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Sister Rags
@Sister Rags
08/26/12 11:37:36PM
21 posts

Solace of the Solitary


General Talk

Hi Snick, I agree - the dreaded journey can sometimes be one of solitude, sometimes one of plain aloneness/loneliness. So much really does depend upon one's geographical location.

Actually, your post reminded me of something I read today:

"Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any affection. Keep your solitude. The day, if it ever comes, when you are given true affection there will be no opposition between interior solitude and friendship, quite the reverse. It is even by this infallible sign that you will recognize it." --Simone Weil, philosopher and mystic

Sister Rags
@Sister Rags
08/24/12 09:53:56AM
21 posts

What's Your ETSY Store Name?


Dread Accessories

Etsy is a big part of my life - what a good idea for a thread! My shop is
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SisterRagsRoad

Sister Rags
@Sister Rags
04/15/12 03:19:46AM
21 posts

wich soap to use


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I agree with taye. Better for use as a body soap than as a dread shampoo. I strongly recommend shampoo bars from Vital Goods.... find the shop on www.etsy.com. One bar is called Happy Day & there's another one - I swear, her shampoos actually help hair lock.

Sister Rags
@Sister Rags
06/30/12 02:31:37PM
21 posts

Adding Wool Dreads


Dread Accessories

Jackie, check out etsy.com for all kinds of ideas and inspiration for wool dreads, art locs, etc.

Sister Rags
@Sister Rags
06/29/12 09:09:11AM
21 posts

Adding Wool Dreads


Dread Accessories

Hi, I was reading through some threads & saw this one. I make wool dreads for myself & also sell them. They're a fantastic was to decorate your dreads...they truly do look like your own hair. I love 'em because they are so lightweight & soft. Wool locs don't put any strain on existing dreads & they last for a long, long time....I've never had any wear out or break; they get stronger.

I leave mine in for days or even weeks at a time (I make wool dreads with small loop-tops, so just slide them onto a loc). I wash them along with the rest of my hair & never had a prob with them smelling icky.

Sister Rags
@Sister Rags
08/28/12 01:07:50AM
21 posts

Itch Itch Itch!!!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I've experienced fairly severe itchies since my hair began dreading years ago. When the itches get unbearable I use a few drops of peppermint oil in cold water, either in a spray bottle or just dip my fingers into the peppermint water, dampen my scalp and take time to gently but thoroughly massage (with my fingertips NOT nails) allll over my scalp. That always stops the itching.

Sister Rags
@Sister Rags
08/31/12 10:26:45AM
21 posts



I've gently crocheted some of my daughter's hair into the ends of some of my own locs. I used a very tiny crochet hook and just wove the hairs through, without breaking them.

I certainly would not recommend crocheting near your scalp because your hair gets pulled too tightly, it feels "tight", and in my opinion, it looks like crap when people have that tight-crocheted look against their scalp.

Sister Rags
@Sister Rags
08/29/12 09:04:26PM
21 posts



I thought I had heard EVERYTHING about dreading. But a sewing machine? WOW. I'm....uh...at a loss for words....

Put my name on the list of folks who do not prefer "maintained" locs. Yuck. I recoil when I see someone with crocheting done close to their scalp. Ick. I took the plunge and crocheted some of my daughter's hair into some of my dreads (near the ends). But I sure wouldn't advocate crocheting or ANY maintenance crap.

Baba...egg whites and straight-up Elmer's glue, hahaha.

Sister Rags
@Sister Rags
09/25/12 06:50:36PM
21 posts

essential oils for dreads and scalp health


Dread Products

Supposedly, the genetic tendency for male pattern baldness is inherited from the mother, not the father. So-called "thinning" your hair wouldn't cause baldness unless it was done constantly, as in...every day (traction alopecia).

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