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Irie
@Irie
04/05/17 09:01:41PM
24 posts

Back again.....:)


Introduce Yourself

I may be mistaken but didn't I read a few articles (even on this site?) that said dreadlocks are not actually protected under that law?
There was several court rulings that determined dreadlocks were not protected under Title VII. It made me upset when I learned that but I think its important to mention.

Irie
@Irie
04/04/17 03:15:49PM
24 posts

Free form dread section too big.


Dread Maintenance

Should I expect a lot of breakage to be falling out?
The place on my head where these dreads are I cant see well enough to cut (with precision) that small of a section. I tried once and a large part was actually cut off when i brushed right after.

i have a very small comb and I have been grabbing a few hairs at a time from the tip and pulling down. Once there is a loop I can put a finger through i stop pulling down and split it with my hand.
I do see a LOT of hair falling onto my sink roughly 3-5 inches long. is it because I am breaking it? Or is this unavoidable.

Irie
@Irie
03/31/17 02:07:58AM
24 posts

Free form dread section too big.


Dread Maintenance

Also Ive noticed it seems like a lot of the smaller dreads that are forming have more of a rectangular shape as opposed to a square. I realized none of them were going to be perfectly uniform and thats what I liked. Im just concerned that they are going to look flat. ill try to snap some pics tomorrow but the best explanation I could give is they are like 3x longer ---- direction than they are | direction

Irie
@Irie
03/31/17 01:30:15AM
24 posts

Free form dread section too big.


Dread Maintenance

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

yea that's big and would make 4 dreads that re still pretty thick

Yeah I mean not being good with measurements I still think this is almost already 1 1/2 minimum.
The one on the exact same spot, opposite side of my head is about the same size, its definitely still too big.
Im a little worried that I should have been a lot more attentive to separating them earlier but I was always afraid of messing up progress.
I always wanted them to kind've be fatties but I think even with all your amazing information and help I still went overboard.
Always justified it "If it starts to seem to big I can just separate it then" now thats i know its too big its like impossible for me to separate it :[

Irie
@Irie
03/31/17 01:03:09AM
24 posts

Free form dread section too big.


Dread Maintenance

I have a hard time trying to see how large they are, im not amazing with small measurements in the first place and not being able to see it makes it 100x harder for me.
I will see if I can get someone to measure the exact length of it tomorrow or something
I did take these two 11 second videos that might give you an idea of how bad it is.

https://youtu.be/0b5VpNCJxgI
https://youtu.be/MZGYjbVXh_Y

Irie
@Irie
03/30/17 06:34:48PM
24 posts

Free form dread section too big.


Dread Maintenance

So ive determined there is at least 3~ dreads forming where the sectioning is far too big.

How do I go about fixing this situation. Ive tried to split them from the top but after about 2 hours of trying to use my hands to split it apart it wasnt working.
I grabbed a soft brush comb and started at it, after about an hour i saw little to NO progress in it coming undreaded.

I noticed that 2 of the 3 are in the same exact spots on the nape of my neck behind my ears.
Does this mean even if I split it, it will eventually re-dread like that over x amount of years?

Whats even more bothersome is its in kind've a upside down L shape on both side,  I feel like the empty space of the L will end up sucking in the dreads that are forming/will form there.

Irie
@Irie
03/01/17 03:49:30PM
24 posts

Question on Parting Dreads


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Raven's Light:

I re-checked the ingredients recently from a package of the soap, the bar soap does in fact, contain sea salt, not sodium chloride. The ingredients are as follows: organic coconut oil, organic palm oil, sodium Hydroxide (but it claims that none actually remains in the soap after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin), water, organic olive oil, Metha Arvensis, organic hemp oil, organic jojoba oil, Metha Piperita, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Tocopherol. 

It seems like it's pretty good.

Strange because their website has it listed as "salt" not "sea salt". Sea salt is sodium chloride also by the way, all salt is sodium chloride. The only difference would be the "impurities" like zinc, iron etc.
What specific bar is it?

https://www.drbronner.com/retailers/ingredients-castile-liquid-and-bar-soaps/

Irie
@Irie
02/27/17 03:45:53PM
24 posts

Question on Parting Dreads


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

does it have sodium chloride or does it have sea salt



Bronners bars contain NaCl (Sodium chloride; table salt) which chemically isnt different from seasalt.
Seasalt is still NaCl but depending on where it is from contains lots of different trace minerals.

I dont know enough about locks to know if its the salt, or the trace minerals that actually help tighten them up.
All salt came from the sea, the only real difference as far as I learned in school was that table salt is processed to remove said trace minerals.

(To clarify when I said all salt comes from the sea - Yes there are mines which means salt is coming from the earth but those deposits had been caused by an ocean that used to be in that region of the world)
updated by @Irie: 02/27/17 03:49:20PM
Irie
@Irie
01/24/17 06:16:58PM
24 posts

My timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

Threw away my comb on July 1st 2016, I really was trying to wait to get a decent camera before posting pictures but Ive noticed notable changes that I want to document.
I still don't have anyone to help me separate so I struggle with the back of my head.


IMG_20170123_142705.jpg IMG_20170123_142705.jpg - 1MB

updated by @Irie: 01/24/17 06:17:04PM
Irie
@Irie
01/21/17 02:36:49PM
24 posts

Straight hair in dreams.....nightmare!


General Talk

I liked reading those stories.
I was wondering (assumed I wasnt alone) if other people have strange dreams like this.
A few weeks ago I had a dream that I was showering and washing my hair, my dreads seemed a lot more mature than they are now but when I was washing them one (at least 2/3rds of it) just pulled out of my scalp with no resistance. I was trying to reattach it unsuccessfully lol.

Woke up in such a panic its strange how our brains will make us dream about stuff like that.
I wonder if its my brain telling me its afraid of unintentionally losing them, it happened only a few days after I had an African lady tell me she would "cut them off herself" if she ever saw me again....smh.

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