Friday, August 3, 2012

Dreadlock Sleep Solution +

Last week I promised to share my comfortable sleep solution. Here it is:

Please forgive that these were taken first thing in the morning.

This is a really easy solution and it is an upcycle project! I took an old t-shirt and cut off the sleeves just outside the seam. I put one sleeve on wrong side out so that the seam that goes down you arm doesn't press into my neck. The arm pit part is the shortest, so you put that in the back. Slide it over your head and pull your hair through. Then slide it over your face until you get it where you want it.

You can even see lines from the sheet imprints.

You could decorate this with fabric paint or dye. You could any sort of t-shirt you liked and add appliques or iron-on designs. This could be used as a fashion accessory, not just a dread sleep cover. I've worn mine out of the house, too. The only problem mine has is that my dye has rubbed off on it.

I actually have two of these (go figure), but the other one I snipped more. If your sleeve is too tight for your head you might need to try a larger size shirt. You can also just snip the band a little in the back to loosen it up. I tried that, but preferred the solid sleeve.

I'm still loving the Knotty Boy Dreadlock Wax Roll-up Stick. It is really easy to just rub it down my dreads. I'm sure I'll try the old style wax eventually... but probably not until this stick runs out. It is so easy to use!

Here's my latest favorite do!

This is a simple pony tail that I've pulled most of the way through a second time.
I like this style without dreadlocks, too.

I haven't had any more trouble with itchy scalp, despite the Summer heat, since using the vinegar spray one time. I've also gotten more thorough with the Knotty Boy Dreadlock Shampoo Bar and I make sure to let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.


  1. I used to have a "Dreadsock" to use at night. It was great. Ponytail holders and rubberbands can lead to breakage over time =(

    1. I had a friend that made his own stocking caps for sleeping... the sort you'd see on Scrooge or something.

      I definitely need to get some Scuncis. No breakage so far, though I am seeing big bends in my hair from compressing it.

  2. I like the ponytail pulled halfway thru. Glad to hear they are getting more comfortable and no more itchy scalp. I have always wondered about dreads and am glad to get the inside scoop thru your experience.

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