loops lumps kinks and zig zags in dreadlocks
hahahaha supremely crazy in relativity to the rest of my head. not locs in general. mine are babies still. i have definitely seen some pretty wonderous dreads on this site. haha
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trust me joseph.i have very sensitive skin and very bad dandruff. i do the bs/acv was every 3/4 days depending on how i'm feeling with teatree peppermint and lavender added to both parts of the wash. don't get me wrong, i still have a tiny little bit of dandruff, but a teaspray with a few other essential oils in it to leave soak on your scalp does realllllly help alot inbetween washes. that's my personal routine.
everytime someone with completely commercially maintained hair tries to 'educate' me on dreads i tell them to feel my hair, and then smell it. the first reaction is wow! they're really soft! and then when they smell it, the girls are like......... is that peppermint?.. and teatree...andlavender??? WOW that smells amazing! and from there their minds are so much more open. it's just startling to think that they know so little so as to assume that just because it's natural, it's dirty or actually had someone call them "grody" before. hahahah
i was told by many people to use wax and get them done or they would look horrible and smell shitty. to think how TERRIBLE it would've been if i listened to my friends who thought they were king shit about dreads. ugh. it's been 6 months of me loving my hair however it chose to be and i must say it's a very rewarding and enlightening experience/journey. completely natural and patience was the route i chose the first time and i am soooooglad.
no, they don't really have any smell. i don't believe so at least. if there was dandruff stuck inside of my dreads (i have super fair and sensitive skin) the bs/acv rinse should take that out, right? and i do the whole flip to the left, pat/squeeze chunks dry, then do that for right front and back also. then retowl squeeze/pat general sections then blowdry until i can whip my hair around and not really feel splashes/drops of water, if so only a little bit. then i just let them dry on their own. as far as you would think, does there seem to be any flaws in that routine? thanks a lot for the help =]
since my hair was so curly before i set it free, a lot of mine still have curls inside of/through them and have many flat/curvy dreads throughout i don't really worry about loose growth or messing with them. i blowdry and towel squeeze the shit out of mine. also! i just did the baking soda acv tea tree oil rinse for the first time 3 days ago. tomorrow i'm doing it again to set the pace. i absolutely looooveee it. i'm just really paranoid about what goes on inside of my thicker congo type guys happening. hahaha.
Baba Fats said:
the biggest is about 1 1/2 inches wide. The thinnest is still about as thick as a sharpie marker. And it doesn't take too long to dry. I squeeze the hell out of them after I wash. But it can still take 6 or so hours to dry completely. I started using a blow dryer for a little just to get the process started faster
how thick would you say they are? and does that cause any trouble with moisture retention? because i have really coarse hair and am positive i'm going to end up with some formidable congos... lol
Baba Fats said:
I LOVE phatties. I started with 23 not too thin locks, but I ended up combining them into 12 supper fat ones. I always wanted really thick locks. So now I've got about 12 fat ones that break up into 23 or so thin ones at the ends. None of my locks has less than 3 branches