretty conservative and I don't want my hair to draw much attention. I haven't been able to come up with a style that will look somewhat elegant for their big day though. Any ideas? Please help! Smiley
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« Reply #528 on: June 16, 2006 10:03:12 AM »

here's a few idea's for you mitsie
http://www.knottyboy.com/play/dreadstyle.php
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« Reply #529 on: June 16, 2006 11:23:20 AM »

The only "products" I use are shampoo (either Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo or Melaleuca Natural's Shampoo) and some KnottyBoy wax every now and then. Haven't used wax since about Febuary. I only use it every couple of months when I notice my locks getting dry.

I mostly do home-remedy stuff with tea tree oil, peppermint oil, and rosemary. Once in a while I'll combine them with either a carrier oil or water and I'll spritz my scalp and dreads just for fun (feels great and it also acts as a gentle moisturizer to keep your dreads from getting brittle).

I also LOVE aloe. The absolute best natural moisturizer for dreads.

mitsie99 :
Contrary to popular belief, suds aren't what's responsible for cleaning your scalp and hair. Suds are usually caused by chemicals like SLS (sodium laurel sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate) which are supposedly bad for you. I've even heard that they are used in heavy duty carpet cleaners. Knotty Boy's shampoos do not contain any sudsing agents such as SLS hence the no-suds thing.

Now having used SLS containing shampoos since I was a child without knowing, and without any ill-effects, I just don't really get the whole uproar. It's been debated over for a while now. Some say that it's harmless and others say that it can cause a variety of things such as blindness in infants to severe psoriasis and even cancer. Who knows. I'm not scientist...

What I don't understand is that virtually EVERY single shampoo on the market contains SLS in one form or another. Me and my bf have started a home-based business with Melaleuca The Wellness Company which only sells environmentally friendly (eco-sense) products and even their shampoo contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate derived from coconuts. Melaleuca products are so safe that a child can go under the sink and drink stuff and only get the shits and an upset stomach... why would they use SLS if it was an extremely bad chemical? I just don't get it.

Now SLS isn't harmfull to dreadlocks as far as I know but if anyone is concerned the only shampoo's I know of that don't contain it are:
Knottyboy
Dr. Bronners (recently I've heard that one of their shampoos contain it or something alone those lines).

What dreadlock folks like us need to stay away from is residues in forms of conditionners, artificial scents, moisturizers (except for essential oils and aloe), and phosphates. Basically the more junk in the shampoo the more crap stays in your dreads. 
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