Tacky feel to dreads with lint/black bits?

Discussion in 'Dreadlocks' started by Dragonvine, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Dragonvine

    Dragonvine I do Glass

    I get it a little in the ends of some dreads, I try to pick it out but it still gets there... When I re-did a few of my dreads, when I was combing them out, at the root it was very tacky with black stuff stuck to the hairs. It didn't smell like mould but it was a black/dark green, but soooo doesn't smell.

    It could be dust or something, at my flat and home its pretty dusty, and the carpet is dark green xD

    I think I use too much of the dhhq shampoo, and don't quite wash it out... I'm switching to bonners :)

    Does/did anyone have anything like this?
  2. Thekarthika

    Thekarthika Member

    No I don't but I'm guessing it's from the carpet.
    (lol dirty)

    You didn't use wax, did you?
    I don't remember.

    Bronners is good but trust me it dries your scalp out like holy hell so get something that helps with that or you'll look like you walked out in a blizard. (dandruff galore!)
  3. Dragonvine

    Dragonvine I do Glass

    Only twice- making them and a couple of months ago, someone caked it on and rubbed it in ¬¬ bastard!! So it might be that
  4. Thekarthika

    Thekarthika Member

    Yup I'm betting that's it.. The wax hid some lint XD that's nastyyy.

    Good reason not to do it ever again.
  5. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    good podsssibility
    and if u live in a cirty it can be buildup city crud
    blackless could be polutants tars rubber oilsd crap from nearby busy strereets and factories ..when u do a good wash it will get erid of it (really scrub the scalp) but in no time it comes back just friom the dirtiness ogff the air
    in the city i feel grungy alot with that caked on gunk..but in the mountrains evenh with mty dreads caked in mud i feel much cleaner and dont get that caked on gunk

    also, do u smoke?

    could be second hand smoke buildup
  6. chemigals

    chemigals They call me Chemi

    yeah its wax,it kinda will seep into your dreads as it heats up,say if your lying on them in bed it will melt further into your dreads.
  7. Dragonvine

    Dragonvine I do Glass

    Ahh cool :) Ty ^^ Ironically, the dude who caked my dreads in wax, has just bought my wax for £10 ;D I tried telling him its no good, but he won't listen... So meh, may aswell get my money back for his ignorance xD

    Nooooo I don't smoke. But both my houses are very dusty. I sleep with a nylon, so that probably reduces the dust falling on my dreads xD

    Will do another deep cleanse tomorrow night :)
  8. pypes

    pypes Hot alien babes

    I just made my wax into a candle. It is a bit sooty.
  9. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    do the deep xleanse wax removal orange oil will help
    u may wannas concider applying the orange oil straight full strength then wait 5 min and do the deep ckeanse
  10. Dragonvine

    Dragonvine I do Glass

    Use the orange straight? You sure? Just drop it onto my head? or mix it with some water and pour it on?
  11. Smelly D

    Smelly D The Dreaded Plumber

    it might not work either way, it didnt for me
  12. chemigals

    chemigals They call me Chemi

    Dont know why you dont just leave it,who knows its there? Its obviously not stopped your hair from dreading has it?
  13. Dragonvine

    Dragonvine I do Glass

    True :) Was just thinking if its left over shampoo I should rinse my dreads more than I have been ^^ But will do that anyway.
  14. WorldPeace

    WorldPeace Senior Member

    my dreads are probably dirty on the inside .. everything gets stuck in it :s every woolen piece of clothing leaves a little in my hair, but I don't care :p
  15. chemigals

    chemigals They call me Chemi

    Yeah same here,Im slack and hardly ever wash mine anyway,just let them be I say :)
  16. WorldPeace

    WorldPeace Senior Member

    well i do wash often, but wool and dusty stuff doesn't really get out..

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