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« Reply #730 on: August 24, 2006 07:26:24 AM »

i don't know about dishwashing liquid having residue..
I mean, you wash plates with it (among other stuff) so would my food be touching chemicals and fragrances and stuff i'd rather my food not be touching?

anyhow, i have a simple solution is the dishwashing stuff would leave a residue:
wash it with a residue free soap
reason:

soap a leaves a residue, if it is the washed with a different soap (soap b) it will remove soap a's residue because soap b is made differently and sorta wants to be king of it's own residue and will kill of soap a's residue to put it that way

now im sounding like weird, but I hope you get the point
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« Reply #731 on: August 24, 2006 07:34:07 AM »

ok.. not going off making more issues here but:
wax is not bad.
atleast not in all cases and used in MODERATION
this has been said before and it is still true.
and it is ALWAYS different for people. some need it, others don't

Which is exactly what you and I have been repeating for 70+ pages. My thoughts exactly. HAhaha
Unfortunately most people don't get the whole "moderation" bit about wax usage though. Then they run into trouble...

Smiley
I know when I first had dreads..
I had just washed them for the 1st time and thought they needed a wax even tho they were still wet.. i ended up with ulta thin sticks of wax sprouting out of my head Smiley
needles to say I washed the same day!

but wax is something that needs to be well taught
you use it for a bit of fluff control and ever so slightly to keep them in place when you've just backcombed them
the older the dreads the less wax they need (like for dryness at times)does not mean the younger they are the more they need

simple rule: never put more than about a smarties worth of wax (and wax.. DREAD WAX with no petrolatum and such) in your dreads unless they are longer and thus need more to spread it out

sticky dreads are not going to lock up or feel good to you or others and on top of that you can get outbrakes (zits) from using too much because wax sticks oh so well to your skin
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« Reply #732 on: August 24, 2006 07:40:09 AM »

If I was to use any type of dishwashing soap it would probably be Sunlight. My mom even uses Sunlight on our plants... the soapy Sunlight water is good for them supposedly... she hasn't killed any plants yet so she must be right.
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« Reply #733 on: August 24, 2006 07:48:56 AM »

i don't know about dishwashing liquid having residue..
I mean, you wash plates with it (among other stuff) so would my food be touching chemicals and fragrances and stuff i'd rather my food not be touching?

anyhow, i have a simple solution is the dishwashing stuff would leave a residue:
wash it with a residue free soap
reason:

soap a leaves a residue, if it is the washed with a different soap (soap b) it will remove soap a's residue because soap b is made differently and sorta wants to be king of it's own residue and will kill of soap a's residue to put it that way

now im sounding like weird, but I hope you get the point

residue is left behind with a scent, chemicals, anything really. A scent is a resedue because it is left behind in the hair, or whatever it is used in to make things smell good. most of it isnt bad for you, and you wont see visible resedue, but its there. Dont worry abotu eating it lol.
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« Reply #734 on: August 24, 2006 07:55:57 AM »

i know that Smiley just being silly as usual

but was just making the point that the one soap rules out the other so really washing with dishwashing liquid isn't really harmfull if you only do it once or twice
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« Reply #735 on: August 24, 2006 08:13:01 AM »

oh, i see what u mean lol, it might work, i'll see what i can dig up.
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« Reply #736 on: August 24, 2006 10:01:41 AM »

Righto, I've been pondering for a far ole while: The loose fuzzy hairs that manage to escape from formed dreads... could you needle felt them back into the dread? Or am I just being stupid?

I would just just try it, but oh yeah I haven't got dreads (I'm planning on getting some put in within the next few weeks/months... but finding someone I trust enough to help me put them in is proving challenging).
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« Reply #737 on: August 24, 2006 10:11:25 AM »

I've neard of some people needlefelting their locks...
I've also heard that it can shred hair too... which isn't a good thing...

I know nothing about it personally though.
Someone on here might.  Wink
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« Reply #738 on: August 24, 2006 10:35:44 AM »

I remember posting something on needle felting some roving in your hair but i wouldnt suggest doing it to your own hair..

muchos breakage
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« Reply #739 on: August 24, 2006 11:09:20 AM »

i have needle felted my dreads, and needle felted roving into my hair.  you have to do it gently to avoid breakage (my hair is pretty fine) and it works more on them as they are forming than on loose fuzzies - it's hard to get the needle to grab what you want when it's just a few random ones.
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