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Tied up in knots
@Tied up in knots
08/05/12 10:10:05AM
205 posts

I've been told to do something about my hair by an employer


General Questions

id go with the second way where your hair is completely off your face. its probably the way your job wants you to wear it plus your less likely to get dented dreads from the elastic compressing them. it probably wont be a problem since its only part time but better safe than sorry right?
Tied up in knots
@Tied up in knots
08/04/12 02:56:02PM
205 posts

I've been told to do something about my hair by an employer


General Questions

The only reason I don't recommend a wider or looser headband is because they are more likely to slip off of your head if your hair is unlocked. At least in my experience. And if they're going to slip off you are going to have to mess with your hair more which is not something you want to do.

I'd also recommend wearing it as close to your hairline as possible so you are disturbing as little hair as possible.

You can also make "headbands" out of old t-shirts. You can make them as long or wide as you want. That would probably disturb your hair the least because you could tie the ends as tightly as you needed instead of relying on elastic hairbands. You can make the headband as thin as a shoestring or as wide as the top of your head. It's also cheaper!

Tied up in knots
@Tied up in knots
08/04/12 12:31:55PM
205 posts

I've been told to do something about my hair by an employer


General Questions

Doesn't sound like they're asking a whole lot from you so that's awesome.

Don't get an "alice" band. They're a pain in the ass. I wore them a lot as a little girl and they just give you headaches and slide off your head.

Get "elastic" head bands. They look like regular hair ties but they're HUGE in comparison. They usually come in multi packs of rainbow colours or neutrals. I use them all the time to either keep hair off my face or just to tie back my dreads since regular hair ties can't even get around them once!

Get the ones fully encased in fabric though, not the wide, flat ones where you can see the elastic woven into them. The flat ones hold well but the elastic snaps a lot in my experience.

these guys are what I'm talking about. If you have a hair and beauty section in your supermarket they should be there.

Tied up in knots
@Tied up in knots
08/04/12 03:15:23PM
205 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

I can totally see why you feel that way. It's pretty normal to feel that way I think. I've just always had a thing for grey hair.

I think burgundy would be pretty awesome. Make sure to post a picture once you've done it. Maybe write a review on the dye you end up using and you can help other people out who come along with the same question.

Melanie said:

I just seeit as a sign of premature ageing, rather like balding...although that sadly happens to very young men too. I think I might give one of the commercially prepared natural colours a go..I like the idea of a deep burgundy : ) I can't go too crazy with colour because my work would not be happy about it.

Tied up in knots said:

I am so like your friend. I only use henna because I hate my natural hair colour. All the women on my dads side are ginger. I just got the skin tone and the brown hair everyone else got. Completely shafted in my opinion.

Once my greys are better established I'm letting them grow out. I love grey hair. It looks awesome. I'm always excited to find new ones. I love that they go bright orange with the henna though. They make awesome highlights.

I'm a little odd I guess.

Ixchel said:

my best friend in high school wanted her hair grey since she was 15. she loves the silver fox look ;) it can have a certain beauty about it

Tied up in knots
@Tied up in knots
08/04/12 12:47:01PM
205 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

I am so like your friend. I only use henna because I hate my natural hair colour. All the women on my dads side are ginger. I just got the skin tone and the brown hair everyone else got. Completely shafted in my opinion.

Once my greys are better established I'm letting them grow out. I love grey hair. It looks awesome. I'm always excited to find new ones. I love that they go bright orange with the henna though. They make awesome highlights.

I'm a little odd I guess.

Ixchel said:

my best friend in high school wanted her hair grey since she was 15. she loves the silver fox look ;) it can have a certain beauty about it


updated by @Tied up in knots: 07/23/15 03:26:34AM
Tied up in knots
@Tied up in knots
08/02/12 02:38:26PM
205 posts

should i?


Introduce Yourself

Get a load of this videohttp://www.dreadlockssite.com/video/knotty-boy-how-to-make-dreadlocks-part-2?xg_source=activity#.UBrIt6NWl8E

You don't want to do that to your head. That's not right.

Tied up in knots
@Tied up in knots
08/02/12 01:27:04PM
205 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

Goodo. Never use just one source for information. Always check credentials and history. That's why I get my dread advice here from S.E. and not from other sites.

Ixchel said:

thanks tied up, i didn't even realize it was you who said it i thought it was the original poster since i was skimming through trying to reply to a couple different comments at once. i think no matter the topic or the blogger you will find blogs out there with good or bad information, you just have to do more searching to decide what is the good or bad. i'd never take a single blog as "fact" lol

Tied up in knots said:

Ixchel. I do apologize for the housewife comment. That was out of bounds. If I didn't have a part time job I'd be a housewife too and I don't think I'm a dumb bunny at all.

The problem is that I follow more than a few mommy-blogs, written by housewives, and they also moonlight on advice columns and give TERRIBLE unfounded advice about things they know nothing about. So I had a knee jerk reaction and chose the improper wording.

I'll edit that out.


updated by @Tied up in knots: 07/23/15 04:22:08PM
Tied up in knots
@Tied up in knots
08/02/12 01:15:43PM
205 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

Ixchel. I do apologize for the housewife comment. That was out of bounds. If I didn't have a part time job I'd be a housewife too and I don't think I'm a dumb bunny at all.

The problem is that I follow more than a few mommy-blogs, written by housewives, and they also moonlight on advice columns and give TERRIBLE unfounded advice about things they know nothing about. So I had a knee jerk reaction and chose the improper wording.

I'd edit that out to be more accurate/fair but I can't now...bah

So let me clarify that I should have said "Uneducated individuals with more opinions than sense" NOT "housewives".

Tied up in knots
@Tied up in knots
08/02/12 01:01:01PM
205 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

I clicked the link to re-read it to be certain and no, he does not allude or indicate any such thing. He runs through the entire routine step by step. The BS and ACV steps are separated by an entire paragraph. Perhaps you should read it again.

TheOhm said:


SE's recipe indicates or alludes he is mixing both together.. just an fyi.
"for a weak acv id add just a splash, maybe a capfull or 2 to the same gallon size pitcher for a strong version id use a cup or more of white vinagar"http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/super-clean-dreads-safe-...

Tied up in knots
@Tied up in knots
08/02/12 12:47:40PM
205 posts

Sigh back to where i started


Dread Maintenance

I never said it was mandatory. I said they had problems and weren't using the rinse, not everyone needs it but many do.

Grab some reading comprehension and some humility. You came to us for advice, we're giving it to you. If you don't like it fine, but don't tell us we're wrong when you're the one with your hair breaking apart.

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