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Irie
@Irie
08/18/17 02:15:42AM
39 posts

Halp


Dread Maintenance

I am actually located in California so I am not over seas.
I would just rather order as much as I can at once to negate as much shipping as I can, seems wasteful to buy say 2 now and 2 later and pay 2x the shipping.
And I am really broke anyways, in between jobs and living on near nothing at the moment.

I am over a year now, its been 1 year 1 month and some change, I want to post some pictures soon.
I was actually thinking about the bars also but I wasnt sure I am far enough along.
Some of it did a good job locking up, on the other hand there is still a good amount that hasnt locked up.
The parts that havnt locked up seem to be in the exact same spots on each side of my head, and its cute how a lot of the dreads made themselves in a for lack of better words pattern?
More than a handful of the ones that have started forming well are on the exact same spot on the opposite side of my head, almost as if someone did it intentionally, but I didnt obviously lol.
 
The last few times I used the liquid I had a really hard time getting it to bubble up, I always had a little issues but last 5-10 times I used it I couldnt get any bubbles without being WAYYY excessive.
How would I go about using the bars if thats what I buy?

Irie
@Irie
08/18/17 01:40:57AM
39 posts

Halp


Dread Maintenance

Ran out of Vickis a few days ago and way too broke to buy more.
I could buy one right now but i would rather wait till I can fill an entire box.
3 bottles lasted me almost a full year; granted the last 2 months i was using it FAR less than normal.

The last time I washed my hair I had less than I would normally use so I put it into a bucket and filled with water so I wouldnt waste even the smallest amount.
My hair was filthy apparently because when I was done and stuck my hand into the bucket I couldnt see my hand under like 2-3 inches of water.(thats aside from the point though)

What can I do to clean my hair until I can afford to buy some more?


updated by @Irie: 08/18/17 02:15:26AM
Irie
@Irie
07/31/17 01:30:02AM
39 posts

crochet dreads need help.


Dreading Methods

The thing about free form dreads is what you don't like, you can end up with one this a lot larger than you want or not in sections you want etc.
When dreading naturally you could have split that one apart as it was forming, when they are just starting out and you are free forming its important to separate them yourself if the section is getting to big.

Some people dont care how big they get but super fat dreads can cause problems later.
While I was free forming I had two that ended up too large, I ended up combing those out and letting just that area start over.

It really depends on what you want to do brothaman.
Stay away from the crochet hook what ever you do thats the one thing I can say for certain.
Aside from that some people like having it sectioned, some people prefer to have it natural.

I like to see exactly how my hair was intended to be. Some ended up larger (none too big because I separated when needed) than others and some are far more mature than others but they are all exactly how/where they wanted to be not where I wanted them.

Irie
@Irie
07/29/17 04:38:57PM
39 posts

Help needed to cover my hair


General Talk

I probably could have mentioned this also but it didnt cross my mind.
Totally reminded me of this video that I had to dig out of thousands of my bookmarked pages lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrGyqh8BU7M

Or there tons of other videos where you can use sweaters, long sleeve t-shirts and many other things.

Irie
@Irie
07/28/17 07:59:15PM
39 posts

Help needed to cover my hair


General Talk

If that's the case then yes I would just get a beanie.
If you are only wearing it at work its not going to harm your dreads, it will most likely just take a little longer to do its thing.

Not nearly as bad as it being tied up but also not as good as being out freely.
The best advice I can give is get a beanie that is as loose as possible without worrying about it falling off your head all day.

Irie
@Irie
07/28/17 07:40:36PM
39 posts

Help needed to cover my hair


General Talk

On an extra note I would keep a lint roller in your car or with you to roll your tam before you work every day.
A few times I noticed hair getting stuck to it that could possibly have fallen out at very inopportune times.

It was normally my cats fur but occasionally I would find some of my own sticking to it.

Irie
@Irie
07/28/17 07:34:51PM
39 posts

Help needed to cover my hair


General Talk

Your best option would be online.
I don't know where you live but I am from Los Angeles and still had an exceptionally hard time finding them local, I had to drive out to Venice Beach.
Even then I couldn't find anything that I really liked.

Your best bet is that link I had already posted
https://www.etsy.com/market/rasta_tam

Lots of different styles/colors ranging from lowest like 10$ (I wouldn't buy any of these) to 80$+ obviously those you wouldn't buy to wear at work.
Browse around there and find one that you like, 20-30$ really isn't much for really good quality head gear, I mean most fitted baseball caps cost more than that now a days.

I have to cover my hair at work also, hair ties really held me back.
Tam or beanie are the way to go. Beanies tend to hold your hair more in one place though, tams are more free flow.

Irie
@Irie
07/28/17 05:15:30PM
39 posts

Help needed to cover my hair


General Talk

I will assume when you say a dread hat you are talking about a tams.

https://www.etsy.com/market/rasta_tam

I started when mine was probably give or take just a little longer than yours, it was slightly below my shoulders.
A Tam would be 1000x better than a hair tie, if its a little loose fitting your hair will still be able to move around a little even inside the tam, unlike a tie which stops it completely.

While I wouldn't suggest wearing one when you don't have to, if you're like me and need to cover your hair for work.
Tam it up, or even a beanie until then if they let you.

Irie
@Irie
07/25/17 04:24:10PM
39 posts



So whats up with the strange two threads that have nothing to do with dreads... that were originally posted 2 and 3 years ago on other sites.

Irie
@Irie
07/16/17 01:49:06PM
39 posts



Also I didnt touch on the breakage because I havnt had that problem yet, nor do I have any real experience with it.
What I do know is if you started with crochet or backcombing that could be the main reason for a LOT of that breakage.

Would be best to wait for soaring or another moderator to answer that.

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