ever pull all of that gross hair out of a hair brush, then palm roll it into a baby dready thing? then sigh and wish that you had dreads?
yeah...i just did that.
hopefully ill be getting them this summer.
come on hair...grow!
1. tie one or more medium-loose ponytails at crown of head (the crown is where most men go bald, NOT the front hairline)
2. cover the bulk of each ponytail with a shower cap, & tie tightly so all edges of the shower cap are held by the tie (making the bundle of dreads fairly water-tight)
3. keep your head level as you use this method of washing your roots & scalp, detailed below:
a. mix shampoo & water in container (i love dr bronners for this where i hated him before - my ratio is one long squirt of shampoo to a few seconds under the showerhead for water)
b. pour mixture at the beginning of your hairline so it runs over your roots (you may need to pour a little at a time in various places depending on how many ponytails you've made)
c. scrub scalp with fingers
d. rinse thoroughly
my dreads will take 2-3 days to dry on their own, or about 50 minutes under a bonnet hair dryer; with this method, i was air dry in two hours. it's not for EVERY shower, because it's not as easy to rinse, & the rest of your hair DOES need to have shampoo sluice down it every so often... but when your dreads are fine & your scalp is gross, it works great.
love & light!