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JavaLizard
@JavaLizard
12/18/13 10:33:10AM
89 posts

opinions?


Dread Maintenance

SE here is a fair, WTF?!

First I never said I was pro wax, and to assume a person has 24" of backcombed hair, hell, they would be the world most patient and pain tolerant person. I simply said your math is off, you don't have to get all "mathematician" , I just don't get you, your brashness for just a phrase. Yep you are right my dreads will never harden I will have wax til I die they will... oh wait I can barely poke anything in mine, damn shame. So what I did is cut off part of my dread and here are the results. No wax, hardest little bugger to undo. Got the old crochet hook I was given, and went to town, my skin on my finger... it a broke, the hairs, didn't. Also is included is the end still attached to my head. Bottom line is I AM NOT PRO WAX, yeah the stuff is hard to get out, but don't just bash the wax, don't forget the person(s) putting it on.

And as for scalding your hair, never said to do that, just sharing what their instructions say. For me three days after I had wax in I got a hair dryer, paper towels, washed three times. It wasn't dreadhead, or knottyboy, I can't speak on those other than their instructions. And theoretically.

Why do I believe such lies? Sorry forgot you are the guru of product testing and development. Again realm of speaking not endorsing. Theirs is thinner, has a different tip and smaller hook, and they a got such a nice love-u-ly videeeooos. But seriously the product...dreaddocta(?), looks fairly interesting. And my toothbrush is freaking inventive as all get out! I got it a cool little Japanese drug store, it tells me where I missed, and transforms and cleans itself. But no really it is different, and sometimes slight variations make a huge difference, people can believe that in the theory of evolution.

JavaLizard
@JavaLizard
12/17/13 07:47:10PM
89 posts

opinions?


Dread Maintenance

Your math is pretty bad, to wax a dread 24" long you would need 14g for the first waxing. Now they highly suggest not using more, but one could use less

Now lets talk wax, just pure wax. We make candles at home and I know one thing about it, if you want it gone, one must use heat, and lots of it. Dealing with theory, if one puts minimal wax in, heats it, blots it, heats again and uses very hot water, wax will come out. Now the bigger question is, " who would want to go through that much?"

But when talking dreads we are talking genetics, environments etc.. Your hair dreaded quickly, then there are guys on here with 1 year plus still with no dreads. What is fairness would be to meet up with these other guys and do some dread examination. By human factor, many people damage their hair, but is the human error the reason for methods being bad? Bleach and Ammonia make an excellent gopher chaser, so does pumping a hole full of propane...but human error can take these risky things and kill ya!


updated by @JavaLizard: 07/23/15 05:24:45AM
JavaLizard
@JavaLizard
12/17/13 07:45:34PM
89 posts

opinions?


Dread Maintenance

SE the crochet needle has come a very long ways, you assume that hairs break each and every time. And for a needle to break hair every time it enters...really? Then people combing their hair or teasing it should break hair by the same logic. Our hair is quite strong. And depending on who does them and how yes lots of damage can be done. Dreadheadhq has a really nifty needle. It also is why are you doing it. Are you just grabbing a few hairs to pull in, once, or are you constantly grooming trying to get perfect locks every week.

JavaLizard
@JavaLizard
12/17/13 10:48:24AM
89 posts

opinions?


Dread Maintenance

If you don't want crazy strays and you want to "tame" a little dreadballing is a possibility depending on your hair type, I know people who do it, I do something similar, not for maintenance but rather out of boredom, just playing with my hair find a few crazies and I just start rolling them up tight to the lock and they get sucked in eventually.

As far s dandruff I take a more personal approach. Just like poeple are like don't put anything on your dreads EVER, well stuff masks dandruff. Basically if you want to get rid of it, eat clean, drink water, take out breads and the like. You can rinse all you want but that will really only mask whats going on.

As far as rubberbands, SE has his view, I've never met anyone with braids, cornrows, etc who have had any of those problems. Back when I was 14 I did the whole Kris Kross look, rubber bands for weeks not a problem.

As far as wax, I'm not pro but I am instructional. DreadloackHQ instructs so little wax per length along with recommendations to remove, and give a recommended stop time as well, so they all have their take from hair style to spiritual to etc. But we are all different and have different tastes and expectations. There have been people whose hair didn't dread and got dreadrot going natural and with wax, so that argument can go on and on.

But there are some hair stylists who don't approve the shampoo suggested here because of the residue left behind after washing their kids hair with it. Lots of points of view.

One I'm still in the dark on, are the statistics of weakness of dreads from crocheting. Yes it is a thin piece of metal going in the dread, but if one crochets , then the dread is lightly rubbed and moved, the hair then, technically moves back and said hole is gone. But I digress:)

JavaLizard
@JavaLizard
12/17/13 10:23:37AM
89 posts

I Have been freeforming from a fade for a year, my hair isn't even an inch long?


Introduce Yourself

I can say you must have had some sweet waves before!

A few thoughts, first relax, but you potentially could end up with bigger locks than you would prefer. I agree with Thunder if you could pick it out and then let it form, it simply sounds like your hair is just turning in on itself.

That being said, 15 months you are doing ok for length. I would try a aloe rinse, or a rosemary peppermint rinse. Yes there are other alternatives to the the Apple Cider baking soda. This cat I knew in San Diego who a stocking cap and would play lightly rub his head, and encouraged more separating. We are all different in the rate our hair grows, I haven't cut my hair in about a year and every now and then a loose hair pops out and it is about 10" I would start hydrating, half your body weight in oz.

Oddly there are no rights and wrongs but lots of advice! Personally if you don't want to pick it, I'd rub it or twist a few to encourage separation.

JavaLizard
@JavaLizard
12/17/13 07:52:10PM
89 posts

My Wax Experiment


General Talk

Ok just curious, its been a while since I looked on knottyboy for removal.

Tara C said:

I did, and more importantly, I absolutely coated the dread in shampoo and let it soak in water for ages. I gave it more than a fair chance to come out.

JavaLizard said:

To make it fair, did you follow amount and removal types provided by knottyboy? I know dreadheadhq has a specific amount per length of hair and removal process with a hair dryer and paper towels

JavaLizard
@JavaLizard
12/15/13 09:56:27AM
89 posts

My Wax Experiment


General Talk

To make it fair, did you follow amount and removal types provided by knottyboy? I know dreadheadhq has a specific amount per length of hair and removal process with a hair dryer and paper towels

JavaLizard
@JavaLizard
09/17/13 10:06:24PM
89 posts

Starting natty dreads w/ short hair.


Introduce Yourself

Drink water man! I sometimes use aloe Vera gel mix in some tea tree oil and vitamin e and rub that in.
JavaLizard
@JavaLizard
09/17/13 09:22:58PM
89 posts

Starting natty dreads w/ short hair.


Introduce Yourself

They are pretty cool about hair in Colorado, so you might be surprised, well depending on the field. An alternative to brush rubbing it just using your hand. Sometimes my scalp needs a good rubbing so I still do it and it helps my roots a bit. The hat will help a bit but when they get longer and you take it off you might look a little crazy! Ha! Honestly man don't worry about not affording products. Just be diligent on hydration and eating good foods and your hair will do what it does best.

Enjoy Colorado Springs man


updated by @JavaLizard: 07/18/15 01:03:05AM
JavaLizard
@JavaLizard
09/17/13 12:31:00PM
89 posts

Starting natty dreads w/ short hair.


Introduce Yourself

If your hair is kinky just once if it isn't then maybe, if you like pain, twice. But once is enough. You are really encouraging them to start their path. If they get too big then separate them. But with mine I had to watch them a lot because mine liked to join at the root. Those lovely loose hairsI use African black soap and shampoo for my hair, it works best for me. Dr Bronners is a tad harsh even diluted.
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