October 1st, 2005

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dread matttttttttttt

So I work at a really professional business office, so I have to keep my dread pulled back about 8-10 hours a day, and my dreads are so young, so it's horror to them. Is there ANYTHING I can do to keep them from matting all together?

Boo :(

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dreaded muffin hospitalized: needs dread maintenance help

my sister is unearthly faerie and has had dreads a little over a year and is now stuck in a hospital bed due to a bone lesion making her knee weak then it breaking and causing horrible pain plus a fibroid tumor being too big and causing issues. basically she cant move her leg. her hair is now getting matted in the back and other dread-related problems.

if anyone is in the boston area (mass general hospital) who would do some dread maintenece for free, it would be greatly appreciated by her. (could be a birthday present (oct 4 turning 23) yay). please leave a comment if you could help.

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Greasy looking loose hairs

Question: I've gotten past the "itchy" scalp phase that requires me to wash my hair every 3 days or so. I'd like to go longer, but the undreaded hair (mostly loose hairs framing my face) look greasy. Short of wearing headbands, scarves, and whatnot, is there any way to make the hair appear less greasy (btw, it doesn't smell or feel dirty... just the loose hairs don't look so great)? I guess I'm thinking back when I had straight hair (and bleached blond) I used to use baby powder in my hair to make it appear less greasy, if I hadn't washed in a day or so. Just wondering if there're any "tricks" to use now? Thanks in advance.

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hey all,

do you think it'd do any harm if i only washed my scalp + bangs? i'm really not in the mood to wash the whole shebang today, seeing it takes at least 2 full days before my locks are fully dry (i blowdry them about 15 minutes an hour after washing them)
so if i blowdry my scalp + bangs straight after washing it, i'd probably prevent water from going into my locks, right?

any input, svp?


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I'm a little worried. After a shower, I'll be drying my hair, and squeeze the roots with my fingers, only to find a little gross greasy residue. I think it's probably the knottyboy shampoo which just isn't washing out. For a couple of weeks I've spending more and more time rinsing my hair, massaging the roots, squeezing them in running water, etc. etc. but no matter what I get this greasy reside in the roots of a couple of dreads. My hair smells fine, and once the hair dries I can't feel the residue, but I'm worried maybe I could get mold or sumptin this way. Any ideas on getting the residue out, or on whether it's dangerous?
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My dreads are 1 today : )

I can't believe it's already been one year since i got my dreads. i love them so much, although they do need some fixing up. they have grown out a bit, but soon, when i have some money saved i am going to get them fixed properly and get some coloured ones put in. i can't wait :) i love seeing photos of everyone's dreads here. this is by far one of my fave communities. you're all gorgeous!

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does anyone know a good method for losing not so many hairs when taking your dreads out? i want some normal hair in the front, i need change. i guess. pff, im not even sure. im so afraid for regrets.