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sambo
@sambo
09/20/11 05:20:12AM
39 posts

Want dreads, but have no money? Heres what to do:


Dread Products

hey there, great thread! just wondering about the salt water spray, do you leave it in or rinse it out??
sambo
@sambo
01/05/12 12:21:51AM
39 posts

Has dreadlocks increased your sex appeal?


General Talk

Absafreakinlutely!! My dreads aren't anywhere near being mature yet, still kind of a fuzzy curly mohawky mullety mess. But I just went to a festival last week and it was hilarious how much attention I got, and from women who wouldn't look twice at me the year before when I was clean shaven with short hair. I think it's more to do with the fact that i'm in a relationship with a beautiful woman who I adore (and who also wasn't there) than my hair though, women seem to be able to smell that confidence from a mile away. It was also funny that I seemed to get constant compliments from women, and constant ridicule from men - especially one friend who tried and failed with wax dreadlocks a few years ago :p
sambo
@sambo
10/03/11 06:44:16PM
39 posts

T&R (Twist and Rip) How often should it be done???


Dreading Methods

i done mine with TnR two weeks ago and apart from washing every few days have left them alone and am really happy with the messiness :) most of them unravelled a fair bit but i just left them and they seem to be sorting themselves out just fine however the hair on the base of my neck came unravelled all the way and hasn't shown any sign of joining the party, like its silky and straight.. which is even weirder considering it was thick and curly before dreading! would it do any damage if i re done them?
sambo
@sambo
12/20/11 10:46:22PM
39 posts

Fire wood ash?


Dread Maintenance

Okay, sparked my interest and I just found this lil article on wood ash and another on wiki. Is it worth any further investigation as it relates to dreads?Use wood ashes to:1. De-skunk pets. A handful rubbed on Fido's coat neutralizes the lingering odor.2. Hide stains on paving. This Old House technical editor Mark Powers absorbs wet paint spatters on cement by sprinkling ash directly on the spot; it blends in with a scuff of his boot,3. Enrich compost. Before the organic compound get applied to soil, enhance its nutrients by sprinkling in a few ashes, says the host of radio's You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath. Adding too much, though, ruins the mix.4. Block garden pests. Spread evenly around garden beds, ash repels slugs and snails.5. Melt ice. TOH building editor Tom Baker finds it adds traction and de-ices without hurting soil or concrete underneath.6. Control pond algae. One tablespoon per 1,000 gallons adds enough potassiumm to strengthen other aquatic plants that compete with algae, slowing its growth,7. Pump up tomatoes. For the calcium-loving plants, McGrath places 1/4 cup right in the hole when planting,8. Clean glass fireplace doors. A damp sponge dipped in the dust scrubs away sooty residue.9. Make soap. Soaking ashes in water makes lye, which can be mixed with animal fat and then boiled to produce soap. Salt makes it harden as it cools.10. Shine silver. A paste of ash and water makes a dandy nontoxic metal polisher.
sambo
@sambo
12/20/11 10:16:55PM
39 posts

Fire wood ash?


Dread Maintenance

Crap article, though I have read that the sadhu's in india use the ash in their dreads aswell as the rest of their body.haven't tried it my self however
updated by @sambo: 07/23/15 04:45:04PM
sambo
@sambo
01/20/12 06:05:34PM
39 posts

backcombing vs. twist and rip


Dreading Methods

I personally used TnR and had some fall out. So I decided to re do some and just leave some to go natural and it's been just over four months now and if I had to do it over I would definately go natural. The natural ones took a bit longer to"look" like something was happening, but once it did it looked so much better than the TnR ones (in my oppinion), less loose hair, and no real loops. Not that loops are bad l just like the couple of neat natural ones that popped up among the TnR ones. So really I guess I'm saying natural would be my first choice but whichever method you choose, if they do fall out, dont re do them koz it slows them down a lot! Good luck :)
sambo
@sambo
10/26/11 09:40:21PM
39 posts

It's been almost a month. Mayhem on my head. What are they doing??


Dread Maintenance

FUCK YEAH!!!!!! spot on mate, spot ON!

soaring eagle said:
how were they started and dreads do crazy things thats the nature of dreading they are doing excactly what they should be doing...love the process and tell the people suggesting crochet to fuck off tell em crochets an idiotiic idea and you want dreads not woven fake lil ropes dreads dread they dont get made they become..they grow..they happen..just like you see em happening on your head..born of chaos and mahem.. nature is discord its untamesd and wild but has ballance and order you are becominmg 1 with nature finding your ballance within mayhem.. allow the ballance to settle inballance is dynamic it fluctuates like a pendulum slowly winding down to equilibrium it will swing through extremes before it begins to settle into ballanceenjoy the ride..dont worry raise your hands above your head and scream out weeeeeeee your on the ride of a lifetime..like a rollercoaster you worry comming over that 1st big hill but then the excitement takes over your heart races and u learn to love the twists and turns your taken on

updated by @sambo: 07/23/15 03:57:05PM
sambo
@sambo
11/20/11 07:25:51PM
39 posts

the truth about crocheting dreadlocks


Dread Maintenance

okay, i've been curious about crocheting (as i assume many other ppl with messy new dreads have been) and i'm one of those people who likes to try something before i decide how i feel about it and after reading as much as i could and watching videos etc. i finally got up the courage to buy a hook and have a go. i decided to approach it by being as gentle and slow as i could and hopefully do as little damage as possible. also i decided to only do one dread, one time and then see how it responded. the result?? there is absolutely no way in hell i would let anyone near me with one of those things EVER. every little bit of motion was mangling and breaking hairs no matter how slow or careful i was. sure there were less loose hairs at the end but man it was like putting my baby in a straight jacket. i got half way through one dread, threw the damn thing in the bin and started praying for forgiveness. ill take fuzzy, healthy, happy baby dreads over hard packed prisoners any day! hope this helps those who are on the fence...

peace :)

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