nei_tan (nei_tan) wrote in get_up_dread_up,


Shampoo + dandruff + unraveling update!

Y'all may remember me posting at the end of November about my dandruff + unravelling issues (original post here). Thanks to switching shampoo, my dreads are in a MUCH better state.

These are from about a month ago...

And these are from today!

They may not look a whole ton better, but MAN do they feel better! They're definitely tightening up, and I haven't noticed any unraveling since I switched shampoos. Again, I switched from H&S Classic Clean shampoo to the CVS version of T-Gel, and it's been over a month since I started using it. The stronger dreads are getting nice and tight, and the looser ones are starting to come together. I've also noticed that some of my dreads have started eating each other at the roots, which is an excellent sign that they're tangling again. Huzzah!

The only drawback I've noticed is that T-Gel is less effective at getting rid of my dandruff than H&S. It's better than when I wasn't using any dandruff shampoo at all, but still... not as great. I suspect that part of the reason my dreads fell apart when I started using it was that they were so young (only 2 1/2 months), so my thick hair paired with what little conditioner was in H&S just wreaked havoc on them. Several people on here have mentioned using the H&S shampoos without any problem, so I'm willing to bet that how young and fragile my dreads were played a big part in the issues that arose. I'm probably going to try using H&S again when they're much further along... say, 6 months to a year from now. Until then, though, I'm staying far, far away from it.

In other news, I'm wildly happy that my appointment with the glorious lishd is coming up in less than a month and a half. Only 40 days, 19 hours, 15 minutes to go! I can't wait to see her work her magic yet again. YAY!

Thanks for listening. :) Hope you've all had a relaxing weekend!
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