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Joshua Earl Lee Darnell
@joshua-earl-lee-darnell
4 years ago
10 posts
Skill teacher should stick to the hack sack:) in one of his his "dread sessions" he is explaining how important it is to crochet carefully so that you don't rip the hair and in in the very next instant he is going at it like a frickin sowing machine! Hilarious!
updated by @joshua-earl-lee-darnell: 07/22/15 05:57:42AM
Joshua Earl Lee Darnell
@joshua-earl-lee-darnell
4 years ago
10 posts
He is an amazing hacky sacker!
Esjay
@esjay
4 years ago
7 posts

i stopped brushing my hair on April 27th - going natural method - i have been loving my journey so far.....slow though. A friend of mine crochet hooked her hair a few weeks ago and hers looks good, so to remind my self that im doing it good im constantly coming back to this site lol:)

Jackie
@jackie
4 years ago
79 posts

Dude is a champ at sacking, but watching him and those salon people hacking at his wife's head was
crazy! I mean, she looked like she was in so much pain, but was trying to tough it out on camera. Her head looks like a grid. :( I found him on Youtube while trying to attach my sister's hair to my dread. I ended up using a needle and hair as thread, but I found it fascinating that she would actually let him cut one of her dreads for a fucking Youtube video!!!
Joshua Earl Lee Darnell said:

He is an amazing hacky sacker!
Star Gryphon
@star-gryphon
4 years ago
190 posts

I was just almost wishing for that stage again too! If I knew then what I knew now. :)

I really do love seeing the early stages that show those first noticeable changes! I remember being so proud and excited for those tangles that more than likely only I was aware of!

Baba Fats said:

I agree. I hear it all the time from members that once they embraced the messy stages, they started to love to look in the mirror and see all of the new loops and bumps they could find.

My locks are old now. I do have a few new babies forming on top of my head, but I don't have that whole head of messy tangled hair anymore. Once in a while, when I check out new heads pics, I get sentimental and kind of miss that phase

frederic masure
@frederic-masure
4 years ago
15 posts


soaring eagle said:

awesome

Stephani said:

I'll talk to them and see what we can all work out!

soaring eagle said:

when u go do a pressentation at your school with yiour teachers ..can i come too or can i do a video pressentation to take with you or something?

Hey good morning (in western Europe). I have six year old dreads and yes I also fell for the crocheting myth. So I believed all the usual crap the so called professional told me and spent shitloads of money to have them redone every 7 or 8 months. My new growth started to do all the funky stuff described by everyone here, and while I was told for years the "mess" needed to be redone, turns out my hair was in the process of dreading on its own. I was about to make a new appointment to fuck up my hair some more when I stumbled on you guys, and now I'm going natural hoping I won't have to cut my waiste long dreads. But I'll do it if I have to.

When confronted with what I had learned here, the "stylist" got irritated and denied eveything people like SE say about dreads. I really feel betrayed. Live and learn I guess and THANKS for opening my eyes!

jacquie2
@jacquie2
4 years ago
24 posts

absolutely correct couldnt say it better for myself and have been a stylist for over 30 plus year and have always thought that you must keep up on education .


Stephani said:

Oh believe me I completely understand what you are saying when it comes to hairstylists who don't want to listen. I even work with one. When I told my coworkers I was giving myself dreads, she was first to pipe in with "oh you are going to stink". I literally just laughed in her face then looked at her and said, well I guess you wont have to smell me then. It's funny how people get so set in their ways, and never want to grow and learn. To me life is all about learning and experiencing new things, and never settling for anything less then that.

As for the one who said the wax makes your hair remember how to lock up. That is just nonsense and actually kind of humorous. There is not one thing in this world that can make your hair remember what to do. Hair does not have a brain, therefore, it does not remember. Hair is made of keratin, which is protein. If you cover the keratin with wax it is just going to build up on the hair.

As for Jonny Clean, he clearly just wants to sell his products. Which is sad.

soaring eagle said:

oh i know you are 100% right the thing is

when you tell some of them how bad say wax or crochet or interlocking is they call you crazy and refuse to listen or even concider the facts

like on youtube skillteacher pushes crochet ..to hundreds of thousandsa and even tho his wifes dreads fell off in his hand if u dar say crochets bad he blocks you instead of listenung

then theres the shaggy weirdo that interlocks and makes ppl go bald yet you try to teach em diferently they go on the attack

now many stylists do undrerstand the try]=uth and u gotta respect them

but then therers others that say they know crochet or wax or whatever is harmful but they do it anyway cause thats what the customers want..but dio thety try to educate the customers? do they try to talk them out of it? or do they just take the money and run

hell ive even had some salons lie about the techniques they use like weirdsistas they orif=ginaly told ne they hated crochet cause it was too destructive and they instead used their own secret weaving technique.. a month later i find out they do crochet andthats all they do

oh we even had a guy who is 1 of the ppl that teach the teachers that teach you to use wax he joined here and we made a discusion called teach a teacher about dread wax or something but he refused to listen at all and went on and on with some nonsence about wax causing "hair memory" that made the hair remember how to stay togetbher in dreads..none of which n]\made sense

then there was the great debate with jonny clean..lol where he admitted that wax prevented the formation of any new knots after day 1

then defined maturity by how hard the wax inside got..

i guess im rambling but the pint is we love and respect hairdressers that are wulling to learn!

hell panterra id say has an honourary phd in hairology and we all respect the hell outra her

but

more often then not the salons and locticians and hairdressers we come in contact with are the types tbhat refus to learn or ven concider logical truths or even discuss the issues without blowing up into nonsence arguments


Stephani said:

As a hairstylist I did not know that we were disliked by so many. I started my dreads with twist and rip, I used no products at all. Before I started my dreads I did quite a bit of research. I've been in the industry for 6 years now, and still felt I wanted to be completely educated on dreads and all of the processes. I will tell you all that in school we are taught to use wax, and told that shampooing will damage the dreads. I now know differently, as do the other stylists in my salon (thanks to me educating them). So really, a person shouldn't blame a stylist for being poorly educated. We all think we are receiving top notch education when we pay thousands of dollars for it. We can however blame the stylist for not FURTHERING that education once entering the industry as a professional. I do wish, however, that I wouldn't get a bad rap just by being a hairstylist, like some of my peers do. It kind of falls into a stereotype situation, the same as people thinking dreads are a dirty disgraceful thing to want or have. I really hope I've made sense in trying to explain myself, and that this doesn't come across as mean. I'm really just trying to shed some light as to why some stylist think they should do things the way they were taught.

Jayke Watson
@jayke-watson
3 years ago
118 posts

Can someone link me to the discussion with Johnny Clean? I'm really interested to see it but I can't find it anywhere...

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
3 years ago
2,730 posts

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/official-johnny-clean?id=3754945%3ATopic%3A85196&page=1#comments

Jayke Watson said:

Can someone link me to the discussion with Johnny Clean? I'm really interested to see it but I can't find it anywhere...

Jayke Watson
@jayke-watson
3 years ago
118 posts

Thanks Baba!

Baba Fats said:

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/official-johnny-clean?id...

Jayke Watson said:

Can someone link me to the discussion with Johnny Clean? I'm really interested to see it but I can't find it anywhere...

 
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