hey ive had my dreads for about 5 months now. they are getting better. my mom keeps bitching at me about them still. she told me the otherd ay that my dreads are a mess and they arent supposed to be that way. she said they were supposed to be neat. is this really true? are most dreads neat? i dont think she knows what she is talking about but i know my hair is a mess. i dont put wax in anymore and im basically just leaving them alone. i still palm roll and twist every little while. i wen tto a dead show and everyone had dreads some were realy neat but i think they get neater over time when they lockup. my hair is still locking.
any ways i can make my dreads neater?
and what the hell can i use for shampoo other than bar soap. i tried orderign some shit from knottyboy.com but it never came. should i just wet them / and spray some lemon juice? or is there more to the story?
ok. so i wash my dreads about once a week and palmroll and stuff. but why is my hair so frizzy? i have much frizz..everywhere. on the top of my head, coming out of the dreads. this cannot be good. any thoughts?
well i have to say goodbye to this community. cuz i no longer have dreads i had a panic attack and ripped the apart. i just like to thanx all of you who helped me out and good luck with your dreads
does anyone here know how to dread perm...if so could someone pls tell me how long the perm solution should be left on the head for?
hi, i just started my dreads today, my mom did one and she hated it and doesn't want to do them anymore for me.. so i've been searching online for a place in queens or manhattan that will do them for me but it's impossible to find anything on google
does anyone here live around queens or manhattan and knows of a salon?
so, i know tea tree oil is supposed to kill bugs. does anyone know how tea tree oil is able to do this?
also, i don't believe that the only way to get rid of fleas in your dreads is to cut your dreads off. there HAS to be a way to kill them. has anyone ever had bugs in their dreads and were able to kill them without cutting their dreads off?
the reason i ask is because it seems like everywhere i go lately is infested with fleas. it makes me incredibly uneasy. is there a way to tell whether or not their are bugs in your dreads? i haven't noticed anything in mine (yet), but i also wash with tea tree shampoo every three days. is this enough to keep them out?
thank you thank you thank you in advance.
for those of you who rinse your dreads w/ sea salt at home, could you please pass along your technique? how much do you mix w/ how much water? dump it over your head or dunk your head in a bucketfull? do you rinse afterward w/ plain water or no?
thank you everyone that answered me about my "what is backcombing" question. but now i need to know, when i backcomb then i got to twist, so i get my beeswax and i start twisting....what diresction do i twist? if i twist the right side of my head clock-wise then i got to twist the left side anticlock-wise? sorry is it's a stupid question, i just don't want to F up and have to chop my hair off.