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Tyler3
@borntodie
10/10/12 05:35:07AM
25 posts

I give up...


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I profoundly agree with you.

Tyler3
@borntodie
07/18/12 01:02:49PM
25 posts

Is this soap safe to use on my dreads?


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That couldn't be more true. I went to the natural food store quite a few times,and they have all these shampoos that claim to be natural and what not, but when you try to read the ingredients.... you can tell it really isn't natural. Maybe 1 or 2 ingredients.

soaring eagle said:

y cant u order online? what makes you call that a natural soap? do thoese ingredients sound natural? i see only 1 ingrediant thats at all natural

some products will say natural or organic if theres only 1 trace ammopunt of a natural or organic ingredient all the rest can be carcinogens toxins and even things that cause you to mutate into a monstor but cause theres 1 tiny drop of somethuing natural they call it natural and healthy

just cause the lanbel; says natural doesnt mean a thing the ingredients tell a diferent story

i doubt this will cause you to mutate and grow extra arms.. and it may or may not be dread safe )(

( heather or panterra woiuld know more about the ingredients)

im just pointing out that this dont sound very b=natural at all to me

Tyler3
@borntodie
07/14/12 12:30:46PM
25 posts

shrinking.


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This is part of the process. This is how they lock up and mature into dreads. Mine shrunk too,and I knew they would after I washed them for the first time. I can't wait until mine get really long, but that probably won't be for another year or two.I just want to enjoy the journey, you know? You should too! :-D

Tyler3
@borntodie
07/14/12 12:03:08PM
25 posts

good or bad idea?


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Retwisting is stupid. It really just hurts your dreads and causes thinning. I've witnessed it myself. I've seen quite a few people with dreads who obviously retwist,and I could see how it was thinning at the roots, but to some it just looks "neat" and "maintained". I personally hate that scalpy look, but I would say this is an excellent idea especially if you want healthy dreads for a lifetime. Natural dreads are the best anyway,and it would look awesome if you let them become real dreads rather than retwisting them causing more damage to your scalp.

Tyler3
@borntodie
07/01/12 03:31:15PM
25 posts

Dread update (7/12)


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They're a little over 3 months.

Tyler3
@borntodie
07/01/12 02:11:38PM
25 posts

Dread update (7/12)


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I took this photo today. How are they coming along? I started them using the 2-strand twist method,and now I just wash them and separate them. I wash once per week and moisturize the scalp with oils every now and then. I don't wash very often because my hair doesn't produce much oils and that would just try it out, but I really want them to tighten up more . I can tell at quite a few of them are starting to lock at the roots. So what do you think?


updated by @borntodie: 01/13/15 09:30:03PM
Tyler3
@borntodie
06/23/12 11:45:46PM
25 posts

When they tell you to retwist


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Great point. I wonder why that is. It may have started as a tradition as society's standards change and now it's just become a norm I suppose. The feeling of dreads when they're really tight is very uncomfortable. I don't understand how some want to do it so bad.

My dreads aren't neglect though. I had them started using the 2 strand method,and I just wash them and separate them. I don't think that's considered neglect..... is it??

Tyler3
@borntodie
06/23/12 11:30:15PM
25 posts

When they tell you to retwist


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You know... I think it's more of a cultural thing because I have seen white people with dreads and all of them I have seen looked natural and in my opinion...great. Though, just about every black person I have seen has their dreads retwisted sooo tight. I honestly hate that look and but to them it looks "neat". To each is own but I wouldn't ever want to do that to my dreads. So yeah, I think it's more of a cultural thing if anything at all. People influence each other, especially when you're a minority.

Tyler3
@borntodie
06/23/12 09:51:56AM
25 posts

When they tell you to retwist


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No, I don't think retwisted dreads look better. I like the natural ones much much better. I have pictures of my dreads when I first got them started (which was at a salon) and she did a great job starting them off. Of course, I wash and separate now, but some people want to get the idea that if you don't retwist your dreads that must mean you aren't taking care of them. I told him that I am taking care of my dreads and that natural dreads 'last longer'. I should have said 'are much healthier' instead. As for the thinning and balding... I didn't want to get into that since I haven't really learned much about how retwisting would cause that, but once I get a better understanding, I will be able to explain to others when they tell me to retwist.

As I was saying about my photos of when I first got them done, which was about..4 months ago... I like my dreads now better than when I first got them done. I have lots of dreads, so the scalp look wouldn't have even been noticeable, but that scalp look is what's considered "maintained". My dreads looked really flat and had no volume, but now they do. :-)

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