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Michelle D. Ransdell
@Michelle D. Ransdell
02/02/14 10:02:55AM
38 posts

Dumb Question: What's A Rainbow Gathering, Exactly?


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Thanks for the info! I did watch a few YouTube videos and now have a pretty good idea of what RGs are all about. Now I'm just waiting to find out where in Utah the next one will be. :)

Michelle D. Ransdell
@Michelle D. Ransdell
02/01/14 08:57:32PM
38 posts

Dumb Question: What's A Rainbow Gathering, Exactly?


General Talk

Okay. I will check out YouTube while I eagerly await Soaring Eagle's eminent reply to my inquiry. :)

Michelle D. Ransdell
@Michelle D. Ransdell
02/01/14 08:35:08PM
38 posts

Dumb Question: What's A Rainbow Gathering, Exactly?


General Talk

Laugh if you want, because I know you will... I have a really silly question...

I know that the admins of this site are planning a Rainbow Gathering for July. I've never been to one and am not totally sure what one really is. Obviously, it's fun and awesome, but what's entailed?

Is there a fee to get in? Do you bring your own food or do you buy it there? Can artisans and craftspeople set up a booth and sell their wares? What are the rules?

Please educate me!


updated by @Michelle D. Ransdell: 02/14/15 02:27:43AM
Michelle D. Ransdell
@Michelle D. Ransdell
01/30/14 11:14:01AM
38 posts

Loose dreadies


Introduce Yourself

Wash more often, like 3-4 times a week and dry them really well. You can soak your head in salt water a couple hours before showering. Make sure you use sea salt, not ordinary salt. Make sure you rinse thoroughly.

Just be patient. They'll lock up.

Michelle D. Ransdell
@Michelle D. Ransdell
01/26/14 07:47:17PM
38 posts

Oh No!! A Set-Back!!


General Questions

Awesome! I'm lucky enough to have a roommate who is talented with a sewing machine. ;)

Michelle D. Ransdell
@Michelle D. Ransdell
01/26/14 06:10:57PM
38 posts

Oh No!! A Set-Back!!


General Questions

Okay thanks the link! Using a buff seems like a good idea, but the ones I saw are way out of my price range, unfortunately. I'm thinking about taking some old, very stretchy long-sleeved shirts and cutting the sleeves off and using them as buffs. I have really cool tie-dyed ones that would work!


updated by @Michelle D. Ransdell: 07/22/15 04:16:29PM
Michelle D. Ransdell
@Michelle D. Ransdell
01/26/14 01:37:31PM
38 posts

Oh No!! A Set-Back!!


General Questions

Thank you Soaring Eagle! I just watched more videos, after digging more deeply on youtube, and now have a better understanding of how it works. My roommate and my husband have offered to do it for me so I don't have to pay someone and so it doesn't look stupid like it would if I did it myself.

HOORAY!!!

soaring eagle said:

no you take 1 strand twust it up (not too tight) split it into 2 parts and pull not too forcefully pit it back together split in a difefent location pull each time split randomly so u have diferent ammounts of hir in each hand every time

after a bunch of split and pulls retwuast..again randomly like every 10-15 or so pulls

it takes a few to bunch of split and pulls to get a base knot started after that its faster

Michelle D. Ransdell
@Michelle D. Ransdell
01/26/14 10:00:12AM
38 posts

Oh No!! A Set-Back!!


General Questions

Oh boy... I'm having a tough time understanding just how TnR works. I've watched videos, but in a few of them, it's tough to tell what exactly is going on. It's my understanding that you take two sections of hair, twist them together and then forcefully pull them apart until they stop at the roots. Is this correct?

I really wish there was a sagely dready in Louisville that could show me this stuff. Normally, I'm really good with my hands, but TnR has got me stumped and I feel like a doofus. Is there a really good video of it out there that someone can recommend or post on here?

*MEGA FRUSTRATION*

Michelle D. Ransdell
@Michelle D. Ransdell
01/25/14 11:17:57AM
38 posts

Oh No!! A Set-Back!!


General Questions

I tried that the first day and they hurt my head while I was trying to sleep. :(

Michelle D. Ransdell
@Michelle D. Ransdell
01/25/14 10:24:30AM
38 posts

Oh No!! A Set-Back!!


General Questions

Okay so I posted last night about how great my hair was locking after just four days of neglect... I had found a large mat at the nape of my neck and was able to separate it into two dreads. Well, overnight last night, it matted back up and more hair decided to join the party!!! So basically I woke up this morning with a HUGE, UGLY, AMORPHOUS LUMP of matted hair!!

Try as I might, it would not be separated! I had no choice but to brush it out (OUCH!). I'm so upset right now... I'm thinking that with my whack-a-doodle hair locking so quickly, the only way I'm gonna be able to prevent giant globs and keep my hair from forming into a giant mat is if I resort to sectioning and back-combing.

But before you tell me why I shouldn't do it, please continue reading and hear me out!

Last fall, I back-combed to start dreadlocks... I did it myself, but ended up taking them out after a month because the back was very lopsided and spread-out looking. Trust me--it looked like shit. The other reason was that I got horrible dandruff and it was driving me crazy! But dandruff is something that I now know how to prevent and treat correctly and I found someone here in my home town who knows the correct way to section and back-comb. When I had back-combed starter dreads before, they were actually locking up REALLY fast!

So, being that I now know how to deal with dandruff and that I found someone who can CORRECTLY section and back-comb, I'm thinking of going that route in order to control my crazy-locking hair. Of course, I'm open to input and insight from more seasoned dread-heads. Although I do hope some people will offer support and non-biased things to say.


updated by @Michelle D. Ransdell: 02/14/15 02:27:42AM
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