Discussion in 'Dreadlocks' started by Sylver, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Sylver

    Sylver Member


    I have just joined the forum, after deciding to take the plunge with dreads, although they have been partially back combed, but no wax!

    I figure that I will just leave them be and wash maybe once or twice a week, and rip them apart. I just need to get a hat or something! :)

    I have a question, is it normal after back combing and the first wash that they unravel? I figure that if I leave them alone they will tighten back up again??

    Also, I'm not sure I can get the shampoo that you all use here in Oz, so how would a mixture of vinegar and bicarb soda go?

    The place is great, I am having a ball reading and checking out all the pics!
  2. ThePmiester

    ThePmiester Member

    Hey Sylver!
    Glad you decided to take the plunge :D
    You have made a great start, especially with no wax :)
    They will unravel alot in your first wash so don't panic!
    But they will tighten and start showing form abit more over the next month or so.
    I know people wash their dreads with just bicarb, I have never tried it, I recommend trying the deep clense listed as a sticky at the top of the forum under the wax removal thread :)
    This place is a wealth of knowledge so enjoy it :D
  3. hi sylver welcome. the people here are good people and they know there stuff so you cant go wrong here
  4. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    u shpouldnt have any probs finding dr bronners in oz
    but u can use the deep cleanse also
    bicarb and vinagar are better used seperately, bicarb 1dst then adiluted vinagar rince
    althoi the vinagar may be too conditioninmg to use often at 1st

    and yea its normal for backcombing to unravel
    thats probly our most common
  5. hellodreadhead

    hellodreadhead Beta as fuck

    Welcome to the forums

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