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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.

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
03/18/12 09:29:26PM
34 posts

Rainbow Gathering


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

I would love to go. Never been before. 'Probably wait 'til I'm done nursing baby, though. Any body else here goingfrom Michigan?

Jackie C.
@jackie-c
03/17/12 08:04:39PM
34 posts

New Here and Starting Dreading


Introduce Yourself

Welcome! I bet it will dread fast! :)
Jackie C.
@jackie-c
03/16/12 04:48:03PM
34 posts

Dreads as entertainment! (and a shout out to natural dreads)


General Talk

I love this post! Very entertaining! I'm early-on in my journey, just beginning the loopy stage. A few of mine look like crab claws and one is beginning to zig-zag. I've really enjoyed seeing what they're up to when I separate them. I had no idea how fun this would be!
updated by @jackie-c: 07/10/15 04:38:11AM
Jackie C.
@jackie-c
03/15/12 01:01:01PM
34 posts

Greetings from a dread-a-holic in Finland


Introduce Yourself

I love this post, Purkurr! I can totally relate to the thoughts you describe going through your mind, especially about being obsessed w dreads but worrying about being too old or how they "fit in" to the other stuff I'm doing. I'm also a singer. It's really cool to meet others like me on here. 'So glad we connected! :)

Jackie C.
@jackie-c
03/13/12 07:31:53PM
34 posts

just starting out, need advice and help.


Dreading Methods

Welcome, Jacob! This site has all u need to know. I'm almost a month in to the natural neglect method. After I stopped brushing my hair, it only took a few days to section itself. My hair is really thin, and most sections are on the smaller side. All I do is wash w baking soda, rinse w diluted apple cider vinegar and separate the baby dreads after washing. 'Hope that helps. :)
Jackie C.
@jackie-c
03/12/12 10:36:29AM
34 posts

PurkurrĀ“s neglect method


Member Journals and Timelines

Looking great! We must have started about the same time. It's neat to see your progress. They're dreading fast! :)
Jackie C.
@jackie-c
03/09/12 06:06:29PM
34 posts

the beauty of the early messy stage of natural neglect dreadlocks


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

I LOVE this!! Who's the girl with the purple shirt and headband? I think she has the prettiest dreads I've ever seen. :)
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