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AlienEmotion
@alienemotion
11/05/16 10:11:48AM
30 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

Having a beard dreaded seems a little bit too much care for my taste but that's just me. I have a somewhat longer than usuall beard but I like the undreaded look of it cause it contrasts the dreads on my head. I even thought of trimming it very short multiple times but I'm still leaving it cause I got used to it and I think I'd miss it too much at this point. But yea just looking at Soaring Eagle how even his beard is not fully dreaded I think that facial hair just don't tend to dread as much in general. I wouldn't bother with it, too much to think about like I said, I like to have my beard at somewhat of a liberal length, it just naturally sticks out at a sharp angle so it already has a kinda aggresive look to it, lol.

AlienEmotion
@alienemotion
11/05/16 09:56:54AM
30 posts

slow process... am i doing something wrong?


Dread Maintenance

Hmmm I don't know what flat iron is but judging from this pic I'd say your progress is very fast for 2 months. I've started 3 months ago and I only have 2 real knots, everything else are just sections with no real knots yet. Are those natural or t&r?

I'm no expert but I'd say neglect normally takes more than 3 months for your hair to start looking somewhat dready at all...


updated by @alienemotion: 11/05/16 09:57:27AM
AlienEmotion
@alienemotion
11/05/16 09:49:23AM
30 posts

New dreads! Doing my best please educate me!!


Introduce Yourself

Another thorough and excellent post Soaring Eagle, even tho I consider myself to already know all that, it's always a joy to read those simple and true facts again!

AlienEmotion
@alienemotion
09/13/16 12:09:17PM
30 posts

I'm thinking of buying a wool tam to sleep in


Dread Products

Lol I hate the look of wool tams and some time ago I never thought I'd ever give this a try but now I might do it anyway. Just during sleep tho, I'm never wearing this around anyone I swear :)

I started putting a wool sweater under my blanket at night and I got the feeling it might help a bit. But it's kinda unpractical cause it gets all messed up in the morning, thats why I want to give a tam a try.

Anyone knows any good websites from where I could order a wool tam? Preferably EU based cause I really don't intend to pay all those overseas shipping and postage again.

THX alot!

AlienEmotion
@alienemotion
09/13/16 11:23:29AM
30 posts

Some more technical questions about washing


Dread Maintenance

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

ok its the liquid, not bar then?

yes you can do it that way, i put like a quarter sized blob on each section making sure the hairs good and wet 1st

if you wet then section then apply shampoo and rub it in you'll get plenty of lather

if needed give it a lil sprinkle to wet it a lill more to get more lather

I'm still using liquid atm, I love it but it doesn't produce a lot of lather, which is normal I guess. I was used to those artificial shampoos with a lot of lather everywhere so gotta get used to more natural now.


updated by @alienemotion: 09/13/16 11:24:10AM
AlienEmotion
@alienemotion
09/12/16 03:45:32PM
30 posts

Some more technical questions about washing


Dread Maintenance

Thx this idea about quadrants seems good and helpful, I'll try it out next time when washing.

Actually I use Vicki's dread shampoo, I've been using it for a bit over a week now, but I have really hard water and it's not producing much foam like I said. But ok you said much foam is not desirable anyway.

Ok if I understood correctly you recommend just washing and rinsing many times, it's nothing wrong if I do it up to 4 5 times and use smaller ammount of shampoo on each section of my head.

Do I have to rinse after I wash each section or can I just leave it in and then just thoroughly rinse once after I'm done?

When I rinse should I also use my fingers like when washing or should I just pour water on my head and let it rinse out?

AlienEmotion
@alienemotion
09/12/16 02:01:02PM
30 posts

Some more technical questions about washing


Dread Maintenance

Ok I'm now about a month and a half into the process and everything is going well. I've bought some DR shampoos and I really like them, however I still have some questions about washing. 

When I wash I rub the scalp like said many times and I try to mess with the hair as little as possible. But I have some issues with shampoo distribution. I usually just squeeze a fairly big ammount on my palm, then put it on my head and start rubbing. But what happens is shampoo just stays in that one place on my head, it doesn't produce a lot of foam and I have troubles distributing it across the entire scalp. I usually rinse and repeat the process but still I manage to achieve best results in maybe 2 places on my head and I feel like I haven't properly washed other areas.

Once the shampoo is on my head I try not to distribute it too agressively because my dreads are in a very early stages. I thought perhaps applying a more liberal ammount would help, then rub my palms to produce some foam and then perhaps add more gradually as I'm washing. Also should I continue with a rinse and repeat process and wash it 2 times or should it just try to wash the best I can and do it only once?

Edit: I forgot too mention that I'm washing twice a week. At first I wanted to do it only once, but my scalp starts itching after cca. 3 days so I think washing 2x a week is best for me.

Edit2: I noticed that my dandruff has dissapeared since I started using Vicki's dread shampoo, very satisifed!

Thx.


updated by @alienemotion: 09/28/16 10:20:30PM
AlienEmotion
@alienemotion
08/18/16 11:27:19AM
30 posts

Blunted tips...


Help! Save My Dreads

Damn I'd love to have blunt tips, I just naturally have very curly and loose tips. I guess to each his own, but I just wanted to say I wouldn't compain if I was you, hope that helps Happy


updated by @alienemotion: 08/18/16 11:27:41AM
AlienEmotion
@alienemotion
08/18/16 11:20:48AM
30 posts

3rd times a charm


Introduce Yourself

When would you recommend a first separation? I'm cca. a month into natural and I'm starting to fear a little bit (not really tho) that I could get some big stuff at the back of my head (in the front everything is just ideal for now). I do have a very unproportional cut because before just letting my hair go I used to have a pretty extreme undercut (fade) type of haircut. Then I just let all of my hair grow naturally cca a year ago. But as a result I now have a lot of shorter hair (dreads) under my longer hair (dreads). When I tie my hair with a hairband my curly locks stick in all random directions on the sides of my head.

AlienEmotion
@alienemotion
08/15/16 05:50:04AM
30 posts

Super happy with my progress since the shampoo change


Dread Maintenance

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

its normally only 1 in every 1000 addresses that paypal doesn't have in a database or something that causes it

the site has an "send additional data to paypal' option that if its shut off is supposed top fix that..but it doesnt

the issues with paypal, and only affects certain addresses

some in usa as well

theres ..what 4 or 5 billion addresses in the world?

most people who encountered that used a neighbors address and it worked

if not simply message her and she will create a paypal invopice instead which bypasses the sites integration to pypal

Ok thanks I've messaged her yesterday, I believe this will get resolved soon :)

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