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« Reply #970 on: October 01, 2006 04:02:03 PM »

Yeah I know it's natural to have itchy scalp, the question was for how long. I mean my normal hair was itchy sometimes, just it was easier to scratch  Tongue
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« Reply #971 on: October 01, 2006 04:19:26 PM »

Aloe is a moisturizer... It will calm down the frizzies but it won't get rid of them. Neither will wax. The only way to get rid of frizzies is by either tying your roots, physically pulling them in with a crochet hook, or letting time to it's job.
Also because of it's moisturizing effect, pure aloe shouldn't be used on new locks.
If your using aloe on fresh locks, the best thing would be to add a little sea salt to it.
Also aloe will not "hold things together". This is the only advantage to dreadwax, but it could also potentially be it's pitfall if used improperly. If you use it properly, it will hold the hairs together during the first washes and prevent new dreads from unravelling which not only saves time, it also keeps things looking a little more proper for those of us who have jobs that demand us to look tidy. Now if used improperly, this continuous hold on your hair will prevent it from forming new knots which will keep your dreads from maturing properly.
What I've come to notice is that most people think they use wax properly, when they infact don't. All of the people I've talked to who have had problems with wax think they have been using it properly till I lay out the differences between what "properly" according to the jar is, and what "properly" according to common sense is.
Also most people refuse to admitt that their problems are caused by "their" mistake. Wax is a nice scape-goat. They often neglect to mention things like how they waxed daily, or decided to wax right out of the shower because they were in a hurry.

Also, I'm not trying to say that everyone should use wax. On the contrary, I'm just trying to let people know that there is a good and a bad side to wax and that their decisions will affect the outcome.
But if you choose the option to boycott wax, that's all good too.
Choose your own path, just be certain you know where each road can take you.  Wink

Viri:
My itchies more or less went away after a month. It all depens on how long it takes for your scalp to adjust to the new routine.
Another thing that may help are scalp massages. Just rub your scalp from time to time (or better yet, get someone to do it for you). Feels great and gives your scalp that stimulation it used to get with brushing and daily washing.
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« Reply #972 on: October 01, 2006 04:36:49 PM »

Viri! i love your dreads!
i hope mine turn out looking that good when i get them!
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« Reply #973 on: October 01, 2006 05:17:28 PM »

viri, from wht i can see, your dreads look amazing! Do you have other pictures you can post? pretty please??
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« Reply #974 on: October 04, 2006 11:57:44 PM »

wow 101 pages about dreadies!

I've been feeling its time to redo mine, I chopped them when 2 years ago and it just isn't the same having boring hair LOL

These are from the night they got chopped when I was 8 months pregnant
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/ellami/dreads/5797ff67.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/ellami/dreads/19f62cea.jpg

Now I'm thinking of getting some more wax and going again soon. Last time I used the knotty boy stuff and it worked well. Has anyone used dread HQ wax? (i need wax with my hair, won't lock up properly otherwise)
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« Reply #975 on: October 05, 2006 01:47:22 AM »

Mayerlove: so I think It's a better  pic of them, you can clearly see how babies they are....

And an other week of itchy scalp for me, cuz I wanted to try to lock a loose one with some soap (I' heard it does wonders like felting..) and it was great on one lock but got the other one's base unlocked, and locked too much the ends. So I can't really backcomb it again. I'll crochet in the fizzy hair hope that'll help. I really did freak out. It's weird how my dreads are bringing out the girlie side of me  Shocked
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« Reply #976 on: October 05, 2006 09:23:42 AM »

I've been kinda skeptical of putting wool in my hair for a while (no real reason why), but when you put it that way, rhino, it makes perfect sense. Aw man, now I have to go get some coloured wool!
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« Reply #977 on: October 05, 2006 09:28:05 AM »

Does anyone have any wooly dread pics they can share? Smiley
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« Reply #978 on: October 05, 2006 09:38:58 AM »

my YMCA card! but its a horrid pictue, and just wool dreads braided in.  thats what i did for about a month redoing it every weekend before i hacked off all the over processed hair and did dreads.

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« Reply #979 on: October 05, 2006 10:01:53 AM »

Rhino: do you have any pics to share?
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