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Jackie C.
@Jackie C.
12/16/12 09:12:21PM
34 posts

New dread head in need of advice


Introduce Yourself

I live in Grand Rapids, Mi and having issues with hard water residue as well. My dreads atre taking on a rust color from the iron in the water. :( What would anyone recommend to get the residue out? Should I start rinsing with distilled water?

Jackie C.
@Jackie C.
04/08/12 10:10:06PM
34 posts

need to recreatre member categories


General Talk

Hmmm. I'll need to consider that. I've never done anything like that before.
Jackie C.
@Jackie C.
04/08/12 09:43:33PM
34 posts

need to recreatre member categories


General Talk

What exactly does that entail?
Jackie C.
@Jackie C.
04/08/12 09:28:42PM
34 posts

need to recreatre member categories


General Talk

Thanks and no problem.:) Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help out with the site. I feel really strongly about supporting things that feed my Spirit, like this natural dread journey has been doing in so many ways.
Jackie C.
@Jackie C.
04/08/12 09:10:49PM
34 posts

need to recreatre member categories


General Talk

I used to have a red heart icon on my picture. Thanks for all your hard work to help us out, SE. :)
Jackie C.
@Jackie C.
03/27/12 10:07:06PM
34 posts

Meatless March Madness


Dreads and Diets

Geez, I think the Universe is speaking to me about going veggie. I am inspired by this discussion and others I've read recently and by some of the info Didgeridurian has out there on vegan diets. My dreads are growing into my brain, as SE puts it. Haha!
Jackie C.
@Jackie C.
03/25/12 10:13:43PM
34 posts

New to this, thinking of going the natural route of growing dreadlocks, need help please!


General Questions

Go the natural route. You won't regret it. After just over a month, I find myself caring less and less about how others might view me and I'm really enjoying watching my hair as it's doing it's own thing. It's been a very spiritually enriching experience.
Jackie C.
@Jackie C.
03/23/12 10:30:52AM
34 posts

why are they straight???


Introduce Yourself

I just use a pinch of sea salt and about 1/3 cup bs in 3 cups water. I pour the diluted bs on my hair first thing and let it soak. I scrub my scalp w my finger tips just a tiny bit, then leave it until the end of my shower, about 10 mins. Then I rinse it out. Then I do the acv rinse and rinse that out right away. I think Baba Fats is right about the forward and backward progression of the locks. This sort of thing definitely requires patience. Another thing I noticed was that it took my hair a good 2 weeks to get used to not using shampoo. My scalp was really oily until it came back into balance.
Jackie C.
@Jackie C.
03/27/12 04:54:35PM
34 posts

Why is the community here so against maintained locs?


Dreading Methods

Very well said.

taye said:

OMG while i was reading this...I had a mental picture of our members knocking on the doors of all the people who abuse their knotty heads. Wanting to share the message of peace love and healthy dreads in order to save those dreads from LOCK HELL. lol sorry i just had to share that. Seriously, Soaring Eagle started this site to educate people about HEALTHY locks. It would be hypocritical of him to just say...sure do whatever...it is all ok...because it is not. This whole site is dedicated to giving people knowledge and spreading the information that hair knots....all by itself. There have been so many people that put their trust in salons and dread kits. They come here to get help after they have made those mistakes. Why would you want to argue about the very reason this site was created? We are not knocking on your door...you come to us.

Jackie C.
@Jackie C.
03/27/12 04:48:56PM
34 posts

Why is the community here so against maintained locs?


Dreading Methods

Ireally like your response to this, Tara. I've noticed you are good at talking to people. You would make a great counselor. :)
Tara C said:

I don't know anything about re-twisting or going bald because of it or anything like that, so I can't say anything about it. But I dont get how it makes them look tidier? I mean, maybe I'm weird, but the picture SE often posts with his dreads, they look neat to me. Long, yes, but not untidy. Untidy dreads to me are just when they're not mature yet. My hair is untidy now, for sure, but when they're fully locked up, they won't be. Except for loose hairs, but they tend to be not as noticeable as the person with them thinks. So even if twisting doesn't cause any problems, there isn't really a point to it in my opinion, cos you get past the messiness and then it goes away.

That said, to answer your question as to why people here are against maintained dreads, it's not specifically because they're maintained, but because the methods used to maintain them have evidence to suggest that they're at worst damaging, and at best useless. If there were ways to make them neat without any harm coming to them, people wouldn't be against them. They might disagree with the idea of making dreads neat and uniform, but they wouldn't be against people's personal choice of it.

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