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Tara C
@Tara C
02/08/14 11:52:19PM
645 posts

who wants in on the debate


General Talk

You get conflicting advice here too, because every member has a different opinion. You can't just, you know, get rid of all the people who don't agree with you in order to create one solid, non-conflicting bit of information. When all is said and done, you can only tell people what you think, what you've experienced, what you've researched. If they ignore it or choose to listen to someone else, you've done your job and they'll have to learn for themselves.

Tara C
@Tara C
02/08/14 11:42:07PM
645 posts

who wants in on the debate


General Talk

Sure it is. Having dreads isn't just about getting advice, there are a good few people there with dreads who don't need advice. They're more than happy to give advice if it's needed, but when it's not needed, it's a good community-style place for people to chat with other dreadheads. Your vision for what a dreadlocks-related forum is is different to theirs, of course.

Tara C
@Tara C
02/08/14 11:37:12PM
645 posts

Ixchel- Journey to Natural Locks 2 years 9 months!


Member Journals and Timelines

Wow, you waited a long time for progress, you've been amazingly patient and your dreads are looking fabulous :)

Tara C
@Tara C
02/08/14 11:30:24PM
645 posts

who wants in on the debate


General Talk

1. Elijah has joined this site purely to arrange things with you. Go over to DreadsUK, message him on Facebook, instead of waiting for him to come back here, if you want to get it sorted out.

2. They're generally against waxing and they give decent advice because they post about their own experiences. If they haven't had bad experiences with crocheting, why would they advise against it? The point is, they educate what they can, but either way, regardless of your starter method, maintenance or lack of maintenance, they're cool with you.

3. Why do all dreadheads have to be role models? So basically, no black person can ever be portrayed in a negative way because it's a bad role model to kids? Dreadheads are people, they're not the epitome of perfection or godliness, they're just people. Some sell weed, some commit rape, some dedicate their life to charity, some fall on all other parts of the spectrum.

4. The forum organises meet-ups a lot. They're like a community, so of course they're going to get to know each other by making threads for non-dread subjects. And hi, is there something wrong or shameful about discussing sex now? Dude, you go on about naked people being natural and beautiful and stuff, but talking about it makes it a bad forum? And sharing music is bad? Why does a forum have to be 100% dedicated to just one thing? That's not how you connect and get to know each other.

Tara C
@Tara C
01/16/14 01:29:58PM
645 posts

who wants in on the debate


General Talk

Yes, you do need to educate first, but if they don't take your advice, that's it, you just respect their decision and (if you care for the person) you're there to support them if they need your support in the future. Eshantha is saying that the way in which you speak comes across as judgmental or harsh, which is why a few people get scared away from the site after a little while. Like, imagine if the first comment you see is, "YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE USED WAX, WAX IS EVIL." It's going to feel like an attack even if it isn't an attack at all.

Tara C
@Tara C
01/15/14 09:34:50AM
645 posts

Dread weight


General Talk

I assumed thick dreads would be heavier because the section itself would be heavier and pull more. I don't know, I want dreads for life, but I hope I don't end up with neck pain or anything because of it.

Tara C
@Tara C
01/12/14 02:14:35PM
645 posts

dandruff questions. HELP!


Help! Save My Dreads

Yep, it'll wash out just fine, I can attest to that!

It's apple cider vinegar that you want, really, and you only need like a cap full of it, just a small amount, because it's conditioning. And don't use it the same time as the baking soda, do the baking soda first, then rinse it out, then do the apple cider vinegar.

Tara C
@Tara C
01/12/14 05:35:51AM
645 posts

dandruff questions. HELP!


Help! Save My Dreads

I don't know if it dissolves it, but it sure seems like it. Some parts of my dreads had so many flakes in them that they were rock-hard, literally. Two or three washes of the baking soda (I didn't pour it over my head, I soaked my dreads and scalp in it) and they were all gone. Definitely give it a go, and use some rosemary and tea tree oil too, both of which are meant to help. Only a few drops.

Tara C
@Tara C
01/11/14 02:25:11AM
645 posts

Dread types


Dread Maintenance

Your hair will form sections on its own. If the sections are too big, separate them into thinner sections and keep doing that as they dread. If the sections are too small, let them join with another section so the section is thicker, so the dreads will be thicker.

Tara C
@Tara C
01/11/14 02:24:01AM
645 posts

who wants in on the debate


General Talk

How'd you come to that conclusion? The post itself said it was about unifying all dreadheads regardless of how they started or how they maintain or don't maintain their dreads. It was Soaring Eagle who first suggested including other members in the debate, not Dreads UK. They're including other people not to try to tear anyone down, but because some people, for example Lazy Dreads, are seen as very knowledgeable, so their information holds weight. And hairdressers...well, they understand hair lol.

Casey Fay said:

ok I am a little confused on this debate thing. I know I am a newbie but man it sounds like this could be bad. The UK post sound almost as if they cannot wait to tear SE down. Wanting to bring in hairdressers and Lazydreads. Whose next DHHQ and KB? If everyones camp is already established, what will this teach people like me who has just started?I thought at first it was to educate, but I don't like put downs like you use to be on top and other remarks of personal character. Is this just my imagination?Please explain to me what this might accomplish. Reputations are hard to fix once damaged. Will this really be worth it in the long run?


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