Woo yeah, finally got round to doing my last little dreadling and now my head is complete :D I had laods of almond oil still in my hair from yesterday and it seemed to lock the dread up really well. Also, I’v bee trying to tidy the ends of my dreads up and after rubbing almond and sesame oil into the roots and along the drealocks the end knotted up in no time. Much better than any of that dread wax nonesense, full of crap, utter scam if you ask me :P Use almond oil! its great for you scalp and hair and nourishing as well as totally natural 100% good stuff. If you are allergic to nuts why not try sesame oil instead! Almond oil is also really good for lightening facial hairs, slowly and naturally. I could go on. Oils are awesome :) and woo! Dreads! hehe
Since i put them in at the end of the summer I haven’t washed them more than twice. I find that, unless I am rolling around on the ground or have been in a mucky environment, they don’t need washed. I rarely if ever wash them with water and never touch them with soap. They clean themselves and are really great at keeping healthy. I massage almond, coconut and sesame oils into the roots to help clean and moisturise my scalp and hair but thats it. Until they lock up and start behaving like good dreadies I probably won’t put them into water. :) They smeel like healthy hair and feel great. I hardly have an itchy scalp after using the oils either!