After I made the post How to make your own shampoo & conditioner – no chemicals! I have received a lot of emails and comments on the blog about my dreadlocks.
I also want to show you guys this picture I took. It shows the search terms people use to find my website!
That’s kind of weird, since my blog isn’t about dreads!
But, I have decided to answer some of the most common questions, and hopefully, that will be the end of it :)
1. I see the word “dirty” a lot
Let me be clear: People with dreadlocks, aren’t more dirty than people with normal hair!
See the shampoo I make here!
Hair get’s oily from washing it. Isn’t that weird? We wash away all the natural oils from our hair and scalp, and our body’s reaction to that, is to make our hair even oilier than before, to protect our hair and scalp. It’s not normal for us to use shampoo, it’s a “need” we created for ourselves. So if you don’t wash your hair, it will clean itself.
I will admit, I don’t wash my hair as much as I used to before I got dreads, and I always make my own shampoo. But my hair has never been smelly or greasy.
- And of course, I still shower, just as I did before :)
2. How to get dreads (fast) and about extensions
I know this may come as a bummer for some of you, but dreadlocks doesn’t happen over night. You have to work on them, and let time do it’s thing, and then, in the end you will get amazing dreads!
It took me about two days of hard work to make my dreads. I have extensions in them now, that I bought on Etsy from IconicLocks. They are really good, and they aren’t too heavy.
If you want to make your own dreads, you have 3 options. Neglect method, backcomb and crochet method, or twist and rip method.
Here is a video, that shows you how to do the two last methods. The neglect method is just where you neglect your hair for several years, but the outcome can be really messy looking, so I would recommend you to do it yourself.
3. Yarn in dreads
DON’T do it! I tried that once, and it was horrible!
Here is a picture, so you can see how bad it looked, and it was really hard to get out!
I repeat: DON’T do it!!!
4. What do I do when I want to take my dreadlocks out?
Well, it is possible to comb them out, but it takes forever. You will loose a lot of hairs in the process, but that is just from the hair that would normally have fallen out if you didn’t have dreads, so it’s not because it ruins your hair to have dreadlocks.
Patience, a comb, conditioner, a really good friend and 100 amazing movies, and you’ll be good to go.
I think that was about it..
Let me know if you have more questions! I’ll be happy to answer them, but again, this page is not about dreadlocks!